Caity the Cocker Spaniel

Caity is a cocker spaniel that is nearly 6 years old. She came in for a dental exam and cleaning. Fortunately for Caity, the dental procedure includes a full physical exam. Dr. Fassett performed the abdominal exam while Caity was sedated for the dental procedure – this allows a more detailed exam since the area is relaxed. Unfortunately, he discovered an abnormality in Caity’s abdomen. Since she was already sedated, the decision was made to transfer her to the OR for exploratory surgery. Problems were found with Caity’s spleen, and Dr. Fassett performed a splenectomy. She spent the night under observation and went home the next day. Not only is she on the road to full surgical recovery, but her dental work was also a success.

Every Dog’s Dream Team – for Cats!

Dr. Davis and the staff of Valley Veterinary Associates were pleased to once again work with the staff of Every Dog’s Dream Adoption Center (E.D.D.) to provide for the care of local animals. Every Dog’s Dream became aware of a small colony of feral cats in the local (Sidney) area. As part of their Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) campaign, E.D.D. contacted Valley Veterinary Associates for assistance, and arranged for trapping and transport of the cats.

Dr. Davis provided reduced-rate care, including physical exams, required vaccinations, and spay/neuter operations for the cats. This will ensure the health of the animals, reduce risks to people in the area, and hopefully lead to a reduction in feral cat population.

Every Dog’s Dream is a volunteer-run non-profit (501-c3) adoption center established over 10 years ago. With over 77 volunteers, they provide a full range of service to animals, including daily care, fostering, and medical transport. They are supported entirely by donations. In response to the growing problem of homeless and feral cats, they will soon be expanding their operations under the ‘Hope For Homeless Felines’ name. If you have an interest in helping Every Dog’s Dream with their efforts, please contact them at 607-242-2346.

Dr. Davis and his staff look forward to helping Every Dog’s Dream accomplish their future goals. If you have questions about animal care, either farm animals or companion animals, you can contact Valley Veterinary Associates at 607-563-1345 or by email at frontdesk@vva.email.

Holiday Food Drive Update

Dr. Davis and the staff at Valley Veterinary Associates want to thank all the clients that helped us hold another successful food drive through the holiday season. Thanks to your generous donations, and the contributions of our staff, we were able to deliver several boxes of food to the Sidney Food Pantry. Here are some photos of the VVA elves delivering the donations.

.  

Dec. 17 Closings Announced

Our pickup window will be closed from 11am to noon. There will be no pickups available for that hour.

The clinic will be closing at 4pm on Dec. 17th. Large animal calls will be directed to Dr. Chris Camann. Small animal calls will be directed to Dr. Mike Powers.

Regular hours will resume on Dec. 18th.

Food & Meds – Pickups

We will no longer provide food or medication pickup on Sundays or major holidays. Our pickup window will be unattended at those times. This will insure better service for our emergency patients. PLEASE plan your food/medication pickups accordingly to meet your pet’s requirements.

Job Opening – Receptionist

We currently have an opening for a full-time front-desk receptionist. This is a full-time position, and some evening and weekend work is required. Good inter-personal skills are a requirement. Should be familiar with basic computer operation. We offer competitive salaries based on experience, and a generous benefit package. Applications are available at the clinic, or may be submitted online (Facebook). An in-person interview will be required. For details call Jessica Steele at 607-563-1345.

Job Opening – LVT

Valley Veterinary Associates is seeking qualified candidates to fill an opening for a Licensed Veterinary Technician. This full-time position will require some night and weekend work. We offer competitive salaries based on experience, and a generous benefit package. Applications are available at the clinic, or may be submitted online (Facebook). An in-person interview will be required. For details call Jessica Steele at 607-563-1345.