Welcome to the Vets Pets Weekly Update!

We’re excited to bring you the latest news, updates, and stories from across our North Carolina veterinary practices. Each week, we’ll share important announcements, highlight achievements, and sprinkle some fun along the way.

Your work makes a difference every day, and we want to celebrate you. If you have news or stories to share, please let us know by responding to any of these emails or reaching out to marketing@thevetspets.com.

The Vets Pets Team

Officer Chickel’s Last Walk

This past week, the Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital team gathered to bid a heartfelt farewell to retired Officer Chickel, a loyal and beloved K9 who had served with distinction. Chickel’s handlers, Allison—a dedicated member of our Points East team—and her husband, an esteemed member of the Air Force, were by his side throughout his career.

Officer Chickel’s service took him to South Korea, contributing to numerous successful missions and fostering strong bonds with his team. His exceptional skills and unwavering dedication were a testament to the profound bond between humans and their canine partners.

Chickel was more than just a service dog; he was a beloved member of our extended family. His regular visits to Points East never failed to brighten their days, reminding us of the incredible work service animals do. His presence was a constant source of joy and warmth.

As we said our goodbyes, we reflected on the countless lives Chickel touched and the legacy he left behind. All who had the privilege of knowing him will deeply miss his courage, loyalty, and gentle nature. 

Emergency Preparedness for the General Practice Team

Emergency preparedness involves comprehensive planning and regular training to ensure staff are prepared to treat the presenting emergent patient.  In this presentation, we will review common veterinary general practice emergencies and how to enhance your team’s readiness to respond effectively to these emergencies to ensure the continuity of veterinary care.

July 23, 2024
7:00 PM
1 hour NCVMB Approved CE Credit

Carrie Fellows, MVCC, RVT
Director of Training & Development
Vets Pets

The Urine Must Flow: Frustrating Feline Urethral Obstructions

July 30, 2024
7:00 PM
1.5 hours NCVMB Approved CE Credit

Dr. Ashley Wagner
Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Save the Date! Company-Wide Well-Being Webinar
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

“Harnessing Happy Hormones to Connect with People.” Presented by Josh Vaisman.
1.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit

We are pleased to announce a company-wide well-being webinar sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. This event is part of our commitment to our staff’s continuous education and well-being and coincides with Vet Tech Week, celebrating our support teams’ hard work and dedication.

Summer Program Offered by ADP Retirement

Check out this program being offered by ADP Retirement for employees participating in the 401K Retirement Plan. This program is a digital solution designed to provide student loan assistance and is available to plan participants at no cost. Information on the summer program is included on the flyer and can be accessed through the ADP Retirement portal by visiting MyADP.com or through the ADP mobile app.

The veterinary profession offers both challenges and rewards. It’s crucial to pause regularly and acknowledge the positive experiences within your hospitals. We will start sharing a review each week from around the company. If you have a review you’d like to share, please respond to this email or reach out to marketing@thevetspets.com.

This week’s review acknowledges the Wilson Veterinary Hospital team. Well done!

The people here CARE about my fur baby! For medical, grooming and boarding this place is our go-to and we always have a great experience. They’re knowledgeable and helpful! Even when my girl had the worst double ear infection- they were so helpful and compassionate. True experts, I only trust them with my fur family!

Lara M. 

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