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Tats for Tails Event To Benefit Norfolk Animal Care Center

Just in time for skin showing summer outfits - the Norfolk Animal Care Center has partnered with Fuzion Ink Tattoo for “Tats for Tails,” a fundraiser and mini-block party to be held Friday, July 7th, 2017. Pet Care will be closing at 4:00 pm in order for our employees to attend this event. We will re-open at 7:00 am, Saturday, July 8th, 2017. The event will be held at Fuzion Ink Tattoo’s shop on 729 Granby Street in Norfolk. Tattoo costs will vary from $50 to $100 per piece. Anyone ...

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Pet Care Hours - Fourth of July week

Pet Care Veterinary Hospital will be closing at 4:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. We will be closed all day Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 due to the Fourth of July holiday. Should you need emergency medical services, please call our friends at Bay Beach Veterinary/Emergency Hospital, (757) 340-3913. Bay Beach is located at 4340 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452,...

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Highly Contagious H3N2 Canine Influenza Multi-state Outbreak

A multi-state outbreak of the highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus has now been confirmed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and Illinois. From the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine: H3N2 CIV causes a respiratory infection in dogs that looks like “kennel cough”. Common symptoms include sneezing, nasal discharge, and frequent coughing that can last for 2 weeks or more. Many dogs have a fever, decreased appetite, a...

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Puff the Duck and Dr. Andrew Bean on DuckDVM Website

Puff is a two-year-old female Khaki Campbell who is an emotional support duck for her owner and our client, Ashley Scott. Ashley suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that, every three weeks, entails getting six-hour treatments at the cancer center in order to help boost her immune system. In the evenings, Ashley often has to undergo regular nebulizer sessions in order to help her breath. Puff provides Ashley a great deal of comfort, for despite the loud noise made by the nebulizer, she remains...

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Ticks Out In Force This Year!

A Cornell lab has identified 26 species of ticks just on the East Coast alone this year with 2017 expected to be one of the worst years ever on record. Copy and paste the link below into your browser - the article from Consumer Reports will give you some really great ideas on how to tick-proof your yard and help keep you and your pets safe! http://www.consumerreports.org/pest-control/tick-proof-your-yard-without-spraying/...

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Win A Dyson Vacuum Cleaner!

Need a really great vacuum cleaner to pick up all of your precious pets fur? We have just the one for you - the Dyson Ball Multifloor 2! We are giving one away and we know you are asking so how do I get my name in the drawing? Simple....buy a twelve pack of either Sentinel Spectrum chews or a 12 pack of Sentinel Flavor Tabs here at Pet Care. Your name will be placed inside the Win Me box. Plus, we will give you a mail in rebate for a $50.00 Sentinel Visa prepaid card! Drawing will be M...

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Oxbow Animal Health Adds New Pellet Options

Oxbow is marketing new products for rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and gerbils and chinchillas that many pet parents will want to try! Their new pellets - Garden Select - combines wholesome, and enriching garden ingredients with a hand-selected blend of hays to create aromatic, enticing recipes guaranteed to deliver complete and balanced nutrition to promote wellness for every pet. Garden Select Highlights: Non-GMO recipes, novel, garden-inspired ingredients, delectable aroma and fl...

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Pet Care May 7th Open House Postponed

Due to structural damage the Pet Care Veterinary Hospital Open House scheduled for Sunday, May 7th, 2017, has been postponed. The repairs will take longer than initially anticipated so we are going to reschedule this event sometime later this year. In the meantime - check out our Puppy Parties. For more information - look at the story directly below.......

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Puppy Parties Now At Pet Care

It is well known that puppies that experience a wide variety of new things at a very early age are more likely to grow into stable, well-adjusted dogs. By teaching your puppy good manners during this critical time in their development you can build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Join us each Saturday at 2:00 pm and let Dr. Jessica Urban and Licensed Veterinary Technician Michelle Ardan help your puppy become a more secure and happy part of your family! SIGN UP TODAY! - FILL OU...

