Important Pender Emergency Room Update 7/5/2022 

Until further notice, our Emergency Room will be open 24/7 starting 7/1/2022.

Please remember to call us if you and your pet are in need of medical assistance. If our facility is at capacity, our evening and overnight team has access to the status of other local emergency rooms and can better serve you if you call first to discuss your pet’s needs.

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8 Myths / Misconceptions About Dogs

Posted on December 3

Some sayings that have been around for centuries are true but some are simply myths that can put you or your pet at risk. How many of these myths have you heard before?

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Team Veterinary Care Equals Better Patient Care

Posted on October 15

Everyone knows the value of a second opinion in veterinary medicine. Pender's team-based approach to veterinary medicine allows our doctors to get instant on-site second opinions, even during procedures. We feel this approach makes for better patient outcomes and client experiences.

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How Important is Bloodwork for My Pet?

Posted on October 10

Underlying illness does not always have visible signs and regular blood testing allows us to establish a baseline of health and identify irregularities before they become crises.

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Kennel Cough Explained

Posted on October 10

Kennel Cough is one of many upper respiratory diseases that are rarely fatal but highly contagious to dogs. If your dog goes to the dog park, boarding facility, or plays with other dogs then vaccinating for Bordetella, Canine influenza, and DHPP are strongly recommended to decrease the severity of an upper respiratory infection should it occur.

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