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We rarely do anything conventionally at the Brockton Animal Hospital. Every patient is unique, no two illnesses are identical and no holiday party should be boring or held until well after the holidays are over. With that in mind, several weeks ago (I’m a bit late in posting this) we celebrated the long past holidays… Continue reading

Ultrasound…..a Diagnostic “Miracle” Although ultrasound has been around the medical profession for many years, it seems as if we often take it for granted. Those of us who were in practice before or during the early days of diagnostic ultrasound are still amazed at all the information it can provide. We are so fortunate to… Continue reading

I had threatened before…….leave February in New England behind and set out on the road, just me, my dog and whatever part of the wandering my wife wanted to share. But this year it was no idle threat. The country seemed different; a land divided politically, socially, religiously and so schizophrenic it made me ponder… Continue reading

Well, the clocks may have sprung forward but winter still has something different in mind. It has been a long time since a snowfall was predicted in the range of feet (ie. 1-2 feet tomorrow in some areas). After debating all day whether to fight the storm and stay open, we have decided that for… Continue reading

Posted on March 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Looks Like a Big One

This is a question we often get asked. The answer…..it depends. Not a very helpful answer, to be sure, but there are a few qualifiers to help you make the decision. Let’s assume we’re talking about this winter in New England. The following comments may help you to decide. Q. Are ticks the more predominant… Continue reading

Oh, the doldrums of winter. The holidays are done, with only the credit card bills left. We can try to think spring, but it certainly doesn’t look or feel much like it outside. How about our canine and feline friends? Do they suffer from the “downer days” of January and February like their owners? In… Continue reading

Despite all the warnings, news articles, TV news stories, public cautions and the like, no holiday season is ever over until we have had at least two or three phone calls and subsequent very sick pets as a result of one or more of the following: 1. A canine companion who has grabbed a turkey… Continue reading

What is a veterinary technician exactly? A surgical nurse? A pharmacy tech? A critical care and medical nurse? A dental hygienist? Maybe a radiology technician? Or how about a medical laboratory technician? The answer is yes, yes and again yes. A well trained and accomplished veterinary technician performs so many varied tasks during the course… Continue reading

Several weeks ago one of our clients took their pet to the Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine for emergency care. Although this pet is currently doing well, the visit to the teaching hospital was less than satisfactory. Though he had taken his pet there at the urging of his friends, I felt a need… Continue reading

Pet owners, whether they own cats, dogs, birds or any other creature that allows for interaction have known this for a long time. Pets enhance your life in a multiple of other ways besides just the fun. Sure it is entertaining to watch housemate felines chase each other around the house, attack each other from… Continue reading