What's new around Stettler Veterinary Clinic?
There's always something exciting going on around SVC! Below you will find highlights of the happenings around the clinic, tid-bits of exciting news about our staff and the latest edition of our newsletter! If you would like a copy of one of these newsletters, or a previous newsletter, sent to you, please contact the clinic.
May 2020 Newsletter
May has continued to be an every changing environment of our communities "new normal." The newsletter contains some important information about how Stettler Vet Clinic is continuing to work to serve you and your animals in the most efficient, and safe, manner possible. With all the rain the last week pasture turnout is on everyone's mind. Dr. Jackie discusses lead toxicity and how to prevent exposure as well as what to watch for. Finally a quick update on some of the recent, and continuing, backorder items that may affect your spring program.
As with everything in your lives, the daily routine around Stettler Veterinary Clinic has a changed. Veterinary medicine has been deemed as an essential service and we have remained open to help you and your animals. While we are open, we have made some changes to our day-to-day operations. Our operating hours and emergency services remain the same as they always have been. On top of our routine sanitizing procedures, we have added COVID specific procedures. We are also limiting attendance in the clinic - individuals are to call the clinic when they arrive so they can receive instructions from the office on how to enter the building for their appointments and supplies. We also request that only one adult attend any appointments. Some of you may have noticed that we have stopped booking routine, elective surgical procedures at this time. This is due to an unsteady supply of sterile surgical equipment. At this time we are doing our best to keep the supplies we have for emergency procedures. We want to thank all of our clients for being so understanding during this trying time.
April 2020 Newsletter
April - most years that incites visions of mud, flower and happy baby calves. This year for some reason we still have snow on the ground and we are experiencing our "new normal" amidst COVID19. We have made some changes at the clinic with regards to what types of appointments we are accepting and how we are allowing clients to flow through the building. Do not fear! We are open and happy to help you. Dr. Jackie reminds us of the signs of the disease and also some treatment tips.
March 2020 Newsletter
How is it March already?! This means calving season is in full swing. Included is a stall-side VIGOUR chart to help you with calf resuscitation. What does the COVID-19 virus mean for the agriculture industry? Dr. Jackie discusses milk replacers for calves. Finally "tolt" capsules have been popular the last few years. Maybe you've heard of them, or maybe you've used them. Learn more about what these capsules are and what they can do for your herd.
February 2020 Newsletter
What's the deal with calf electrolytes - there are so many options out there! Dr. Jackie helps you determine what your calf needs. We've been seeing quite a few ewes over the last couple years, some of those have been having trouble lambing, usually due to ringwomb. What is ringwomb and how is it treated?
November 2019 Newsletter
Dr. Jackie discusses what Annex R is and what it can add to your herd. It is possible to get certified with the help of Drs. Jackie and Alicia. What is a Vet-Client-Patient-Relationship and what does it mean for you? Dr. Alicia discusses a tapeworm that is common in our area - and can affect you and your furry friends. Its hard to believe but its also the time of year to start thinking about vaccinating your herd to protect against scours.
October 2019 Newsletter
Dr. Jackie discusses louse control in your herd this winter and the benefits of different products. She also reminds us of calf vaccination protocols for fall and what guarantees are available.
Welcome Dr. Laniak!
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Alicia Laniak. She is originally from Edmonton, but went to school in the United Kingdom. Please stop by and say hi and have a coffee!
September 2019 Newsletter
Pregnancy diagnosis is a handy tool in your herd - it can identifiy open cattle, late pregnancies and allow you to tighten up your calving season. Also a note on your furry farm hands - they need vaccines and deworming too!
August 2019 Newsletter
This month saw some insane weather - especially hail that wreaked havoc over the countryside. This hail has changed how the crops handle their nutrients. Crops that have experienced stress like this cause an increase in nitrates which can lead to toxicity. Its the time of year to think about bringing home the bulls - which really be a task, but don't worry too much if you can't get them home just yet. Finally Dr. Cheryl discusses laser therapy and how it can help reduce pain and speed healing.
July 2019 Newsletter
Taking a step back and looking at happiness, and what it means to you. Also a celebration of our farmers, and those that have gotten special recognition! Remember, equine spring packages are running through until July 31. Dr. Jackie also talks about toxic plants on your pastures and what to watch out for.
June 2019 Newsletter
Feeding mineral to your herd while on pasture can have some surprising benefits. Its the time of year to start watching out for the creepy-crawlies, ticks. We have products that can help repel those nasty bloodsuckers. A quick note on laminitis from Dr. Cheryl - this year is going to be the perfect storm for all of our easy keepers!