National Kids & Pets Day: Know an Aspiring Veterinarian? The Vet Camp Scholarship Contest -Dr. Chris Carpenter DVM

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I was 11 years old when I told my mother that I wanted to become a veterinarian.   That doesn’t make me unique.   The majority of veterinarians practicing today made their career choice before they were 13 years of age.  Veterinary medicine is a calling that starts early in life.

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The challenge is that it is hard to explore your dream at such an early age.  

You want animal experience but so few organizations will let you volunteer until you are older.   You also yearn to see what an animal doctor does but many hospitals have policies that only allow older teens to shadow the veterinarian.   In time, you discover that there are a lot of age barriers to exploring your dream of becoming a veterinarian.  That is why I created Vet Set Go.

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Vet Set Go  is the first and only community dedicated to teen and tween aspiring veterinarians.  Our goal is simple, ENCOURAGE today’s future veterinarians to explore their dream and show them HOW the can do it today.   We provide lots of ideas and one of my favorites is veterinary camps.  

Veterinary camps didn’t exist when I was a future veterinarian. 

They are amazing programs that a small number of veterinary schools in North America provide for younger students.  While they vary slightly from school to school, campers typically spend 5 days exploring veterinary medicine and getting hands on experience with animals.  In fact, campers often do things that I didn’t do until I was in veterinary school – like gowning and gloving for surgery.   They are truly a future vet’s heaven.

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That is why we are so excited to be offering three scholarships for future veterinarians to attend this summer’s Auburn University’s Junior VET Camp .  All aspiring veterinarians need to do is share their story and send us a photo   The contest runs through May 4th, 2017.

Surveys have shown us that “veterinarian” is the number one career choice of tweens.  

So chances are good you know a future veterinarian or have one in your family.   Help them explore their dream today.  Share the Vet Set Go website and contest page  with the future veterinarian in your life.

PetPR.com Launches Pet Blogger Profile Series, “10 Questions with…” A Guest Post By Meredith Schneider, PetPR.com Manager

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: It is our pleasure to “mix it up” a bit today, and this Monday, by featuring two guest posts.  I haven’t had a break from blogging in nearly 3 years, and Mom hasn’t had a vacation from blogging in nearly 4 years,  so I decided to help her out by calling in the troops! After all, it isn’t ALL about US! We like to share and promote OTHERS as well, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Pay it forward! Now, enjoy the post from Meredith Schneider, PetPR.comManager!

PetPR.com Launches Pet Blogger Profile Series, “10 Questions with…”

By Meredith Schneider, PetPR.com Manager

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This month, PetPR.com, the only news distribution service exclusively serving the pet and veterinary marketplace, launched a new pet blogger profile series, “10 Questions with…” on its blog, The Treat Jar. The series kicked off with “10 Questions with Caren Gittleman,” blogger of Dakota’s Den and Cat Chat with Caren & Cody on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

 

“10 Questions with…” is designed to offer an inside look into the pet industry’s leading bloggers. Bloggers will answer questions about why they started their blog, how often and what types of news they post on their blog, what pet product companies should know about their blog and even which blogs they enjoy reading during their spare time, among many others.

 

PetPR.com developed the “10 Questions with…” pet blogger profile series to help connect businesses to the pet media and pet bloggers that cover their news. Each month, PetPR.com will feature a new blogger in “10 Questions with…” on its blog, The Treat Jar. In addition to the new blogger profile series, PetPR.com’s The Treat Jar also features free resources for pet product companies and service providers, including educational PR/marketing blog posts and free downloadable Training Papers, which offer tips for press release writing and best practices for pet news distribution. PetPR.com’s Newsroom and The Treat Jar can also provide a resource for pet media and bloggers seeking to connect with pet businesses for product reviews and giveaways, interviews and other opportunities.

 

PetPR.com’s mission is to provide cost-effective PR/marketing services to pet and veterinary businesses with limited budgets. Since re-launching under new management in June 2013, PetPR.com has helped spread the news of more than 75 pet businesses, professionals and industry events, such as Pets Best Insurance, Worldwise, Furlocity, BarkWorld and BISSELL, among many others.

