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As many of you know a major focus of Dr. Hirschberg’s practice is light therapy or Photobiomodulation. We are excited that he will be the Veterinary Chair at this year’s WALT (World Association of Light Therapy) Conference. https://www.pbm2021.com/ WALT is a premier international association for research and implementation of light therapy both in the human… Continue reading

During 2020 the number of new pets in households has increased dramatically. With so many people working at home or on leave from jobs, much greater attention is paid to our four-legged companions.  These factors have resulted in a considerable increase in the demand for veterinary services in the US.  As most practices have gone to curbside… Continue reading

What actually is “normal” these days? That is a topic that could take hours to address….probably best over a beer or a glass of wine. Ooops, I forgot…..can’t do that right now either. At least, that is, we can’t do that in public. But a few things we can do at the Brockton Animal Hospital… Continue reading

What more could a new graduate or experienced practitioner ask for? Emphasis on work life balance , thoroughness in patient care, flexible schedule and benefits which include a signing bonus and educational loan repayment assistance.  All in a full service hospital equipped with every “goody imaginable” and a medical staff that loves to share cases… Continue reading

As many of our clients have experienced, Photobiomodulation, also known as Light Therapy or Laser Therapy, has become an indispensable part of our practice. Photobiomodulation treatment of many conditions including injury, osteoarthritis, pancreatitis, liver disease, eye disease, disc disease, on and on is now commonplace in our practice. The results are usually excellent and, in… Continue reading

Sadly (for some but maybe not so much for parents) summer is winding down and we are all engaged in the return to the three season “normalcy” of the school year. Supplies, after school programs, day care, work and school schedules are all in the forefront now. While our four legged friends don’t overtly require… Continue reading

It happens every year in veterinary exam rooms across the country. Time for the annual checkup and the vet looks at you and your pet and says: “looks like its been a long winter….her weight is up a bit” to which you reply “she always gains a bit in the winter and then loses it… Continue reading

February, as many of you are aware, is Pet Dental Health month. It is the one month of the year when we focus our attention even more than usual on the health and hygiene of your cat and dog’s oral cavity. Although brushing your pet’s teeth with an appropriate enzymatic tooth gel is the absolute… Continue reading

With the New Year around the corner, what better time to look forward and see what’s new in the care of your four legged friend in the coming year? Although many of the below trends have started a year or two ago, some treatments, medications and novel approaches to care are clearly gaining momentum. Here… Continue reading

Posted on December 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veterinary Care in 2019

Regardless of your species of choice, nails exist on the end of their toes. Be it cats, dogs, rabbits, or whatever, nail trimming is something that will need to be done periodically. Cats, of course, like to use scratching posts, door trim, sofas or whatever they can to exercise their toes and keep their nails… Continue reading