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Value of the Microscope

Stepping into our blog spotlight today is… our microscope. Nearly all of us have used a microscope at some point in our lives. For most it was during a high school biology class. You may have seen an amoeba or plant cells or something in between. If you were fortunate enough to have a toy [...]

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QUIZ TIME! Working w/ the CVCA School Of Medical Professions, Part 1

I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to spend some time with Juniors and Seniors from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy‘s School of Medical Professions (SOMP). Mr. Rick Lyons has put together a very good program that both exposes the medically inclined high school students to a variety of career options as well as [...]

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Microchip Success – A Thanksgiving Story

I’ve welcomed my friend, Bob Halstrom, DVM, to our blog before. He wrote the piece included in last year’s post, Volunteer For Animals Locally. He’s a good writer with a neat perspective, and I think you’ll enjoy this piece: Buddy the Bear is going to be home for Thanksgiving, and that makes me happy. This [...]

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Veterinarians and End Times

Zombies are the rage now, and have been for a while. Who hasn’t seen a bumper sticker around town that says something to the effect of “Zombie Apocalypse Response Team?” And who hasn’t heard of AMC’s The Walking Dead? It seems some are really into this end-times, Walking Dead, zombie apocalypse theme. But what would [...]

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2013 Rabies Vaccine Baiting in Summit County

From the Summit County Health Department… Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program for Raccoons and Skunks to Begin in Summit County on August 26, 2013 Stow, Ohio – Summit County Public Health, in collaboration with the USDA Division of Wildlife Services, will participate in a multi-county rabies vaccine baiting operation for raccoons and skunks. This operation is [...]

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Thinking of Veterinary School?

Dr. Gates (Senior) and I have been working with students from a variety of stages in their education lately, from high schoolers in the School of Medical Professions program at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and the Mentorship Program at Cuyahoga Falls High School… to college students accumulating observation hours for application to veterinary school… to [...]

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Dr. Ryan Talks Microchips on WCUE-AM 1150

Dr. Ryan recently discussed the topic of microchipping our pets on WCUE-AM 1150. A microchip is a permanent form of identification for pets, and it is an effective way to help lost pets return home. The program aired on a number of occasions in June of ’13, so if you missed it, take a listen [...]

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Financially Planning for Puppyhood

So you just got a puppy and you’ve heard that there are some things you need to do for your him/her to get off on the right foot. Food is the first thing you had to think about, and truth be told, you already bought a bag before you found this post. No problem. You [...]

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Generic Medications The Same? Maybe…

One of the ways many people are trying to save money these days is by purchasing generic medications instead of the name brand variety. It’s been a huge trend on the human side of medicine, and has also become a huge trend on the veterinary side of medicine. The use of generic drugs has saved [...]

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Financially Planning for Kittenhood

So you just got a kitten and you’ve heard that there are some things you need to do for your him/her to get off on the right foot. Food is the first thing you had to think about, and truth be told, you already bought a bag before you found this post. No problem. You [...]

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