Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
Millions of dogs end up in animal shelters every year, often through no fault of their own. Dog owners surrender them to for a variety of reasons, such as divorce, moving, or no longer being able to cope emotionally and financially with the responsibility of owning a pet. The owner may have died suddenly and no one in the family stepped forward to care for the dog. Dogs also get away from their families and can’t be reunited with them without proper identification.
From October 11 to 17, pet parents, veterinarians, and other clinic staff have the opportunity to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of veterinary technicians during a week set aside to honor them. Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is fortunate to have three caring professionals on our staff.Amy Brown, Rachel Copeland, and Tera Thompson help care for your pets each day by assisting with vaccines, preparing lab samples, taking vital signs, and much more. Of all their duties, comforting a scared pet by demonstrating love and compassion is by far the most important.
The American Veterinary Medical Association launched World Rabies Day in 2007 as a way to raise awareness of the impact this disease has on both humans and animals. In 2012, more than 6,000 animals contracted rabies, many of them domestic pets. Approximately 55,000 people from around the world die because of rabies every year, although all but a handful are from underdeveloped countries. World Rabies Day this year takes place on September 28, and Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is doing our part to educate our clients about this disease.