Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
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.
Fall brings many changes in your family's routine, such as the kids going back to school and a focus on seasonal activities like hayrides and football. As the leaves fall from the trees outside and the temperature is noticeably cooler, it's important to watch for potential hazards that could harm your pet. Like the other three seasons in Minnesota, autumn poses unique risks for your dog or cat. Some of these include: