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Heroic Fire Dog Matilda Reunited with Firemen and Vet Team

Published by VCA Inc. in Community Outreach, Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals May 22, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX – May 13, 2017 – Matilda, the heroic 3-1/2-year-old pit bull mix who saved her owners from a house fire in March, was reunited with the firemen who resuscitated her from smoke inhalation and the veterinary team at VCA Becker Animal Hospital who treated her. Matilda, who was sleeping between her pet parents, awoke smelling...

Acupuncture for Pets, An In Depth Look

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals, Veterinary Staff May 18, 2017

Acupuncture has been around for over 3,000 years, originally developed by the Chinese.  The uses for acupuncture can help with chronic pain and other ailments in dogs and other pets.  Check out the video below for an in-depth look at Acupuncture and it’...

K9 Officer First Aid Training, Florida

Published by VCA Inc. in Community Outreach, Dogs, VCA Animal Hospitals, Veterinary Staff May 10, 2017

After nearly 70 years of caring for the pets in South Florida, VCA Hollywood has developed strong relationships with our community. These relationships have transcended the doctor:patient bond and established us a solid resource for best pet care. This bond is no more epitomized than with our law enforcement community. For decades we have cared for our state and local police K9 officers for wellness and emergency care. This week,...

Terrapin Turtle Day

The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island in Maryland is a one-of-a-kind project off Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The island, which had eroded to five acres by 1993, is currently being restored to its historic footprint using sediment dredged from the shipping channels approaching the Port of Baltimore. A lack of land predators,...

VCA & VCA Charities Partner for a Q2 Local Fundraising Challenge

Published by VCA Inc. in Charities, Pennies for Pets, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals April 24, 2017

VCA has partnered with VCA Charities, a 501(c)(3) companion animal charitable organization, have come together to raise awareness and fundraise for local companion animal nonprofits across the country.  From April 1st to June 30th, all VCA hospitals across the U.S. will be collecting donations for local charities through the VCA Charities Pennies for Pets program.  All funds collected during this...

San Diego VCA Team Partner’s with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Published by VCA Inc. in Community Outreach, VCA Animal Hospitals, Veterinary Staff April 15, 2017

The San Diego VCA Community Outreach Team has partnered up with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in North County San Diego, which, since 1999 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum has been “inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.”. Our team, David Stromberg, Vilen Vlasov, Michelle Cornwell, Michele Chin, Deana Hartford, Glenn Barnes, Editha Quiambao,...

#VCAPets of the Week – March 31, 2017

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, Puppy, VCA Animal Hospitals March 31, 2017

Every week we take a look at the #VCAPets shown around social media and check in to see how (and WHAT) they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there are tons of adorable pets to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their amazing pet parents. #VCAPets...

TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System for Pet Cancer Treatment

Published by VCA Inc. in Cancer, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals March 1, 2017

YONKERS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a promising development for pet cancer patients in the Northeast, Animal Specialty Center (ASC) introduced its new TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy system to leading veterinary professionals with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting for the TrueBeam system was part of a continuing education seminar that included a presentation entitled, “Combining Surgery and Radiation” by ASC’s...