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Wicked’s Bucket List

Published by Admin in Cancer, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, Veterinary Staff February 23, 2017

By: Heidi Thornton Ten years ago, Matt, my then husband, wanted to get back into French Ringsport. In doing research he found that Malinois were the breed of choice if you wanted to be competitive on a national level. He did his due diligence and researched kennels, pedigrees and upcoming litters. He narrowed his search down to two...

VCA Canada – Sharing our Rebranding Story

On February 8, 2017, we announced that all of our hospitals in the Associate Veterinary Clinics family in Canada will now operate under the VCA Canada name. This is an exciting time for VCA as a whole and we are excited to share this news relating to our Canada family. Our hospitals will still have the same dedicated...

Finding Bear

Published by Admin in Dogs, Happy Tails, Pets, Shelters & Rescues, Veterinary Staff February 8, 2017

Ashley Toole knew that finding Bear would not be easy, but she also knew she would never give up trying. Like many people who work in the animal care and rescue industry, Ashley has a special bond with pets. This love of animals is what brought Ashley and Bear together, even when the odds were against them. This...

Importance and Understanding of Proper Puppy Socialization

Published by Admin in Behavior, Behavior Blog, Dogs, Pets, Puppy, Tips, Veterinary Staff January 29, 2017

What is socialization? The Merriam Webster Human Medical Dictionary states: “the process by which a human being beginning at infancy acquires the habits, beliefs, and accumulated knowledge of society through education and training for adult status” Animal Socialization This definition is a great way of looking at animal socialization; the process of preparing a young animal to be...

Above and Beyond – Associate Veterinary Clinic Employees Rewarded for Hard Work

Published by Admin in Associate Veterinary Clinics, Canada, Veterinary Staff January 23, 2017

Associate Veterinary Clinics in Canada (AVC), a member of the VCA Family, knows that at the heart of caring for pets is the employees who work hard everyday. Every hospital has many staff members who contribute to helping millions of animals each year. Front office staff, veterinary technicians and assistants, supervisors, administrators, human resources, finance and more. In...