News & Updates

The thought may not be original but as the year draws to a close and the time for reflection is upon us, I can think of no better philosophy with which to remind ourselves. After an election that appeared to bring out the worst in our society, I realize just how fortunate we in the… Continue reading

Sweat bands, toddler toys, undergarments, strings, shoe laces, sweatshirt cords, ribbons, balls, a teaspoon, hair elastics, children’s toys, sewing needles, towels, cleaning cloths, carpets, socks, acorns, corn cobs, chicken bones…………..this list goes on and on. The above describes only some of the assortment of items we have removed from our patients over the past few… Continue reading

As many of you know, our goal is to always keep you informed about your pet’s health, new treatments, emerging diseases and awareness of current happenings within out hospital. In that light let’s take a look at what’s occurring here that affects you and your pet companions. 1. Tick borne diseases, mainly Anaplasmosis and Lyme… 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

This is a question that comes up nearly daily in our veterinary practice. If a pet tests positive for Lyme Disease or Cat Scratch Disease but seems healthy, does that mean he/she isn’t really sick? The answer to this question is…..”Yes…..and…..maybe No” It can be as confusing for veterinarians as for pet owners. So what… Continue reading

Even though the temperature feels more like summer, we will soon feel the chill of fall in the air. For our pets it should serve as a reminder to think about the challenges soon to face these companions. Parasites Most pet owners think of fleas and ticks as a spring and summer issue. In reality,… Continue reading

Many conditions that we see in our pets also affect humans. The “One Health Initiative” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/mission.php is a movement which links veterinarians and physicians in the study of the connection between human diseases, animal diseases and the environment. It is an extraordinary undertaking to see what we can learn from our pets in understanding the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Posted on August 16th, 2016 in Hospital News | Comments Off on The Ferry is Departing……Do you Know where Your Dog Is?

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.… Continue reading

Although the object of the Brockton Animal Hospital posts is to inform the pet owning public about important issues regarding their pet companions, it often seems that the subjects are a bit scary. Though not the intent to frighten, describing newly recognized, or more frequently diagnosed diseases does exactly that. We apologize but there are… Continue reading