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Bloat -- what you need to know

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

dog-owners.jpgWhen you buy a dog, it's a life-long commitment. You have to make sure they are fed properly, taken to the veterinarian many times during their lives, make sure they get walked, etc.

One of the topics we are going to discuss today is bloat or Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). This is an extremely serious situation and should be considered life-threatening. There are no natural or home remedies for bloat so if your dog is having symptoms related to this disease - which we will be going through below, you need to see your Veterinarian ASAP.

Dogs with bloat can die within several hours so time is of the essence. Even when a dog gets treatment there is still a chance that they may not survive.

With bloat, for a number of different reasons, your dog's stomach can fill up with air and put extra pressure on the other organs in the dog's body. It can also cause the stomach to rotate onto itself and pinch off the blood supply. Once this happens the blood supply is cut off and the stomach begins to die.

The pressure makes it difficult for the dog to breath and it can also compress larger veins in the abdomen which can prevent blood from returning to the heart.

Breeds That GDV Is More Common In

As with a lot of other health issues and diseases, GDV is more common in some breeds than it is in others.

Great Danes have a 4.1 risk ratio
German Shepherds have a 4.1
Golden Retrievers have a 1.2
Mini Poodles have a 0.3
etc.

GDV tends to be much more common in larger dogs than smaller dogs, hence the numbers above.

It's a good idea to not only talk to your veterinarian about GDV but also talk to them about your specific breed.

Dogs also over the age of 7, who are male, who are fed less than 1 times a day are also more at risk to get GDV than dogs who are not.

Signs Of Bloat In Dogs

Some of the symptoms you'll want to look for in your dog include:

- Swollen or Protruding Belly
- Non-Productive Vomiting
- Retching
- Abdominal Pain
- Rapid Shallow Breathing

Prevention Of Bloat In Dogs

While getting care for your dog after the fact can keep GDV from coming back later on in the dog's life, most vets agree that having a surgery called gastropexy, while they are young, is the best way to keep dog bloat away entirely. A gastropexy can be done on both male and female dogs and it can be done at the same time as they are being spayed or neutered.

In gastropexy, the dog's stomach will be sutured and attached to the abdominal wall or the diaphragm and this is what will keep the dog's stomach from flipping over on itself.

For most dog lovers and owners, that stat alone is worth getting the gastropexy.

Other Preventative Measures:

- Owners should be aware that they have a dog breed who is more susceptible to GDV.

- Dogs who are more susceptible should be fed 2-3 times a day, rather than 1 time a day.

- Water should always be available, however, it should be limited after the dog is done eating.

- While exercise is great for any dog, dogs that have a higher chance of getting GDV should not exercise vigorously, be too excited or stressed out 1-2 hours before and 1-2 hours after a meal.

According to studies, dogs that have the gastropexy have a small 4.3% chance of getting GDV in the future versus the 54.5% who can get it in the future who have NOT gotten gastropexy.

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Getting to know your vet team

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 04:47 PM

22467737_1534599219966132_3783171366806282032_o.jpgWhen you take your pet for their regular checkups, chronic healthcare needs or for emergency services – it’s nice to understand who is taking care of and treating your pet. At our three hospitals, your cherished pet is taken care of by teams of professionals. It takes an experienced team to give your pet the best surgical, medical and continuity of healthcare. Besides our veterinarians – we have other trained professionals that round out our medical team.

It’s nice for you to get to know the trained professionals who will provide loving care for your pet.

Meet the Team

Don’t let the acronyms confuse you. They are easy to understand once you see what they stand for.

DVM. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is the medical professional who treats your pet. They have completed 7 – 8 years of in-depth training in animal sciences in order to have the knowledge and expertise they need to give your pet the best medical treatment possible after completing the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). They are also required to do multiple hours of continuing education each year to remain up to date on new and ever changing information within veterinary medicine.

CVMA. This acronym stands for the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. This association helps to educate and bring awareness to animal welfare.

