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What is it like to be a veterinarian?

Have you ever considered becoming a veterinarian? Is your child considering the idea? Did you want to be a vet when you were a kid, and life took you down a different path? Wondering what your veterinarian had to do to get where she is? Read about my (Dr. Welch) experience and thoughts! Before Veterinary… Read More


Winter Wonderland: Do I Really Need that Flea and Tick Preventive?

With six more weeks of winter ahead of us (according to  Punxsutawney Phil: https://abcnews.go.com/US/punxsutawney-phil-predicts-weeks-winter-shadow-virtual-ceremony/story?id=75630462), you may be wondering if that flea and tick preventive is really necessary for the next few months. You are diligent about using it during the summer months, when your pup (or feline friend) is outside in the woods or on… Read More


Treat time! Good Treats for your Rabbit or Guinea Pig

Are you thinking of adopting a rabbit or guinea pig? Did you just adopt one and want to share every treat with him? Read more to find out what treats you should (and shouldn’t) be giving your new best friend! Best Commercial Treats Commercial treats for your rabbit, or treats you can easily buy at… Read More


Spending the holidays with your pets?

Watch out for these holiday dangers If you are spending holidays with your pets, whether they are new family members or old friends, keep them in mind with these tips! Table scraps can be a big problem for your pup during the holidays. Many times the foods we eat is delicious, and it seems only… Read More


CBD in dogs, what’s the scoop?

What does CBD do to my dog? Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has become very popular in pet stores around the United States. So what does it do and how does it work? CBD is associated with marijuana, and the ‘high’ feeling it provides, however this feeling is actually associated with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The… Read More


Day in the Life of All Creatures Vet Hospital

Now that COVID has taken over our lives, we have been having our clients wait in our parking lots and trusting us with the care of our pets. But what really goes on behind closed doors? Let’s walk through a day at ACVH. 7:30 am The lights get turned on at 7:30 am when the… Read More


What is Metabolic Bone Disease and Could My Pet Have It?

What pets can get metabolic bone disease? It is primarily reptiles that have metabolic bone disease when they come to see a veterinarian. The most common species that we see that have metabolic bone disease are bearded dragons and leopard geckos, but any reptile can have the problem. What is metabolic bone disease? Metabolic bone… Read More


Coughing Cats: What Does It Mean?

What is feline asthma? Feline asthma is a disease of the lungs that affects as many as 5% of cats. Most researchers believe that feline asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to something in the air, stimulating the immune system inappropriately. When exposed to these allergens, the airways will constrict due to inflammation. Inflammation… Read More


Allergy Attack!

Could my dog have allergies? How would I know? Allergies are very common in our best friends, and often lead to discomfort of both us and them. Allergies are a normal immune response to an abnormal stimulus, e.g. pollen or food. This means that their immune system is seeing something normal as a threat that… Read More


Kitty Play Time

As cats age out of their kitten stage, it can be difficult to keep them active. We all know that keeping active is good for the joints, waistline, and heart; this is true for our feline friends as well! But getting a cat to play with you is easier said than done. Tricks of the… Read More