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Feb 28

Pet Heart Health Q&A

In honor of American Heart Month, we have some pet heart health Q&A with our cardiologist, Dr. Gordon Peddle! If my pet has heart disease, he/she would have symptoms, right? Not necessarily.  In fact, most of the time heart disease in dogs and cats is detected prior to the onset of symptoms.  Pets often do […]

Feb 12

How to Handle a Dog with Anxiety

Anxiety is often an issue associated with people, but animals can also deal with anxiety and stress. We think of dogs as being happy, carefree beings, but they can also experience anxiety. It can be difficult to figure out what is going on with your anxious dog and how to help, but the Animal Behavior […]

Jan 26

Common Warning Signs of Pet Cancer

Like humans, pets tend to respond better to cancer treatments when they are diagnosed early. Our hope is that the following information helps pet owners notice the symptoms and signs of cancer in their dog or cat early on. Faster and earlier detections often lead to earlier cancer screenings, which in turn leads to better […]

Jan 23

Introducing Stephanie Austin, BASc

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Stephanie Austin has joined our 24/7 emergency care team. Read on to learn more about her. Dr. Austin received her Bachelor of Applied Science, Majoring in Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2006 and was valedictorian of her class.  She then received her Bachelor of Veterinary Biology […]

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 […]

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