Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Team Member of the Month!

October Team Member of the Month!!
Congratulations Denise Sam!

Denise has worked with us since August of 1993.  Her job duties have change many times over the years.  Denise started as a receptionist, phone operator and then she became a major player in our accounts receivable department. Most recently she has become involved with our IT team and helps in keeping all of the odds and ends in order around the hospital. 

We can always count on Denise to offer a hand  where ever needed and always with a smile!

Friday, October 26, 2012

South Florida Pack Walk at TY Oct.27

Pack Walk in the Park (October 2012 / Costume Walk)

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  • 3300 N Park Rd, Hollywood, FL (map)
    26.040334 -80.176119

    After you enter the park through the toll booth, take your 1st right turn & park.
  • Since this Pack Walk is a few days before Halloween, anyone (canine or human) that wants to wear a costume is encouraged to do so!

    Pack Walk in the Park (group dog walk) is an opportunity to get some exercise (for you and your dog) and socialize with other dog owners (non-dog owners are welcome, too!).

    We will walk the two-mile loop of newly paved pathways for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. Plants to attract butterflies have also been placed along the park’s northern corridor.
    TY Park requires all dogs to be on a 6' leash (no retractable / flexi leads). TY Park's admission fee is $1.50 per person (ages 6 and up)

    After you enter the park through the toll booth, take your 1st right turn & park. You will see a red & white sign with a picture of a butterfly that says "Listen to Nature! Please turn down your radio." We will meet in this area and start walking at 9 AM (please arrive by 8:45 AM).

    We will have some treats, samples, and some give aways for your dogs after the walk! *

    Info on TY Park:
    The Seminole Indian name of this 150-acre urban park, Topeekeegee Yugnee, means “meeting or gathering place.” T.Y. is well known for its shady picnic areas, numerous shelters, and a gazebo.

    *This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs
  • More construction on I-95 and Hollywood Blvd this weekend.


    More construction on I-95 and Hollywood Blvd this weekend.


    Friendly reminder for everyone coming out to the HAH this weekend they've started construction on I95. From 9pm Friday night thru 5am Monday morning the southbound exit will be closed. The north bound exit will remain open but southbound traffic will need to exit at Pembroke Rd and re-enter northbound 95 and exit Hollywood Blvd heading east. This is one of four full weekends of closures. Stay alert! Stay safe!

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Black Cat Safety

    Did you know that some black cats could be in danger during the Halloween season? There are people who target these innocent creatures because of their symbolic relationship to the holiday, and seek to do them harm. In order to protect your pet, we ask that you keep them inside where they will be safe until the holiday is over.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Patient of the Month- Candi

    Candi, a petite, 6lb, seven year old Shih Tzu was seen by her local vet not eating, straining to urinate and general discomfort. Her vet took x-rays and found her bladder to be full of stones. Immediately, Candi was referred to the HAH for surgery.

    Dr. Shapiro examined Candi, reviewed her bloodwork and x-rays and scheduled her for a cystotomy that very day. The surgery went smoothly and the following day Candi was eating well and feeling fine.

    The stones Dr. Shapiro found were struvite stones, the most common bladder stones in dogs and cats. They typically form because of urinary changes that happen when bladder infections occur. However, struvite crystals require an alkaline pH in order to form; they are less likely to form in acidic urine. So to prevent these stones from reoccurring Candi was prescribed a special diet of Hills C/D to keep her urine within the right pH.

    Candi is now home. She has returned to her playful snuggly self and both her doctor and parents are very happy. We are happy to highlight Candi as our Patient of the Month!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    FACEBOOK Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

    FACEBOOK Halloween Pet Costume Contest!

    Upload your pet's picture to our Facebook WALL and enter to win a $25 gift certificate to use toward services at our hospital. The picture with the most LIKES by Oct 31...wins! Upload your pet's picture and encourage your friends and family to LIKE our page so they can participate!

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

    Is your pet over their healthy, ideal weight? Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a day set aside for pet owners with overweight pets, or pets that are headed toward obesity. Just as a reminder, it’s important to get your pet out doing active things, and make sure they’re eating a good diet! Being at their ideal weight can help them live a longer, healthier, and happier life!

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    October is Adopt-A-Shelter Month

    Have you ever considered adding a new dog to your family? We encourage you to check out local adoptable pets when you’re looking for your new furry, family member. There are so many great dogs sitting in shelters, just waiting for a family to call their own for the rest of their life! There’s no greater feeling than giving a dog a second chance at life.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Blessing of the Animals: THIS SUNDAY

    St Francis of Assisi

    Bring your pets!

    Blessing of the Animals
    Sunday Oct.7, 2012
    St John’s Lutheran Church
    2919 Van Buren St.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Client testimonial-"It takes a village"

    Name: Alyse Vilarello

    Message: The term "It takes a village" is an understatement, when it comes to the assistance I received from some HAH employees. To make a painfully frustrating story short, Debbie Brooks, Leah Turpin, and Tammy are an amazing team.  It began with Tammy speaking with me over the phone on 6/15 about a rescue dog that I was fostering until he was well...but of course I decided to adopt. Her patience and assistance guided me through an already frustrating process and allowed me to successfully get all my paperwork and tags the following day. Once that happened, I came to HAH on Saturday, 6/16 to purchase the Heart Guard and bring the necessary paperwork on Logan to be put in the computer. Of course, that too became complicated and frustrating... which is where Debbie Brooks came to my rescue.  She genuinely went out of her way, without my asking her to do so, and tracked down the information that was needed for Logan. Her commitment, professionalism, and compassion for an extremely frustrated customer simply astounded me then, as it does now while I am writing this. Debbie was also quick to acknowledge her co-worker, Leah Turpin, who was kind enough to fax the microchip information to AVID for me. As I said, it took a village, but thanks to all of your dedicated employees, Logan Jackson is now ready to enjoy his new life and says thank you to all involved who helped!