Category - Community Spotlight

Working dogs, we salute you!

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, December 16th, 2017

As the year draws to a close many of us reflect on the year that was. It’s been a year of political ups and downs, a year of leaps in science and humanity, of the continued rise of our soon-to-be-tech-overlord Elon Musk. Locally one story has continually warmed our hearts as the year has rolled […]

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Responsible gift giving this holidays.

By VanEastVet, on Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Yes, it’s a familiar headline around Christmas, and for good reason. Pets given as a gift often don’t work out, the proof being seen in spiking animal surrenders in shelters across the globe in the weeks after the holidays. Not only do unwanted pets ‘gifted’ to friends or relatives put added strain on shelters and […]

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VIDEO: How to trim your cat’s nails

By VanEastVet, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

This week Dr. Burstyn will teach you how to trim a cat’s nails! Some cats are more challenging than others, but this approach will work with 9/10 cats, even if they are really squirmy or “challenging” at first.  Take your time, maybe just do one pay at a time, and before long you’ll be able […]

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Surviving winter, happy and healthy!

By VanEastVet, on Friday, November 17th, 2017

With the cold weather truly settling in for the winter season, here are some tips to make sure both your pets and neighbourhood wildlife get through the long winter ahead in one piece. Lets start with Think and Thump! The warmth from your car is appealing to a lot of creatures trying to avoid the […]

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Get good karma, adopt a senior.

By VanEastVet, on Friday, November 10th, 2017

November is Adopt a Senior Month, and rescue’s everywhere are highlighting all of their amazing older animals looking for homes to keep them warm and loved right until the end.   It’s a terrible reality how many older animals end up in shelters, left behind or picked up for a range of heart-breaking reasons. The […]

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East Van Dogs

By VanEastVet, on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

VanEastVet: On your site – and on some of your marketing material as well – you say Proudly Serving Delightful and Difficult Dogs Since 2005. What does that mean? Jo Dworschak: The reason I started the business is because I had adopted a German Shepherd cross that was beyond a handful, and then I ended […]

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Petsy Studio

By VanEastVet, on Friday, October 2nd, 2015

As much as I love animals, I enjoy the human interaction even more. It feels so great creating something that makes people so happy. By creating a keepsake of their animals that they love so much, you know that their painting will bring them so much happiness over the years and that they will treasure […]

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All Paws Massage

By VanEastVet, on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

I provide massage for animals to improve their quality of life. The benefits are truly endless, beginning with senior dogs with arthritis and mobility issues. Gentle stretches help maintain range of motion, keeping the joints lubricated; massage also helps to slow down muscles atrophy, and improves circulation and digestion. For younger, active dogs massage helps […]

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