News & Updates

For nearly twelve years now, Laser Therapy for both dogs and cats has been our standard of care when dealing with a variety of conditions such as osteoarthritis, injury, disc disease and many others. We have seen so many successes that sometimes seem barely short of miraculous, that it has altered the way in which… Continue reading

Perhaps it was the long winter….or maybe it was the very slow start to summer season. Whatever the reason, the Brockton Animal Hospital has seen an influx of new kittens and puppies at a rate much higher than usual. Why is it so important to bring your new pet to a veterinarian as soon as… Continue reading

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

While we have all been complaining about the spring weather that just didn’t seem to want to show up, thoughts of fleas, ticks and the diseases they carry have very much been in the background. Of course there have been some occasional pockets of these nasty little pests but by in large we have gotten… Continue reading

These are questions that we all wonder about (at least I do). “Common knowledge” states that dogs don’t see color because they have an absence of cones, a component of the retina which allows for color vision. As far as cats are concerned, the typical assumption is that cats can see better at night than… 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