Tick Season: Tick season can vary depending on where you live. Summer and fall are generally peak tick seasons in most places. Ticks like warmer climates and the Pacific Northwest is experiencing a surge this year with higher temperatures. Tick prevention is key, and should be maintained year-round, regardless of temperature to keep your dog safe whenever “tick season” starts. … Read More
The Danger of Spring
After so many months of winter, everyone loves Spring, including your pets! The rain that it brings is balanced by the warmer temperatures and sunny days. It’s exciting to lace up and grab the leash for your pup, but it’s important to be aware of some dangers lurking out there (inside too!). Every season has its pros and cons, and … Read More
Declawing Cats: Don’t!
Most cat owners understand that every cat has its own unique personality. Some of their personality traits are cute, like when a cat plays fetch, or when they greet you at the door when you come home. Other traits are not so cute… like when they never cover up in their litter box, or when the scratch your furniture to … Read More
Cats: Scratching Posts
Do cats need scratching posts? The short answer is “yes”. If you want to save your furniture from an untimely destruction, it’s important to pick the right scratching post(s)! You might like the aesthetic of a scratching post, but your cat might not. A little research can go a long way to getting a post that your cat will actually … Read More
SOVSC and your Primary Veterinarian
Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center is a referral based, surgery and emergency care animal hospital. We encourage you to form a relationship with a primary care veterinarian in your area. A primary care veterinarian for your pet is similar to your own primary care doctor. Preventative care is important and there are many issues and illnesses that your primary care … Read More
Just like people, your pets can have allergies too! At Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center, we have the tools and skills necessary to identify and treat your pet. There are many different kinds of allergies that can affect your pet, including environmental, food, contact allergies, and flea allergy dermatitis (bites). So how do you know if your pet is suffering … Read More
Please Welcome Dr. Rory Applegate!
Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center is excited to welcome a new member of the Internal Medicine Team: Dr. Rory Applegate. Her multi-faceted approach to internal medicine, genuine connection with clients and patients, and professionalism are great assets to our team. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and subsequently went on to a small animal rotating … Read More
Please Welcome Dr. John Davies!
Here at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center, we are excited to welcome our newest surgeon, Dr. John Davies! In 2001, he graduated from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Three years later, he attended Ontario Veterinary College and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After a series of internships and medical … Read More
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