Author Archives: 1st Pet Veterinary Centers

Veterinary Medicine

Guest blog by Dr. KristyAnn Brock DVM, CCRP, CVA Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Professionals Historically, veterinary medical professionals have been held in high regard by the general public.  Gallup polls, which annually survey the public regarding career fields, show that veterinarians even outrank human medical doctors (1).  To further support this trend, 606 people […]


As pet owners, we know how our fur babies love to explore, and they typically let their nose lead the way as they rummage through new environments. Unfortunately, this tendency may cause adventurous dogs to pick up a fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis, better known among non-veterinarians as valley fever. Since valley fever can present serious […]

Pet Health

If you’ve recently adopted a large-breed puppy, you may find yourself both amused and astonished at how rapidly your little friend can grow into a four-legged giant. At the same time, however, your dog may struggle with growing pains that can literally produce bouts of painful lameness, a problem known as panosteitis. Once you’ve cultivated […]