Dr. Smith is on the Radio!
Tune in to hear Dr. Smith on WCSS 1490 AM radio. Dr. Smith's program is live on the air Saturday mornings starting at 8:00 am. Click here to listen live online!
Feel free to call in with your questions, even if it's not related to the topics being discussed that day. We love to hear from you and want to help answer your pet health-related questions. Call the station at 518-843-2500!
The American Animal Hospital Association
Galway Veterinary Hospital is proud to be an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1998. Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care. To be accredited by AAHA, our hospital must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service, and is reviewed during regular inspections to ensure we uphold those practices. AAHA's standards cover every aspect of our hospital to assure your satisfaction with the level of care both you and your pet receive. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. Click here to learn more about what it means to be an AAHA-accredited facility.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that makes it simple to manage out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, because it can be used as often as you want for yourself, your family and even those other very special family members - your pets. When you use CareCredit for purchases of $200 or more, special financing options are available. You can see more information on CareCredit here.
Beware the Bug: Parasite Prevention and Screening for Your Pets
All dogs and cats are at risk for parasites. External parasites like fleas and ticks are usually easy to spot and frequently cause scratching, chewing and hair loss. It is harder to know if your pet has internal parasites, like tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Sometimes, pets with internal parasites will scoot on their rear end, vomit, have diarrhea, or lose weight unexpectedly, but often their symptoms are nonspecific and overlooked.
The best way to find out if your pet has internal parasites is to visit the veterinarian for a physical exam. At Galway Veterinary Hospital, the staff will examine a stool sample under the microscope to look for microscopic eggs, larvae, and parasites. We will also test your dog's blood for heartworm, Lyme disease, and other tick borne illness. It is important that anytime you bring a puppy, kitten or new pet home, you bring them to us for an exam right away to be sure that they will not be exposing your other pets or family to parasites.
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