News & Updates

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

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

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… Continue reading

Posted on May 19th, 2016 in Hospital News | Comments Off on It Isn’t Always about Pets but it Seems to Always be About Animals

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

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… Continue reading

Let’s be real here. Who hasn’t, at some time in their cat or dog’s life, offered up something that was left over from a meal, not eaten by a child or just seemed like something that would make our pet happy. To those of you who can raise their hands on that question….kudos to you.… Continue reading