Welcome to our blog! We have put together a list of commonly asked questions we hear in our exam rooms at Westside. Hopefully these will be both helpful and bring a smile to your face. We love chatting with you and if you have any suggestions or other questions please feel free call or message us at 573-893-7707 or email@example.com.
Tis the Season!
Unfortunately we are not referring to the Christmas season but Allergy Season!!! Lately, we have seen so many pets coming in for chewing paws, dirty ears and itchy skin that we thought now would be a good time to discuss one of the most common issues seen in veterinary medicine. Skin allergies!
Dogs and cats get allergies for the same reasons that people do. Fleas, food, dander, or pollen from all the lovely flowers and trees that bloom during the spring and summer are just a few on the list. Pets, however, show allergies in different ways than you and I do.
While a few of them may have runny eyes; animals are less likely to have a runny nose or cough from allergies and more likely to show allergies in some form of itchy skin. Below are a few signs to watch for in case your pet has skin allergies.
2.Rust colored paws:
3.Shaking their head or scratching their ears:
4. Constant Scratching:
If you have noticed any of these signs in your fur baby it may be time to bring them in to your local veterinarian for a check up. Skin allergies can be treated year round or seasonally. While Benadryl can help it is more of a band-aide and it doesn’t really solve the problem. It definitely won’t stop a hot spot. Your local veterinarian will have more options for you. So come see us and stop the itch! Your pet will love you for it!
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Working at Westside
We're Hiring a Kennel Assistant!
We are looking for a part-time Kennel Assistant who is a pet and people oriented individual that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team.
This position includes walking, feeding, medicating, paying individual attention to pets, keeping accurate records and completing tasks in a timely manner. No experience needed. $8.00/hr.
Hours are approximately 22 hours every 2 weeks (first week 4 hours, second week 17-20 hours) with hours Monday and Wednesday (3:30-5:30 every week); and every other Friday (3:30-5:30), Saturday (7:30 am -12, 3:30-6, 9 pm walk), and Sunday (7:30-9, 3:30-6, 9 pm walk).
Please Fill out an application and bring it in or stop in and pick one up! We will be starting interviews ASAP, and will close the applications for this position 1/15/18.
We're Hiring a Reception Assistant!
We are looking for a full-time reception assistant who is a pet and people oriented individual that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team. This position includes assisting the receptionist with client interactions- phones, scheduling, collecting payments, etc. The hours are 8:30-5:30 Monday- Friday, and one Saturday morning (8-12) a month. Experience with client communication and phone skills is preferred. Starts at $9.00/hr, commensurate with experience.
Come in today with your completed application!
We're excited to teach and share our passion, so we want someone who is a hard worker, a fast learner, and loves to work with animals! If you know someone that would be a great fit at our clinic, send them our way! :-)
Please Fill out an application and bring it in or stop in and pick one up! We will be starting interviews ASAP, and will close the applications for this position 1/22/18.
Westside's mission is to enrich the lives of pets and their people by providing quality, compassionate veterinary care throughout all of the pet’s life stages. We are always accepting applications for pet and people-oriented individuals that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team. Should a position become available, we will review our current applications before posting.
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