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“Stevie Nicks” a Laser Therapy Case Study

by Stephanie Ruggerone   Meet Stevie Nicks, an energetic German Shepherd puppy recently acquired by one of our clients from East Los Angeles German Shepherd Rescue. Stevie was hit by a car and sustained a fractured pelvis and femoral head on her right hind leg. This unfortunate injury lead her to the rescue group and ultimately a [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Make July 4th stress free for your pets!

Fireworks are a regular part of festive celebrations throughout San Luis Obispo County. However they can cause great distress for many dogs. The loud, unpredictable noises and bright lights can feel threatening and pets can react as if their very life hangs in the balance. Thankfully there are ways to help your dog keep calm [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

The Road to Veterinary School

Clients often ask about our students and their plans to become veterinarians. Michael was kind enough to share his journey. We wish him the very best and know he'll become a wonderful, kind, and caring veterinarian! by Michael Micheal      Growing up in Egypt, I was encouraged to follow in the footsteps of other [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Staff Adventures|0 Comments

Our ACC Puppy Trainer Earns CPDT-KA

Continuing education is what keeps Animal Care Clinic always prepared to offer the best services to our beloved patients. All of our staff strive to keep at the forefront of the ever changing medical and behavioral aspects of the various animal sciences. Our longtime puppy kindergarten and puppy etiquette class instructor, Stephanie Ruggerone, recently earned [...]

By | April 22nd, 2018|Human-Animal Bond, Staff Adventures|0 Comments

Urinary Accidents

Our Veterinarian's often see pets for urinary issues which can impact the busy lifestyle many enjoy throughout the San Luis Obispo area. "Smalls" came to see Dr. Greenberg because she suddenly started having urinary accidents in the house.  A bladder infection was found and she was treated with appropriate antibiotics based on culture results.  Initially [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Case Studies, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Dog Flu or Canine Influenza on the Central Coast – what do I need to know?

by Bonnie Markoff, DVM There is an outbreak of dog flu in California that seems to center around the San Jose area, but is working it's way slowly towards San Luis Obispo. Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that is spread just like the common cold, through direct contact (sniffing, licking, nuzzling), through [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top Super Bowl Sunday Pet Toxins

by Mercy McClendon   We know the biggest day of the year (for football fans anyway) is this Sunday! Super Bowl Sunday is about more than just football, funny commercials, and half time shows. It’s a day to gather with friends, snack on yummy foods, and wish you didn’t have to work the next day. The last thing on [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Wildfire Smoke in SLO County

California has seen many wildfires throughout 2017. The recent fires nearing Santa Barbara have brought smoke and ash to the Central Coast. This air can include many irritants which can adversely affect the health of people and their pets. Below are signs your pet may show and can range from mild to severe depending on [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

What’s with the cow?

We often get asked about the cow at the corner of Long & Cross Streets. Animal Care Clinic sponsored "Expo" (as she is affectionately known to our staff) for the Cow Parade in 2016 to benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo. "Udderly Exposed" was lovingly created by our own RVT Melisa, who is [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Community Service, Staff Adventures, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lost & Found: Why it’s important to microchip my pet.

With the increased attention on displaced pets due to fires, hurricanes and earthquakes, it seemed the right time to review microchips. Many owners rely on collars and ID tags to ensure their pets get home safely. However, collars can break or fall off and countless unidentified strays end up shelters each year. Good samaritans in [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments