May 14, 2015
Veterinary Sales Tax Being Proposed
A new sales tax of 6.35% on veterinary care and services has been proposed. We are concerned this sales tax will make it more difficult for pet owners to provide adequate care for their animals. If you would like to voice your opinion in opposition to this new proposed tax:
1. Please print out the following letter – all you need to do is add an addressee and sign it. Letter in Opposition to New Veterinary Tax
2. Mail it to your state representatives and senators. You can find your local representatives at this link. If you prefer, you can also email your representatives from this link – just copy & paste the content of the letter linked above into their email form.
Thank you for sharing our concerns about keeping animal health care as affordable as it can be for pet owners.
We Are Now Offering Therapeutic Laser Treatments
We are pleased to now be offering therapeutic laser treatments at our facility. While relatively new technology to the veterinary medical field, laser therapy can be used to reduce tissue inflammation post injury, to manage pain such as that associated with arthritis, and speed recovery post operatively. Our MLS laser system can be used to augment or reduce the use of traditional treatment options for pain and inflammation, such as pharmaceuticals, offering a truly multimodal approach to pain management and tissue damage reversal. If you think you may have a pet that could benefit from MLS laser therapy, our staff would be happy to setup a consult with one of our doctors.
For the month of November we are running a special package for laser therapy which amounts to 15% off a total of 5 sessions.
January 14, 2013
15% Discount on Dental Work for the Month of February
For the month of February, in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering all dental procedures at 15% off. This includes x-rays, extractions, and medications dispensed in connection with the dental work performed. It does not include any other purchases made at the same time, nor does it include vaccinations or pre-anesthetic blood work. Please take advantage of this discount to get your pet's oral health in-shape for the new year!
October 1, 2012
Our Online Pharmacy Is Open for Business
We are pleased to be able to offer ourpatients dental x-rays. In addition to our standard dental cleaning and polishing service we also offer a comprehensive dental package whichincludes dental radiography. Currently only 10% of veterinaryfacilities have the capability to take dental radiographs and we feelstrongly that this service enhances the quality of medicine that ourhospital can offer.
Dental radiographs can provide atremendous amount of information. Most owners are unaware that 80% ofdental pathology is below the gingiva or gumline. These hiddenpathologies include painful conditions such as abscesses, fracturedtooth roots, and resorptive lesions. Furthermore, most owners areunaware that dental disease can have major systemic effects. Dentaldisease is not just a mouth problem; it can lead to very seriousdiseases and infections of the heart, liver, and kidneys, to name a few. This service can provide necessary information needed todetect, treat, and prevent such conditions that otherwise would goundiagnosed. Please ask our doctors and staff if you are interested in discussing this service.
December 21, 2011
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October 22, 2011
For more detailed information about this disease please review the following links from the CDC, AVMA, CVMA, and Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine:
CVMA: Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association
New Monthly Flea Preventative for Cats Available
A new topical flea preventative from the pharmaceutical company, Elanco, is now available for cats. The product, Assurity™, is designed to kill adult fleas rapidly, starting 12 hours after dosing, and lasts for 30 days between doses. The product will become available in March 2011. For more information please ask our doctors and staff, or visit Elanco's website at http://www.assurity4cats.com
New Monthly Flea and Heartworm Preventative for Dogs Available
A new oral flea and heartworm preventative from the pharmaceutical company, Elanco, is now available for dogs. The product, Trifexis™, is designed as both a monthly flea and heartworm preventative but also can be used to treat and control hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. The product will become available in March 2011. The product is not designed for the prevention of ticks but can be combined with a tick collar, such as Preventic®. For more information please ask our doctors and staff, or visit Elanco's website at http://www.trifexis.com