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Jan 19

How to Handle the Loss of a Pet

Pets are part of the family, and when a pet passes away it can be a difficult time for your family. AERA is here to help you get through this time with some tips for coping with the loss of a pet. Coping with the Loss of a Pet If your pet passes away, grief […]


Jan 05

Coping with a Pet Cancer Diagnosis

A pet cancer diagnosis is difficult to hear, but AERA is here to help you develop a treatment plan. From diagnosis to treatment, you and your family are likely to face different emotions and decisions. It is best to be prepared and work through the process with experts, and AERA can help you do just […]


Nov 14

Caitlin Bell, DVM Joins Our 24/7 Emergency Team

Introducing Caitlin Bell, DVM We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Caitlin Bell has joined our 24/7 emergency care team. Read on to learn more about her. Caitlin M. Bell, DVM received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Carolina University in 2011. She went on to earn a Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Ross […]


Nov 02

Fear Free Ways to Prepare for a Vet Visit

Many pets exhibit fears of visiting the veterinarian. Between the unfamiliar smells, people, pets, and touching, it is no wonder that your cat or dog may be terrified of a visit to the veterinarian. Fortunately, Fear Free certified vets and support staff exist to help make your pet’s trip to the hospital less stressful for […]


Oct 01

November Health Clinic: Comprehensive Echocardiograms for Cats that Qualify

Our cardiology health clinic is back by popular demand! Has your cat been diagnosed with a heart murmur but displays no other symptoms? Are you putting off further testing due to cost? Our board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle, will be performing feline echocardiogram screenings without a consultation fee for cats that qualify during our November Health […]


Sep 25

Animal Pain Awareness Month Seeks to Educate Pet Owners on Pain Management

Like humans, animals can experience immense pain, but unlike humans, they can’t tell you about it in words. While some animals may experience acute pain from time to time, others may be dealing with chronic issues that you aren’t even aware of. In the past, not all veterinarians believed that pain management was important, but […]


Aug 29

Signs Your Pet May Have Glaucoma or Cataracts

As a pet owner, you always know when something seems “off” about your pet. Perhaps your dog no longer wants to play, is sleeping more, or is constantly blinking. Maybe your cat is walking clumsily, has watery eyes, or keeps bumping into furniture. These are all possible symptoms of eye problems in pets. Eye diseases […]


Aug 01

CASE STUDY: Approach to Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Approach to Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs Chris Hunt BVSc, DACVS Laryngeal paralysis is a manifestation of a polyneuropathy seen mostly in older large breed dogs; it is occasionally diagnosed in young dogs (less than a year of age) of certain breeds such as Siberian Huskies, Bouviers, Rottweilers, and others. In the summer months, we often see an increase […]


Jul 24

August Health Clinic: Comprehensive Echocardiograms for Cats that Qualify

Has your cat been diagnosed with a heart murmur but displays no other symptoms? Are you putting off further testing due to cost? Our board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle, will be performing feline echocardiogram screenings without a consultation fee for cats that qualify during our August Health Clinic. Download our flyer below to learn more and to […]


Jul 15

How to Prevent an Animal Poison-Related Emergency

If you’ve ever had a toddler in the house, you know how important it is to “babyproof” every room, making sure that all dangerous items are locked away or stored out of the reach of tiny, curious hands and mouths. The same idea applies if you’re a pet parent. Our furry family members love to […]


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