We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved William. The irish wolfhound became an ambassador for our daycare and welcomed new pets. He was a gentle giant who will be missed by all that knew him. Abbotsford has lost a family member. Our condolences go to Dr. Bocknek and his family.
William you will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten.
At Abbotsford Animal Hospital we have noted a sudden and dramatic rise in ticks in York Region. Parasite forecast recently published each spring by the Companion Animal Parasite Council showed a significant rise in tick infestation as well as Tick transmitted diseases.
Tick transmitted diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia are increasing in Aurora, Newmarket and Richmond Hill. The number of positive animals has jumped dramatically.
The winners of the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards, which honor veterinary professionals in five different areas, are sharing their predictions for the future of veterinary medicine. Veterinary practice is ever evolving with new techniques and technologies, which help pets and clients alike. Abbotsford Animal Hostpital RVT, and Petplan's 2016 Veterinary Technician of the Year, Annette Kim, shared her thoughts with DVM360.com, on how she thinks these advances will change the shape of medicine in the next five years.