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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Heat Exhaustion and Dogs

Summer temperatures are soaring! Even a short walk in the blazing sun is enough to make us hot and in need of a cool drink. Imagine how your dog feels if he has to stay outdoors for extended periods of time in the heat. Overheating goes by many names: heat exhaustion,... READ MORE

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

With the arrival of spring, comes a flood of spring kittens, and the result is that shelters and animal rescue centers are full of homeless cats and kittens. If you have room in your heart (and your home!), June is a great month to add a cat (or two!) to your family.... READ MORE

June 11th is World Pet Memorial Day

This Sunday marks World Pet Memorial Day. It is a day to remember and celebrate all the pets we have had in our lives. Pets bring joy, laughter, and love to our lives. They become members of our family and we can always depend on them to be there when we need comfort.... READ MORE

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

As spring arrives in many parts of the world, people come out of “hibernation” and begin to enjoy outdoor activities. Along with enjoying the outdoors, comes the risk of exposure to ticks and Lyme disease. Ticks are tiny parasites that attach themselves to mammals and... READ MORE

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets

Natural disasters can happen at any time, and depending on where you live, you could be affected by any number of severe weather events or emergency situations – floods, ice storms, blizzards, power failures, water quality advisories, earthquakes, tornadoes, or fires... READ MORE

April 29th Marks World Veterinary Day!

In April 1863, Professor John Gamgee initiated a meeting of veterinarians and professors of veterinary medicine from all over Europe. This conference attracted 103 veterinary professionals from 10 countries. Professor Gamgee initiated this meeting to discuss ways to... READ MORE

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Be Prepared!

When an emergency strikes, many people know some basic first aid to assist family members, but are you prepared to help your furry friend if your pet has an emergency? April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, so now is a good time to learn the skills you need to help... READ MORE

Puppy Proofing your Home!

March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Any time of the year is a great time to bring a puppy into your home, but spring and fall are popular times of year for new puppies. Preparing your home for that bundle of fur is an important step to take BEFORE the puppy comes home!... READ MORE

Poison Prevention Week

Poison Prevention Week is next week (March 19-25), so why not spend some time this weekend making sure that your home, garden, and shed is safe for your pet. Many people think of only the obvious toxic items: cleaning supplies, pesticides, and herbicides. In fact,... READ MORE

February is Pet Dental Month

Consistent, quality dental care is just as important for your pet’s health as it is for yours. You brush your teeth daily, floss, and see the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. You take care of any cavities or other dental issues as needed. You are proactive... READ MORE