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AAHA Accreditation Day

Here at Animal Care Clinic we recently celebrated 25 years of the highest level of veterinary excellence, accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Accreditation requires a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Unlike human hospitals, animal hospitals are not required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are [...]

By | July 21st, 2019|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

COULD GRAIN FREE BE DANGEROUS? YOU BET!

By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, diplomat ABVP It would be hard to miss the “grain free pet food” movement in the US. It seems every TV commercial, magazine ad and pet store banner is promoting the importance of this concept – and charging a premium for it. Have you noticed that your veterinarian is not promoting [...]

By | May 1st, 2019|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time, but it can also be frightening to your cat or dog. We've put together a few suggestions to help reduce fear and anxiety for your pet this Halloween! 1) COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL Some pets enjoy dressing up, others don’t. If you’re not sure how your pet will [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Pistol” The Traveling Cat -or- The Unexpected Hitchhiker and Why Your Pets Should be Micro-chipped

by Natalie Borgardt   You read the warnings every year - bang the hood of your car in cold months to protect cats and other small animals who may be seeking warmth from the engine or shelter inside wheel wells. This is prudent advice, even here on California’s Central Coast. A good Samaritan found a cat [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Case Studies|0 Comments

FDA Announcement Regarding Flea/Tick Products

by Bonnie Markoff   Several news agencies are reporting that the FDA has put out warnings about certain tick control products.  Please be advised that this is not new information and is nothing to worry about.  The flea and tick control products called Bravecto, Nexgard, Credelio and Simparica have been associated with a very low rate [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

“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!

by Natalie Borgardt   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 [...]

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

by Jennifer Evans   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 [...]

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