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Rescuing Local Dogs from Heartworm Disease

As we near the end of 2017, we are looking back on a cause that was near and dear to our hearts this year.   In partnership with Zoetis, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. Jennifer Boyle helped dogs from local rescue organizations FOHA and Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue overcome heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the pulmonary vessels  – the vessels… Read More

The following is a piece written by our relief veterinarian, Dr. Gina Blevins.  Here, she describes the incredibly rewarding therapy animal work she does with her dog, Tex. Tex is a five year old black Labrador Retriever that I raised to be a guide dog for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, but unfortunately he was released from the program due to stress.  Tex had years of training with Guiding Eyes, and I… Read More