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.
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.
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?
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!
Welcome to Drs. Snow and Stigter
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Tara Snow and Dr. Mirjam Stigter. They are both coming to us from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Please stop by and say hi and have a coffee!
May 2019 Newsletter
Learn about what we know about pain management during castration and branding processes and what you can do to minimize pain during the procedures. Also learn about how proper planning can prevent poor performance in the spring time. Finally, learn what you can do to manage those pesky flies around your herd.
April 2019 Newsletter
With calving season underway there have been some wait times for producers to get the medications they need in their day to day operations. With the new drug dispensing laws that came into effect Dec 1, 2018 our ability to sell antibiotics and other medications has changed greatly. Read more about what this means for you. We have seen a significant upswing in prolapsed uteri this year - learn what you need to do in this situation. Finally, our horse spring packages are back and are bigger than ever!