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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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Veterinary Workshop for High School Students!

Veterinary Workshop for High School Students!

We only have a few spots left! Register your student today!

Back by popular demand Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is pleased to offer our next veterinary workshop on Wednesday, December 2nd! This class is open to High School students and will be held from 3:30 to 5:30. Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine are strongly encouraged to attend.

Veterinary Medicine 101

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.

Keep an eye out on our website for our information regarding our exciting upcoming “Exotics Encounter” workshop!

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

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is launching our Pet Awareness Workshop Series for children!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is launching our

Pet Awareness Workshop Series for children! 

We are very excited to host our first children’s veterinary workshop on Wednesday, June 10st!

The class is open to children in middle school and will be held from 2:45 to 4:30.

Veterinary Medicine 101

The Art of Physical Examination

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is launching our  Pet Awareness Workshop Series for children!  

This course will cover:

  • How to perform a thorough physical examination on a dog
  • How to measure your dog’s vital signs

  • How to evaluate your 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 children 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 child and is due on the day of the workshop. Parents will be notified of your child’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 child. If you have questions or would like additional information please call our office at 760-736-3636.

Advanced Veterinary Care’s Patient of the Month!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Meet Sadie, our Patient of the Month!

We are wrapping up our first few weeks of business in the community of San Elijo Hills and we have met many wonderful pets and their people. Although it has been a very tough choice, the doctors and staff at Advanced Veterinary Care have chosen Sadie, an adorable Bassett Hound mix, for our Patient of the Month.

Sadie was AVC’s first official patient, which makes her very special to our entire staff. She was brought in on an emergency basis, before we were even officially open, with a severe ear laceration. Sadie’s unique look and charming personality warmed our hearts immediately. Sadie was very brave and sweet, even when her poor ear was really hurting. We hope that Sadie stays out of trouble, but we look forward to seeing her in the future for years of preventative veterinary care.

Advanced Veterinary Care

For your convenience, our hospital is open SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS.

Saturday hours: 8 am to 2 pm, Sunday hours: 10 am-4 pm. Open Easter Sunday.

Routine, preventative, and emergency care provided.

50% off new client examination fee

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo
Open March 12th
1691 Melrose Drive #110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636

Community-Oriented Veterinary Care is Coming to San Elijo!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo

Community-Oriented Veterinary Care is Coming to San Elijo!

Opening Thursday, March 12th 2015, Advanced Veterinary Care (AVC) of San Elijo will be operated by UC Davis graduates and experienced veterinarians, Dr. Sunshine Riehl and Dr. Paula Thomas, along with a seasoned professional support staff. The hospital will be equipped and staffed to provide comprehensive routine veterinary care and handle major emergencies including trauma, toxicities, and rattlesnake bites.

Advanced Veterinary Care will also host monthly children’s workshops to promote animal health, responsible pet ownership, and provide an opportunity for local youths to get a behind-the-scenes look at veterinary medicine. Classes incorporate a combined lecture/laboratory format and will be held for students in the 4th to 12th grades.

The hospital is located at 1691 Melrose Dr. Suite 110, in the Melrose Plaza shopping center, next to Mariah’s. Please visit our website at www.sanelijovet.com or call 760-736-3636 to schedule an appointment for your pet, join our client mailing list, or receive additional information regarding the AVC children’s workshops.

Families and their pets are encouraged to stop by and tour our facility, meet our doctors and staff, and pick up a treat for your family pet. We look forward to meeting you and serving the San Elijo community!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo – Pet Photo Contest

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo

Pet Photo Contest

Do you have the cutest or most interesting pet picture ever? Is your dog the canine version of a super-model? Is your cat so cute he deserves his own show on Animal Planet?

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is getting ready to open our doors! We are hosting a Pet Photo Contest to help us decorate our hospital with fabulous photo artwork of San Elijo’s pets. Please help us beautify our hospital and give your pet the chance to get the exposure their cuteness deserves.

Please submit entries to admin@sanelijovet.com.

Photo submission criteria:

Entries must be submitted by Monday March 2nd

Up to 5 images may be submitted per entry

Only digital images will be considered

Please submit the highest possible resolution, 1200 X 1600 or greater is preferred.

Any breed or species is permitted including pocket pets, reptiles and birds

Photos may include children or other family members

Photos may be color or black and white

Please include the name of everyone (pets and people) in the picture, the year the photo was taken, and your name, address and phone number.

We are looking for a variety of images so feel free to include great action photos, your dog passed out on the beach, abstracts or any other unique pet pictures and settings.

Participation in this contest serves as your consent for your pet’s picture to be displayed in our hospital.

Finalists will be notified by e-mail and will receive a $50.00 gift certificate for your pet’s healthcare.

Thank you San Elijo! We can’t wait to show off your pets.

Dr Sunshine Riehl and Dr Paula Thomas

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo
Open March 12th
1691 Melrose Drive #110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Enter Your Pet Into the San Elijo Hills Cutest Pet Contest

 

We are excited to announce the first annual San Elijo Hills Cutest Pet Contest! Grab your best buddy and a camera and capture your picture perfect pet enjoying a favorite spot in San Elijo Hills.

Whether your pet loves to parade around the park, be the toast of Towncenter, hike the trails, or curl up on the couch in your lovely San Elijo Hills home, your pet could win some droolworthy prizes, so head for the hills and start snapping. Deadline for submissions is November 14, and winners will be announced via Facebook on November 22.

All resident and non-resident pet owners are welcome to enter the contest, as long as the photo is taken in San Elijo Hills. The three pets with the most Facebook “Likes“ will win one of the following fabulous prizes:

• Professional Pet Photography Package by Tristan Quigley Designs

• Dexter’s Deli Gift Card

• Dogtopia Spa Package

Click here to visit our Facebook page for official rules and to enter your pet into the contest.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Dexter’s Deli

Dogtopia

Tristan Quigley Designs