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Introducing: Acupuncture and Laser Therapy

We are excited to be able to offer our clients acupuncture and laser therapies. Acupuncture is a modality of physical medicine used in the treatment of animals. Acupuncture has been used successfully for a few thousand years on all species in traditional Chinese...

Heartworm Prevention

Do I really need to have my dog on Heartworm Prevention? Heartworm disease now exists in every state in the United States. Some areas have more risk than others, but this disease is here to stay. Here in California, we have so many microclimates that one cannot say...

Diagnostic Testing

Our commitment to practicing the highest quality of medicine is as strong now as it was when we first opened our doors in 1997. A major part of that commitment is the ability to use diagnostic testing to help us help your pets. We use diagnostic testing to: Diagnose...

Dr. Stallings Blog: “Check Those Teeth”

This article appeared in DogTrekker on January 30, 2014 Of all the medical conditions that cause pain and discomfort, I find dental disease to be the number one problem. Our dogs hide their pain. They will continue to eat, drink, play and be their ever-loving selves...
Caring for an Elderly Dog

Caring for an Elderly Dog

This article appeared in DogTrekker on October 22, 2013 Rhonda Stallings, DVM, Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, Sonoma You may be noticing that your lovely pup is getting grey around the muzzle, slowing down, or just not their usual happy self. Just like humans, pets age –...

Prepared for Disaster?

This article appeared in DogTrekker on 10/9/13 Vet Buzz, by Rhonda Stallings, DVM Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, Sonoma, CA If you had to evacuate your house quickly, what would you take with you? Of course, your beloved pets and their emergency kit! Emergencies can...

Teeny Tiny Doggie Dental!

Just wanted to share with you the teeny tiniest doggie I have done a full dental cleaning polishing and dental x-rays on.  His name is Rudy and he is 2.9 pounds and is 9 years old.  Such a cutie! What makes general anesthesia difficult for such small animals as our...

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

My career in veterinary medicine began about 12 years ago when I took a part-time job as a kennel assistant during my freshman year as an undergraduate. Since then I have worked with over 20 veterinarians in 8 different veterinary hospitals –  from Southern and...

Keep Off the Grass;-)

These beautiful lush grasses are so tempting to our pets!  Be careful not to allow them to eat the grass because not only can it cause them to vomit, but it may be treated with a chemical you know nothing about.  Cats often will get grass caught in their throat and...