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Pawsitively Impactful: Two Families’ Journey of Volunteerism with Therapy Dogs of ATD

Written by Elise Mebel, Published in Aliance of Therapy Dogs Magazine, Spring/Summer 2024 In the heart of our community of San Luis Obispo, California, two families stand out not just for their dedication to volunteerism but for the unique bond they share with their furry companions. Anna Bates and her 15-year old son, Stevie, along [...]


By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP I spent my Christmas vacation on a trip to Belize – but not the kind of trip to Belize that you are probably imagining. I wasn’t laying on the beach at a resort. I was wearing scrubs and boots while providing care for dogs, cats, sheep and horses in far [...]

By |2023-03-02T23:35:42+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Community Service, Staff Adventures|0 Comments

Summer in Thailand

by Tania Senter     This summer I had the amazing opportunity to work with a study abroad program called Loop Abroad to organize a group of Cal Poly students and attend a veterinary service trip in Thailand. I had previously traveled to Thailand on a veterinary service trip in high school and it was the most incredible [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:10+00:00October 7th, 2019|Staff Adventures|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 |2020-07-24T15:26:11+00:00June 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 |2020-07-24T15:26:11+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Human-Animal Bond, Staff Adventures|0 Comments

What’s with the cow?

by Natalie Borgardt   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 [...]

Meet Minnie

Written By Marissa Greenberg, DVM If you’ve followed our articles for a while, you might remember being introduced to my horse, Shotgun, last year. Though Shotgun was a great horse, and I learned a lot, and did very well showing him, in March of this year, I made the difficult decision to sell him. This [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:15+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Human-Animal Bond, Staff Adventures|1 Comment

National Champions!

Written By Marissa Greenberg, DVM Many of you may know that I traveled to Louisville, Kentucky the last week of October to be with the SLO High FFA Vet Science team-Amber Bjerre, Hailey and Brynn Robella, Darcy Hummell, and Clare Backens- as they competed at the national competition. They had won the state championship back [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:15+00:00November 11th, 2014|Community Service, Staff Adventures|0 Comments

State Champions!

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM For the last two years I have had the pleasure of working with students from San Luis Obispo High School’s FFA program. SLO High Ag Department teacher, Anna Bates and I have been friends for many years and I was honored when she reached out for my help. Last year [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:15+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Community Service, Staff Adventures|1 Comment