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January 12, 2016
Studies show that more than 1/3 of the nation's dogs are infected with intestinal parasites. These can be microscopic single-celled organisms, or larger worms that are several inches long. For complicated biological reasons, most puppies are actually born with a type of intestinal worm called Ascarids, otherwise commonly referred to as “roundworms”. Read More


April 2, 2017
Last spring I was on a hike with my dog and we encountered a rattlesnake. What can I do to protect my dog from rattlesnakes? What should I do if a rattlesnake bites my dog?


To answer this question I’ll provide some basic background information on rattlesnakes and their bites, then discuss the rattlesnake vaccine. Read More


January 25, 2018
Temperatures have been dropping and snowstorms have been bringing feet of snow to the Sierras. If you have a trip planned to Tahoe or another snowy destination hand warmers may be one of the items you pack with you. What happens if your pet manages to find their way into your bag and pulls one of these out? Let's say they chew on it or ingest all of it in one big gulp? What should you do? ... Read More


January 25, 2018
Dental disease is one of the most common things we see in veterinary medicine. It affects so many dogs and causes so much more than just bad breath. Read More


January 25, 2018
As continued cases of canine influenza are reported in the Bay Area. We wanted to make sure all pet owners have the information they need so they can best protect their dogs from this virus. Canine influenza H3N2 was first reported in the Bay Area by veterinarians and kennels in the South Bay at the end of December, but now more cases are being reported throughout Northern California. Read More


January 25, 2018
With temperatures outside dropping and snow falling on the mountains in Tahoe, we have officially entered into winter! Here are five tips to keep in mind to help you and your pet enjoy this winter season safely: Read More


January 24, 2018
Temperatures have been dropping and snowstorms have been bringing feet of snow to the Sierras. If you have a trip planned to Tahoe or another snowy destination handwarmers may be one of the items you pack with you. What happens if your pet manages to find their way into your bag and pulls one of these out? Let's say they chew on it or ingest all of it in one big gulp? What should you do? ... Read More


February 28, 2017


December 21, 2017
Late one evening new clients brought their pet Benzy into our hospital and saw Dr. Conor Hoff. Benzy had been having urinary accidents in the middle night and frequent trips outside throughout the day. The smell of her urine was also extremely pungent and they knew something was wrong.
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December 21, 2017
We are so thrilled to announce our December's Employee of the Month is our incredible technician Ali! Read More


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