Hospital News

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

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

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

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”… Continue reading

We had to say goodbye to a very dear friend this past week. Our ten year old Irish Setter, Red, decided it was time to move on to his next spiritual journey after a three month fight with T-cell lymphoma. It was sad, to say the least, but as the days have passed the positive… Continue reading

Whenever we travel to different parts of the world whether for conferences, pleasure or both, it is always fascinating to observe pets. Pet owners across cultures seem to have one thing in common…..they love their pets and form strong bonds with them. A recent trip to Italy to speak at a conference and then on… Continue reading

Several years ago while I was working at my desk updating patient files, a thought occurred to me. I had just finished opening the day’s mail, complete with many holiday cards from various vendors. Most of these cards were printed, no personal touch and very formulaic. They didn’t inspire much in the way of warm… Continue reading