Bailey's Quarterly News
Bailey Quarterly News
1st Quarter 2013 Volume 1; Issue 1
Bailey Veterinary Clinic 248 NW Garden Valley Blvd. Roseburg, OR 97470 (541) 673-4403 Fax (541) 673-4138 www.baileyvet.com
Dr. Blair Bailey, Partner
Dr. Barry Downie, Partner
Dr. Craig Downie, Partner
Karie Wentz, Prac. Mgr.
Monday – Friday
8am – 5:30pm
9am – 4pm
Sunday – Closed
24 Hours Services
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
1 Farewell to Dr. Bethany
2 He’s Back
3 Feb-Nal’t Pet Dental Month
4 Spay Day – Feb 26th
5 Care Credit
6 Wow – Amazing Results
7 Blanket Donations
8 Overweight Pets
9 These Just In
10 Day of Sharing
11 K-Laser Therapy
12 Mission Statement
Farewell to Dr. Bethany Powers
It feels like a conflict – happy and sad – but that’s how we feel about Dr. Bethany leaving January 25th. Happy because she and her husband will be traveling to places they have always wanted to see, but sad because we and our clients will greatly (greatly, greatly) miss her.
Dr. Bethany joined Bailey Veterinary Clinic in June of 2004 from North Carolina. Many of you have experienced her deep care for your pets, her tenderheartedness, kindness and spirited personality – truly a Southern Belle. If you would like your pet seen by Dr. Bethany don’t miss this small window of opportunity, and wish her well. She wants you to know that she will miss so many of her clients for so many reasons, but also knows she leaves them in great hands.
Best wishes Dr. Bethany and happy travels!
We said he would be here in December and he is! Dr. Paul Bailey once again is calling Douglas County home. In 1996, Dr. Paul joined Bailey Veterinary Clinic as a member of our kennel crew staff on his way to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. During his vet school days, Dr. Paul completed a 2 week preceptorship with Bailey Veterinary Clinic and graduated from OSU in 2008.
In Dr. Paul’s third year of vet school at OSU he and his wife, Laura, DVM, made the decision to go “North to Alaska” for work and a little adventure with a plan to return in 3 – 5 years. Well, in this case, the best laid plans of mice and men did not go astray. Dr. Paul is a mixed animal practitioner with a special interest in sheep and goats.
Paul, Laura and their 1 year old daughter, Grace, enjoy the outdoors, helping on his parents’ ranch in South Myrtle, and to be expected, has a sheep flock of his own.
We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Paul on our veterinary staff and look forward to many years of working with him. Come on in and meet him!
February – National Pet Dental Health Month
Don’t ignore Daisy or Brutus’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but their internal organs as well. Remember, both dogs and cats need dental care.
To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups have designated February as the National Pet Dental Health Month.
Dental disease progresses in stages, and if detected early, you can prevent serious damage to the teeth and possible organ damage to the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract and joints. Here are some warning signs of dental disease: bad breath, tartar (yellow-brown crust on the teeth), bleeding gums, loss of appetite, teeth that are missing or loose and difficulty eating and chewing food.
Call today to schedule your free dental screening with one of our technicians and schedule a dental. All dental procedures will receive a 10% discount off the routine cleaning price only during the month of February. Equine floats will receive a 10% discount in March.
Spay Day – February 26th
Did you know that we will be celebrating National Spay Day on Tuesday, February 26th along with 20,000 – 30,000 other veterinary clinics in the United States? If each clinic spayed or altered 10 animals that would be 200,000 to 300,000 pets. Mind boggling, we know! So here’s your invitation – mark your calendars, watch the paper, and schedule a spay or alter for your pet(s). You MUST pick up your DISCOUNT VOUCHER on February 26th and the procedure must be done by May 2013 to receive your discount.
Care Credit – Because We Care!
Every employee at Bailey Veterinary Clinic knows the value of your pets to you. It’s that care and concern that drew each one of us here. We also know that our pet owners want to do everything possible to ensure the health and longevity of their “furry family members”. This is sometimes difficult for clients to accomplish given the unexpected nature of some expenses and that’s why we want to introduce you to or remind you of Care Credit.
Care Credit works like a Visa or MasterCard yet designed specifically for certain businesses such as veterinary clinics. One of the benefits they offer is 6 – 12 months interest free financing allowing you to provide the care your pet needs with minimum monthly payments. You can apply online at www.carecredit.com or stop by, and within 3-5 minutes you can fill out the application and get an answer. Don’t wait for an emergency, be prepared!
WOW! Amazing Results
Thank you, Douglas County for your support of our First Annual Canine Blood Drive. Between Bailey Veterinary Clinic’s use and other local clinics purchasing the donated blood, we have exceeded the number of blood transfusions between August and December 2012 as compared to all of 2011. The need is great and we remain committed and prepared to serve Douglas County and beyond. Thanks for your continued support.
Blanket Donations Accepted
If you have old blankets and don’t know what to do with them we would be happy to unclutter your closets. In caring for sick pets, and especially in cold weather, we are always looking for extra warmth and comfort for those you entrust to us. Thanks for your help.
From the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association – Obesity is a serious health issue in our pets. A recent study indicates that 20% of dogs and cats are overweight or obese, with a 37% increase of this diagnosis in dogs and incredible 90% in cats over the past five years.
Health risks for the overweight or obese pet includes diabetes, skeletal stress, including damage to joints, bones, ligaments, respiratory problems, increased blood pressure, and heart disease, decreased stamina and heat intolerance, decreased liver function, digestive disorders, decreased immune function, skin and hair coat problems, increased risk of cancer, urinary tract infections, decreased quality and length of life.
Tips for preventing obesity in your pet are encouraging exercise, choose the correct type and amount of food, regularly monitor your pet’s weight, regulate your young pet’s weight, limit or eliminate treats, and treat any medical problems or diseases.
If you think your pet is overweight give us a call and schedule an appointment or come in as a walk-in. Our veterinarians can determine if there are any other medical problems contributing to your pet’s obesity and give you advice on how fast your pet should lose weight
These Just In!
Lupine leashes, collars, and even key chains are now available. What’s so special about these canine or feline products? Well, how about brightness and color? Want another reason – how about really sturdy? Not completely sold yet? – what about “Even-If-Chewed-Guarantee” and free replacement? Oh my gosh, you still want more ? Ok. Ask a receptionist to give you the trio so you can touch, see, feel, and experience what you and your pet can’t live without.
K-Laser Therapy – Drug FREE – Surgery FREE – Pain FREE
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser therapy, or healing therapy as some refer to, has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.
There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than 100 rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. Some of those conditions are osteoarthritis, joint pain, muscle strains, post-surgical pain, neck and back pain, rehabilitation, post-orthopedic surgical recovery and many other conditions. The number of treatments depend on the nature of the condition. Call today for an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your pet’s need and how Laser Therapy can help.
Day of Sharing Update
Douglas County Coalition for the Homeless sponsored “A Day of Sharing” for the homeless population in our community. Bailey Vet Clinic partnered with the Coalition on December 8th and vaccinated our homeless neighbors’ pets at no charge. This was our 4th year of participating with the Coalition to serve our homeless, and we believe this is a great community outreach for those less fortunate.
“It is our mission to create a positive experience through
veterinary medicine for our patients, clients, staff
and community. Our health care team strives to provide quality
medicine care in a safe, clean, respectful and compassionate
environment. Our staff is committed to excellent service
and genuine concern for our clients and their animals.”
If you ever experience anything less than the above statement declares please let
us know. We are serious about our commitment to you and our community.