Contact us to book your pet's next appointment.


Overweight Dog Help

While in the clinic, you may hear your veterinarian talk about Body Condition Score (BCS). It is a scale from 1-9, with 5 being ideal. Taking into consideration weight distribution and the number on our scale, our staff can see where your pet fits. Using this information, we can better provide information about your dog’s activity level and/or food intake.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

It’s just a little holiday weight. It was a cold winter. Any dog body is a beach dog body… right!? Dogs can be obese at any life stage. In fact, obesity in our canine friends is one of the most overlooked health concerns.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

Any dog who is highly food motivated has a greater potential to be a little heftier around the middle (*cough cough* Beagles, Labs, and Pugs). Our healthcare staff are always happy to chat about your pet’s dietary needs.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?

Weight loss consultations can be booked with our technical staff from Monday through Saturday and are at no cost to you. Using the slim fit program powered by Royal Canin, we can find a diet plan that works for both you and your dog.


Black History & Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992)

Today's medical historian of colour is Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb. Dr. Webb graduated with her DVM with our previous blog star Dr. Hinton, as one of the first female African American veterinarians in the US. Both of these great women were also the first black members of the Women’s Veterinary Medicine Association. She also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University. In 1971, she became the first African American woman in the North Carolina General Assembly, serving on many committees including serving as the Chairperson of Minority Affairs, president of the Democratic Women of NC, and a member of the NC Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome.   So you can see despite so many obstacles Dr. Webb was still able to make history and so can we!   Written by: Ashley G, VT   Resources:    

Read More
See All Articles