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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,...

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,...

Wicked’s Bucket List

Published by VCA Inc. in Cancer, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, Veterinary Staff February 23, 2017

By: Heidi Thornton Ten years ago, Matt, my then husband, wanted to get back into French Ringsport. In doing research he found that Malinois were the breed of choice if you wanted to be competitive on a national level. He did his due diligence and researched kennels, pedigrees and upcoming litters. He narrowed his search down to two...

VCA Canada – Sharing our Rebranding Story

Published by VCA Inc. in Associate Veterinary Clinics, VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Canada, Veterinary Staff February 20, 2017

On February 8, 2017, we announced that all of our hospitals in the Associate Veterinary Clinics family in Canada will now operate under the VCA Canada name. This is an exciting time for VCA as a whole and we are excited to share this news relating to our Canada family. Our hospitals will still have the same dedicated...

Finding Bear

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Happy Tails, Pets, Shelters & Rescues, Veterinary Staff February 8, 2017

Ashley Toole knew that finding Bear would not be easy, but she also knew she would never give up trying. Like many people who work in the animal care and rescue industry, Ashley has a special bond with pets. This love of animals is what brought Ashley and Bear together, even when the odds were against them. This...

Importance and Understanding of Proper Puppy Socialization

Published by VCA Inc. in Behavior, Behavior Blog, Dogs, Pets, Puppy, Tips, Veterinary Staff January 29, 2017

What is socialization? The Merriam Webster Human Medical Dictionary states: “the process by which a human being beginning at infancy acquires the habits, beliefs, and accumulated knowledge of society through education and training for adult status” Animal Socialization This definition is a great way of looking at animal socialization; the process of preparing a young animal to be...