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Truro Vet has recently become AAHA accredited!

Posted by wp_trurovetwe on January 8, 2018

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization to accredit companion animal veterinary hospitals. They set standards for quality veterinary care throughout the entire hospital. These standards strive for excellence in client and patient care, and give us guidelines to help us accomplish that. Only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals in Canada and the… 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 December 20, 2016

Written By: Dr Melissa 6:30 am – Time to start my day! I’m scheduled to work a surgery shift today which means I need to be at work for 8am . That gives me an hour and a half to get myself and our three kids ready and out the door. I get my own… Read More

Diabetes In Our Feline Friends

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on May 23, 2014

Courtesy of: Dr. Michelle Did you know that as many as one out of every 50 cats will develop diabetes in its lifetime?  We tend to see this disease in obese cats that are between 10-13 years old.  70-80% of cats affected by the disease are male!  This blog is intended to teach you what… Read More

Our “Behind The Scenes At TVH” Contest Winner Speaks Up!

Posted by Gwen Mowbray-Cashen on March 28, 2014

Courtesy of: Sara-Dawn Hey, my name is Sara-Dawn Langille (better known as Sara-Dawn from River John) and I got an amazing opportunity to work with the staff at the Truro Veterinary Hospital on March 20, 2014.  I got to do this because I won a contest on Facebook called “Truro Vet Behind the Scenes” and… Read More

The Cone Of Shame!

Posted by trurovetblog on March 27, 2013

Courtesy of:  Brea It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone! “What on earth is that?” “Why is your dog wearing a lamp shade?” “Hey look, here comes cone head!” Actually, the technical name for this contraption is “Elizabethan Collar” (e-collar for short).  While they do look bizarre, they serve a… Read More

Good To The Last…Pill?

Posted by trurovetblog on March 8, 2013

Courtesy of: Dr. Gwen “That last prescription you gave Tommy Boy worked wonders!” Mr. Jenkins said excitedly.  I was happy to hear it but I wasn’t so happy to hear the rest.  “He didn’t even have to take all the pills for it to get better, so now I have some left to keep on… Read More

What Do You Mean He’s Fat?

Posted by trurovetblog on March 7, 2013

Courtesy of: Juanita “Ah, excuse me?” That’s what I thought when Dr. Michelle told me my 4 year old Golden Retriever, Charlie, needed to lose weight.  Who did she think she was? Then I took a step back and really looked at Charlie.  Apparently what I had taken as a full winter coat was indeed… Read More

You’re Never Too YOUNG To Learn!

Posted by trurovetblog on February 25, 2013

Courtesy of: Kaila One question that I hear often is “When can I start training?”  The answer is, the sooner the better! When I got my puppy Indy (almost 5 years ago now) he was 8 weeks old and I started his training the very first day he arrived home.  Some time ago, people were… Read More

Cushing’s Disease – The Scoop On Sparky

Posted by trurovetblog on August 27, 2012

Courtesy of:  Dr. Michelle Our last Facebook contest gave you the opportunity to guess what disease our 12 year old fictional dog Sparky had.  The correct answer was Cushing’s Disease (also known as hyperadrenocorticism, or HAC). HAC is a disease involving an excess of one or more adrenal gland steroids, most commonly cortisol.  We tend… Read More

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