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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

Get Enlightened about LASER Therapy

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on June 20, 2016

Veterinarians have learned a lot about how animals experience pain over the last thirty years. When I graduated from vet school in 1985, we were instructed that animals feel less pain and handle pain much better than their human counterparts. We were told that a little pain is OK because it discourages activity and that… Read More

Not Just Cuddling Puppies and Kittens

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on August 6, 2014

Courtesy of: Joye As a Registered Veterinary Technician, I often hear comments like “It must be nice to play with pets all day”, or “You have my dream job, hanging out with kittens and puppies!”  Although on occasion we do get to share some special moments of cuddling with the amazing pets who come to… Read More

CANDi + Mexico = A Great Adventure!

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on January 31, 2014

Courtesy of: Joye On November 30, 2013 I headed off to Cancun, Mexico for the trip of a lifetime.  Over the next week, working with over 50 other volunteers organized by Cats and Dogs International, we spayed and neutered over 900 dogs and cats!  But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself… Cats and Dogs… Read More

I Am A Veterinary Technician

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on October 18, 2013

Courtesy of: Charity A wagging tail or a soft purr has the ability to melt my heart in an instant.  I am a sucker for a cute, furry face and because of this, every day I wear a smile from ear to ear (and of course a layer of fur on my scrubs). I can… Read More

Getting A (Stress-Free) Handle On Your Pets!

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on September 12, 2013

Courtesy of: Ashley One of the wonderful things about working at Truro Veterinary Hospital is the encouragement and opportunity all staff members are given to continuously learn.  Recently six of us attended a two day seminar with amazing Animal Behaviourist, Dr. Sophia Yin. Dr. Yin became a veterinarian in 1993.  Soon after, she realized that… Read More

Nothing Brightens A Day Quite Like A Kitten!

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on August 26, 2013

Courtesy of: Joye Before you ask, no, we don’t take strays!  That sounds like a rather tough rule, but as a Veterinary Hospital we handle requests from overwhelmed folks almost daily, asking us to take in a stray cat (often pregnant or a new mom with many kittens) or rehome a kitty who just isn’t… Read More

Guest Post: A Volunteer’s Experience

Posted by trurovetblog on June 21, 2013

Courtesy of: Kaitlyn – Veterinary Administrative Assistant Student Volunteer Volunteering at Truro Vet was a very good experience.  All the people I met were amazing and helpful, and all the animals I met I fell in love with.  I will never forget them.  I wish I could stay with their team forever but I need… Read More

Survey Says: We’re The Best!

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Courtesy of: Joye Last May we got some exciting news.  The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce notified us we were among the top 3 finalists for the Best Pet Service award at the Best of Colchester awards in June 2012.  We were ecstatic.  I was particularly excited, since I had never heard of this… Read More

At TVH The Learning Never Stops!

Posted by trurovetblog on January 7, 2013

Courtesy of: Michelle New advances are made in veterinary medicine every year. Breakthroughs in research and new scientific discoveries happen regularly. This allows for the development of more effective treatments for common diseases, novel procedures for a better prognosis, and an improved understanding of disease processes in general. Did you know that veterinarians are required… Read More

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