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Hassle-Free Medication Refills
Hassle-Free Medication Refills

Hassle-Free Medication Refills

Getting your requests to your veterinarian can be quite a process, especially when you are uncertain about the necessary information we need to fulfill the request.

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How do I become a veterinary technician?
How do I become a veterinary technician?

How do I become a veterinary technician?

In honour of RVT week, we will discuss how to become a veterinary technician. Their duties include a diverse range of tasks, making them an essential member of the team.

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Algae: Friend or Foe?
Algae: Friend or Foe?

Algae: Friend or Foe?

As the weather gets warmer, especially with our alternating rain and sun, we begin to see the warnings that we receive annually. It has returned and it is present.

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Fireworks… Fun for everyone?
Fireworks… Fun for everyone?

Fireworks… Fun for everyone?

Everyone loves to watch the big pyrotechnics in the sky. But the noise from them can be unfun for many such as people with PTSD and animals (not just your cats and dogs either). 

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Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992)
Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992) - 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.

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Dr. Jane Hinton (1919-2003)
Dr. Jane Hinton (1919-2003) - Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jane Hinton (1919-2003)

Today we will talk about Dr. Jane Hinton. Not only did she pave the way for women in veterinary medicine she also paved the way for women in other sciences such as microbiology.

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The benefits of dental food
The benefits of dental food

The benefits of dental food

Dental food is larger to make our furry friends chew their food and is made a bit more durable so that they have to chew it a number of times in order to eat it.

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Dr. Augustus Lushington (1869-1939)
Dr. Augustus Lushington - Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Augustus Lushington (1869-1939)

Dr. Lushington was the first man of African descent to earn a DVM in the US! He began his veterinary adventure treating cows, horses and other live stock. 

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Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson
Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson - Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson

Dr. Patterson got his DVM in 1923 and began teaching at Tuskegee University in 1928. This amazing man will live on for years to come thanks to his hard work and dedication. 

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Black History & Veterinary Medicine
Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Black History & Veterinary Medicine

Did you know that veterinary medicine has a rich black history? No, me neither, until I started looking. Thus, I feel obligated to share with those who also do not know!

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Why Does My Pet Need a “Dental”?
Why Does My Pet Need a “Dental”?

Why Does My Pet Need a “Dental”?

Why is it that now it seems the veterinarians always want to bring up doing a dental? The simple answer to this is simply that medicine is always changing and improving. 

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What is Diabetes?
What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus occurs in our pets when their body does not use glucose normally. Glucose is regulated by the pancreas sending out a hormone called insulin. 

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