Our Stories

  • black dog panting, taking a break

    A Lucky Break Indeed

    Oct 29 2014

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    Six years ago, Mr. T observed a van stopping to let out a small pup.  He thought that the pup was just being let out to relieve himself.  Imagine his…

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    Born Free

    Oct 08 2014

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    Smokey was born into a colony of wild cats living in a barn. Typically, these cats are unapproachable and will have nothing to do with people, but Smokey was good…

  • brown dog on a lash


    Sep 24 2014

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    When Major entered his families household, he was “Shorter than the grass in the backyard”.  Fourteen years later, this conservative Staffordshire Bull Terrier is still with us.  Nothing fazes him. …

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    OCD in A Dog?

    May 14 2014

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    OCD is a common term in the field of human psychology. Although I have often felt that my pets suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, in the veterinary field OCD usually…

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    Meet Harry Houdini

    May 01 2014

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    Harry was adopted by Ed’s family earlier this year and as you can guess, he is an expert at escaping from confined areas. Cages, kennels… you name it. These antics…

  • x-ray showing normal hip and a hip with dysplasia

    Before and After Hip Dysplasia

    Apr 27 2014

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    Brandy was rescued when she was 2 weeks old, and the odds of her survival were touch and go. She had to be bottle fed and nursed through this period…

  • sad black puppy laying on the ground

    A Tale of a Pup’s Tail

    Apr 13 2014

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    When Diesel visited the hospital, he was just five weeks old. He had lesions on his feet and even worse, a severely infected tail. And there begins the tale of…

  • Jay the cat seating on wooden floor

    Jay’s Legacy

    Apr 01 2014

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    Diane has been a client with us for longer than I can remember. She has a reputation for being devoted to her pets. It was a common place to find…

  • Daisy the dog sitting on grass and holding purple toy in her mouth


    Mar 18 2014

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    There are always certain clients you can recognize before you ask for their name. For example, when I’m working and I’m asked for the “big bottle of insulin” (as opposed…

  • Charlie the dog is sitting on grass under the shade

    Victim of Circumstance

    Mar 04 2014

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    Tragedy can strike in the most unexpected and unusual fashion. We rarely consider catastrophic events as we go through our day to day life dealing with responsibilities at work, as…