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Veterinary Visits for Reptiles

Reptiles and other exotic pets have grown significantly in popularity over the past couple of decades. Due to advances in captive breeding, pet reptiles can be easily found in many different shapes, sizes, and colors and most don't tend to take up a lot of space!...

What Has It Been Like to be a Veterinarian During COVID-19?

As the world has had to adapt to a pandemic, so has veterinary medicine, and so too has our hospital. No one could have predicted that masks, social distancing, and curbside assistance would be at the forefront of our care. As a veterinary team, we have felt...

Animal Pain Awareness

Recognizing the signs of pain in our animals is important for all pet owners. As a veterinarian, this is something I deal with every day. Pain control is a major part of many treatment protocols. Just like people, pets can experience pain, but unfortunately, they do...

National Pet Wellness Month: Health Screens

Prevention is the best medicine! The importance of annual wellness exams and health screens cannot be overstated. While there is a special spotlight on Pet Wellness in October, we focus on health screens year-round at Companion Animal Clinic. It is so much better to...

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Is Your Pet Protected From Heartworm?

For those of you who know me, I’m originally from Florida — AKA Heartworm Central, thanks to the warm weather and abundance of mosquitoes. But we also see the disease quite often here in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. As of late March, I’ve already diagnosed...

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Do you think if I make the doctor my friend, she will forget that I need to get my vaccines updated?

Update! We will be closed from noon-1pm today for a staff meeting. During this time the lobby will be closed and phone lines will not be open. You may still leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can! If your pet needs immediate medical attention please call either Town and Country, or the Vet school. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you struggle to give your cat their medication? The process can be intimidating, but practice makes purrrfect. With a calm and confident approach, you can set yourself up for success. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you struggle to give your cat their medication? The process can be intimidating, but practice makes purrrfect. With a calm and confident approach, you can set yourself up for success.
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