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Town & Country Animal Hospital News
Rescued in the Nick of Time
We lost count of the amount of ticks we removed from this mother. An Ave Maria student brought her to us with her four kittens. We named her Portia. She shortly developed a fever and became lethargic. Dr. Jane Chetkowski examined Portia. Portia is now undergoing treatment and will soon be ready for her new home. Her kittens are all healthy and ready for their new homes.
Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited, but officials with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) say it’s rigorous accreditation process means those hospitals are at the top of the industry.
To obtain accreditation, Town & Country Animal Hospital was checked for 900 quality standards that went beyond basic regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management, to staff training and advanced diagnostic services.
Town & Country Animal Hospital, headed by Dr. Jane Chetkowski, also boards pets and has a website at mynaplesvet.com.
Dr. Jane Chetkowski and Mendy Gordon have been appointed to VSA’s Board of Directors. Officers re-elected for 2014 calendar year by VSA membership included Phyllis Estes, president; Christine Avery, vice president; Yvonne Lamb, vice president; Angela Fieger, secretary; Amy Gaffney, treasurer; and Dr. Mike Gordon, director emeritus. Officers and directors serve one-year terms.
VSA ( Volunteer Services for Animals)offers free spay and neuter vouchers for “casually owned” cats and feral cats. A “casually owned” cat includes neighborhood cats that have adopted themselves to households. The vouchers include rabies and distemper vaccines. Call 239 290-6274 for more information. VSA issues low-cost dog and cat spay and neuter vouchers at PetSmart at 2255 Pine Ridge Road (next to Home Depot) each Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. including the vouchers mentioned above. Please come to the adoption center.
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Dr. Chetkowski contributed to a recent article about feline hypertension in Bella Magazine. Read the article here