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  • Getting “Skunked”: It’s not just about the stink!

    Jul 24 2014

    By Diane B. Tortorice, DVM, ABVP Summer is here, and if you have an inquisitive pooch, there is a good chance that they may have an encounter with the smelliest…

  • Dr. Linda Atkins

    Soft Spring Pets

    Jun 03 2014

    By Linda A. Atkins, DVM Springtime makes me think of bunnies, chicks and ducklings.  They are the cute little friends we see on commercials for chocolate, in Easter baskets, and…

  • Dr. Jacqueline Nicholson

    Choosing a Mulch for Pet Owners

    May 12 2014

    By Jacqueline Nicholson, DVM Warmer weather is approaching and so is the start of our garden activities – tending the flower beds, yard cleanup, playing outside. If you’re a pet owner…

  • Step Away From The Baby Wildlife

    May 05 2014

    By Diane B. Tortorice, DVM, ABVP In the Spring and Summer it is not uncommon to discover apparently orphaned baby birds and bunnies.  The question is Do they really need…

  • Part of the Medicine

    Apr 17 2014

    By Jessica E. Downing, DVM If you were to look at Mr. Honara you would see a Vietnam veteran wearing a baseball cap and sweats. While you wouldn’t mistake him…

  • Introducing Dr. Zachary E. Whitman

    Jan 08 2014

    Dear Friends, The Valley Cottage Animal Hospital is pleased to announce another new addition to the VCAH Veterinary Team. Dr. Zachary E. Whitman Dr. Zachary Whitman received his undergraduate degree…

  • Dr. Jacqueline Nicholson

    Pet Ownership: A Key Part Of A Healthy Life

    Apr 17 2013

    By Jacqueline Nicholson, DVM Most people that have pets understand the unconditional companionship and loyalty that companion animals can provide. The majority of households in the U.S. have at least…

  • Adopting the Unadoptable

    Mar 15 2013

    By Midge L. Ritchie, DVM I remember the first time I saw Lucy. I didn’t see her in person, I saw her on my vet school’s pet rescue website. I remember it…

  • Dr. Jacqueline Nicholson

    Marijuana Exposure & Your Pets

    Mar 15 2013

    By Jacqueline Nicholson, DVM With an increasing number of states legalizing the use of marijuana, these same states are experiencing a marked spike in the number of emergency cases involving…

  • Valentine’s Day is Every Day!

    Feb 12 2013

    By Jessica E. Downing, DVM “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France If you were to look inside my heart, you would…