Christopher’s Story

The Incredible Bond with Our Very Special Service Dog The incredible bond that we have with Christopher, our very special service dog all started when my husband Howard returned from his service in the Army.  Howard joined the Army just out of high school and he could not be any happier serving our country.  He [...]

Careers in Veterinary Medicine – Part 2

Earlier we talked about careers in veterinary medicine which included career options that are available in private and corporate veterinary hospitals. This month we are going to take a look at different career options available to veterinarians - because not all veterinarians see patients. Research Veterinarians that work in research focus on finding solutions and developing [...]

Stages of Dental Disease

Did you know that there are different stages of dental disease? Stage 1  Inflammation at the gum line Redness Plaque Accumulation Stage 2 All symptoms in stage one plus ... The tartar that mineralization of plaque Bad breath Volatile Sulfur Compounds Stage 3 Early periodontal disease All symptoms in stage two plus ... Pustular discharge [...]

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 [...]

Exotic Pets: Tardis the Blue Crayfish with a Case of the Blues.

Five years ago our family was gifted an exotic pet - a large, brown crayfish from our son’s third grade classroom named Clawzilla. He was a great pet, needing minimal care but still enjoyable for the family and 8 house cats to interact with. We would decorate the outside of his aquarium with holiday decorations while [...]

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 [...]

Pet Identification

HomeAgain Microchip A HomeAgain Microchip is a permanent identification that is implanted under your pet’s skin.  About the size of a grain of rice, it is easily implanted between the shoulder blades and often done while your pet is under anesthesia.  Should your pet find itself in a shelter or veterinary hospital, it can be [...]

Flip the Lip

Flip the Lip  It is important, as pet parents, that we "flip the lip" of our dog or cat.  This will help to determine if your pet is at risk for periodontal disease which occurs when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Here are some tips: 1. “Flip the lip" when your pet is at [...]

Holiday Hazards

From your pets point of view the holidays bring many new smells and new temptations into their environment.  Pet parents need to be aware of what can be dangerous and toxic. Toxins on the table Fatty foods such as Turkey skin can cause stomach upset and worse can lead to a potentially deadly inflammation of [...]

Cancer Awareness Month

November is cancer awareness month! Did you know that cancer is the #1 disease related cause of death in pets?  Did you also know that cancer is treatable?   On this day October 8, 2013 "Missy" & her mom got the news that "Missy's" cancer was in remission.  Our entire team was able to share [...]

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