TIPS FOR A FUN AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR YOUR PRECIOUS PETS
VETERINARY CARE EXPERTS SHARE HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS AND DETAILS ON THE FUTURE OF PET CARE
The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and family to get together, however it can be easy to overlook potential hazards to your pet's health and safety. An estimated 23 million American households welcomed a new animal into their homes during the pandemic, so it is extra important to keep our pets in mind when celebrating the holidays.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The most common culprits that may be a hazard to your pet are human foods and snacks (keep an eye on what they are eating!) as well as hanging lights, holiday decorations and the safety of your holiday tree. Not only can an unsecure tree be harmful, but also standing tree water.
- Your primary care veterinarian is your best partner for everyday wellness and medical care. But when something pops up that isn't an emergency and needs more immediate attention, urgent care facilities are available. For general pet care questions, pet owners can Live Chat with licensed veterinary professionals 24/7, day or night on the Urgent Care website. This is a free service for pet owners to get their pet care questions answered by a medical professional quickly.
For more information, please visit: www.vcahospitals.com
MORE ABOUT AARON FRAZIER:
Aaron is deeply committed to VCA’s people, taking great care to know the experiences of its Associates and clients, and supporting teams to deliver world-class medicine. As COO, Aaron leads VCA’s U.S. Operations, which include the West, Central and Eastern Divisions, Urgent Care and Innovation in addition to VCA’s Canada Operations. Aaron joined VCA in 2007 as a Regional Operations Director and has held different roles in Operations and Client Experience, Wellness and Knowledge & Learning. Aaron relocated to Canada in 2019, serving initially as COO and then as GM for Canada. Prior to VCA, Aaron was with Hill’s Pet Nutrition for eight years.
MORE ABOUT DR. TIMBRALA MARSHALL:
Dr. Marshall is the Medical Operations Leader for VCA's Urgent Care Hospital Group. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Programs and served as the Medical Director for VCA Terrell Mill Animal Hospital in Marietta, GA. Dr. Marshall graduated in 2010 from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has her B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Tuskegee University. While at MSU, she created the college's chapter of "VOICE" - Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment.