Resolutions From the Dog

With the New Year’s approaching I have decided that it was a good time to start taking better care of myself and improve my behavior. When you thought I was off bothering the cat, I was really contemplating how best to improve myself.  Ok maybe I was bothering the cat, but I just wanted her [...]

Weight Loss Success!!

Rusty in June 2014 at 109 pounds. Rusty today at 89 pounds. We had the opportunity to ask one of our clients, Brad Derstine, to share his dog, Rusty's, weight loss success!! Here are Brad's answers to questions about his and Rusty's journey toward weight loss success and a healthier life. Q:  What’s Rusty’s story…..when [...]

How to Clean Your Pet’s Ears

If you own a dog, it’s likely that at some point in their life you’ve had to treat an ear infection. There are lots of reasons that dogs develop ear infections, the most common is that water gets into the ear, which produces a moist warm environment that allows yeast and bacteria to grow. These [...]

A Career in the Veterinary Field (Part 1)

Veterinary medicine is an exciting and dynamic field with many career opportunities. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the veterinary field, first consider which area of veterinary medicine most interests you.  Here is a list of some of the typical areas of focus available: Private Practice Corporate Practice Teaching & Research Regulatory [...]

Ultrasound – The Learning Continues for Dr. Hanlon

Dr. Hanlon enrolled in an intensive ultrasound course that took him to Sound Eklin in Arlington, Texas for four weeks.  The course was an extensive study of both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound and included many tests and even homework!  Dr. Hanlon loves to learn new things so this was a very exciting and challenging course for [...]

AAHA Accredited

What is AAHA accreditation and why is it important to our hospital? What is AAHA? AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is voluntary and we have [...]

Hairballs…Not Everything Small and Furry is Adorable

Hairballs...not everything small and furry is adorable.  You step out of bed blurred eyed, not fully awake when all of a sudden your foot makes contact with something cold, soft and wet. Cats are fastidious groomers, grooming between 2-3 hours per day, in the process of grooming the surface of their tongue’s barb-like protrusions on [...]

Fun Fur Facts PLUS “How to” Remove Hairballs

Fun Fur Facts About Cats 1. Trichobezoar is the proper name for hairballs. It comes from the Greek root, trich, which means "hair." A bezoar is any mass found in the stomach or intestines. It comes from the Persian word for "antidote or protection from poison." 2. Most cats will consume about 6 oz of [...]

Traveling With Your Pets

Many of us have one goal in mind this summer....traveling with our family and pets on vacation! Whether it be a weekend getaway or a week at your favorite beach - taking our furry children calls for proper preparation. Regardless of how you are traveling to your desired destination, the first thing is to be sure that your [...]

Oh, the Exotic Pets We See….Birds, Bunnies, and Snakes…Oh, my!!

Exotic pets have grown in popularity over the past few years for a number of reasons.  Some people enjoy having an unusual pet while others find exotic pets to be easier to care for than a dog or cat.  Check out the following list of some of the popular exotic pets: 1.  Pocket Pets: This group includes [...]

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