Author Archives: Dr. Ryan Gates

Caring for your Guinea Pig

Dr. Kendra is back with good thoughts about another species we’re seeing more at CFVC… Guinea pigs are a small, gentle, lively species that make good pets because they are docile and relatively easy to care for. Today, we will discuss basic biology and husbandry that is relevant to care for these species as pets. [...]

Caring For Your Rabbit

We welcome Dr. Kendra Nicholas, one of our associates extraordinaire, to the CFVC Blog to discuss one of her areas of interest… So, you just got a pet rabbit. You may have a few questions circling in your mind. “Now what?” “What do I feed it?” “How long do they live?” “What is normal behavior?” [...]

Christmas/New Years 2016

A little PSA from CFVC… Our Christmas weekend hours will be modified: Friday, December 23 – Closed after Noon Saturday, December 24 – Closed Monday, December 26 – Closed New Year’s Eve weekend will have normal hours If you find yourself in an emergency situation when we’re not here, please contact the Akron Veterinary Referral [...]

Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic visits the Akron Zoo

One of the things I really enjoy about the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic is that our team here, my fantastic technicians and assistants along with Dr. Kendra and Dr. Jenn, seems to enjoy working with each other. The greatest evidence for this is that we even enjoy spending our non-work time together. Over the years, [...]

CFVC Welcomes Dr. Kendra Nicholas!

In keeping with our mission of providing compassionate and comprehensive care for our patients, we welcome Dr. Kendra Nicholas as our newest the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic team! Dr. Kendra grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. She received her B.S. in Animal Bioscience with a minor in Equine Science from The Pennsylvania State [...]

Ticks Are Officially Here In Summit County

Please note: there are more graphics and numbers in this post than I usually get into on this blog. But hang in there… this is important for our dogs… and for us! There hasn’t been a whole lot of *new* in veterinary medicine in northeast Ohio over the past couple of decades as it relates [...]

Pet Loss Grief Support

Saying good-bye to a long-loved pet is a major life event that you ought not have to experience alone. The Akron General Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates are offering Pet Loss Grief Support sessions at the Justin T. Rogers Care Center on April 12, 19 & 26 from 2:00-3:30pm (repeated at 6:00-7:30). Those who experience [...]

Treatment for Canine Hypothyroidism

Dear Valued Client, Recent developments in the pharmaceutical world have set up conditions where the cost of treatment for canine hypothyroidism, levothyroxine, will increase. For a long time, various manufacturers of levothyroxine sold their product without any regulatory oversight. These manufacturers reverse-engineered their product from the patented levothyroxine on the human market. The Food and [...]

Helping a Rodent Mouth

We don’t have a large population of rodent patients at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic, but when we do see them, dental issues seem to be one of the more common reasons. These guys need to have the proper occlusion of their teeth, and when this doesn’t happen, their lives can be at risk for [...]

New Year’s Closing

A little PSA from CFVC… We’ll be closed on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). On Thursday, New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), we’ll have some different hours: we’ll be seeing appointments until noon for your needs, and will be closed for the afternoon hours. The Saturday after New Year’s, January 2, Dr. Gates will be in [...]