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Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Winter Newsletter 2018

Winter Newsletter 2018

The doctors and staff at Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and their families a happy and healthy holiday season.

Finding the Perfect Gift

Finding the perfect gift is the great obsession of every holiday shopper.  After scouring the malls and toy stores for something the recipient does not already have, the giver may think “A pet!” and picture their loved one embracing a fluffy puppy or kitten in the glow of the Christmas tree.  Such scenes are always heart-warming and there is no doubt that most people would love a puppy or kitten to cuddle near the fire on Christmas day.  But what about then next day?  What about when the kids go back to school and the puppy is left alone in a crate or backyard?

What of the kitten, who’s bow has come off and is having trouble using the litter box consistently?  What about the cost, for grooming, feeding, training, and veterinary care?  As pet lover’s, we at AVC understand the allure of a holiday pet and the joy it can to bring to a family for years to come.  With that in mind, here are a few things to consider before getting a pet as a gift.

  • Make sure the person wants the pet! Pets are a life-long commitment and can often interfere with jobs, school, vacations, and other lifestyle choices.
  • Consider getting the pet gear (bed, collar, leash, toys) and giving a “pet promise.”  After the holidays are over, take the recipient to a local shelter to pick out their pet.
  • Make sure the recipient has the financial resources to care for the pet.  Food, training, boarding, grooming, and veterinary care add up over time and you do not want to put someone in a position where they have a pet they cannot afford.
  • Shop the shelters first.  There are so many wonderful shelter dogs and cats available, and many shelters offer gift cards so you can give those as part of a “pet promise.”
  • Do research on whatever you are considering.  Do you have enough room for a large dog?  Is anyone in the family allergic to cats? Is your child old enough and responsible enough to care for a pet?  It is better to ask these questions before you get a pet than find out after you have bonded with a pet and have to rehome it.
  • Do not let getting a pet as a present be a “spur of the moment” decision.  A pet is a gift, not a present, and should be enjoyed throughout the year and not just at holidays.

If you have any questions about getting a pet this holiday, please feel free to contact AVC to speak to our knowledgeable staff.  If you get a pet, feel free to stop by so we can meet the newest member of your family!

Ringing in the New Year

It is natural for people to overindulge at this time of year and allow their pets to do the same.  Remember that pets have delicate digestive systems and changes to their diet could cause vomiting or diarrhea.  Turkey or ham scraps may seem like a nice treat for your dog, but you are better off throwing it away.  Turkey and prime rib bones are choking hazards and may cause internal bleeding.  Also, remember that alcohol is toxic to pets.  If possible, contain your pet in an area away from parties.  If your pet mingles with the guests, make sure they do not indulge in any untended plates or drinks.  If you have reason to believe your pet may have ingested something harmful, bring them to AVC immediately.

Possibly the most traumatic event for pets on New Year’s Eve is fireworks.  Fireworks can be so upsetting for some dogs that they jump through a window or over a six-foot fence out of sheer panic or in an attempt to escape the noise and booming vibration.  For this reason, the most important thing you can do to protect your pet (even indoor pets) is to make sure they are microchipped and have a collar with your contact information on it.  We strongly recommend your pet have both.  Other things you can do to help your pet survive the holiday include keeping them home, closing all the windows and doors, leaving a television or radio playing to drown out noise, keeping them in a small secure space, and staying home with your pet.  For dogs with an extreme fear of fireworks, all of the above, products like the Thundershirt, and even sedation may be required.

The doctors and staff at AVC are looking forward to an amazing 2019.  We wish all our friends, two-legged, four-legged, no-legged, and feathered, a safe and happy holiday season.

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr. Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

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Advanced Veterinary Care’s Pet Awareness Workshop Series (PAWS) Exotics Encounter

Advanced Veterinary Care’s Pet Awareness Workshop Series (PAWS) Exotics Encounter

Exotics Encounter

Advanced Veterinary Care is pleased to announce our first Pet Awareness Workshop Series (PAWS) Exotics Encounter. This class will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and will be open to high school and middle school aged students. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to attend. Enrollment is limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ever wonder what’s inside a turtles shell or how much food a hamster can carry inside its cheeks? Come get the answers to these and other questions at AVC! The PAWS Exotics Encounter will be an interactive, hands-on workshop with lecture and laboratory components. This class will be taught and supervised by an experienced veterinarian. The species covered include:

  • A Lessor-Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  • A baby Hedgehog!
  • A Bearded Dragon
  • A baby Florida King Snake
  • A Leopard Tortoise

The focus of this class is the unique anatomy and physiology of some of the rarer pets veterinarians see on a daily basis. Students will examine the animals, interpret x-rays, and discuss species adaptations. If you have a student who has an exotic pet or is interested in animal medicine, this class is not to be missed. You can register your student through our website and a confirmation will be sent via e-mail. Registration is $40.00 per student and can be paid by cash or check the day of the workshop.

