Meet Bonnie Stinson

 

We are excited to Welcome Professional Groomer,  Bonnie Stinson.

She recently relocated to Tallahassee form Columbus Ohio.

Bonnie has 35 years of grooming experience and is an expert at the hand-scissoring technique. Hand-scissoring can be done on all breeds but is most common on Bichon Frise, Poodle, and Wheaton terrier breeds. She is comfortable grooming all dog breeds as well as cats. As with all of our team, she uses gentle handling techniques to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

Grooming is available by appointment Monday- Friday.

Early Drop offs and late pick ups available.

Give your pet the best day ever with our Spa Package which includes Playcare, Grooming, and lunch by the pool!

AHVC Welcomes Shawn Steadman


At Home Veterinary Care would like to welcome Experienced Canine Trainer, Shawn Steadham to our Team. Shawn has over 25 years of obedience and agility training. She has trained with top international trainers, Stuart and Pati Mah, and earned agility championship titles in both American Kennel Club and the United States Dog Agility Association. In the most recent years she has conducted Conditional Learning seminars for the school of Psychology at Florida State University. In her free time she enjoys training her Border Collies Spree (9) and Indie (1) in Sheepherding and agility.

She will be providing an array of classes. Coming up on September 23 2019 is Puppy Pre-K and Puppy Kindergarten. She will be available for “ask a Trainer” Mondays and Tuesdays before class to answer any questions our clients have during pick-up. 

Check out the details on our Events Calendar 

 

Puppy Love Valentine’s Day Party

Come celebrate your Canine Valentine with  

At Home Veterinary Care Center

in Barkster’s Playground and Splash Zone

Saturday, February 16th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Puppies

2:00pm – 4:00pm  Adult  Dogs

$10.00 per Pet with RSVP

$12.00 per Pet at the door 

*Pets must be fully vaccinated to attend*

— Games and Activities       — Agility Park Puppy Portraits    –Sweets and Treats

Register Phone  (850)-274-5710 

Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy

We recently came across this article and thought it was important enough to share with you. If you have questions about your pet’s diet, you are always welcomed to call us.  

You may have read my June 4 post, “A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients.”  This post had more than 180,000 page views in the first week and continues to get more than 2000 page views a day.   So, I’m pleased that people are interested in this important issue and trying to learn about it.  But I’ve also found a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation in the past 5 months including people who doubt that this is a real issue, some who still haven’t heard about it, and people who mistakenly think it’s just grain-free diets or that it’s only related to taurine.

As a result of the continued confusion, some of my cardiologist colleagues and I wrote an article which was published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  This article provides a summary of our current understanding of diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), how to recognize it, and a recommended protocol for veterinarians to follow when they see dogs with DCM.

To read the complete article, click here.

Hey Santa!

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All I want for Christmas, Santa, is a forever home. You know me. I’m Oscar. I have been good all year. I even went to obedience class. All a person has to do to meet me is call At Home Veterinary Care at 850-274-5710. That’s all I want, Santa. I want a home.

Barktoberfest Costume Contest Winners!

We had a great time at Barktoberfest this year. Even though the weather was a bit wet we had a great turnout. It was hard to decide which costumes were the best but here they are.

The little Sailor Boy won first place, Woof in Sheep Clothing won second place, Hershey’s Kiss won third place, and Lizard won fourth place. There were some other great costumes and we’ll post them in a later posting. Congratulations winners!

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Agility is for Everyone!

Marcia Cook and her dog Lucy

Marcia Cook and her dog Lucy

We have so much fun in Agility. This is a fun class that is designed to create a closer bond with you and your dog and, like Marcia Cooks says in her video, she wanted her rescue dog to “gain confidence.”

There are no barrier restrictions on dogs and dog sizes and there is no barrier restriction with a person’s activity level or age. This is an interactive dog and handler “team” class. It is meant for big dogs and little dogs. It is meant for all people, young and even older. Some people have had so much fun they have taken the class more than once!

Do you want to have a closer bond with your dog? Do you want to have fun? Join our next Agility class by contacting us at At Home Veterinary Care. You can go on-line and pre-register at athomevet.care or give us a call at 850-274-5710.​

 

It’s Time to RALLY!!

One more week and our Rally class will begin. Don’t lose out working with your dog as a team for beginning, medium, and advanced obedience skill play. Rally consists of 10-15 stations where you and your dog perform an obedience skill. It could be a “sit-stay.” It could be an “about turn.” Or it could be a “halt-sit-down.” You will also learn new and more advanced  obedience skills during the class. This is a fun interactive training class. Your dog will utilize obedience skills learned previously in a fun way. They will also learn new obedience skills.

Register now! Only one more week and classes will start October 03, 2017 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Register online at athomevet.care or give us a call at 850-274-5710 to get more details.