These are some of the best articles to the public on common pet ailments. In addition with talking with our knowledgeable staff, we support our clients’ desire to further educate themselves so that together we can come up with the best medical plan for your pet. The brochures listed below can be found at the AVMA’s website, along with many more.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- What you should know about cancer in animals ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about canine Distemper ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about canine Parvovirus ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about external parasites ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about Rabies ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about Heartworm Disease ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about Internal Parasites ( English / Spanish )
- What you should know about Spaying and Neutering ( English / Spanish )
- Selecting a pet
Perhaps you have a family member interested in becoming a veterinarian:
A little-known fact is that Dr. Chau is a local. She is a graduate of Broad Run High School (just 5 minutes away in Ashburn!) Additionally she is an undergraduate of George Mason and received her doctorate at Virginia Tech. Dr. Chau had an enormous course-load while pursuing her doctorate, and completed a year of rotations at well-respected specialists. Later, Dr. Chau pursued and received a certificate in veterinary acupuncture, and another certificate in canine rehabiliation therapy.
- Being a veterinarian ( English / Spanish )
- A typical veterinarian’s doctorate course-load (9 semesters of doctorate-level courses, followed by 1 year of rotations)
- George Mason University
- Virginia Tech: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- Some of Doctor Chau’s specialist rotations included:
- Pender (VMRCVM)
- Kaytee Avian Education Center (Wisconsin) – Externship program
- Dr. Chau was awarded the “E.L. Stubbs” grant for research in avian medicine in 1998.
- The Regional Veterinary Referral Center (Springfield)
- Doctor Chau is also received her certification in acupuncture through training in Florida over the course of a year:
- Additional training that Doctor Chau has completed include:
- Echocardiography: Diagnostics and Clinical Cardiography
- Advanced echocardiography: Doppler and Hemodynamics
- Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
- Ultrasonography: Basic and Advanced
- The Veterinary Dental Education Center: Fundamentals and Surgical Courses
- Endoscopy (Upper and Lower GI): Lifelearn
Other organizations we recommend or affiliated with:
- American Animal Hospital Association (Family Vet accredidation is pending)
- Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART90)
- Healthypet.com (sponsored by AAHA)
- International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
- Is your pet in pain? (video: high quality, medium quality, low quality)
- If the procedure your pet is having would cause you pain, then we believe we have an ethical obligation to assume the pet is experiencing pain is well. It is our medical obligation to relieve and control pain. Experiencing pain has been shown to interfere with healing and in fact contributes to further physiological problems.
- A terrific resource for our clients’ education and research is Veterinary Information Network’s site: Veterinarypartner.com
- House Rabbit Society: www.rabbit.org
What to do if your pet is lost?
HART put together a great quick reference on what to do if your family pet is lost.