To register, or to see photos from previous PAWS, visit our website at sanelijovet.com or call (760)736-3636 to speak to one of our experienced staff. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is pleased to announce our next Pet Awareness Workshop

Behind the Scenes at the Veterinary ER!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is pleased to announce our next Pet Awareness Workshop offered on Wednesday, March 2nd! This class is open to high school students and will be held from 3:15 to 5:15 pm. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to attend.

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This course will cover:

– How to recognize and respond to a veterinary emergency

                  – Common veterinary emergencies with case examples

`                 – Examples of emergency diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures

 

Classes will be interactive lecture followed by a hands-on laboratory component. This class will be taught and directly supervised by a veterinarian. Enrollment is extremely limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. You can register your student through our web-site. Registration is $40.00 per student and can be paid by cash or check on the day of the workshop. Parents will be notified of your student’s registration status by e-mail. Refreshments will be provided.

Please visit our website at www.sanelijovet.com to fill out a registration form for your student. If you have questions or would like additional information please call our office at 760-736-3636.

Below are some photos from our Physical Examination workshop offered for middle school students. It was a huge success!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Pet Halloween Costume Contest

PET Halloween Costume Contest

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is looking for the best pet Halloween Costume of 2015!

Does your cat make an amazing vampire? Can your bird rock a superhero cape? Is your terrier the perfect Halloween bat? Does your bearded dragon dress up for Halloween? We can’t wait to see it!

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(Dr. Thomas’ cat Lefty, showing his Halloween Spirit!)

A winner will be chosen for each of three categories: best costume for cats, dogs and exotic species. Winning submissions will be featured on our website and Facebook page. Winning entries will receive a free examination, free nail trim and free box of delicious species-appropriate pet treats. Don’t let your pet down, they want the free treats! Start working on your submission today.

Entries can be submitted by e-mail at staff@sanelijovet.com, or you may stop by with your pet in costume, for an in-person photo opportunity. We are very excited to see your adorable pet entries. Please call our office at 760-736-3636 if you have any questions.

Please remember to keep your pet safe this Halloween!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

Elementary students! It’s your turn for a veterinary adventure!

Elementary students! It’s your turn for a veterinary adventure!

The doctors and staff at Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo are pleased and excited to offer our next veterinary workshop on Wednesday, September 30th! This class is open to fourth and fifth grade elementary school students and will be held from 2:30 to 4:30. Pet lovers and students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are encouraged to attend.

The Art of Physical Examination

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This course will cover:

– How to perform a thorough physical examination on a dog

– How to measure a dog’s vital signs

– How to evaluate a dog’s body condition

– How to use a stethoscope, otoscope and ophthalmoscope

Classes will be interactive lecture followed by a hands-on laboratory component. This class will be taught and directly supervised by a veterinarian. Gentle, friendly pets will be provided for students to learn physical examination skills. Enrollment is extremely limited and classes will be filled on a first come first served basis. Registration is 40.00 per student and is due in cash or check on the day of the workshop. Parents will be notified of your student’s registration status by e-mail. Refreshments will be provided.

Please visit our website at www.sanelijovet.com to fill out a registration form for your student. If you have questions or would like additional information please call our office at 760-736-3636.

Does your child love animals of all kinds? So do we! Keep an eye on our website for information regarding our upcoming educational series Exotics Encounters.

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

 

Veterinary Workshop for High School Students!

Veterinary Workshop for High School Students!

Back by popular demand Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is pleased to offer our next veterinary workshop on Wednesday, August 5th! This class is open to high school students and will be held from 2:30 to 4:30. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to attend.

Veterinary Medicine 101

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo

The Art of Physical Examination

This course will cover:

                  – How to perform a thorough physical examination on a dog

`                 – How to measure a dog’s vital signs

                  – How to evaluate a dog’s body condition

                  – How to use a stethoscope, otoscope and ophthalmoscope

Classes will be interactive lecture followed by a hands-on laboratory component. This class will be taught and directly supervised by a veterinarian. Gentle, friendly pets will be provided for students to learn physical examination skills. Enrollment is extremely limited and classes will be filled on a first come first served basis. Registration is 40.00 per student and is due in cash or check on the day of the workshop. Parents will be notified of your student’s registration status by e-mail. Refreshments will be provided.

Please visit our website at www.sanelijovet.com to fill out a registration form for your student. If you have questions or would like additional information please call our office at 760-736-3636.

Some photos from our similar workshop offered for middle school children. It was a huge success!

 

Memorial Weekend Veterinary Care

Memorial Weekend Veterinary Care

For your convenience, and for your pets health and safety, Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo will be open our normal business hours throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Our doctors and staff are available this holiday weekend to provide routine or emergency care for your special pet. We hope that your pets stay out of trouble but we are here for you if any veterinary problems arise.

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo

Enjoy your holiday and set a good example for your pet by staying safe!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

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