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VCA Employee and her Search & Rescue Dog Ava Save the Life of a 2-Year Old Boy

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Search & Rescue June 5, 2017

Update to this story posted back in March: On Thursday June 1, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau presented Becky Irving and Ava the Rescue Dog with the Life Saving Medal by the Chief of Police and the Portland Police Bureau.  Congrats to Becky and Ava, for their well-deserved honor and recognition! Becky Irving, the head surgical...

Heroic Fire Dog Matilda Reunited with Firemen and Vet Team

Published by VCA Inc. in Community Outreach, Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals May 22, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX – May 13, 2017 – Matilda, the heroic 3-1/2-year-old pit bull mix who saved her owners from a house fire in March, was reunited with the firemen who resuscitated her from smoke inhalation and the veterinary team at VCA Becker Animal Hospital who treated her. Matilda, who was sleeping between her pet parents, awoke smelling...

Acupuncture for Pets, An In Depth Look

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals, Veterinary Staff May 18, 2017

Acupuncture has been around for over 3,000 years, originally developed by the Chinese.  The uses for acupuncture can help with chronic pain and other ailments in dogs and other pets.  Check out the video below for an in-depth look at Acupuncture and it’...

Terrapin Turtle Day

The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island in Maryland is a one-of-a-kind project off Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The island, which had eroded to five acres by 1993, is currently being restored to its historic footprint using sediment dredged from the shipping channels approaching the Port of Baltimore. A lack of land predators,...

TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System for Pet Cancer Treatment

Published by VCA Inc. in Cancer, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals March 1, 2017

YONKERS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a promising development for pet cancer patients in the Northeast, Animal Specialty Center (ASC) introduced its new TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy system to leading veterinary professionals with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting for the TrueBeam system was part of a continuing education seminar that included a presentation entitled, “Combining Surgery and Radiation” by ASC’s...

Why I Volunteer for a Pet Food Pantry

Published by VCA Inc. in Charities, Lifesaving, Lifestyle, Pet Food Pantry, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals January 11, 2017

By: Cath Juliano | Sunrise Veterinary Group |West Islip, NY   Every day, I drive past Long Island Cares, a food pantry on Long Island, and realize how fortunate I am.  Regularly, I recognize people from my neighborhood: “That’s a guy I went to school with,” I think to myself. I see clients from the animal hospital walk through...

#VCAPets of the Week – January 6, 2017

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Lifesaving, Pets, Puppy January 6, 2017

Every week we take a look at the #vcapets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #VCAPets / December 30th – January...

#VCAPets of the Week – December 30, 2016

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Holidays, Lifesaving, Pets, Puppy December 30, 2016

Every week we take a look at the #vcapets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #VCAPets / December 23rd –...