Gilbert Needs Surgery

Gilbert's family found a growth on his leg, and after his evaluation we felt that he needed to have surgery. We talked with his family about why we felt the procedure was necessary, and presented them some alternatives. We gave them an honest prognosis, and a recovery timeline. His family got a cost estimate, too. [...]

Gilbert Has Surgery

Gilbert had a growth on his leg, and we scheduled him for a surgical procedure. We briefed his family on how to prep a pet for surgery, and they brought him to us early the morning of his operation. Our first step was to sedate Gilbert. At Town N Country, we provide state of the [...]

Fall Safety Tips for Your Pet

It's fall, ya'll, bringing sweaters, football, pumpkin spice - and some things that could be harmful to your pet. As your schedule heats up and the weather cools down, here are some safety tips for your family: Not So Fungi. Fall is mushroom season, and while most mushrooms are fine, 1% are very toxic to [...]

Formerly Known As Kennel Cough

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex is on the rise in North Carolina and surrounding states. Commonly known as "Kennel Cough" CIRDC isn't actually one disease; it's a group of very similar symptoms that are caused by various bacteria and viruses, especially the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica, zooepidemicus, mycoplasma, and the viruses adenovirus, canine distemper, canine influenza, [...]

Greens for Your Bored Cat

"Only boring people are bored," the old adage says. For cats, however, affecting boredom is a mark of distinction. Garfield, Tom (as in Jerry), Sylvester, Snowball, Grumpy Cat, and even Bagheera have all perfected that look of pure indifference. In real life, however, a bored cat can lead to anxiety, which can lead to many [...]

Boarding – Exclusively for Cats!

Cats, we've been listening to you. You really don't want to be near the dogs when you come to stay with us. The barking, the smells, the drooling, and those annoying doggie smiles. We see you rolling your eyes when we babble to the dogs in high pitched voices. We feel your disdain when we [...]

Comes With The Turf

We're always looking for ways to make your pets feel more like they are safe at home when they're at Town N Country. That includes, of course, our Doggy Day Care! We've just added some new turf in our outdoor play space that will make Slugger and Homer feel like they're in the big leagues. [...]

Welcome Caitlyn LaMere

We are pleased to welcome Caitlyn LaMere to as our new practice manager at Town N Country Veterinary Hospital. Caitlyn is a welcome addition, especially as we transition to having two campuses to serve you better. (Read more about that here.) Besides opening a new hospital, she's busy working on staff enrichment and support, new [...]

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – A Review

The Rocky Mountains are the source of the Snake River, a beautiful feature of the Pacific Northwest. In 1896, the Rocky Mountains were also identified as the source of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yet another disease transmitted by ticks. Unlike their namesake, RMSF is no vacation for an infected pet. Here is our negative review. [...]

Anaplasmosis. The Alternative Tick Disease

Anaplasmosis. Its name sounds like a weird Indie Pop band, but it's really a sort of an alternative, less familiar genre of the tick-borne diseases that you know and hate. Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever may grab the headlines, but Anaplasmosis is an emerging disease which is moving up on the charts. The Killers. [...]

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