The Boght and Oakwood Veterinary Clinics have a long history of taking in unwanted, stray and rescued pets and offering them for adoption to our clients.
In order to expand on this practice we have designed a new, spacious Adoption Center at our Oakwood Clinic. Currently under construction, we expect the center to be open in the spring of 2014.
Our office manager Alexis, and practice owner Dr Wagoner worked together to design the space which will house both dogs and cats that are up for adoption. Duncan & Cahill Inc. of Troy began construction in December of 2013 and did a excellent job bringing their vision to life. Fashioned to look like a pet store, we have large front windows for easy viewing of the animals for adoption and we hope to have the rest of the facade painted to resemble a city street lined with shops.
Our technician manager Mary and part time technician Sydney will be managing the space and handling the adoption process as they do now. It’s exciting to be expanding our services and adding this dedicated space for those pets needing a forever home. Check out the adoptions page of the website to find out about the animals we currently have up for adoption and watch this space for the announcement of the grand opening of the adoption center.
Have a dog that’s due for a dental?
Does your cat need a cleaning?
Come on in to the clinic during the month of February and we’ll take care of all your pet’s dental needs! All month long both clinics will be celebrating Dental Health Month.
Featured activities include dental exams on all patients. If your dog is coming in vaccines, he gets a dental exam. If your cat has an appointment for a nail trim she’ll get her teeth checked. Dirty ears or goopy eyes or itchy skin –dental exam and teeth checked and open wide!
We will be featuring an array of dental products for sale including chews, toothpaste and toothbrush kits and free samples of a prescription diet for oral health will be given out to pets in need. All month long the doctors and our support staff will be answering questions and focusing the discussion on oral health to remind everyone that “Pets need dental care too.”
Each clinic is having a raffle give away for a basket of “goodies” including some of the featured dental care products, toys and pet items. Tickets are only $1 and all proceeds will be going to a pet charity chosen by our receptionists. Again this year they will be having a friendly competition to see who sells the most tickets. The winning employee will choose a pet charity to receive your donations. Last year’s recipients were Out of the Pits and Dog House Adoptions. The clinic will be making a matching donation again this year.
So stop in, or call, or speak to the doctor during your appointment and we can give you the answers to your questions regarding your pet’s dental health. Help us help your pets as we focus on dental heath in February!
During the month of December the clinics held their second annual Holiday Photo Contest. Clients were asked to post their pet’s photo on our Facebook page. Any photos were accepted but, as you can see from our winners, a holiday theme was a plus! Everyone that entered was eligible to win prizes and gift certificates. Dozens of pictures were submitted and the staff had a difficult time choosing the winners! Check out these picture perfect patients.
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The Oakwood Veterinary Clinic now offers physical rehabilitation services to our patients. Companion animal physical rehabilitation is similar to the practice of physical therapy in human medicine. It is a relatively new approach to addressing limitations placed on pets as a result of injury, osteoarthritis, acute or chronic pain, trauma, surgery, obesity and debilitating orthopedic, muscular and neurologic conditions. With physical rehabilitation these conditions can be effectively treated better than before, helping those affected to live longer and have a better quality of life.
There are many different therapeutic methods available for use in our physical rehabilitation program. The specific modalities recommended for your pet will ultimately depend on their condition. However, a combination of treatments such as therapeutic laser, massage and heat therapy along with range of motion, balance and coordination exercises can be used to help your pet reach their rehabilitation goals.
An initial consultation will be performed by a rehabilitation specialist. This will include obtaining a detailed history of your pet, assessment of your home environment and a discussion about what your realistic expectations are for your pet’s function. After this first visit an individually tailored therapy plan will be developed. The plan will include exercises that you can do at home, as well as therapy that will be offered at our clinic. Companion animal rehabilitation is not one-size-fits-all. Every therapy recommended will be specific to your pet’s needs.
As always, we will do our best to make this new service affordable to everyone. If the cost of a rehabilitation program is a concern, keep in mind that rehabilitation often reduces the need for anti-inflammatory or pain medications for your pet, which saves money in the long run. Program participants will also be taught basic at-home techniques if you cannot come into the clinic as often as recommended.
We are pleased to be expanding our clinic services to include companion animal physical rehabilitation to our clients and their pets. It helps many pets to lead more comfortable lives by easing pain, improving mobility and promoting better strength, function and fitness. We also hope to target many of our furry companions that are overweight. The physical rehabilitation program can also be used to develop a weight loss program that incorporates exercise, nutritional counseling and home care instructions to help your pet shed those extra pounds. Watch this web site and our face book page for more details!