Happy Birthday Dr. Franson!
Happy Birthday Ashley! We hope you have an amazing day!!
Please join us in welcoming Kevin to the REVH team!
Kevin originally studied to become a physical therapist at Saint Josephs college of Maine, but ended up changing his major to Biology. He worked at several Dog Daycares in the past, which led to an interest in Veterinary Medicine. He started out as a veterinary assistant, but eventually moved to emergency medicine and he has loved the rush ever since.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing soccer, going on hikes with his girlfriend and playing with their two dogs and cat.
We are so happy to have Kevin join us- Welcome!
Happy Easter from Norman and his many servants at REVH! ❤️
Easter and spring are approaching, and it is once again time to warn everyone about the dangers of lilies!
Lilies are LETHAL to cats!!!
All parts of the lily, including leaves, pollen, flowers, etc are poisonous, and even a tiny amount will cause fatal kidney failure in a cat. Even if a cat sniffs a lily and gets pollen on his face or whiskers, they will groom off that pollen and that is enough to cause death.
If you have cats, DO NOT have lilies in your house. It is not worth the risk.
If your cat ingests, chews on, or comes in contact with pollen from a lily, seek veterinary care immediately.
See the article below for more information on which plants are true lilies.
There is a page called Poisons Help; Emergency Identification for Mushrooms and Plants. If your pet ingests a plant and you need to know if it is toxic, you can post pictures on this page and they will provide emergency identification (there must be confirmed ingestion to use this page).
Happy Birthday Sam! Enjoy the Day!
Please help us wish Lauren a very Happy Birthday! Have a great day!
In the last couple weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in puppies with parvovirus (5 positive patients in the last 2 weeks).
“Parvo”, if untreated, is a deadly viral infection. It affects mostly unvaccinated or under-vaccinated puppies, and causes severe bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and low white blood cell count that can lead to secondary infections, sepsis, and death. Parvo is part of the core vaccines recommended for all puppies.
It is extremely contagious, has no specific cure (because it is a virus), and is survivable only with aggressive supportive care with hospitalization, IV fluids, anti nausea medications, and sometimes plasma transfusions and feeding tubes.
Parvo outbreaks occur when many young, poorly-vaccinated puppies are housed in crowded/ unsanitary locations, such as pet stores, puppy mills, and puppy transports.
Last week a puppy transport from down south brought puppies to MA and NH on behalf of a local rescue, and we are currently aware of at least 2 puppies on that transport who have parvo, which means many more on that same transport were exposed and likely infected.
PLEASE, if you adopt a puppy, make sure that all vaccines are given as recommended by your veterinarian, and DO NOT allow your puppy around other puppies until they are fully vaccinated.
If your puppy shows signs of diarrhea (especially containing blood), vomiting, lethargy, or inappetance please seek veterinary care immediately. If parvo is present, starting treatment as early as possible is critical. Survival rates are very high WITH APPROPRIATE TREATMENT. Without treatment, parvo is almost always fatal.
Please read https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4951460
for more information on this disease.
Angela is one of our amazing receptionists, please help us wish her a very Happy Birthday!
Happy Gotcha Day/ 12-year work anniversary to Norman!
Norman joined the REVH team 12 years ago today, and immediately took over pretty much everything and everyone.
He donated blood many times during his tenure, but has been living a life of luxury, leisure, and treats since he retired from donating (and really anything remotely resembling work) 5 years ago.
We love our Sexy Norman!!!
Please help us with Dr. Morris a very happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Jenna, we hope you have the best day!