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10 Aug Vet School: Turning the Dream into a Reality

I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about four years old, before I even knew what a veterinarian really was, or what they did. All I knew at the time was that they made sick animals feel better, and that’s what I wanted to do. As a current veterinary student looking back, the field of veterinary medicine is so much more extensive and profound than my four-year-old self could have ever imagined. My personal journey to get to where I’m at today has been crazy, just like every...

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10 Aug Halloween Hazards

Halloween Hazards – What to look out for this Holiday Halloween is a fun time of year with the dazzling array of costumes, trick-or-treaters trekking door to door around neighborhoods collecting more candy than they will ever eat, scarecrows, skeletons, haunted houses, and much more! While it might be you or your children’s favorite holiday, your pets might think otherwise about these spooky surprises. Read on for tips and tricks to keep Halloween fun for your pets too! Trick or Treat! – While many of us would choose “treat” in this...

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26 Jul August is Immunization Awareness Month!

There has been a lot of debate regarding whether vaccinations are safe for both people and their pets. Read on to learn more about why vaccinating your pets is an important part of their care! What are vaccines? Vaccines are designed to generate an immune response to prepare the body for future exposures to a specific disease. If a vaccinated animal is exposed to the disease, the body will already have antibodies ready to fight off or even prevent the disease from infecting the body further. Why does my pet need them? ...

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18 Jul Microchipping 101

Although we try our hardest to keep our animals from running away from our homes, sometimes the thrill of a squirrel running around the tree or ducks waddling around the pond prove too much of a distraction for our pets, and their natural instincts kick in. Ready, set, run! And so the chase begins! Whether the chase was successful or perhaps it’s better luck next time, our pets are too busy focusing on the thrill of the hunt, and they may have travelled too far from home to find their...

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12 Jul July 14th – Shark Awareness Day!

  Summer is still in full swing and many of us are enjoying that time off by taking vacations and trips to the beach! There is nothing better than feeling the sand between your toes, an ice-cold drink in your hand, and the salty ocean spray. But the ocean does pose a few threats, some of which we are more familiar with than others. When we go visit the ocean, we are sharing that space with the marine life native to the area, and that includes sharks! This year, July 14th is...

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