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Janyce Cooper - Published Author!

We know that you come to Pet Care because of the fabulous care your precious pets receive but did you know that we have employees who absolutely shine like diamonds in their field? Well, we do and one of them, Janyce Cooper, LVT, VTS-Dentistry, just authored an impressive article entitled Ferret Dentistry: No Weaseling About It! for the national magazine Todays Veterinary Technician (January/February 2017). Talk about a fabulous read.....even a non-dental person can understand what she is talkin...

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New Years Resolutions That You Can Keep!

With the new year comes a rash of promises we all make that barely last the month of January....you know the ones...go to the gym, start eating healthy food versus fast food, put the phone down and interact with real people more.....anyway, how about some resolutions geared towards your best friend? Yes, we are talking about your companion animal! Check out some of the do-able resolutions below....with our help they can be accomplished! Update all of your pets vaccinations! Lets wipe out a...

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Pet Pictures With Santa

Come have your pets picture taken with our very own Santa! We will be holding this fundraising event in the small white Bayside Kennels building located behind Pet Care. Cost: $7.00 per pet. All money going to K9 Justice League, Rakki Inu Akita Rescue and Friends of Rabbits. Reservations are needed and you have to call Pet Care at 757-473-0111 to save your spot. All photo sessions are 10 minutes long so please be on time and have your pet ready to pose. Photos will be emailed to you so we ...

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Dr. Andrew D. Bean, Published Author!

Dr. Andrew D. Bean can now add the title of author to his extensive resume with the publication of two of his articles in the prestigious Blackwells Five Minute Consult: Avian. This book is chock full of information on diseases and conditions seen in birds, all of which is presented in a quick-reference format that is ideal for veterinary practices. This book features fast access to essential information on 128 avian diseases and syndromes and is written by leading experts in avian medic...

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Poisons! Storms! Emergencies, oh my!

Emergency preparedness can mean the difference between life and death for your precious pet! Knowing who to call, items to have on hand at home, what to do, and where to go will go a long way in ensuring that your emergency will have a happy ending. What: Emergency! What Now? Critter Chat When: July 16th, 2016 at 2 pm Where: Pet Care Veterinary Hospital Lobby Host: LVT Pattie Seeger Knowledge is a powerful tool...let us help you be in control! Handouts galore, giveaways and of...

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Senior Dogs: Rescheduled From May 21st to June 4th

Calling all senior dog folks - did you know that old age doesnt have to be so hard? Your dog may have some issues that arent being addressed because he/she just isnt telling you about them. So, how do you really know what is reality for your precious pooch? Do you have concerns that you really would like to air but never have had a chance? Well, our Senior Dogs Critter Chat is the place to be Saturday, June 4th, at 2 pm. No powerpoint presentation. Simply a wine and cheese (ok, fake wine) get to...

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Senior Dogs: 5 Signs You Dont Want To Ignore

Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before. One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. Come explore your options with our own Dr. Kelly Coplen on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 2 pm, here on the second floor of Pet Care Veterinary Hospital. We will be using a question and answer format rather than a powerpoint presentation where you, the a...

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Dr. Coplen, Karen and Tucker on Channel 13s Coastal Connections

On March 27th, Easter Sunday, Dr. Kelly Coplen, Karen and Tucker the bun appeared on local ABC affiliate, Channel 13s (Cox Cable), Coastal Connections. Hosted by on-air personality Sandra Parker, the topic was So, You Have A Rabbit. Now What? . VIEW VIDEO You can also view the video at our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PetCareVet/...

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April Rabbit Critter Chat To Be The Binkyest!

