Letter to Our Clients

Letter to Our Clients

THANK YOU for your continued understanding through this COVID-crisis! In this topsy-turvy world, our goal remains the same: to be here when your pet needs us while protecting the health and well-being of pet owners and our staff. We wanted to take some time to better...

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Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Whether you want to call it “Acts of Kindness” or “Paying it Forward”, it’s all about a spontaneous gesture towards someone or something that involves kind words and deeds without expecting anything in return. Most are such simple things, but can mean so much to their...

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Paws for the Cause 2019

Paws for the Cause 2019

Dogs are amazing creatures and when they have a job to do, it is wonderful what they can do for us. For a number of years we have done Paws for the Cause. This year we are sponsoring Deafinitely Dogs! They are an eastern Iowa volunteer service group. Recently we have...

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Pet?

Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Pet?

In cases of extreme weather, it's important for your family to be prepared and that includes your pets! We have attached a wonderfully helpful article from Today's Veterinary Practice that will help all of us ensure we are as prepared as possible when the unexpected...

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Pet Poison Prevention

Pet Poison Prevention

There are many substances you can commonly find in your household that are toxic to your pets. These can be broken down into a few separate categories such as foods, plants, and chemicals. Some of the common foods that are toxic to dogs and cats are chocolate,...

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January is Train Your Dog Month

January is Train Your Dog Month

What does train your dog mean?  For many people, it may be as simple as getting them to sit and lay down.  I have had the pleasure for many years teaching Puppy Kindergarten at Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital.  The bond between you and your puppy is so...

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We’re Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

We’re Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

October 15th-21st is National Veterinary Technician Week. A veterinary technician, or vet tech, plays a vital role in a veterinary hospital. The veterinary medicine field did not originally include trained veterinary technicians. The veterinarian would often employ...

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Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has become more prevalent in the U.S. within the last decade. It was first identified in Florida in March of 2004 in racing greyhounds. It is believed that the original strain of Influenza (H3N8) that was affecting dogs first developed...

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Bordetella, The Kennel Cough Vaccine

Bordetella, The Kennel Cough Vaccine

Bordetella Brochiseptica, commonly known as Kennel Cough, is a bacterial infection that is easily spread from one dog to another. It is one of the most common bacterial causes of Canine Tracheobronchitis, and it is transmitted through the air or through direct contact...

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Vaccinating Against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis

Vaccinating Against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis

Lyme and Leptospirosis (Lepto) are two vaccines that are recommended for all pets, especially those who lead an outdoor lifestyle (camping, hiking, live in areas with wildlife going through the yard). Both vaccines are given as an initial vaccine and need to be...

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