Ashland AH Staff Provide Animal Rescue Training to First Responders
We’re proud to share that our very own Dr. David Schwarz and technicians Josh Robshaw and Miriam Applin are certified BART trainers!
BART (Basic Animal Rescue Training) is a Department of Homeland Security-approved course that provides emergency personnel with the training, knowledge, and equipment necessary to safely and effectively address the needs of animals in emergency situations.
Dr. Schwarz, Josh, Miriam, and Dr. Ilene Segal of Parkway Veterinary Hospital in West Roxbury, a friend and colleague of Dr. Schwarz, donate their time teaching first responders the important skills needed for disaster preparation. This includes animal restraint, handling, evacuation, first aid, resuscitation and more.
Why Buy Pet Medication at Ashland Animal Hospital?
You will save money on your pet medications at Ashland Animal Hospital!
Heartworm medications and flea and tick control products purchased at Ashland Animal Hospital are generally less expensive on a per dose cost because we offer free doses or additional free products with each purchase:
- Get 2 free doses of Frontline when you purchase a 6 month supply.
- Get 2 free doses and a Scalibor collar when you purchase Revolution
Ashland Pet Rescue & Adoption
In Ashland and Holliston, the important job of animal control is under the supervision of Animal Control Officer (ACO) Donna Walsh. These responsibilities include help in locating lost pets, public health concerns (e.g., rabies) and emergency preparedness.
Ashland Animal Hospital is proud to support the work of ACO Donna Walsh. The local shelter is maintained in Ashland by Officer Walsh. A donation of money or supplies is always welcome; please see our rescued animal's wish list below.
Managing Your Pet's Diet and Weight
There are many reasons your pet may need a special diet including:
- gastrointestinal conditions
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- urinary tract disease
Although some of these diets can be obtained at the pet store, a 'prescription diet' may be needed. Prescription diets are only sold by veterinarians, because they can recommend the best diet possible based on the symptoms seen, physical examination, and with the help of lab work and diagnostics.
Dogs and cats can be overweight and obese just like humans! This is assessed by weighing them on a scale, and also using a body condition scoring (BCS) system. After performing a physical examination, we can make recommendations about exercise and diet management based on the individual case.