SEPTEMBER IS ANIMAL PAIN AWARENESS MONTH
Animals suffer from pain just like people do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer related pain, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Old age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of pain in animals including pain medications, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, laser therapy, and therapeutic massage.
We breed dogs and cats to preserve a closed, and therefore endangered, gene pool. With each planned breeding of our purebred/purpose-bred dog or cherished feline, we aim to produce a generation of healthier offspring. Whether you need pre-breeding health clearances for both your stud dog and brood bitch, semen cryopreservation, advanced insemination procedures, high risk pregnancy monitoring or DNA testing of neonates, we help you breed for success.
Slade's COVID Policy Update
*UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2022*
We are excited to announce that we are officially MASK OPTIONAL! We have also been letting clients back into the exam rooms since July 11th!
Thank you to all of our clients for your patience and kindness!
For office visits, you can expect the following:
Text us on our main line (508-875-7086) when you arrive
Wait for a text back stating we are ready for you to come in
Come in through our front door on the street side. The side door will remain for curbside services and/or as an exit
Curbside service will always remain an option for clients who would prefer this
Curbside service is mandatory for all medication and food pickups
Blood draw and technician appointments will remain a curbside service
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT UPDATES WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE:
1. Your pet's Hills and Purina foods will be moving towards home delivery in the near future. The Hills to Home program and Purina Vet Direct program allows you to order prescription diets as well as over the counter diets online in the comfort of your own home. They are shipped directly from the manufacturer to your home and you will save money due to coupons, auto ship discounts and other promotions that are offered. Please ask our front desk staff on how to sign up!
2. We have some exciting news for our reproductive clients! In an effort to increase and maintain good communication with our repro clients, we will be changing our phone system tree to no longer have the option to go to a repro line. All repro calls will go to the front desk. We have given our receptionists the right tools and resources to be able to triage these calls appropriately. Please be patient with us as we take on this change.
3. We have made a significant effort to restart and recharge our technician-type appointments on a regular basis in order to accommodate our large numbers of requests for nail trims, vaccine boosters, bloodwork, and more! We will be applying a Technician Support Services Fee of $5.50 to these appointments. Please remember that the raising of prices or fees allows us to maintain the quality of the product and the services that we provide.
For over two years, as you are probably aware, we have been experiencing an incredibly heavy case load. We are asking for your patience, understanding and KINDNESS. Thank you for helping us make this transition. We look forward to seeing you!