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Meet Our New Veterinarian Guest, Brian C. Hurley, DVM
November 29th, 2022

Dr. Hurley is the National Medical Director for AmeriVet Veterinary Partners. He will be a guest on Cat Talk Radio monthly to answer your medical questions about cats! We’re very excited to welcome him to the show and look forward to many engaging episodes as he shares his knowledge.

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Why Do Cats Lick & Groom Each Other? 6 Reasons Allogrooming Occurs
November 29th, 2022

Catching your cats licking each other can evoke various emotional responses from “aw” to “ew”. So, what’s the deal with your cats treating each other like a fresh sardine-pop—why do cats groom each other and us?

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Why Does My Cat Smell Bad? Cat Odors Explained
November 23rd, 2022

Chances are you notice that your cat spends a lot of time grooming. In fact, according to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, cats spend up to 50% of their days cleaning and licking themselves. Yet, despite their dedication to cleanliness, our cats can still smell bad. Cats may stink for many reasons, ranging from natural scents and bad breath to infections or digestive issues.

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Signs of Phantom Pregnancy in Dogs and How to Address It
November 23rd, 2022

Dog Parents may be unaware that their beloved female pet may experience what is called a “phantom pregnancy.” Phantom pregnancy is also known as a false pregnancy, pseudo-pregnancy, or pseudocyesis.

This condition occurs when intact (not spayed) females start to mimic the physical and behavioral signs of pregnancy and can follow a normal heat cycle.

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Laughter as Chihuahua Refuses to Eat Dinner Unless It’s Made ‘Human Style’
November 23rd, 2022

A dog refusing to eat her food unless it’s been prepared “human style” is making the internet smile.

In a clip shared to TikTok on October 26 by user @itsbaileybear, Bailey the Chihuahua can be seen turning her nose up at her dinner—until her owner pretends to warm it up in the microwave.

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AmeriVet Veterinary Partners announces acquisition of Northeast Veterinary Partners
November 2nd, 2022

AmeriVet Veterinary Partners has acquired 14 new veterinary practices from Northeast Veterinary Partners in a recent buyout. This brings the total number of clinics in AmeriVet’s network to 186, and these newly added clinics are located throughout several states, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, California, and Maine.

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10 Best Dog Foods for Allergies in 2022
October 20th, 2022

If your dog has been experiencing itching and skin irritation, there are a variety of medical issues that could be causing the symptoms, including a food allergy. Food allergies among dogs aren’t that common—according to research from Banfield Pet Hospital, just 0.2 percent of dogs are affected by food allergies, whereas around 3.6 percent have environmental allergies.

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Can Dogs Get Salmonella?
October 10th, 2022

Like humans, dogs can become infected with salmonella, the bacteria most commonly associated with food poisoning. These bacteria reside in our digestive organs and can cause nasty symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. However, “salmonella infections in dogs are relatively uncommon,” states Brian C. Hurley, DVM, national medical director at AmeriVet.

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Dr. Brian Hurley Discusses Cat Health Tips Cat Parents Should Know
October 10th, 2022

In 2018, Dr. Brian Hurley was named the National Medical Director for AmeriVet Veterinary Partners. Here, he shares essential insight for cat parents to help their feline companions live as long and healthy of a life as possible.

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Dr. Louis DelGiudice Shares Tips to Help Your Cat Live a Healthy Nine Lives
October 10th, 2022

Dr. Louis DelGiudice has spent the better part of the last decade and a half serving his community as a trusted and well-respected veterinarian. Read on for tips on how to make sure your cat is getting the best care.

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Tackling the Shortage of Veterinarians in America
October 10th, 2022

As the number of pet parents increases, so does the strain on the veterinary workforce. According to a Mars Veterinary Health Report, the United States is experiencing a veterinarian shortage that, if not addressed, could leave 75 million pets without care by 2030.

Brian C. Hurley, DVM discusses the Effects of Inflation on Pet Owners and the Veterinary Industry
October 4th, 2022

Brian C. Hurley, DVM, National Medical Director for AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, appeared on KABB Fox 29 News on October 4th, 2022 to discuss the effects of inflation on pet owners and the veterinary industry.

AmeriVet Named Fastest Growing Company in San Antonio
Dec 11, 2020

Photo courtesy of Gabe Hernandez | SABJ Written By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal In 2018, Amerivet Veterinary Partners, a young company with Canadian roots, chose San Antonio as its headquarters. Two years later, the Alamo City has…

The Sweet Industry: From Chocolate To Chew Toys
Dec 14, 2019

Written By Erin Rooney – VP of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for AmeriVet Veterinary Partners and a member of Forbes Business Development Council. Though recent news reports lament the decrease in birth rate, the gap once filled by 2.5 children may…

AmeriVet’s San Antonio HQ gamble paying off
Oct 9, 2019

Written By W. Scott Bailey – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal Roughly 14 months after choosing San Antonio for its U.S. headquarters, AmeriVet Partners Management Inc. is contemplating its next move to accommodate significant growth in acquisitions and…