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American Red Cross Dog First Aid Class

by WestVet on January 9, 2017. WestVet and Boise Schools Community Education invite pet owners to join us for a dog emergency care class and tour of our new building. Dog First Aid Courses. WestVet surgery manager Erica Mattox, CVT (VTS) ECC, will lead two sessions of...

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WestVet’s new hospital now open

The WestVet new trauma center is currently underway. We began the move of our specialty services on Thursday. Our (tireless) ER team has provided continuous services to our patients and their people throughout the transition. All services will be out of the new...

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Dog Blood Donors save lives during Animal Emergencies

When Boise Canine Officer Jardo arrived at WestVet last week following a gunshot wound, many people from officers and veterinary staff quickly jumped in to save his life. Beyond the doctors, surgeons, technicians and assistants, two other heroes quietly stepped up –...

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Cleft Palates in Pets

Dr. Kristin Walker, WestVet’s board certified veterinary dentist, has successfully treated numerous cleft palate deformities; she has details about how it can affect a pet’s health and general treatment options in today’s veterinary blog. A cleft palate is a birth...

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Dr. Katy Campbell joins WestVet surgical team

In 2012 Dr. Katy Campbell completed a one-year internship at WestVet; our team of doctors and specialists were delighted when she agreed to join our animal surgical center permanently. WestVet is pleased to announce that Dr. Campbell joined our team in September 2016,...

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Dog Hydration 101: Is my dog getting enough water?

Water is an essential ingredient for healthy pets–and humans; in today’s veterinary blog, how proper hydration can keep your pooch healthy, how much water is enough, and a few ideas to encourage your pets to drink up. With the heat of the summer in full swing, one...

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