We will be closed starting Tuesday, September 27th at 4 pm for the storm, and we will re-open and return calls/start seeing appointments again as soon as we are able.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our doctors are vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks for every appointment. If you would prefer, we are happy to see your pet outdoors (in a shady, safe area), in an open garage, or on a well-ventilated screen porch – weather permitting. If you are hearing impaired, please let us know. We do have clear masks available with advance notice. We want you to feel safe and comfortable.

Help! My pet isn’t eating!

Help! My pet isn’t eating!

Like people, all pets have different appetites. Some gobble everything in sight (including toxic or non-food items), and others will turn their nose up at a cheeseburger. Most pets fall somewhere in between. It's important not to compare your pet's appetite to the...

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The #1 Question Pet Owners Ask Me

The #1 Question Pet Owners Ask Me

“How Do I Know When It’s Time?” This is the question I hear from almost every pet owner I encounter in my house call end-of-life care practice. I understand – when it comes to my own pets, I struggle with this question as though I never spent 4 years in vet school and...

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Demystifying Doggie Dementia

Demystifying Doggie Dementia

Did you catch Doc B’s monthly Live Q+A session? In case you missed it, here are some highlights, but make sure to catch the replay so you don’t miss any of Doc B’s informative answers! September’s topic was: Doggie Dementia - officially called Canine Cognitive...

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The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian In 2016, I lost my dachshund, Muggle, to Cognitive Dysfunction. This brain disease of “doggy Alzheimer’s” is one that steals not only our pets but our own peace of mind. Just like in...

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Carolina’s Story

Carolina’s Story

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPVCertified Hospice and Palliative Care VeterinarianLow Stress Handling™ Silver Certified I first met Carolina’s Mom when I made a house call to help her say goodbye to her kitty, Cokie. I learned she worked at a local shelter, and I told her...

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5 End-of-Life Myths About Pets – BUSTED

5 End-of-Life Myths About Pets – BUSTED

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com June 3, 2018 Veterinary hospice and palliative care is my calling. That isn’t something I ever thought I would say, but there it is. I’ve devoted...

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Explaining A Pet’s Bucket List

Explaining A Pet’s Bucket List

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian We all agonize over the question: “How do I know when it’s time?”. It’s the question most frequently asked in my hospice practice. It’s the question I most frequently ask when my own...

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Friskies Roulette – When Your Cat Won’t Eat

Friskies Roulette – When Your Cat Won’t Eat

“Friskies Roulette” - that game you play with your cat (especially elderly cats with kidney disease) where they like a food once and then never want to see it again. It’s frustrating for both vets and owners. The likely culprit is nausea. If they smell or eat...

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