CVPM – Certified Veterinary Practice Manager – is a designation that requires a business degree and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in veterinary practice management through continual education and association within the profession of veterinary practice management and a set of standards that must be upheld by pledging to adhere to the VHMA professional Code of Ethics. We have the only practicing CVPM east of Montreal as our owner and administrator.

RVT. Working under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, an RVT is an important member of your pet’s healthcare team. Our RVTs – Registered veterinary technician/technologist – are highly trained professionals who have completed a 2 – 3 year program that is accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. They have also successfully completed the Veterinary Technician National Exam as well are members of the NSVMA and EVTA with both requiring multiple hours of continuing education to maintain their designation.

Working along-side of our doctors, RVTs administer medications to your pets and perform diagnostic imaging tests to help our doctors diagnose and treat your pet, all within the in-house lab, dental suite, radiology department and surgery rooms. They provide anaesthetic monitoring and delivery during surgical procedures and triage pets in emergency situations. Our RVTs are compassionate pet-lovers who treat every patient as if it was their own pet.

OPN. The outpatient nurses in our practices are very important members of our team of professionals. They provide thoughtful and compassionate care to pet owners and their pets within the exam rooms weighing, taking a history of your pet and detailing the information in a medical record. They may either be a veterinary assistant or RVT assisting the veterinarian within the exam room.

CSR. Our CSR team members, or Client Service Representatives are the heart of our practice. They are the first people our pet owners come in contact with – both in the practice and over the phone. They provide customer service, care and communication to the owners of our pet patients. Our Customer Service Representatives are liaisons between the client, the medical team and doctor. These dedicated customer service team members keep our veterinary practices running smoothly, who as well within our practices have a veterinary assistant certificate and ongoing continuing education so they may provide the most up to date information to our clients.

Halifax Veterinary Hospital

We take great pride in the many individuals that make up the medical teams at our three hospitals— Halifax Veterinary Hospital --6485 Quinpool Rd, Fairview Animal Hospital -- 7071 Bayers Rd, Spryfield Animal Hospital-- 320 Herring Cove Rd. They all have had the training and experience to make our hospitals the best in the area. Our hospitals are accredited members of the American Animal Hospital Association. We take care of your pets as if they were our own, and understand how important they are to you and your families. Our team of experts is dedicated to give you their best when it comes to treating your beloved pets.

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What we want you to know about fees

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 07:33 AM

You’re looking for information online for pricing on your next Veterinary visit. But you can’t find a price list anywhere! You even looked around the waiting room the last time you visited the Veterinarian and couldn't find anything.

Don’t worry, there is a good reason why you can’t find pricing online or even in a brochure at the Halifax Veterinary Hospital.

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The best Veterinarians in Canada are a part of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

The CVMA provides:

  • Resources for Training
  • Sets Veterinary Standards
  • A Network of Excellent Veterinarians
  • Better Medical Care for All Pets

Since joining the CVMA, the Halifax Veterinary Hospital has had access to all of these resources. It has been a tremendous help in treating your pets and ensuring the best care possible.

While being a part of this Association continues to benefit you when you visit the Halifax Veterinary Hospital, membership with the CVMA does include requirements.

One of the requirements to be a part of the CVMA is that all Veterinarians members must follow the CVMA’s Ethical Guidelines. In addition to best care for both clients & patients, one of the guidelines includes not posting pricing for procedures or visits.

While this may seem odd at first, it is for a very good reason.

Better Care for All Pets

Being able to work with, rely on, and refer other Veterinarians that may have more expertise with a treatment or breed of pet is one of the largest benefits of being a member of the CVMA.

When your Veterinarian needs help to ensure that your pet has the best care possible they can call on another member of the CVMA. Because the CVMA Veterinarian that is helping has sworn to the highest standard of medical care, you can trust that they are putting the needs of your pet first.

By not posting prices online or in their offices, CVMA Veterinarians are placing the care of your pet before any price competition with other Veterinarians. This keeps Veterinarians from competing for patient business based on lowest price. Without that competition, they are better able to work together & focus on providing the best care for your pet.

