On Feb.17th, Dr. Davis and his staff presented a seminar for the SUNY Delhi Equine Club at Milfer Farm in Unadilla. The seminar consisted of several modules, including lectures, Q&A time, historical context, and observational and hands-on sessions. Dr. Davis shared his insights on general equine management, mare and stallion breeding issues, equine pregnancy and neonate care. The hands-on sessions addressed reproductive health of both the mare and the stallion. Watch on YouTube.
Save 20% on your pet’s dental care this February, to celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month.
Valley Veterinary Associates provides a full range of dental services, designed to insure optimum dental health for your pets. To help you improve your pet’s oral health, VVA is offering a 20% discount on selected dental procedures in the month of February! Dental services are provided Mon-Fri by our fully-trained staff. Call us at 607-563-1345 for details or an appointment.
Merry Christmas from the staff at Valley Veterinary Associates. May your holiday season be joyous!
Clinical studies show that laser therapy alleviates pain and inflammation, reduces swelling, and stimulates nerve and tissue repair. It has been proven effective on such diverse conditions as arthritis, sprains and strains, periodontal disease, and infections. Some advantages of laser therapy are:
• Provides a drug-free option for enhanced care
• Effective relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling
• Extremely well tolerated by patients
• No known side effects
• May decrease the need for surgery and medications
• Reduces healing time
• Requires no sedation or clipping
Animals receiving laser therapy feel a gentle warming of the tissues, and often will relax and enjoy, much like you would experiencing a good massage. Often there is an immediate lessening of pain, and the initial anxiety that some pets may feel often disappears. Animals receiving the therapy may even fall asleep.
If you believe your animal is suffering from a condition that may treatable with laser therapy, call VVA to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors. They may be able to recommend a customized course of treatment that can help.
On June 22, 2017 Dr. Davis and the staff of Valley Veterinary Associates hosted an ‘Equine Lunch & Learn’. The purpose of these seminars is to offer continuing education and share the latest developments in animal care and management.
Attendees heard presentations by representatives of Zoetis (Megan Lapp – Lepto Vaccine), Platinum Performance (Heather Mathews – equine supplements), and Boehringer-Ingelheim (Bailey Cash – Equine Cushing’s Disease). In addition, Dr. Thomas Divers, DVM of Cornell University delivered a talk on equine Lyme disease.
VVA would like to thank Nicholas Randle (Zoetis) and Scott Koch (M.W.I.) for their sponsorship of this valuable program.
VVA Introduces Educational Series
Valley Veterinary Associates recognizes that continuing education is a key component of animal care. No matter if your concern is bovine herd management, equine health, or quality pet care, education is key to understanding the challenges of maintaining animal health.
That is why VVA has introduced the ‘Lunch & Learn’ series of workshops. This series is presented in a casual setting, but offers leading-edge information from respected researchers and industry professionals. Question and answer sessions are key to the presentations, and often presenters will answer one-on-one questions after the ‘formal’ workshop
The photo shown on the homepage this month are from the VVA Bovine Lunch & Learn recently offered at Brooks House of BBQ in Oneonta, NY.
An ophthalmic exam usually includes a thorough evaluation of the outer eye structures, including the tissues around the eyes, the eyelids, the duct where the tears drain from the eyes, and the cranial nerves that affect the eyes. At the same time, the veterinarian will check the eye for inflammation and infection as well as for foreign bodies and unusual growths. The lens of the eye will also be examined for signs of cataracts. If you notice any abnormality in your pet’s eyes or vision, contact your veterinarian immediately. Many eye conditions are extremely painful or could result in the loss of vision, if not attended to promptly. An ophthalmic test will help identify the source of the problem so that your pet receives proper treatment and pain relief as soon as possible.
In honor of Elizabeth “Beth” Betancourt, VVA is hosting a Memorial Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5-7pm. The event will be at the Carriage House in Oneonta, NY. All proceeds will benefit Beth’s family. It is our hope that this event will not only financially assist her family in their time of loss, but will serve as a memorial to Beth’s loving attitude and playful spirit.
We will be closing at 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 23rd so that our staff can attend the Memorial Fundraiser for Beth. Emergency services will be provided by Dr. Chris Camann and Community Veterinary Center as required until we resume normal operations at 9:00pm. We encourage you to join us for this worthy cause.
Thank you for your understanding.