Calling all rabbit enthusiasts! Pet Care Veterinary Hospital will be hosting a rabbit Critter Chat, Thump, Binky, Chin, Grunt, on Saturday, April 16th at 2 pm in the Pet Care lobby. Dr. Andrew Bean will be the host. Dr. Bean, along with Pet Cares resident Bunny Lady, will be sharing their knowledge regarding bun behavior along with tips and tricks that will help enrich your furry friends life. There will be easy toy making (and buying) demonstrations, freebies from Oxbow, OneEar Up, and A...

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Booster Only Clinic Added in March

In an effort to make sure all dogs seen at our Canine Respiratory Defense Clinics receive their boosters, a Booster Only Clinic has been added to the schedule. Dogs who came to our clinic on Feb. 18th and Feb. 25th and received the H3N2 vaccine, H3N8 vaccine, or the Bordetella vaccine can come back on Saturday, March 19th, from 2 to 4 pm to receive the discounted booster. The cost for the H3N2 and H3N8 booster will be $10.00 (regularly $25.50) while the cost for the Bordetella booster will...

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Pet Dental Phobia? We Are Here To Help!

Do you suffer from Pet Dental Phobia? Are you fearful of your precious little one being given anesthesia? If so, then this Critter Chat is for you! Janyce Cooper, LVT, VTS-Dentistry, will share with you all of the wonders that great dental helath can provide! You will hear all about the importance of having dental check-ups, how stinky breath may be a sign of some serious oral issues, and how well your pet is able to manage mouth pain - so well that you may not even be aware he/she is suff...

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Canine Respiratory Defense Clinic

Pet Care Veterinary Hospital is holding a series of Canine Respiratory Defense Clinics during the month of February in order to help your dog breathe easier this flu season. No appointment is necessary but you do need to call 473-0111 to sign up for your preferred date. The vaccine clinic dates are: Thursdays: Feb. 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Time: 12 - 2 Saturdays: Feb. 20th and March 5th Time: 1 - 3 Vaccines: H3N2 - $13.00 (regularly $25.00) CIV - $13.00 (...

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Canine Influenza Outbreak in the Midwest

If you have been keeping up with any of the national news outlets you have probably heard about the Canine Influenza outbreak in and around the Chicago area, which spread to 23 states within 5 months. Another hot spot was Georgia. The strain found in both outbreaks was H3N2. The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV H3N2 and H3N8) is a highly contagious infection. Canine influenza is spread via coughing, barking and sneezing and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and ...

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Pet Care Has A New Hospital Administrator

Once upon a time, in a state far away, there worked a young woman whose desire to return to Virginia was beginning to blossom. Her current job was filled with wonderful, warm people and happy workaday experiences but the sandy terrain of Virginia Beach was too strong a lure to resist. So, after several phone calls and a whirlwind visit, this enterprising Hospital Administrator packed up her belongings, bade Alaska adieu, and arrived back to her native Virginia to take over the helm at Pet Care...

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Alexander Finds His Furever Home

Our dear friends, Mary and Thurman Worthington, lost their precious cat, Coopurr, last year. Since then their house has been so quiet without a fur friend. Recently they decided to take a trip to Best Friends out in Kanab, Utah, and spend some quality time with the kitties there, helping out with area cleaning and laundry while getting to know the feline population. Now, it shouldnt surprise anyone that instead of bringing home a souvenir tee shirt they came back to Virginia Beach with the ve...

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Pet Care Helping With Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

Getting into the spirit of giving, Pet Care Veterinary Hospital is busy collecting non-perishable foods for the 19th annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive. We are accepting canned, bagged, and boxed food from our wonderful PC clients as well. We have a huge box right inside the doorway that we hope will be filled to the brim by Friday, November 20th! All you have to do is come on in to the lobby and there, on the left hand side of the doorway, is a Rubbermaid box. Just drop your contributions...

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So, You Want To Be A Vet Or A Vet Tech...

