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June 25, 2021
We are happy to announce that Dr. Lauren Colby will be going on maternity leave starting July 5th l and returning in the fall. . Please call today if you would like to schedule your pet's exam before her leave.

During her absence please don't hesitate to call the hospital anytime with your questions or concerns; you can also email:

Take care,
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care
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March 25, 2021

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the
bacteria leptospira. Leptospirosis can infect
wildlife, livestock, and rodents, but can also be
spread to dogs and even humans. Read More

March 25, 2021
Rabbits make wonderful indoor pets. They are adorable and brimming with personality. But before you swoop into the shelter and pick out a cutie, there are a few things you should know to ensure a rabbit is right for you and your family. Check out Read More

March 24, 2021
Whether you’re a small-time container gardener or you own a full-fledged plot packed with vegetables, you’re not alone! Vegetable gardening is a popular hobby, especially in the warmer months. It can be a wonderful way to grow fresh, healthy snacks for yourself—and for your pets. When in doubt reach out to Animal Poison Control Read More

September 11, 2020
Indoor activities to keep your dog busy
If you live in an area affected by wildfire smoke, it’s a great time to brush up your dog’s training, try enrichment games! Read More

September 4, 2020
Heather Handley, DVM
Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology
Pet Poison Helpline

When it comes to children, it is pretty standard to have "non-toxic" school supplies. That makes sense, but what does "non-toxic" mean? A product will get that label if its use is not expected to cause adverse health events. For example, a child may taste a crayon or eat after using one without there being a risk of serious harm to the child. Read More

September 4, 2020
Training Tips - Walking the Dog
For questions, contact: Keri Jane Lyall Read More

September 4, 2020
If you've ever owned a puppy, you've likely been told that you shouldn't take them outside until they've received their full course of puppy vaccinations. Ever wonder why? One of the major diseases we are protecting them against is something called Parvovirus. Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that if untreated, is fatal. Read More

September 4, 2020
Tabatha Regehr, DVM
Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology
Pet Poison Helpline

Life has changed dramatically both on a global scale and in our day to day lives over the past 5 months. Our pet’s lives have changed too. Many dogs are getting more exercise, health concerns previously unnoticed are being identified by pet parents, and our cats, well they just want their house back and you out of it. The increased exercise and focus on medical health is wonderful for our pet’s emotional health, but there is one change our fuzzy family may struggle to understand and that is the face mask. Read More

August 24, 2020
Current information from the CDC.
What you need to know
We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but we know that it originally came from an animal, likely a bat.
At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
More studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.
We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. Read More

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