• 9 Sports to Enrich Your Dog’s Life

    October 6, 2022

    Is your dog bored with your usual activities? Taking your dog for hikes and playing fetch are good ways to keep your energetic pup physically active but finding exciting sports classes for your dog will boost their workout and mental stimulation.

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  • Ocean’s 11

    October 4, 2022

    I wasn’t even working on that Tuesday in April when a dog named Ocean came into our emergency hospital. I heard Ocean’s story days later with my mouth hanging open. It was one of those tales that can’t possibly be true, where you see it play out in your mind like a movie, and one that stuck with me as a defining moment of my veterinary career.

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  • Case Study: Sichuan Puppercorn & Her Foreign Body

    September 27, 2022

    Sichuan Puppercorn is a 1 year 6-month-old spayed female corgi who was presented to the Boston West ER for ingestion of a plastic piece on her inflatable e collar.

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  • Mistakes

    September 27, 2022

    We’ve all done it. We’ve all had that gut-twisting moment that comes with the sudden realization that you’ve made a mistake.

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  • A Step Outside My Comfort Zone

    September 19, 2022

    Like many others in this field, I always knew I wanted to work with animals. I wasn’t quite sure in what way I would do it, but I knew somehow, some way, I would find a career path that would allow me to follow my dreams.

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  • My Ethos Family: Providing Extraordinary Support Through The Most Tragic of Times

    September 13, 2022

    Nearly twelve years ago I became a part of the Ethos team, then known as IVG. I came from an equine background but quickly fell in love with the small animal atmosphere and the comradery of my Client Care team.

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    Life as an Overnight Veterinarian

    September 7, 2022

    Overnights are hard. Forcing yourself awake for upwards of sixteen hour shifts is difficult. Missing family dinners, children's bedtimes, and all those wonderful REM sleeps and dreams is challenging.

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  • Ethos Exchange: How Lean Six Sigma Makes Sense in the Veterinary Practice

    August 29, 2022

    For this installment of the Ethos Exchange we lead a discussion among our leadership about "Lean Six Sigma" and how it might help our industry thrive.

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  • What Makes an Exceptional Client Care Specialist in Vet Med?

    August 15, 2022

    A Client Care Specialist (CCS) focuses on client service and communication. They are the first and last face you see in the veterinary clinic!

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  • Man and dog sitting on hill looking out

    Pet Microchips: How to Check the Chip

    August 3, 2022

    Did you know that August 15th is National Check the Chip Day? If you have your pet microchipped, you may not think about continuously checking it’s information and keeping it updated, which is why this day was created to remind you all to check the chip!

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  • Cat in arms of doctor at hospital

    5 Reasons to Have a Primary Veterinarian

    July 21, 2022

    And as the veterinary community evolves - from vaccine clinics inside pet stores to hospitals dedicated to urgent care to the family vet, the need to educate pet owners about how to find the right kind of veterinary care becomes more important.

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  • Golden retriever outside smiling in the sun

    What is Hemoabdomen?

    July 21, 2022

    Hemoabdomen (also known as hemoperitoneum) is a term used to describe free blood within the abdominal cavity.  Blood should always be within an organ or a vessel; so, blood "freely" within a body cavity is abnormal.

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