Monday, June 10, 2013

Astounding generosity....

It truly humbles you when you give back not only to your community- to anyone in this world. Some of our AVH staff were out supporting the 12 Ladies in a Tent helping the Barrie Food Bank this weekend. It was astonishing how many people came by dropping loads of full bags of non perishable food off for the Barrie Food Bank. Generosity was oozing everyone, and everyone was so happy to be there. Cheers to Douglas -Ford as they were donating 20$ for every car or truck that you test drove! Twenty dollars per car!! Fantastic! At one point there was a line up of people waiting to test drive the vehicles!
Out team was out on Diva Day with giveaways, complimentary nail trims and more! Dr. Lechten and her 11 ladies organized pet contests, the Barrie Police K-9 Unit was also on hand with a demo, and of course it was DIVA day! Pamper it up girls! Hats off to all of the 12 Ladies for taking the reins on this needy cause, a cause that perhaps one day any one of us may need.

On another note, our staff was quite busy this weekend. Lisa (our Senior tech and treatment supervisor) was in Owen Sound, at the GBVA conference learning from the expert Dr. Robin Downing on new and up to date information on pain management in small animals. Lisa has reported back that is was very, very informative session, and if Dr. Downing was ever in the area again or at a major conference she would surely be listening to her again. "The information she teaches is very valuable for our patients!" says Lisa. Dr. Downing's accomplishments include not only owning and working from the "Downing Pain Management Center" in the USA, but the recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year, and  Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award among many more.

Sunday was also popular at the Rogers Center as the Blue Jays were playing the Texas Rangers this weekend. Some of our staff headed out for some fun in the sun with the dome roof open - hence some of the one sided sunburns you may notice. Despite the loss for the Blue Jays, they said the has a great day out.