 

Unlike other distribution services, PetPR.com sends your press release directly to journalists, bloggers and media covering pet-related news. Instead of receiving links to their press release reprinted on a number of unrelated media sites, PetPR.com’s customers receive true editorial coverage from industry-specific, targeted media outlets and contacts. The company also shares its news via its social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, reaching thousands of other pet media, businesses and enthusiasts.

 

To be considered for PetPR.com’s “10 Questions with…” pet blogger profile series or to learn more about PetPR.com and its services, please email Meredith Schneider at info@petpr.com or visit www.PetPR.com.

 

About PetPR.com

PetPR.com (http://www.PetPR.com) is the only news distribution and editorial service dedicated exclusively to the needs of the pet and veterinary industry. PetPR.com was acquired by Red Barn Enterprises, the parent company of Fetching Communications, in early 2013 and re-launched under new management in June 2013. PetPR.com’s fee-based press release distribution service delivers news directly to pet media, journalists and bloggers, and free press releases can be uploaded to the PetPR.com Newsroom reaching journalists and industry professionals who have opted in to receive the latest pet and veterinary news. PetPR.com offers cost-effective communication tools for pet and veterinary businesses, bringing their news to the media who cover pet-related stories, features and blogs. In addition to its pet news distribution services, PetPR.com also offers editorial services including press release writing, editing and optimization as well as digital press kit development. To learn more about PetPR.com, visit the website at www.PetPR.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

 

Is it a crime to tamper with email?

Hi all! I was being a good Sheltie,

I was helping Mom read email and blogs.

When Mom got up from the computer to go

and do something in another room,

I found THIS….

 

WE’RE

EXCITED

TO SEE YOU

FOR YOUR NEXT VISIT!

Please call us today to schedule an appointment for Dakota
248-646-1669
Dear Caren,Dakota is due for the following in April:

  • Heartworm/Lymes/Tick diseases test – due on 04/04/13

Thank you!
DePorre Veterinary Hospital

click on logo to visit my vet, IF YOU DARE!

click on logo to visit my vet, IF YOU DARE!

DePorre Veterinary Hospital
4062 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
248-646-1669

dakota email tampering

 

Am I going to go to jail?

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

Did anyone bother checking with US?

 

Appointment Reminder

Monday, July 09, 2012

Dear Caren,

You have the following appointments scheduled on

Monday, July 09, 2012:

9:00 am with us for Dakota.

9:00 am with “Dr.Smiley” DVM for Dakota

(name changed to protect the innocent….or not),

 

9:30 am with “Dr. Smiley”  DVM for Cody

(name changed to protect the innocent…or not) ,

 

 
We look forward to seeing you at our office.

(yeah!! We bet they do!!,

sorry we can’t say the same!)

DePorre Veterinary Hospital

 

The Spectrum Group partners with Biogal-Galed Labs to distribute Canine VacciCheck™ to Veterinarians, Shelters and Kennels in the U.S.

VacciCheck provides rapid, affordable, in-house antibody results in only 21 minutes

The Spectrum Group, a global leader in veterinary diagnostic and treatment solutions for allergy (SPOT Test) and recurrent bacterial infections (becSCREEN™), has announced its partnership with Biogal-Galed Labs to bring Biogal’s Canine VacciCheck™ to the U.S. pet market.

The Canine VacciCheck kit is a single diagnostic test that evaluates the presence or absence of antibodies to three core vaccines, eliminating the possibility of over vaccination.  Within 21 minutes, VacciCheck measures the current vaccine antibody levels of canine parvovirus, distemper and infectious hepatitis-adenovirus type 2 viruses, to determine if a booster is required.

 

VacciCheck’s unique ImmunoComb® technology makes it a quick, simple and affordable dot ELISA titer test to quantitatively check for all three core vaccines.  This is carried out as a single test in a vet clinic, veterinary lab, animal shelter or boarding facility and can provide results while the patient is present.

 

“As pet advocates and partners with the veterinary, rescue and boarding communities, we see this as an ideal opportunity to provide the industry with a product that assists in reducing over-vaccination of dogs and the potential for adverse reactions,” said Mervyn Levin, President of the Spectrum Group.  “VacciCheck is the only in-house, rapid response titer test that can check for the three core vaccines in a single test.”

