To Our Community, It is with gratitude and excitement, we wish you a Happy New Year! What a year it has been. As we reflect on this past year, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunities we had to meet the needs of our community in these trying times. Our doors opened in April 2020, and despite the chaos in the world we were welcomed by western Montana’s pet owners, veterinary professionals, community organizations,
The holidays are a special time for celebration and looking towards the New Year. Now more than ever we need a time to relax and unwind! In order to avoid spoiling your holiday cheer with a visit to the vet, here are a few things to keep in mind. Chocolate and Artificial Sweeteners: Chocolate toxicity is one of the most common reasons for pet emergency visits over the holidays. Other candies could contain sweeteners, such
Happy National Vet Technician Week! eterinary Technicians do not have an easy job. That's why we are proud to celebrate our techs this week during National Veterinary Technician Week! Veterinary Technicians are required to have an extensive library of technical skills from monitoring anesthesia during surgeries to drawing blood to administering medications to taking x-rays. They also perform initial intake histories, documentation, and client education and communication. Not to mention they keep the clinic clean
Stopping to smell the flowers once again Helping animals become healthy enough to smell the spring flowers is what brings us joy. The last couple weeks have been heartfelt and wonderful. Please stay in touch with your pet's recovery, we love hearing about it. Life is full of hardship and complications. Sometimes the worst comes up and we are all to quick to remember what was taken for granted.
Dogs helping to fight COVID-19 We know dogs have done amazing things, from sniffing out bombs, warning owners about upcoming seizures, to early cancer detection. Once again they may become a wonderful helping hand. A medical charity, called Medical Detection Dogs, in England that has successfully trained dogs to detect malaria is now attempting to train man’s best friend to identify the smell of COVID-19. They are partnering with the Tropical Medicine and Hygiene School
Giving thanks to our local veterinarians! We want to give thanks to our supporting veterinarians for finding ways to help the patients we have seen with their follow up care. Each morning we have gotten to watch patients walk out feeling better than when they arrived but not every patient is lucky enough to heal in a single night. Frequently it takes the community working together to make it happen and we have been witness