Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center Opening!!!!!!!!

It won't be long now! 

The new 40,000-square-foot Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center currently being constructed in Broward County is located at 2400 SW 42nd Street in Fort Lauderdale, 33312, directly across from the long-term economy airport parking lot. The new shelter will replace the current aged and outdated Adoption Center. The new shelter will feature the latest in sheltering technology as well as air-conditioning throughout the kennels. Projected completion date is Novemebr  2016.
The official opening day will be Tuesday, November 15th, at 11AM.
To help ease the transition of pets from the old shelter to the new location, the public is invited to adopt a dog or cat now, so that fewer pets will to be relocated as part of the move.
During the Moving Sale, the adoption fee for all pets is waived, including the $20 deposit to hold a stray/lost pet. The waived fees include all of the cuddly felines available for adoption at Pet Supermarket stores located in Broward County.
All adoptions include spaying/neutering, all necessary vaccinations, a Broward County Rabies Registration tag and a microchip!
Visit their website frequently for the latest updates. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Free Pet Photo with Santa!!!


Now in its fifth year, St. Nick's pre-holiday route has VCA HAH as a permanent stop. Maybe it is all of the cuddly faces!!

Please join us on Saturday, December 17th with your darling dog and your cherished cat 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, December 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.

This is also the final day of our Broward Meals on Wheels Food Drive for Pets! Check out our blog for more details about this month long drive and how you can help!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Drop off site for VCA Broward Meals on Wheels for Pets Food Drive !!!!!!!


  VCA Animal Hospitals 

 November 12th through December 17th


November 11th- December 17th, 2016


Just stop by with a donation of canned, dry or dehydrated food for cats or dogs.


VCA  Animal Hospital have a solid reputation for offering the very best in veterinary medicine as well as the latest technological advances and therapies. We believe that giving back to the people that supports us is paramount. 

Broward Meals on Wheels for Companion Animals started when volunteers began to notice clients sharing their meals with their pets. Senior on a restricted budget can have a difficult time meeting their own needs and often the needs of their companion animals can be neglected. With only the support of volunteers and donation this organization provides delivery of food for these loyal pets once a month to clients of BMOW. For more information visit

This year, donations for food can be made at VCA Hollywood as well as 
Pet Supplies Plus
Sheridan Plaza

4923 Sheridan St

Hollywood, FL 33021
954. 985.3400

M-Sat 9a-9p

Sunday 10a-7a
3000 Stirling Rd # 132, 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 639-4173

VCA Aventura Animal Hospital

19101 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 933-3647

Thank you to our local partners for providing additional collection site for our BMOW Pet Food Drive!!! 

Click here to see the results of last year's food drive!! 

Help us give a big "Paws Up" to our VCA vendor support of this year's Pet Food Drive!!

Help us give a big "Paws Up" to our VCA vendor support of this year's Broward Meals on Wheels (BMOW) Pet Food Drive!!

Since it's inception, our food drive has brought our community together to collect food for pet's of homebound seniors in our county.

Seniors on a restricted budget can have a difficult time meeting their own needs and often the needs of their companion animals can be neglected. 

With the support of this food drive  BMOW for Companion Animals continues to provide delivery of food for these loyal pets once a month to clients of BMOW. 

Through the generous support of our VCA Partners, we are once again able to host this food drive and match a portion of the food donated. Each year we are affirmed by the success of previous years’ food drive and proud to be able to be a part of such an impactive community effort. 

Thank you to these partners for their support. Without whom this drive would not serve so many of our pet community.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Congratulations, Jon Dee, MS, DVM, DACVS!!!!!

The 2016 ACVS FOUNDATION LEGENDS AWARD was presented to Jon F. Dee, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR, this year for his dedication and contributions to the field of veterinary surgery. This award recognizes ACVS Diplomates who have developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of significant value, proven by becoming the treatment or test of choice for a given condition. The procedure or test has “withstood the test of time” and, although possibly modified over time, remains the treatment or diagnostic method of choice or the scientific basis for the current treatment of choice. The procedure or test is novel
and involves advancements in veterinary surgical science and not reapplication of general
medical science.

Dr. Dee was recognized because of his role as one of the primary surgeons responsible for defining fracture types and treatments in the carpus and tarsus in the racing dog. He developed numerous
guidelines and techniques for dealing with these challenging injuries.

Dr. Dee has numerous awards, including the AVMA Practitioner Research Award, the
AAHA Practitioner of the Year Award-Southeast, the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished
Alumnus of Auburn, and honorary ESVOT membership.

Dr. Dee has written many journal articles and textbook chapters and is a co-editor of Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery. He has been on the editorial review boards for Veterinary Surgery, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Journal of Small Animal Practice.
Dr. Dee is a partner and Chief of Surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood,
FL. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical
Sciences at the University of Florida and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department
of Veterinary Clinical Science at The Ohio State University. He continues to lecture
both nationally and internationally.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Double Check your Pet's Supply Checklist!!!!!


  • Two Week Supply
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Two Week Supply
  • For food and water that attach to cage

  • Large enough for pet(s) to stand and turn around in. 
  • Each pet in separate crate. 

  • Collar, Tag, and Leash 
  • Microchips (Registered with national database) 
  • Current photo of every pet WITH OWNER 

  • First Aid Guide Book 
  • Roller Bandages 
  • Scissors 
  • Gauze 
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Medications 
  • Medical Records (stored in waterproof container or plastic zip bag) 

  • Litter Scooper

  • Paper Towels 
  • Disinfectant 
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • "Quick Bath" wipes 
  • Plastic poop bags 

BEFORE A Hurricane Approaches: 
Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be ready prior to hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, preparations should focus on securing your home and property.

• Protect the areas where wind can enter. Secure windows and doors, preferably with permanent, County-approved storm shutters. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8" plywood. You’ll need to cut the boards to fit to have it ready for installation. Tape does NOT prevent windows from breaking.
• Bring in lawn furniture, garbage and recycling carts and other items that are not tied down and could become airborne.
• If you own a boat, use double lines at a marina or consider dry-dock storage.
• Protect your electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.
• Fill prescriptions of emergency medications (consult pharmacist as needed).
• Monitor the storm’s progress.
• Visit or call 3-1-1 for updates on County services. Depending on conditions, bus, rail, garbage collection and recycling service, as well as airport and seaport operations, could be affected.
• Preparedness is not expensive. Many disaster kit items such as flashlights & batteries, garbage bags, etc., may be found around your home.

During a Hurricane: 
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should: 
• Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials. 
• Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows. 
• Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room. 
• If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker. 
• Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source. 
• If you lose power, turn off all major appliances. 
• Avoid using the phone and do not take a bath or shower during the storm. 
• Fight the temptation to go outside during the “eye of the storm.” There’s only a brief period of calm before hurricane force winds return. 
• Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress. 
Keep animals in their carriers.

Sources: consumer-survival-kit.asp