Simply Call for Pricing

The CVMA doesn’t only work to create a better environment for Veterinarians to work together. They also work to protect your rights. Among many others, one of your rights is to know the cost of care before agreeing to any treatment.

To balance these two ethical requirements, your Veterinarian is happy to quote you the price of your visit or pet’s procedure over the phone.

You deserve to know what you will be paying before you are handed a bill. With that in mind, you can call the Halifax Veterinary Hospital & receive a quote over the phone. You never need to schedule an appointment for this.  This is a bit difficult as a matter of fact, we can quote for basis services ie vaccines, spays, neuters but more difficult procedures with treatments, dentals etc. we need to see them to do the estimate up. So we would need to see them first

While you are calling you can also learn about the details of the procedure or visit that you are interested in.

Your CVMA Veterinarian is Here for You

You want the best and highest quality care for your pets. And trusting a CVMA member hospital is the first step in ensuring that level of care.

The Halifax Veterinary Hospital is here to take care of you & your pets. You won’t find pricing online or written out quotes, but you will know the pricing of a procedure or visit after a simple phone call.

And because your Veterinarian is a part of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, you can be assured that you are getting the best and most ethical care for your pet possible.

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Five Keys to a Healthy Pet

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 07:14 AM

download_8.jpgWhether it is to quit smoking, get more exercise or eat healthy. Many of us think of and treat our pets as part of their family – so it would make perfect sense to have a wellness plan for your pets. Here are five keys to ensuring the health of your pet.

There are many ways to keep your pet healthy, but to start you out – we have identified five areas that will help your beloved pet to live a long and happy life.

  1. Dental health. Dental disease is one of the most common problems found in pets. Your pet should have its teeth cleaned as advised by your veterinarian. When dental health is not addressed – it can lead to serious infections and the loss of teeth. Diseased teeth can also lead to other problems such as kidney and heart disease.
  2. Regular examinations. Remember – pets age faster than their humans. Just as you and your family members have regular physical exams, so should your pet. When illnesses are diagnosed early on – treatment will be less invasive as well as less expensive.
  3. Preventative healthcare. One of the most important responsibilities that come with being a pet owner is to provide preventative care for your animal. Vaccines given on a regular basis will help to keep your pet from contracting diseases from other animals, insects and from their surroundings. Your veterinarian will give you information on fecal testing and deworming as well as keeping your pet’s immunizations up-to-date.
  4. Healthy diet. Just as you are health-minded when it comes to your own diet – you should make sure that your pet is getting the nutrients he or she needs to stay healthy. No matter what type of pet you have – a healthy diet will lead to a healthy and happy pet. One of the most important things to keep your pet’s health at its optimum is to make sure they get plenty of water. They should have access to clean water at all times.

Your veterinarian will advise you what type of food is best for your particular pet – taking into consideration weight, age and mobility.

  1. Exercise. We all need exercise – and so does your pet. Physical and mental activity is important in order for your pet to stay alert and healthy. This is especially true if your pet is a dog. A dog needs to experience the smells, sights and sounds beyond their home or confines of your yard. Exercise for any type of pet is important to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is a common health problem for many types of pets.

The best for our pets

We all want the best for our pets, and sometimes it can be costly. Your trusted veterinarian knows this and will find the most cost-effective way in which to offer services and advice to you for your pet. Your pet’s life will be extended when you provide the proper loving care that he or she needs and deserves.

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Could Your Pet Be Over or Underweight? Find out Today and Save Him/Her from Potential Health

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 06:09 AM

111209_26_toe_cat_tb.jpgDogs generally have the reputation for eating anything. You may have found that you have to restrict the amount of 'table scraps' you share as your pet is getting a little too bulky. There are also many 'weight control' dog foods on the market to target overweight pets. Having to help your pet gain weight is not a common problem. Even though uncommon, it is a problem many pet owners face and it can be a result of serious health issues for your pet.