Join us on Saturday, October 17th, at 2 pm, for one of our most popular Critter Chats ever - So You Want To Be A Vet or A Vet Tech. Free and open to the public, this session will be hosted by Dr. Wallace Starke and LVT Pattie Seeger. This Critter Chat will provide you with the opportunity to get an in-depth look at exactly what these two careers are all about. High school seniors and college-age students will benefit greatly from this event, especially since they will be given the chance to r...

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How To Pick Your Pets Food

Ever find yourself standing in front of the pet food aisle with a totally confused look on your face....the many cans, bags, advertisements can be so overwhelming. With so many food options, just how do you pick the right one for your companion? We feel your pain! Dr. Andrew Bean will be hosting our next Critter Chat on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 2 pm. His topic will be How to Translate Food Labels, See Through Marketing Ploys, and Select A Food That Is Right For Your Pet. This s...

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Corn Cobs and Pooch Do Not Mix!

Reagan Donelan is a mastiff who has a huge appetite for fun and food - and not always in that order. So, imagine her owners surprise when one Saturday Reagan didnt want to eat...or play...just lie around. Not typical Reagan behavior. Once here at Pet Care, Dr. Hulls ordered x-rays and there were several interesting objects in Reagans stomach. After a quick consult with the owners, Reagan was whisked back to surgery where Dr. Hulls surgically removed several corn cobs. Usually vegetables...

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August Critter Chat To Focus On Cat Nutrition

With all the problems we have with our own diets, is it any wonder we make mistakes when feeding our cats? Overfeeding, offering too little water, feeding dry food…..yes, nutritional guidelines have changed and Dr. Partlow will be telling you all about it at this event. When: Saturday, August 15th at 2 pm Where: Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, second floor There will be a question and answer period afterwards and refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. No reservation...

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Pet Care Is On A Billboard

Check out our latest banner photo featuring Dr. Peter G. Fisher and our two super receptionists, Janet and Darlene. This is actually a billboard that was created by our wonderful insurance partner, Optima Health. Beginning July 13th this board will be in Norfolk on I-64 on the left hand side 0.3 miles north of Tidewater Drive. It will be there for a month. In August, it will be posted in Portsmouth on George Washington Hwy near Harley Ave. So, start scanning the skyline...we have arrived!...

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Feline Frolics Is Back

Feline Frolics - Pet Cares answer to your cats dream vet visit - has been given Five Stars by all of our recent cat clients! Why? Maybe its the absolutely fabulous gifts our kitties and their humans are receiving when they come in for their scheduled appointments. Could be the calm waiting room and the ever attentive veterinary assistant who greets and then escorts them into a clean, quiet, behavior pheromone treated room. Of course it could also be the friendly doctors, veterinary technicia...

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Welcome Our Newest Team Member

Please help us welcome our newest team member..... Patti graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Hospital Management with SUNY (State University of New York). Her professional interests include: senior pet care, anesthesia and preventative medicine and client education. Patti has also been working with the Blue Ridge Community College vet tech program for 9 years...

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A Billboard For Pet Care!

You can now see Dr. Peter G. Fisher and Receptionists Janet and Darlene on a billboard! Optima Health created this fabulous billboard as a tribute to our partnership with them.. Beginning July 13th, you will be able to see this board in Norfolk on on the left hand side of I64, 0.3 miles north of Tidewater Drive. The board will run for a month. In August, it will be posted in Portsmouth on George Washington Hwy near Harley Ave. So, start scanning the skyline...we have arrived!...

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Rabbit Critter Chat In July

Dr. Peter G. Fishers Rabbit Critter Chat is this Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at 2 pm in the Pet Care Veterinary Hospital lobby. Dr. Fisher will be speaking about every bun parents worst fear, E. Cuniculi, as well as opening the floor to questions on topics like bonding, nutrition, setting up an appropriate habitat and our personal favorite, living with geriatric buns. Our friends at Oxbow Animal Health have again sent a huge box of give-aways that will make every bun binky with joy! Remember, y...

