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You Voted…and we WON!

Thank you Saint Augustine for voting us BEST VETERINARY PRACTICE in our very first year of business.
We are so fortunate to have such supportive clients, we couldn’t have done it without you. THANK YOU! 

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Please Join Us On Monday, August 15th for National Check the Chip Day!!

Festivities will start at 10am

  • We will be here all day to check your pet’s microchip and help you make sure that it is registered properly.
  • There will be food, fun and door prizes!
  • If your pet does not have a microchip already, we will be performing them all day long without an office visit (must have proof of rabies test).
  • Not sure what a microchip does or how it works? Keep scrolling for more information or call us!

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Losing your pet is not something you expect to happen. According to the American Humane Association, only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats without identification are returned to their owners after they become separated from their families. These numbers can be dramatically increased if your pet has more than one form of identification.

Identification tags. The tags that attach to your pet’s collar are important as they provide quick information about the pet’s owners. The downside to tags is that the information may not be current, the information may rub off over time or your pet’s collar comes off.

Microchip. Give your pet extra protection with a microchip. Microchips are a permanent form of identification that are easily and painlessly inserted under your pet’s skin.

How does the microchip work?

  • The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin similar to when your pet receives vaccinations. No anesthesia is necessary for implanting the microchip.
  • Each microchip contains a unique number that belongs to your pet only.
  • You will need to register your pet’s unique number with a national pet recovery database.
  • When your pet becomes lost, shelters and veterinary facilities will scan your pet for a microchip using a universal scanner. The scanner detects your pet’s unique number in the implanted microchip.
  • A simple phone call to the national registry begins the process of reuniting you with your pet.

What the microchip does not do:

  • Store your personal information. The registry agency keeps this information secure in their databases; the information is not shared with anyone. The registry contacts you directly if your pet becomes lost.
  • Microchips are not tracking devices.
  • Emit signals/energy. Only the specialized scanner can detect the unique microchip number inside your pet.

At each wellness visit, your pet’s microchip will be checked to ensure that the number matches records. After this visit is an ideal time to contact your registry agency to ensure that your contact information is current and accurate.

Our recommendation is that your pet has two forms of identification: a collar tag and a microchip. Microchip identification is safe and affordable. Keep your pet safe and secure by calling our practice to schedule a time to insert a microchip into your pet.

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Season is in full swing and while we are often reminded to have an emergency plan set in place for our 2 – legged family members we often forget about what we would do with our 4-legged ones in the event of an emergency. Your pet’s disaster kit should include enough food and water for 5 days, food and water bowls, any chronic medications that your pet is taking, an extra collar and leash, bedding, vaccine history, microchip number, a current photo, and a crate or carrier. Be sure to check that your hotel accommodations and / or evacuation shelter are pet friendly.

Want more information? Go to our website www.southeastveterinaryhospital.com or www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

Fire Safety Day July 15th

According to the National Fire Protection Association an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires. Nearly 1,000 of those fire were started by the pets in the household!

Follow the link below to an article published by the American Kennel Club for tips to keep your home and your pets safe from a home fire all year long!

Visit www.akc.org to read the article or for more information.

You can also visit the ASPCA website to request your FREE safety pack that includes a Fire Rescue Window Decal to alert emergency personnel that there is a pet in your home.

www.aspca.org/free-pet-safety-pack

August 15th is National Check the Chip Day!!

Is your pet micro-chipped? Even if they never leave your house or your yard there is no way to predict how an animal will react during times of stress or disaster.

A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that only 22% of the stray animals without microchips were reunited with their owners, while over 50% of pets with a registered microchip were returned home!

Join us on Monday, August 15th starting at 10am to have your pets microchip verified and make sure that you are properly registered. If your pet does not already have a microchip we will microchip your pet without an office visit all day long!! We will have food, door prizes, and other fun things.

New FDA Approved Drug Available for Storm Phobias in Dogs

Sileo if the new drug that is on the market manufactured by Zoetis. It is the only FDA approved drug for canine noise aversion Sileo is a safe, effective, and easy to administer gel. It is non sedating and should be given 30 minutes prior to the thunderstorm or other loud event.
Your pet will need to have had an exam by the doctor in the last 6 months. Each tube costs $35. The dose depends on your pets weight, but can have as many as 12 doses for small dogs.

Visit the Zoetis website for more information:

www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/sileo/

Vote For Us!

We are in the running for Best Veterinarian in St. Augustine! Please take a moment to vote for us today!

To do so, click the image below and then proceed to Medical Services under the category. From there, scroll down to “Best Veterinary Practice” near the bottom to then vote for us!

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AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

We are excited to announce that Southeast Veterinary Hospital has become a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. By donating to the AVMF Veterinary Care Fund, you are helping to provide financial assistance and resources that go towards the medical care of animals in our community. Learn more about the AVMF, or donate today!AVMF Logo blue

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Check here to stay up to date on what’s happening at Southeast Veterinary Hospital! In our latest news section you will find our monthly specials and events, tips on caring for your pet, and local alerts. Stay tuned for more!

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