Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Microchipping your pet =$70...Peace of mind =Priceless

Losing a pet can be heartbreaking. Pets are part of our family! Implanting a chip is safe and easy and can be performed during a routine office visit. A small microchip is placed under the skin(almost the size of a grain of rice) injected by a needle. 
 It is activated when the scanner(wand) is waved over the area and identifies a number. Even the most diligent pet owner can have their pet slip out of its collar and run away or even get out the front door. Did you know that 75% of lost dogs and cats that were microschipped were returned to their owners because they had a microchip? Call our office today to ensure your pet is chipped!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fire Safety!

Last week here at the office, we had the Barrie Fire Department come in and give us a seminar on the types of fire extinguishers along with the types of fires associated with each extinguisher. Afterwards we headed outside, and actually put out a few fires (controlled of course) of our own! Here are a few pictures from the day.

Nathan putting out his fire

The staff testing fire extinguishers

Don't forget the countdown is on, 95 days until PET FEST! We have an action pack line up for the day! We are excited to have the CHAY FM fun team out, we really hope the weather will co operate with us! Let it be nice and hot, so everyone can come out and play "Wet The Vet" in our dunk tank! More to come on Pet Fest 2012!
Remember if you are planning on vacationing this year, and leaving your pets behind, we do board pets here. Be sure to reserve as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment, especially our Luxury Themed Boarding Suites- complete with internet video camera, so you can always check in at any time.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Continuing Education for Veterinarians

On Saturday April 28th, we had the opportunity of having Dr. Nancy Brock visit us to demonstrate to veterinarians various anesthesia methods and protocols.

Originally from Montreal, Dr. Nancy Brock obtained her DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the
University of Guelph in 1982. She completed a residency in anesthesia and critical care at the University of California, Davis in 1988. In 1995, she was certified as a veterinary anesthesia specialist and as a Diplomate of the
American College of Anestheliogists.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Brock is actively involved in clinical practice, providing veterinarians and their staff with specialist anesthesia assistance: in-clinic anesthesia to high risk patients, in-clinic training in advanced techniques.
Dr. Brock lectures extensively at regional veterinary association meetings as well as at larger forum and c
onferences. She is the author of the Veterinary Anesthesia Update-  a practical anesthesia protocols and recipe book widely popular with practitioners.
It was sponsored by Central Sales and Abbott Animal Health, and was a very informative afternoon.