Please be advised that we are now required to stop providing non-essential veterinary care, until further notice. We will remain open, with modified hours of operation. We will continue to see our clients for necessary veterinary attention, such asRead more
My father passed away in June 2015. Suddenly, my mother, who had been his main caregiver, was now at home alone in the old family house. So when an acquaintance told her about a 10-11 year old Westie who was looking for a home, she decided to take him on. His previous ownerRead more
With the advent of Yoga becoming more and more popular, I have decided to join the bandwagon and make our downstairs (which used to be a playroom) into a studio. I have collected mirrors from garage sales, and placed them haphazardly throughout the room. I also invested in a smartRead more
Although I really do small animals and rodents and rabbits, I occasionally have been known to show my hand with anything mammalian. This includes some wildlife work- squirrels, raccoons, an occasional deer- where I have been asked to help out. Recently I have had the pleasure of workingRead more
One of the best exercises available to dogs is swim therapy. I recently did an arthroplasty on a small maltese cross who had Legg Perthes disease- ischemic necrosis of the femoral head. This disease necessitates either a total hip replacement (quite costly) or surgery to remove theRead more
It all started out with a phone call, as it usually does (or a txt, or a messenger message) "Amanda, I can't handle it anymore, he is left there day after day on his own and if I didn't feed or water him he wouldn't see anyone"
Now to most people, this would constitute neglect.Read more
I want to tell you about two Canadian athletes, who are going to be representing our country, and also our area, this year. Their names are Wendy McCoubrey and Lolita. I have had the pleasure of riding with Wendy over the years, and I saw Lolita as a day old filly when my horses wereRead more
It's the time of year where the routine is forgotten, and in its place is the frenetic holiday season with parties, visits with loved ones and overindulgence in food. Although this time is often the period of festivities for us, it is often the time for stress in our companion animals.Read more
Why Do Cats Scratch?
Scratching is a natural, normal, and necessary behavior in cats. Your cat does not scratch to upset you or to be spiteful in damaging your furniture. Scratching is a form of communication and often your cat will do it during times of stress and anxiety. It’s