Friday, October 30, 2015

Bring out your pet for Pictures with Santa!!!

Now in it's fourth year, our VCA HAH Pet Photos with Santa is an established stop on St. Nick's pre-holiday route. 

Please join us on Saturday, December 19th with your precious pooch or fierce feline for a FREE photo with Santa! 

A photographer will be on hand to take the photos and print them out while you wait.

WHO/WHAT:  Pose your furry baby with the big bearded one!

WHEN: Saturday, December19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
Annex Building
2864 Hollywood Boulevard, one block east of I-95
Hollywood, Florida 33020

HOW: This is a FREE event. People and pets can just stop by!!

Visit our Facebook page to see the fun we have had with this event over the years and the hilarity that ensues when you get Santa suited up with a LOT of animals.

October Patients of the Month!!

This October we recognize a group of pets as our Patients of the Month.

Early this month we had the joy of watching the many pets we cared for personally- as well as the many pets around the country that were cared for by other animal hospitals-  be transported to their furever homes. In partnership with the local rescue group Jamie's Rescue,our team of doctors and staff provided medical attention to 20+ dogs from a local county shelter.

Mostly middle aged pups, they came to us with a wide range of troubles necessitating a wide range of veterinary care. Initially isolated to ensure no communicable diseases could spread to other hospitalized patients, they received complete wellness care. Through the combined efforts of volunteers with Pilots for Paws, most were ready to make the move throughout the country to their awaiting homes.

Those that needed more specialized care found homes with The Senior Scenter, a cage free senior dog center  in Warne, NC.

 Being a part of this national event in partnership with our local rescue groups affirmed our commitment to care for the pets in our community. Families around the country will be celebrating the coming holidays with their new fur babies. We are proud to have played a role in these success stories. 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Team Member of the Month- Mary Ann!!!!

 For over 20 years, this team member has made things happen- mostly behind the scenes of the day to day events of patient care. However, without her we would have no equipment to use, no medication to administer, in short, none of the necessities to provide the quality of care we are so proud of. 

Mary Ann B. is an integral part of keeping our team running. She is our Purchasing Department.  She is our go-to when we need……...anything, bought, fixed or ordered!  Even more than that, clients ask for her by name. She goes out of her way to help a client with questions about food, medications and preventatives. As our Police K9 Officer coordinator she is well known by officers across Dade & Broward County as the one to see for food, appointments and meds for their partner. 

We count on Mary Ann to know all the answers and she always comes through. She loves pets, she loves their people and it shows.This recognition has been a long time coming and it is certainly well deserved. We are lucky to have had her on our team for so long and we are pleased to recognize Mary Ann as our October Team Member of the Month!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pilots for Paws Rescue Event!!!

On Oct 2,2015 VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital helped deliver 20 healthy and happy rescue pups for transport during the Pilots for Paws “Brock’s Memorial Flight” Flyway. This unique air caravan of more than 85 planes containing over 400 rescued animals from 37 rescue organizations from around the country departed from the Rock Hill, SC on Oct 3rd. Their destination, new homes and  non-kill shelters throughout the U.S.

Beginning in the late weeks of August, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital began working with our local Jamie’s Rescue to provide medical attention to the 20+ pups she rescued from a local county shelter. These dogs, mostly middle aged and seniors needed a wide range of health care attention. Each pet needed to be isolated during their initial treatment to ensure no hospitalized patients would be exposed to the common communicable diseases seen in shelter pets. Once treatment to restore health was complete, they all received their wellness care which included complete vaccine protocols, grooming and of course-shining their pearly whites. These pups were set to travel.

Early Friday morning, volunteers from the American Humane Association arrived to transport these dogs to South Carolina where their itinerary awaited their trip to forever homes.

We were very proud to be a part of this wonderful event and see the beginning of their journeys home.