Underweight Pets Could Face Serious Health Issues- Discover How to Help Your Pet Gain Weight

If you are concerned your pet does not have a healthy weight, you should take him or her to the Veterinarian for a checkup. Different breeds have different body structures and it may just be a breed characteristic. Make sure more weight is necessary. If there is a health issue that is causing low weight, your Veterinarian will be able to work with you to help them gain more pounds.

Helping Your Underweight Pet Gain Pounds

There are some steps you can take once you've determined there are no underlying health issues with your pet. Knowing it is just their appetite that is causing low weight try some of these ideas to increase their interest in eating:

  • Putting something special on top of your pet's food will increase their desire to eat an entire serving. Adding wet food into the dry mix, add a few drops of salmon oil or any special food you know your pet likes often results in licking the bowl clean.
  • Puppy food is generally made with higher calories to help a puppy grow. Even if your dog is not considered a puppy any longer, you can still feed them this type of food to give them more calories. You won't need to increase the amount you feed as they will be gaining more from a puppy blend food.
  • Feed more often. If you generally feed your pet twice a day try increasing to three times a day. Getting a little more food each day will help them get more calories and increase their weight.

Health Concerns with Underweight Pets

There are a lot of reasons for a pet to be underweight. The best ways to understand your pet’s weight concerns are having your Veterinarian perform a checkup to look for possible causes. Some pets lose weight due to anxiety, some have picked up a parasite, and others suffer from one of many animal-related diseases. Knowing the reason behind the weight issue will help you treat it more successfully.

Some of the animal diseases that will result in low weight are diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Other issues that will result in low weight can be due to dental problems. If your pet has bad teeth or gums, it may be uncomfortable for them to chew or swallow food. Stress, depression, and anxiety also play a huge part in your pet's appetite just as they would in yours.

Professional Advice

Your pet is family and you want to make sure you approach weight gain correctly. Veterinarians are the experts on your pet's health and provide professional advice to help your pet live a quality life. We encourage you to take a free weight assessment to ensure your pet is at the correct weight. This is an important precaution to ensure your pet has a long and healthy life.

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Dr. Suzette Dibblee

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 09:57 AM

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For more than 60 years, our staff has honoured the veterinary care traditions of Dr. Ross Ainslie. We are committed to offering excellence in animal care and promoting conscientious pet ownership through education. Over the next several weeks we will be profiling the committed staff of all three Halifax Veterinary Hospitals: Quinpool, Fairview, and Spryfield.

The first member to be profiled is Dr. Suzette Dibblee. “Suzette the vet” is a native Haligonian who loves her home province of Nova Scotia. An avid hiker, kayaker and explorer, Suzette returned to Halifax after graduating from PEI with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.

Suzette’s first love is caring for dogs and cats but she has acquired extensive knowledge and training in exotic animals including rabbits, rats and ferrets as well as reptiles. She is a member of several associations and stays abreast of current information in veterinary dentistry, internal medicine and exotic animal medicine.

Suzette has been practicing at our Fairview Animal Hospital since 1999. She takes great pride in working in an AAHA hospital which offers the highest standards of excellence in veterinary care.

When not at work, Suzette is mom to two wonderful children and her four legged buddies Elvis and Ollie. Contact us to connect with Dr. Suzette or any of our veterinary clinics.

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Top Benefits of a AAHA Hospital

Posted by Halifax Veterinary Hospital Blogging Team on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 07:39 AM

download_8.jpgWhen your pet needs medical care, choosing an accredited hospital comes with substantial benefits.

The American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA, holds all hospitals it accredits to the highest standards. As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we offer you substantial peace of mind.

The Accreditation Process

To become AAHA accredited, a hospital must adhere to nearly 900 standards of care. At the culmination of the application, the AAHA sends an individual with substantial veterinary training to the hospital for an in-person inspection.

If the clinic passes its initial accreditation -- which is not guaranteed! -- it must submit for reaccreditation every three years. AAHA standards of care are rigorously updated, so that hospitals stay abreast of the most current developments in the veterinary field.

