When of a nature that can be dealt with using limited staff are sometimes accommodated. Most emergencies are best treated by the Peninsula Animal Referral Center, a state of the art, fully staffed, after-hours facility located in Tabb, 5-1/2 miles south of GAH on Highway 17.

Peninsula Animal Referral Center
1120 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17)
Telephone: 757-874-8115
www.parcvets.com/

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Halloween Safety and Your Pet

Trick or treat! Halloween is almost upon us and goblins and witches will be going door to door chanting that age-old expression. Children running through neighborhoods, squeals of laughter, doorbells ringing, candies and chocolate, and costumes. Halloween is such a... READ MORE

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

This year, October 11th marks National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Many us spend countless hours worrying about the health of our pets, but many of our pets are overweight or obese. “What’s one more treat?” The reality is those extra treats add up and can lead to some... READ MORE

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

This year has brought severe weather to many parts of the globe. Whether it was forest fires in western North America, hurricanes in the southern United States, heat waves in Europe and the United Kingdom, flooding and landslides in so many parts of the globe, or ice... READ MORE

World Rabies Day

September 28th is an important day for animal health. Not only is this date set aside annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention, but it also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death – the French microbiologist and chemist who developed the first rabies... READ MORE

Celebrating Deaf Dog Awareness Week

September 24-30th marks Deaf Dog Awareness Week. This initiative was started by PetFinder to spread awareness about owning a deaf dog. Although temporary, partial, or full (both ears) deafness can affect many dogs, they still make warm, caring companions and trainable... READ MORE

Responsible Pet Ownership

Different countries around the world celebrate “Responsible Pet Ownership” at different times of the year and in different ways, but the bottom line of all these celebrations is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. The American Kennel Club and... READ MORE

Animal Pain Awareness Month

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, an initiative by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). IVAPM is an organization that provides resources to veterinary professionals and pet owners on pain prevention, management, and treatment in... READ MORE

Check the Chip!

Check the Chip Day is coming up on August 15th! Many pets are microchipped for identification purposes should the pet become lost. But the chip is only as good as the information that it carries. A microchip is a tiny computer chip (about the size of a grain of rice)... READ MORE

Pets as Probiotics?

We’ve all heard the expression that you have to eat a pound of dirt before you die, but what does this really mean? No, don’t pick up your spoon and start eating the dirt from your garden, but consider that consuming some “germs” or dirt is actually good for your... READ MORE