 

Levin said in addition to preventing over-vaccination, VacciCheck can help determine the vaccination status of a dog with unknown history.  Similarly, it may be utilized to determine if puppies have received adequate immunity from vaccination protocol as well as those with genetic predisposition to immunity.

 

VacciCheck has been described by Prof. Ronald Schultz of the University of Wisconsin -Madison’s School of Veterinary School of Medicine as “a cost-effective, user-friendly and expedient titer test.”  A 12-test kit costs $240 for veterinarians.

 

Levin said shelters and rescues should also consider keeping VacciCheck on hand in case a breakout of parvo, distemper or hepatitis occurs.  VacciCheck rapidly and affordably tests populations that are susceptible to or protected from these diseases. This allows many animals to live that might otherwise have been euthanized due to unknown antibody status and those without antibodies to be isolated from the population.

 

For more information about VacciCheck, including purchases and video demonstrations, please visit www.vaccicheck.com.  The site also contains helpful links to organizations currently benefiting from the use of the product.

About The Spectrum Group

Spectrum Group, also known as Spectrum Labs, has spent the past 20 years helping both pet parents and veterinarians provide a better quality of life to animals, particularly with its patented SPOT Allergy test. A multifaceted approach that includes comprehensive testing and treatment methods and unique tools such as training DVDs and text/email reminders, has made it possible for Spectrum to provide allergen testing success rates as high as 90%. In 2011, Spectrum added to its line of valuable diagnostic tools by incorporating becSCREEN™, providing insight into recurrent bacterial infections far beyond current methods, allowing for accurate identification of the bacteria as well as the definitive antibiotic required, to combat the infection once and for all. Veterinarians currently serviced by Spectrum Labs reside in all 50 states as well as more than 40 countries around the globe.  For more information about Spectrum Labs, visit www.WeAreSpectrum.com.

 

About Biogal-Galed

Biogal is headquartered in Israel and was established in 1986 with a focus on the development, manufacturing and marketing of diagnostic tools for the veterinary industry.  Its various products are available in over 35 countries.  Biogal-Galed jointly and exclusively developed the patented ImmunoComb technology for detecting antibody levels in blood or serum. Biogal’s newest product, VacciCheck™, has recently received USDA approval for the canine market. The feline version of this product is currently in development for the U.S. market. Please visit www.biogal.co.il for more information.

 

 

 

From Dakota’s Den: This is a guest post. We were not compensated for this post.

 

Holiday Hazards To Watch For: Protect Your Dogs! A Guest Blog by Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

 

It’s a wonderful time of year, full of fun, festive decorations, family and your canine family members as well! But this can also be a dangerous time of year for dogs. While it is an urban myth that Poinsettia are the most dangerous holiday item for dogs, there are actually many more toxic holiday hazards you need to watch for. The emergency veterinarians at VRCC Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital (www.vrcc.com) share with us one case and then the top things for you to keep an eye on in your holiday home.

 

 

 

Nicholas is a Bernese Mountain dog and you see his two x-rays after ending up in the E.R. at VRCC.  He ate about 15 feet of Christmas garland, which you can see on the x-ray in the light area under the ribs and to the right of the spine.  The garland was removed using an endoscope, snaking the scope down the mouth and esophagus so the garland could be grasped with a special tool and removed from the stomach. Nicholas was uncomfortable for a few days while his esophagus and stomach healed up, but he recovered and is doing fine.

 

Other holiday hazards for dogs include:

 

  • Spray on snow/flocking, foil, plastic wrap/shrink-wrap, Styrofoam peanuts.
  • XMAS Tree Food/Preservatives: If you are using a real tree in a plant stand, cut off access to the stand with a heavy tree skirt. Veterinarians at VRCC say sugar-based tree preservatives and tree food/water can harbor dangerous bacteria and a thirsty dog may decide to use the tree stand as a drinking bowl.
  • Batteries: It may be great to have batteries for that new, cool toy but chewing or swallowing batteries is extremely toxic. Acid burns from chewing and causing a leak in the battery are common as well as cuts from the metal casing.
  • Potpourri: The spicy smell can fill the house with a wonderful scent, but dogs can experience irritation and corrosion of the eyes, mouth, throat and esophagus if exposed to the liquid form.

Hopefully, these valuable emergency room tips from VRCC will help keep you and your entire family safe and happy this holiday season.