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Fynn and the Jellyfish

Fynn Moreira and his dad took a little stroll along the ocean front this morning.......being a pup of a certain age, Fynn thought that chomping down on a jellyfish might be a really cool thing to do. He can now tell you with 100% certainty that jellyfish are not good things to eat. After some profuse vomiting, which scared his dad, Fynn came to see Dr. Starke for a once-over. Yep, this cool dude is wagging his tail now.. Eating that jellyfish totally irritated Fynns digestive tract which caus...

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“The 411 on Internal and External Reptile Parasites”

Got Reptiles? Then this Critter Chat is for you! “The 411 on Internal and External Reptile Parasites” When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 Where: Pet Care Veterinary Lobby Hosted by: Dr. Wallace Starke An informative presentation followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served. No reservations needed. Just come on in and grab a seat....

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Pop Corning Piggies Critter Chat

Is there a Guinea Pig living in your house? Do you have questions concerning feeding, housing, health issues, behavior, or enrichment? If so, this Critter Chat is for you! When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 2 pm Where: Pet Care Veterinary Hospital lobby Host: Dr. Andrew Bean Dr. Bean will be sharing his knowledge of all things guinea pig during this fun filled, informative session. There will be give-aways from Oxbow Animal Health, refreshments and a question and answer period...hop...

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Critter Chat In April Is All About Heartworms

Did you know that heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets? The Tidewater area provides prime breeding conditions for mosquitoes, which play an essential role in the heartworm life cycle. So, what is a pet lover to do? You are invited to join us for Dr. Kelly Coplen’s informative and entertaining Heartworm Disease and Prevention Critter Chat! When: Saturday, April 18th at 2 pm Where: Pet Care Veterinary Hospital Lobby Hosted by: Dr. Kelly Coplen No reservations are need...

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Parvovirus Back in VB!

PARVO! Yes, the Parvo virus has again reared its ugly head here in the Virginia Beach area. The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center recently received dogs that have tested positive. Pet Care just sent home a dog that is now out of danger; however, another case has just been brought into our hospital. If you are in doubt as to your dogs vaccine status, please call us at 473-0111. The dogs intestinal tract is most severely affected by this virus. If the virus is left untreated the ...

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Dr. Jill Partlow to Present at the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that our own Dr. Jill D. Partlow has been asked to present a case at the annual American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture meeting this month. She is one of three small animal acupuncturists in the country to be asked to share her case with her peers on March 13th in Boston. Dr. Partlow will be sharing a power point and video concerning rear limb paralysis in a guinea pig that was resolved after receiving acupuncture treatments....

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March 21st Critter Chat To Focus on Household Toxins

Common Household Toxins Affecting Pets Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 2 pm Hosted by Dr. Herbert A. Hulls Did you know that there are many dangers in and around the home that can spell disaster for your pet? Our companion animals tend to be curious about almost everything and it never fails to amaze us the things they will put in their mouth. Come hear Dr. Hulls outline the most common toxins that will cause damage to your precious pet. As usual, our Critter Chats are free and open ...

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Prevention of Ferret Adrenal Disease

Current research has suggested that a single hormone injection (Lupron®) given during the natural breeding season (Dec. to Feb.) may help prevent or delay the onset of clinical adrenal disease in ferrets. We invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss this valuable treatment option with our doctors before the breeding season ends in early March. For more information visit our web site: http://www.petcarevb.com/veterinary-services/ferret-care.html and scroll down to the blue highlighted...

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Ferret Distemper Vaccine at Pet Care

As many of you know, the only approved vaccine for prevention of distemper in ferrets (Purevax Ferret Distemper by Merial) is no longer being manufactured. With news of distemper outbreaks associated with unvaccinated ferrets being reported around the country, Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has researched alternative products and has settled on the NeoVac canine distemper vaccine produced by NeoTech Vaccines, LLC. While ferrets are more prone to vaccine reactions, our research into its use in num...

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