Pets and Vets As Partners is proud to announce that two of our veterinary assistants have been accepted to the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2016. Barbie and Mary, we are all so very proud of you! Of course, their acceptance is bitter sweet, as beginning this fall the ladies will be diving into their studies and won’t be around the clinic as much. Clients, please be on the look out for some new beautiful faces to begin training ASAP. Barbie and Mary certainly can’t be replaced, but we’ll try extra hard to find new staff members who care about our patients as much as these two do. Over the next couple months, we will also have a couple new faces doing externships with us, both from the Purdue DVM and RVT programs.

As of April 1st, we now have a groomer in the facility again. Tiffany’s Pet Salon has joined our building and we couldn’t be happier. Reviews thus far have been rave. We look forward to helping our clients use Tiffany’s Pet Salon for all their pet grooming needs. Grooming can easily be added to your boarding package while your pets stay with us. Tiffany is simply top notch!

Also, though it’s not the most recent news, we are excited to announce that our hospital has achieved American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accreditation. This means that we voluntarily put ourselves through the rigorous accreditation process and passed with flying colors.  Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care. AAHA regularly evaluates our hospital to ensure that we meet or exceed the association’s standards for patient care, hospital services and equipment. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. Yay for us!

In other happenings around the clinic, we have recently adopted a new heartworm testing protocol for our canine patients. Instead of running our heartworm testing in-house, we have decided to use our lab to have this vital testing done. Results are available in 24 hours AND include screening for not only Heartworm Disease but also Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma; very important tick borne diseases prevalent in the great state of Indiana. Best of all, this additional screening will cost NO MORE than a heartworm test did before. In the world of ever increasing prices, getting more info for less money is not something to take lightly. We have adopted this new protocol in an attempt to keep up with current veterinary medicine recommendations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding our new heartworm testing strategies.

And finally, our annual Open House will be June 16th. The open house serves as a great format to bring animal loving groups from the community together. Everyone is welcome to come tour the ins and outs of the hospital, meet and greet all the staff, see some demonstrations of the under water treadmill and pool and get some cool dog and cat products by bidding in the silent auction. If you would like to have more info regarding the Open House, please call the clinic at any time. Specifically,our lovely Kaleena is in charge of this years open house. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and this years June 16th open house turns out to be our best yet!