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Laser Therapy Making a Difference

laserTherapySince implementing the use of laser therapy, TVV Decatur has continued to see many  positive results from this non-invasive, painless, and side-effect free treatment for cats and dogs.  It has proven to be most effective in healing post-surgical incisions, open wounds, as well as reducing pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other pain-inducing conditions.  In short - and most importantly - it is successfully improving the quality of life for many cats and dogs.

A friend and TVV client, Ken Meltzer, was eager to share the story of his much-loved pup, Calvin, and the tranformation that has taken place in his life since laser therapy...

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Once in a Blue Moon...

cupcake blue moonEvery once in a while a dog like Cupcake comes along.  A "special" dog and a dog with special needs.  Not physical needs but emotional - like trust and fear.  And her most prominent need, and goes without saying - human kindness.

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Methicillin Resistant Infections (MRSA) in Pets

mccolgan-contactDr. Carrie McColgan of TVV Lilburn-Stone Mountain reports...

We’ve probably all heard about MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections in hospitalized human patients, but how common are methicillin-resistant infections in our patients and pets?  Are they more dangerous or contagious than other infections?  And, most importantly, can they be transferred from our animals to us (or vice-versa), and what are the implications of that?

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Our "Samana Project" Team

project sam pic for newsThe Samana Project is a veterinary outreach program that started over 20 years ago, on the Samana peninsula of Dominican Republic. This year, Dr. Françoise Tyler, Dr. Carrie McColgan, and Treasure Dreher from The Village Vets Lilburn/Stn Mtn will be joining Team Samana. They will perform and assist with the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, as well as provide equine medicine to horses and donkeys.

Dr. McColgan provides more information on the project and her own personal experience with it . . .

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Midnight Scare: What to Expect at a Pet's Emergency Visit

cullen HRDr. Alycia Cullen, a veterinarian at our TVV Decatur Emergency, informs clients on what to expect at their pet's ER visit and how to be prepared in the event of an emergency...

An emergency visit to the veterinarian can be fraught with stress and emotion. Chances are, if you are coming to see us in the middle of the night, you are very concerned about the well-being of your pet. First, you are trying to decide if you should come in...are the symptoms bad enough? Can they wait until the morning? Then, you have to decide how you are going to get here. Who will be there to greet you? Will your pet receive the same great care overnight that he or she always receives during the day? Here are a few facts about emergency care that may help you better prepare for a trip to the ER:

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Our Heart and Soul

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We had no idea what we were doing, but we just knew we needed a dog. We looked forever to find the perfect dog for us and we did . . .  

Marley was 11 weeks old when we brought her home. That was in 2001. We had prepared for a while. Bought the best food, got an enormous crate, fancy bed and a ridiculous number of toys. A friend of mine had just started working at a new vet office, Decatur Village Vets. She told us about Dr. Draper and we made an appointment. Only the best for our little girl!  Marley did all the right things. She snuggled with us, she stayed close by on walks, she used the bathroom outside, she posed for a 1000 pictures…she was spoiling us and we didn’t even know it. Early on she would just lock eyes with us and let us get right in her space, touching foreheads, all the while thumping her tail on the floor. That tail thump was the best thing ever. Just hearing that, you knew you were being love bombed. 

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Oliver's Rescue Story

Oliver very happyEight weeks after he was rescued from being viciously attacked by two dogs while chained in a parking lot off Memorial Drive in Atlanta- Oliver's rescuer and now owner tells us his story.

"Today Oliver is doing great.  He is the happiest dog you'll ever meet.  A little more background on how he came into our lives...

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Project Samana Experience

Our Dr. Françoise Tyler shares about her experience working with and being a part of Project SamFran2ana...

This November, Dr. Carrie McColgan, Treasure Dreher and I ventured to the beautiful Samana peninsula of the Dominican Republic to participate in Project Samana, a veterinary outreach program which was founded by Dr. Bob Labdon and Dr. Jay Merriam of Massachusetts.  The Dominican Republic is still considered the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere, and the animals here suffer as a result.   In keeping with The Village Vets core values, we helped provide essential veterinary care not only for dogs and cats, but also for horses and mules.  

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Decatur

Location
217 N. McDonough St.,
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-0111

Hours
Open 24 Hours

Lilburn-Stone Mountain

Location
1227 Rockbridge Rd., Ste. 300
Stone Mountain, GA 30087.
(770) 717-1650

Hours
Monday - Friday 7am- 7pm
Saturday: 8am- 6pm
Sunday: 10am- 6pm

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Buckhead

Location
3404 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327.
(404) 844-4824

Hours
Monday - Friday 7am- 7pm
(Doctors' Hours) 8am - 6pm)
Saturday: 8am- 6pm
Sunday: 10am- 6pm

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