(From left to right) Dr. Bonnie, Ellen Gordon, Angela Unverferth, and Dr. John helped to "spruce up" the Crossroads Crisis Center last week. Crossroads is a shelter for battered and abused women and their children. The DAH team waterproofed backyard furniture and cleaned their fence row (a truck load of weeks and three bags of garbage total). Mulch was delivered and spread by John and Julie Neu of Indian Trail Garden Center. The staff of the Crossroads Crisis Center ask for supporters to check out and "like" their new facebook page.
This year, we will be celebrating our 25th year of caring for pets, livestock, and horses in Delphos and surrounding communities. On Saturday, September 22nd, we are going to hold a 25 Pet Adopt-a-thon at DAH, as well as other community events and demonstrations (to be announced). Mark your calendars!
Drs. John and Bonnie Jones took over the practice in 1987 from Dr. Ed Laman, who has been a wonderful mentor and friend. We look back on the many milestones, including developing a knowledgeable and caring staff, hiring two associate veterinarians, and building the addition onto our clinic in 2009. We also extend the utmost gratitude to our devoted clients and patients, as we could not provide quality, compassionate care without all of you!
Here’s how the program works: a new contest will begin every 10 weeks. The pets will be required to weigh in at DAH every 2 weeks to chart their progress. 2 winners will be declared at the end of each contest: the dog and cat with the highest percentage of weight loss! Call 419-692-9941 or send us a message on Facebook to enter your pet – there is no cost, and the winners will receive some nice gift baskets full of products donated by our suppliers.
PLEASE ask us if you have any questions regarding diet changes and weight loss strategies for your pets. Sometimes diet changes can be tricky, especially for finicky cats and small dogs. Furthermore, too much exercise can be bad for an obese pet, so we can also give you recommendations for activity.
THE NEXT BIGGEST LOSER FOR PETS CONTEST WILL BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 6th, but any pet can enter the current contest (Feb. 18th - Apr. 29th) any time! – Are you up for the challenge? There is no greater gift you could give your pet than a longer, higher quality life!
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We are pleased to offer small animal abdominal ultrasound services at Delphos Animal Hospital. Dr. April and Dr. Sara have completed nearly 30 hours of combined training with radiologists at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and have been performing abdominal ultrasound studies for over a year. Ultrasound is used to help diagnose conditions of internal organs, including liver, kidneys, spleen, gastrointestinal system, and bladder. It is also helpful to guide the needle when obtaining urine samples from the bladder. Having ultrasound on site saves a trip to a referral facility, and better enables us to recommend the best treatment plan for your pet's condition.
The Delphos Animal Hospital Veterinarians were busy this spring, spreading the word about the career of veterinary medicine to area junior high and high school students. Drs. Bonnie and John spoke to Miss Melissa Sukup's 8th grade class at St. Anthony's; Dr. April was a speaker at the 8th grade career day at Rhodes State College; Dr. Bonnie and Jobey the cat were a hit at BP Premcor's Women in Science event for junior high girls; and Dr. Sara spoke to Mrs. Pam Hickey's Ottoville High School freshman financial management class. The doctors encouraged students interested in this career to work hard and earn good grades, as well as obtaining experence in the field by shadowing veterinarians, and they shared some details of veterinary school and veterinary practice.