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Rise in Rabies Cases

There are recent reports of a concerning uptick in positive Rabies cases in domestic cats and dogs in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. The Blue Ridge Health Department is reporting that many of the cases are occurring in pets that are not vaccinated against rabies, and they are urging all pet...
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The Importance of Dental Health for Cats

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Dental health can sometimes be overlooked by pet owners, but not taking care of your pet’s teeth can lead to serious health problems- and prevention all starts at home! Cats are also affected by a range of dental and oral health issues, and...
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The Importance of Dental Health for Dogs

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Dental health can sometimes be overlooked by pet owners, but not taking care of your pet’s teeth can lead to serious health problems- and prevention all starts at home! What kinds of health issues affect dogs’ mouths? Dogs tend to get fractured teeth,...
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Puppy & Kitten Head Start Packages

AMCMA is proud to offer Head Start Packages to get your new puppy or kitten off to the right start in life! Below are what each package entails: PUPPY HEAD START PACKAGE 1st Visit (6-8 Weeks) Preventative Care Examination Broad Spectrum Deworming DAPP Booster Vaccination Parasite Fecal Test 2nd Visit...
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Wellness Bloodwork for Senior Pets

Wellness bloodwork is a very important factor in your pet’s healthcare, especially as they get into their senior years. Metabolic diseases and problems with organ function don’t always present visible symptoms in your pet until the conditions have progressed to later stages, which can make them much more difficult to...
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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s important to make sure your pets stay safe and healthy – especially with the temptations of new foods, decorations and other potential hazards around that your pet might not be used to! Be Careful with Festive Foods Food and drinks are a highlight...
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National Vet Tech Week Spotlight: Ahriel Kemp

Tell us about your background, how long you’ve been at AMCMA and what brought you here?I graduated from North Technical High School’s Veterinary Assistant Program which led me to Jefferson College’s Veterinary Technology Program of which I graduated from in 2019. During my time in college, I had to pick...
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National Vet Tech Week Spotlight: Bailey Terrell

Tell us about your background, how long you’ve been at AMCMA and what brought you here? I have been at AMCMA for two years this December. I worked in vet med for 3 years before I moved to Texas to pursues something different. It ended up not working out and...
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Cat and Critter Parents – You Need This Carrier!

When it comes to car rides and trips to the veterinarian, just getting your cat, bunny, or critter into the carrier can be stressful, and it can be even more stressful getting your pet out of the carrier. Enter the Calm Carrier! The bottom slides in and out easily, significantly...
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Pre-Anesthetic Testing Recommendations for Safety and Peace of Mind

If your pet is scheduled for a procedure that requires general anesthesia, we recommend pre-anesthetic testing. Pre-anesthetic blood work is a lot like a weather forecast. It is designed to help you plan for what lies ahead. Depending on the circumstances, you might want a very detailed forecast of the weather, or...
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