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  1. It’s National Take Your Dog To Work Day — June 22, 2018!
    If you’re participating, we’d love to see a photo of your pet at work. Share it to our Facebook page.
  2. Little Creek Veterinary Clinic will be closed on Friday afternoon, this week, and we’ll resume office hours Saturday. Contact Us to claim a Saturday appointment slot for your pet.

 

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Hello! Dr. Miele will be taking a long weekend, and will be out of the office from Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day).

Dr. Miele will resume regular appointment hours at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic on Tuesday, May 29th. Call 757-583-2619 to schedule your pet’s appointment. Some openings are still available this week on Friday.

Emergency care for your pets is provided by Blue Pearl in Virginia Beach. Call 757-499-5463 if your pet parties a little too hard this weekend.

And what will you be doing with your time off? We’ve got some ideas for you:

  1. Grab a frozen treat at Penguin’s Snoballs (in front of the Roosevelt Shopping Center on East Little Creek Road).
  2. Let your inner child out to play at the St. Pius X Parish & School Carnival — open to everyone! (At the corner of Halprin and East Little Creek Road).
  3. Go see Solo: A Star Wars Story. No, it’s not Harrison Ford “CGI’d” to look 1/3rd his age. Go see it anyway.
  4. Prefer your entertainment on-stage? Grab tickets to the Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music,” now showing at The Little Theatre of Norfolk.
  5. Take in the awe-inspiring wonders of Lantern Asia by night, only at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
  6. Visit the Hampton National Cemetery and remember the fallen, including those who died far from home.

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What to do when you find a lost pet — Tips by HomeAgain

“You’ve been reading your Lost Pet Alerts, keeping a good lookout, and then, finally, you see a missing pet you know you can help! We don’t want to leave you hanging out there, PetRescuer, so we’ve compiled a list of tips and instructions for the best ways to approach a lost pet and what to do when you have a found pet in your care.

Approaching a Lost Pet

First things first, it’s really important to remember that lost pets are out of their element, and their behavior is often unpredictable. Be mindful of your approach:

  • Walk slowly toward the pet.
  • If the pet starts growling, back away.
  • Don’t make any sudden movements, like a quick grab for a collar, or you may provoke the pet into aggressive behavior.
  • If you can approach the pet without scaring it, try talking to it to give it a little reassurance.
  • Never put yourself at risk when trying to rescue a lost pet. Back away slowly and call animal control for help.

Sick and injured pets are almost always on the defensive, so in those situations, you should call animal control services for help. Even though you want to help, only trained professionals know how to handle these situations in a way that protects the pet and people involved.

What to Do With a Lost Pet

You’re standing toe-to-paw with a lost pet, now what? The first thing you need to do is check for a collar and ID tags and immediately call the number on the tags. Often, a pet will have an owner tag and a vet’s tag. Try to call the owner first, and if she doesn’t answer, try the vet.”

[Did You Know? If you find a dog or cat, Little Creek Veterinary Clinic will scan it for a microchip — FOR FREE — to help you get the pet back home.]

“As you may know, many lost pets don’t have collars. Cats generally don’t wear collars and tags, and lost dogs also have a tendency to lose their collars, too. So it’s pretty common to come across a lost pet without a collar and ID tags.

You have a few options for what to do with a lost pet with no form of visible ID:

  • Take it to a vet clinic or animal shelter to be scanned for a microchip.
    • If you take the pet to a vet clinic, please be aware that they may not shelter the pet until the owner is located–except maybe in the strange circumstance that it’s one of their patients.
  • Call a local shelter with animal control services to come and pick up the pet.
    • Not all shelters have animal control services, so you may have to call more than one.

If a microchip scan positively identifies the pet, then you have to decide whether to keep the pet in your care until the owner arrives or leave it with a shelter. This, of course, is a decision only you can make, and it depends entirely on your circumstances. All PetRescuers need to remember to keep any lost pets separated from their children and other pets. This helps ensure that everyone is safe, so that your good deed doesn’t end badly.

Thanks for all your help and remember to play it safe around lost pets. Happy rescuing!”

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Learn more about why Dr. Donald Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian, recommends HomeAgain microchips for his patients, then Contact Us to schedule your pet for a quick and easy HomeAgain microchip ID implant.

  1. https://littlecreekvet.com/2014/09/23/getting-your-lost-pet-back-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-heres-why/
  2. https://littlecreekvet.com/2014/09/18/microchips-are-a-safe-effective-permanent-id-heres-why/
  3. https://littlecreekvet.com/2016/09/13/lost-pet-microchip-recovery/

 

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PARTY FOR THE PLANET

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo

Cost: FREE with regular paid Zoo admission

Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals or stop by a conservation talk featuring some of the Zoo’s projects taking place around the world. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages.

Click Here to get the Schedule of Events
and learn about all the fun activities in store!

 

 

 

 

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Looking to add to your art collection — or start one — with animal-themed artworks? Now is the perfect time to go shopping at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

“All About Animals” on view at The Artists Gallery in April.
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The Artists Gallery’s current exhibit, “All About Animals,” features dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, and wildlife — in other words, there’s something for everyone! And all pieces are created by local artists who live and work in our community. In fact, you may get to meet the artist whose painting you purchase.

“All About Animals” is on view through the end of April. Don’t wait — go see it!

But first — check out this sneak preview:

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If you’ve been thinking about a career as a Veterinary Technician, Tidewater Community College has a program worth looking at. You can earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in 24 months, on campus in Virginia Beach. 

(Not yet experienced in the veterinary field? Start here.)

Veterinary Technology classes will begin in August 2018, and run two nights per week. However, you must apply by April 30th, 2018.

Here’s the low-down on this week’s Veterinary Technology Program Open House on campus:

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Time: 7 PM to 10 PM

Where: TCC Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-219
               1700 College Crescent
               Virginia Beach, VA 23453

RSVP here

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Note: Neither Dr. Miele, nor Little Creek Veterinary Clinic nor its staff warranties or guarantees the programs and services offered by Tidewater Community College. This blog post does not constitute an offer or promise of future employment here or elsewhere.

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After the workday ended last Saturday, I traveled from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newport News, VA, to attend this year’s CFA All Breed Cat Show. I was impressed by how unimpressed the cats were; it made for a relaxed event.

What: Cat Fanciers Association All Breed Cat Show, by Pawprints in the Sand and Chamberlin on the Bay

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Who: Various breeds of cats (fancy breeds and housecats) were represented at this year’s show. The slideshow below features just some of the breeds I saw. And although I was lucky enough to cuddle a sweet Tonkinese kitten, I did not get a photo of it — so you’ll have to settle for these photos, instead.

Enjoy the slideshow!

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