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Surprise Diagnosis – Importance of Early Disease Detection Screening

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on September 11, 2017

Autumn, a 12 year old dog came to see us because she seemed to have problems with her hind end. Her owner was worried about her hips because she was having trouble walking and especially on the stairs. Sure enough in the exam room, she seemed to be crouching as she walked and was uncomfortable…. Read More

How to Find the Right Dog Trainer for you and your Best Friend

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 27, 2017

Written By: Dr. Gwen The most important investment of time, energy and money in your new dog’s future is training. The number one reason dogs are surrendered to shelters is for behavior problems. Most of these behavior issues could have been prevented with good training and early intervention. Training a dog requires the caregivers to… Read More

When Gilbert Met Scrappy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on May 2, 2017

Written by: Juanita Unfortunately, this is not a love story. Its not even a like story. It’s a story of hate and disgust, it’s a story of blood and gore. And unfortunately it is true. This is Gilbert. He’s a 4-year-old short haired grey tabby. He’s been known to be play aggressive which means after… Read More

Edith’s Story – Orthotics To The Rescue

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 24, 2017

Meet Edith Anne and her very noble and tolerant big brother, Bishop. Edith Anne is  9 1/2 years old and has always played the pleasant but somewhat annoying loving little sister to Bishop (11 1/2 years). Over the last year, poor Edith’s arthritis in her carpi (wrists) have caused a significant deformity to her front… Read More

How to Find a Groomer That’s Right for You and Your Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 17, 2017

Written By: Dr. Gwen For some dogs, going to the groomer is like a spa day, but for others, the change of routine, strange handling and getting wet is worse then getting porcupine quills … in your eye! Finding the right groomer reduces the stress on your dog, enables you to feel free to leave… Read More

How to Find a Boarding Kennel that is Right for You and Your Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on April 10, 2017

Written By: Dr Gwen For some dogs, going to the kennel is like going to doggy camp, but for others, the change of routine and familiar things and people is a recipe to stress … and sickness. Finding a boarding kennel that reduces the stress on your dog, enables you to feel free to enjoy… Read More

Brenley – The Super Dog

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on March 27, 2017

Written By: Ashley Weatherbee, Vet Assistant In 2012 my partner and I added to our family. We drove to Springfield, Massachusetts and picked up our new 9 week old Bullmastiff puppy.  She was perfect and we fell in love immediately!  She has stolen the hearts of everyone she’s met, including all my co-workers here at… Read More

Life With Little

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on February 21, 2017

Written By: Charity Allen In the Fall of 2010, I was a new student in the NSAC Veterinary Technician Program. Daily, I went to the campus clinic where the majority of the animals were from shelters. These animals were there to be spayed or neutered. One particular cat named Willow, had caught my eye. He… Read More


Posted by wp_trurovetwe on January 30, 2017

This is Ripley, an 8yo German Shepherd that came to us after sneaking into his owners luggage and eating ~24 pieces of Pur gum. Thankfully she realized quickly what had happened and brought him in for immediate treatment. Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in gum, toothpaste and even peanut butter. In dogs it causes… Read More

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