Ronald Hirschberg

After last year’s divisive presidential campaign fraught with politicking, personal promotion and prejudice, I took a three week road trip south (with Lou the dog) in an attempt to “get back in touch” with who we really were in this country. To my considerable relief I found that the great majority of Americans that I… Continue reading

Four years ago at the Brockton Animal Hospital, we initiated a pilot study on the treatment of Chronic Renal (Kidney) Disease using Low Level Laser Therapy (now known as PBMT or Photobiomodulation Therapy). As some of you may remember from previous posts, the study progressed for two years at which time we reported the conclusion… Continue reading

Dental Hygiene and Brushing Teeth, As any of our clients will tell you, a visit to the Brockton Animal Hospital for a wellness exam often turns to the subject of dental care. Practicing Veterinary Dentistry is one of the many things we do for our clients in the Brockton as well as the greater Boston… Continue reading

We are all aware that the term “Working Dog” has a broad definition. Seeing Eye Dogs, Bomb and Drug sniffing dogs, Dogs that help the Hearing Impaired, Emotional Support Dogs that work with PTSD veterans, Herding Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs……the list goes on and on. At the Brockton Animal Hospital we have taken care… Continue reading

Temperatures in the single digits…….wind chills way below zero……early sunsets. The current cold snap we are having in New England (and much of the eastern US) is serious. Even though our four legged companions have furry coats to protect them, this weather is a challenge for all. Also, it comes at a particularly busy time… Continue reading

Recently we were approached by a very popular online community, “I Love My Dog”, and asked if we would consider doing a “Facebook Live” broadcast from the hospital. One of the media people from the ILMD community happens to be a client of the Brockton Animal Hospital. Her active but aging pal has received significant… Continue reading

As many of you know, Laser Therapy (now called Photobiomodulation) is one of the most commonly used therapies in our hospital. We have been involved in the use of this treatment early on and continue to research new diseases that respond to the application of light. Recently, while presenting a course on Light Therapy to… Continue reading

For all of those who have been patiently waiting (other than Jess, that is), Olivia arrived this past Saturday morning to very excited parents. Showing the dedication that all of our staff seem to have toward our patients, clients and fellow workers, Jess put in a normal eight hour day on Friday, commuted the hour… Continue reading

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s a Girl!!!! Jess is a Mom!

The best thing about Anal Glands? The fact that WE don’t have them! For those of you who have never heard of Anal Glands (Anal Sacs) or who have never had to deal with issues regarding them in your dog or cat, consider yourself fortunate. Many, if not most pet owners, are familiar with the… Continue reading

The last few weeks at the Brockton Animal Hospital have been filled with wellness visits, sick dogs and sick cats that need help, and using laser therapy to treat many pets in the Boston area and from all over Massachusetts. It has been a fun couple of weeks as the kids go back to school… Continue reading