News & Updates

Update on Status of Hospital Although we are continuing to operate the practice in order to provide the care that our clients rely upon, we have made a few temporary changes to our hospital protocols. Upon arriving to the hospital for your designated appointment time, please call from the parking lot in order to notify… Continue reading

Posted on March 30th, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Update on Hospital Status

These Are Difficult times….. The current situation is unlike anything any of us have prevoiously experienced. Medical facilities are taking different approaches in providing essential patient care while doing as much as possible to protect healthcare workers and their families. Brockton Animal Hospital will continue to operate in order to provide the urgent and critical… Continue reading

Posted on March 17th, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on These Are Difficult Times

First the disclaimer..….the following is not, in any way, intended to be a conspiracy theory or a hint that the recent increase in an unusual respiratory disease in dogs in the Boston area is related to the human Corona virus in Asia. However, in our practice since late November, 2019 we have treated several patients… Continue reading

Posted on February 18th, 2020 in Canine Medicine, Hospital News | Comments Off on Canine Respiratory Disease and Corona Virus…..an Odd Coincidence

As most medical people will tell you, when an appointment begins and the patient, client, owner or guardian leads with “I looked on Google and this is what is probably wrong……” the tendency is to take a deep breath and let out a sigh. After all, how many years of medical school and clinical experience… 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

Last week I had elbow surgery. It was a bit urgent although not an emergency nor life threatening. Though I have enjoyed a healthy existence for most of my life, I always use an experience such as hospitalization, illness or surgery to learn lessons I can take back to our patients and clients. This time… Continue reading

Posted on December 5th, 2019 in Hospital News | Comments Off on When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

With the start of the academic year, we all get back to the work at hand and say goodbye to the carefree days of summer. Although we all enjoy the laid back time of July and August, it is always nice to get back to the work at hand. At the Brockton Animal Hospital this… 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 has been over a year since the first news about the possible correlation between grain free dog foods and heart disease.  Much has been written during that time, some information accurate, some more conjecture than fact.  Even after this period of time and abundant attention paid to this topic, the actual cause is still… Continue reading

Posted on July 30th, 2019 in Canine Medicine | Comments Off on Update on Grain Free Dog Foods and Heart Disease

Given the weather we have had in New England this spring, I have been a bit superstitious to invoke that elusive but highly anticipated next season. However, it actually looks like summer is going to make an appearance. With temperatures in the 80’s the last few days, a quick reminder is in order. 1. Best… Continue reading