We are proud to announce that GWLAH intern Isabella Stefanides has been accepted to vet school and will be attending the University of Florida in the fall!
The Gainesville school was Isabella's first choice and she's very excited to become a Gator!
"I'm pretty happy about it," the future DVM said.
With possible specializations in large animal, small animal, exotic and aquatic animals, Isabella said she's not yet sure about which area she ultimately wants to practice in.
"I'm pretty open about what I go into," she said.
With classes beginning in mid-August, Isabella said she'll be moving down to Florida at the end of July, so we only have a short time left with her.
Of her time at GWLAH, Isabella said she thinks it was very important to be exposed to some of the most common issues in small animal practice before beginning vet school.
"I got to see how the doctors worked with the animals, as well as worked with the clients," she said. "I really got a feel for how everybody in an animal hospital plays a key part in how it runs."
We'll definitely miss you, but good luck in school Isabella!
It's every pet parent's worst nightmare. Your furry family member has gone missing. What's worse is that they didn't have their collar on when they ran off. How will they find their way back home?
Providing your pet with a permanent form of identification by having them microchipped can help make the light at the end of the tunnel a little brighter. One out of every two lost dogs and one out of every three lost cats with registered microchips returns home safely.
If your pet isn't microchipped, call us today to schedule your appointment and receive 20% off the cost of microchipping, as well as free chip registration! Hurry though, because the savings end when July does!
As we move into what is typically the hottest month of summer, it's important to remember to keep your pets hydrated. Pet dehydration is a highly overlooked, yet critical, area that concerns your pet’s general health and well-being.
National Pet Hydration Awareness Month promotes the importance of hydration and educates pet parents about the early warning signs of dehydration, which include loss of appetite, lethargy, loss of skin elasticity, panting and dry nose and gums.
Ideally, a dog needs an ounce of water for every pound it weighs. For example, a 16-pound dog would require 16 ounces of water a day, but there are many factors that can affect how much dogs drink so plenty of fresh water should be available at all times.
Each time you reach for a glass, think of your pets. While it's important all year round, be especially mindful of providing fresh water for your pets during this, the hottest time of the year.
As we begin putting together our client education series for next year, we want to hear from you! What pet topics would you be interested in learning about? Let us know by sending your ideas to email@example.com. We can't wait to hear them!
Dr. Melissa Hanley dropped by recently to say hello! Dr. Hanley previously practiced at GWLAH before moving to the Austin, Texas area.
From left to right: Veterinary Technician Karen Longo, Client Relations Manager Ginny Tillman, Veterinary Technician Melissa Romano, Dr. Melissa Hanley, Practice Manager Diana Greenwald.