Preventing Contagion

Many health problems a pet can show may spread to other pets via exposure. AAHA-accredited institutions set up isolation rooms for pets with conditions that may be contagious, so they don't spread their viruses to other animals. Any instruments used for your pets (whether they're contagious or not) are carefully cleaned, and the isolation rooms for contagious animals are sterilized between uses. All staff members at AAHA-accredited hospitals are trained to identify and deal with contagious medical conditions, and must adhere strictly to all standards of hygiene and patient care.

Surgery

If your pet must undergo surgery, we'll perform a complete pre-surgical assessment in advance. This includes a full physical exam, pre-surgical bloodwork (to identify potential risks associated with anesthetic, an IV catheter for fluids (which also serves as a port for medications) and then set up with anesthetic monitors to watch blood pressure, temperature, oxygen levels and pulse rate.  All AAHA-accredited hospitals have dedicated surgical suites that are kept carefully sterilized. Just like with surgeries performed on humans, any staff participating in the surgery must scrub in and wear caps, gowns and single-use gloves. We clean, wrap and sterilize all our surgical equipment.

Emergency Care

Anyone who's been through an emergency knows it's tricky to find what you need, and that time is of the essence. That's why the AAHA requires that all hospitals they accredit keep an emergency kit, with all necessary equipment and drugs, in an easy-to-access location. We know we'll be ready for your pet, when required

Anesthesia

While anesthesia is important for the well-being and comfort of your animal, it can be risky. That's why AAHA requires that all procedures that use anesthesia also use anesthesia-monitoring equipment.

This equipment tracks your pet's pulse, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure, so that the designated team member monitoring your pet's vitals will be aware of any changes in their condition, and can alert the veterinarians working with your pet to these changes.

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Many veterinarians and hospitals fail to recognize the importance of dental care. But several dental conditions in pets, if left untreated, can cause serious health problems.

AAHA standards require that dental care be taken as seriously as the rest of your pet's care. For instance, veterinarians in AAHA-accredited hospitals must perform a thorough dental examination. Any cleanings or other dental treatment must only be performed by a trained professional.

When your pet undergoes any medical procedure at an AAHA-accredited hospital, they will receive a full pain assessment, and they'll get any pain treatment they need. Cleanings or other dental treatment only take place under general anesthesia and intubation, so that your pet's comfort is assured.

Conclusion

We're proud to be an AAHA-accredited institution. We hold ourselves to their rigorous standards of care, and ensure that we treat your pets with the care and compassion that we would any human patient. When you bring your pets to us, you'll see the difference in the care they receive.

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Feline Friendly Practice

Posted by Melanie Taljaard on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Cats and dog both require special considerations when travelling to the vet. But cats in particulardescribe the image can require more preparation and attention to reduce the stresses related to the carrier, the trip in the car and being in a strange environment they may perceive as threatening. Some cats are more outgoing and more receptive to strangers than others, and those cats often do fine in a regular veterinary setting. Cats that have less experience outside their own environment and who are a little more leery of strangers can require special handling. That's where a feline friendly certified vet can be invaluable to help those more emotionally fragile or person-particular cats get through what can already be a stressful time, a vet visit. 

That's why Halifax Veterinary Hospital is working to offer a feline friendly practice certified by CatVets.com at one of our locations. Dr. Elizabeth Croft working at Halifax Veterinary Hospital has her "Feline Practitioner" designation.  While there are certainly outgoing and "dog-like" cats, many cats are accustomed only to their own families and find the process of even a routine vet visit to be highly traumatic and stressful. If the visit is due to your cat feeling sick or needing services beyond routine care that stress and fear can be multiplied substantially further complicating their care. 

CatVets.com is affiliated with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and they offer certifications to veterinarians around the world, including Canada, for veterinarians who achieve further education and training in specialized care for cats. 

Why seek out a Feline Friendly Practice for your cat?

It is estimated that there are 7.9 million feline companions in Canada, compared to 5.9 million canine companions. Yet cats are half as likely to come to vets as dogs are, and statistics show that is due to the increased stress of a vet visit both for cats and for their owners. In fact: 

  • Almost half of all cat owners say they only bring their cats to the vet for vaccinations. 
  • A little more than a third of cat owners will only take their feline companion to the vet if they were sick. 
  • A majority of cat owners report that their cat "hates" going to the veterinarian. 
  • One-third of cat owners say that just the thought of bringing their cat to the vet makes them feel stressed. 

