Categories for Animal Hospital News

The Ferry is Departing……Do you Know where Your Dog Is?

August 16, 2016

Monday morning, August 9th, a ferry left Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard bound for Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Unbeknownst to the family of Chesney, a 12 year old Brittany Spaniel, she had decided to escape the car in which she was riding and go for a swim in the choppy waters of Vineyard Sound as her family steamed away. When the captain of a passing passenger ferry bound in the opposite direction crossed paths with the ferry in which Chesney had been riding, he was alerted to the possibility of a missing dog. Sure enough, shortly thereafter the... View Article

Heat, Humidity, “Sick” Cats and Dogs

August 4, 2016

Much is written every year regarding the dangers surrounding hot weather and the possibility of heat stroke in dogs and cats. We are all well aware of the risks of leaving a pet in a car during the summer months even if the car is parked in the shade and the windows are left down. But with the extremes of weather in New England this summer, we are witnessing an additional aspect of heat and pet behavior that appears to be considerably more common. Frequently, clients have been describing their pets as “lethargic, disinterested and having less of an appetite.... View Article

It Isn’t Always about Pets but it Seems to Always be About Animals

May 19, 2016

Working in a veterinary hospital is a unique experience. Emotions run the gamut from the pure joy of seeing new puppies and kittens romping around exam rooms to profound sadness when one of our clients loses their aging pet. No two days are alike and each phone call can totally alter the day’s path. Stress comes with the job yet the rewards are great. We often leave at the end of a day feeling as if we have been caught up in a tornado, without any track of time, punctuated by brief lunch hour and then spit out of the... View Article

Lasers, LED’s and more Light Devices

April 12, 2016

The last few weeks has been very busy for us as we have asked to make presentations at three courses, conferences and scientific meetings. These events started with a Thor Photomedicine day long course where we were asked to present several case studies from our practice. Thor is the manufacturer of the equipment we use at the Brockton Animal Hospital and one of the international leaders in calculating dosages of light as well as designing equipment for research. Harvard Medical School’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the prominent light research institutions in Boston that... View Article

Welcome our Newest Vet!

February 26, 2016

I am sure that many of you who have visited our office during the last year or so have noticed that often someone is “trying out” for the veterinary position that has been open for quite a while. We employ an involved interview process including cover letter request, resume submission, additional essays, “meet and greet” interview, working interview and finally a week (minimum) working within our practice to get a more complete picture for both us and the candidate. It is a rigorous procedure, to be sure, but one that is necessary for us to find the right person who... View Article

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