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November 17, 2015 - 7:38pm

By: Dr. Dave Thompson

Recently, an adorable little dog named Chance arrived with Mom to be examined and admitted for a dental cleaning and oral evaluation. This sweet boy is 11 years old and was so cute, timidly wagging his tail, a little greying in the face, and a little nervous, thus he kept an eye on Mom.

He received an injection to calm him and met Kelly C, the Registered Veterinary Technician who would be his nurse for the day, and all was well. His case is an important example of how permanent damage to the teeth and gums occurred because his Mom, a new client, had...

November 17, 2015 - 1:32pm

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because of all of the fun costumes your pets wear to appointments as well as to our Happy Howl-o-ween Party! Enjoy the video of our party below, and Click Here to view pictures of pets in costume

October 19, 2015 - 4:38pm

Earlier this month we celebrated National Veterinary Technician Week!

We firmly believe that our Patient Care Team is the very best. They are compassionate, caring, and dedicated with the best training and exceptional skills. We honor and thank our team who have dedicated their lives to helping animals and their families.

Enjoy this video and remember to show your love to our Patient Care Team!

September 18, 2015 - 11:07pm

Do you struggle to get your dog to jump into or out of the car safely? Watch this video from VetStreet for simple tips to make teaching your dog to jump in and out of the car super easy.

Pay special attention if you have a dog with a health condition that may make jumping painful or a canine who's afraid of the landing when he jumps down.


January 19, 2015 - 11:40am

Watch our video for advice on how to ensure your pet has a happy and healthy new year!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
December 10, 2014 - 5:26pm

Big handsome kitties and wee little kittens,
Siblings and nibbling and very good sittin',
Sweaters and bonnets and dressing like kings,
These are a few of our favorite things!

Angels and Santa and cats dressed as dragons,
Dogs with their families, in carts or a wagon,
Hiding and riding and playing with strings,
These are a few of our favorite things!

When the work's hard,
When the dogs lick,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad!

Warm laps and good naps...

November 9, 2014 - 10:01pm

Our Happy Howl-o-ween event was truly spooktacular! Enjoy watching our video slideshow of the adorable and creative costumes our clients wore to the party!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
August 17, 2014 - 8:02pm

One of the biggest challenges for anyone having surgery is the activity restriction afterward. While people understand why they need to limit activity, dogs and cats don’t. Once they feel better, many cats and dogs are ready to resume play before they should return to normal activity. Puzzle toys are a great activity for cats and dogs to use during daily life, but they can be a lifesaver during times when activity is limited. Puzzle toys and food dispensing toys can help entertain pets and beat boredom by stimulating the dog's or cat's brain. Brain activity doesn’t replace physical...

July 14, 2014 - 11:07am

AHNA may need to start sending out newsletters addressed to the pets. We just found out that one of our patients can actually read! It is truly amazing!

This video shows her reading while here at AHNA for a visit. Misha is an adorable Goldendoodle who is loved by and lives with Kay Loveland, and is a special dog in many ways. She works alongside Kay who is a Clinical Psychologist working with human patients who are dealing with various issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, and attachment and intimacy issues. Misha and Kay are also a Therapy Dog Team...

July 10, 2014 - 11:25am

Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward stays in a parked car on a summer day to prove how dangerous it is to leave a pet inside a car. The car reaches 117 degrees within 30 minutes with all four windows opened 1 to 2 inches. This is extremely dangerous as dogs and cats don't perspire the same way humans do. The only way that Dr. Ward could have made this even more realistic is if he were wearing a coat, hat, mittens, etc. Imagine how miserable it would be to sit in a 117 degree parked car and be covered in fur; that is what pets experience....


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