A feline friendly practice alleviates these concerns by providing feline specialized care that can help even the most standoffish and nervous cats to feel more comfortable in a veterinary setting. A Feline Friendly Practice recognizes that: 

  • Cats find travel difficult and over stimulating. 
  • Cats are stressed by being in close proximity to other cats and dogs. 
  • Cats are more susceptible to stress and anxiety. 
  • Cats have unique medical requirements and also require gentle handling. 

Because of cats' unique needs and tendency to become anxious and stressed in over-stimulating situations such as a vet visit, veterinarians who have been certified as a Feline Friendly Practice offer a uniquely gentle and feline-specific approach that helps cats to feel as at ease and comfortable as possible. 

A Feline Friendly Practice offers caring and empathetic handling of cats and elevates care for cats by offering feline-specific facilities, care, and equipment designed to meet the unique medical needs of cats and is able to recognize, diagnose, and treat feline-specific diseases. 

Halifax Veterinary Hospitals are happy to be among the only clinics in Halifax offering this unique service. Don't hesitate to give your beloved feline companion the veterinary care they need by bringing them to a place where they can have a lifetime of empathetic and feline-centered care. 

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Husbandry -- Your Vet knows that too!

Posted by Melanie Taljaard on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:29 PM

Keeping exotic pets may seem much easier than keeping animals such as dogs and cats. Youdescribe the image don't have to take them for walks. You don't have to brush them or clean up the yard after them. They won't chew on your furniture or claw up your walls. But really, keeping exotic animals such as reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and even small animals, birds, and fish, can be just as complex (if not more so) than keeping more popular pets.

One of the most important aspects of keeping an exotic animal is housing them correctly. Not all snake species need the same kind of habitat to thrive; some must have dry surroundings, while others need humidity. Some need temperatures to remain warm to hot, while others are comfortable in more mellow temps. Substrate (bedding) alone comes in a variety of forms, textures, and materials. Cages, water dishes, heat lamps, hide boxes- there are dozens of things to keep in mind while keeping snakes if you want them to live long, healthy lives. 

While it is obviously important when considering a vet for your exotic pets to find one that has experience working with less mainstream animals, it is also important to find one that realizes the importance of proper husbandry in keeping exotic pets healthy. They know what reptile species can be housed together, what amphibians can live in and out of water, what tarantulas need arboreal enclosures, and which ones are happier on the ground. 

It's easy to find a veterinarian who will take a cursory look at a sniffling tortoise and prescribe them antibiotics. What you want, though, is one that begins their 'examination' by asking what kind of environment the tortoise is living in. What is the temperature variant in their enclosure? How humid is it? Are any other tortoises living with them, and have any of them shown signs of sickness? Just sending you home with some medication isn't going to help the animal in the long run if the issue is stemming from an environmental problem. 

You won't always find as many choices in exotic animal vets as you will in vets that see dogs and cats, so it is harder to be picky in the type of care your animals will receive. But when the choice is available, and you can pick from several different veterinary offices, make sure to take the time and find out which ones really know their stuff. Ask them questions about their examination process, and find out if they understand how important husbandry is - before they ever see your pet. 

Your exotic pets are important to you. You do your best to care for them and keep them for their whole lives. Don't settle for less than exceptional veterinary care for them. Take the time to ask questions, do research, and find a vet that cares just as much as you do about all aspects of keeping your unique animal friends. 

If you are looking for a vet for your exotic pet, we’d welcome the opportunity to meet with you.  Our Fairview Animal Hospital has extensive experience with exotic animal care and husbandry. 

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Victoria Barks: Dogs in the Park... some photos from the day

Posted by Melanie Taljaard on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

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On Saturday July 12th our team took part in Victoria Barks:  Dogs in the Park.  Here are just a few pictures from a great day!

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