Animal hospital plans move, expansion

By Jason Starr Observer staff Vermont’s only 24-hour animal hospital will triple in size and move to Marshall Avenue under a plan the Williston Development Review Board approved in concept last week. Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists — BEVS — is currently located in a 5,000-square-foot building at 200 Commerce Street in Williston. Owners have […]

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Animal ER – The Best of Burlington

BEVS Offers Emergency and Specialty Services By Mary Ann LickTeig On a Friday evening just before Christmas, I was out shopping and talking to my 11-year-old son on the phone. “We were debating whether we should even tell you,” he said. And that meant only one thing—he should tell me. Our lab puppy had polished […]

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Narcan For K-9 Units in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The president of the Vermont Police Canine Association wants to make sure every K-9 unit in Vermont has access to Narcan, an overdose-reversal drug. Burlington Sgt. Wade Labrecque says ten years ago, K-9’s were mostly detecting cocaine, a drug that carried its own risks. Now, however, heroin, specifically heroin laced with fentanyl […]

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Radio Interview with Bruce and Hobbes 92.1 WVTK

Our Hospital Administrator, Whitney was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Bruce and Hobbes on WVTK. Listen to the interview about BEVS, you’ll get some great info on the hospital and how to find us in a pinch! The interview aired on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.                

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Is pet insurance worth the upfront cash?

The question of pet insurance is a common topic for our clients. Investigative reporter Jennifer Costa spent hours researching the top pet insurance companies and found out this is a pretty complicated topic with an overwhelming number of options. Not all pet policies are created equal so plan on spending time on the phone with each company […]

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Pets in Vehicles

On Wednesday, the temperature in Williston was 85 degrees so we decided to put the dog Life-Meter to the test!  We affixed the decal to the inside of a car window and waited one hour before returning to the parking lot see how high the internal temperature of the car was.  To our surprise the inside temp […]

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‘TIS THE SEASON…SANTA PAWS!

BY DR. GARRETT LEVIN, DVM, Diplomate ACVS The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities.  As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible.  Also, […]

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Holiday Feast and Your Pets

BY Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the holiday season draws near, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends.  Our homes fill with the wonderful scents of indulgent food and treats.  As tasty as these foods are for us, they can be problematic for dogs. Dietary indiscretion describes gastrointestinal upset that occurs when […]

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Normal vitals for a dog

Our question this week was: What are the normal vitals for a dog? – Marie L. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. Great question. I’m glad you asked this. We have a great article on the site – I’ll include information from that article for you here. Normal vital signs for dogs are: Body […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum); Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters; Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of […]

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