Mar
3
7:30 AM07:30

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

While the origin and legitimacy of this holiday is relatively unknown, we are on board with celebrating this one!  Send us your photos and thoughts about what it would be like if your pet had thumbs using #CACPetoftheMonth on social media!

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Mar
6
7:30 AM07:30

Dentist's Day

Celebrate this holiday by bringing in your pet for a dental check up!  Remember that your pet's oral health is very important.  Check out the Resources page under the "Clients" tab for a link to Veterinary Oral Health Council information to keep your pet's mouth clean and healthy, or talk to one of our veterinarians!

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Mar
23
7:30 AM07:30

National Puppy Day

We LOVE puppies at CAC!  While puppies are super cute and there are a ton in need of adopting from your local shelter, remember that they're a lot of work and a big responsibility before using today as a reason to adopt.  If you're thinking of adopting, schedule an appointment so we can go over proper puppy care with you!  And remember to tag #CACPetoftheMonth on social media to share your puppy pics!

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Jan
20
7:30 AM07:30

National Cheese Lovers Day

Celebrate one of your furry friend's favorite snacks today!  In moderation and with an understanding of your pet's dietary needs, cheese can be a fun snack.  We even use spray cheese as an extra-special treat for some of our patients as part of our Fear Free initiative!

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Jan
14
7:30 AM07:30

Dress Up Your Pet Day

Celebrate the annual Dress Up Your Pet Day by tagging us in photos of your pet in the cutest, wackiest, most #cacawesome outfits! You can even double up by entering to win the CAC Pet of the Month contest by tagging your photo with #CACPetofthe Month!

Always remember to keep your fun safe for you and your pet: never place anything tight around your pet's neck, remove all loose tags from items, supervise your pet to ensure that s/he doesn't eat any pieces (like buttons or ribbons), and never force your pet into an outfit that they don't want to wear!

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Dec
15
11:30 AM11:30

Dr. Carr joins CAC!

Dr. Carr is originally from Michigan.  She grew up surrounded by animals and decided from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.  She earned her BS in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!).  She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University graduating in 2006.  After veterinary school, Dr. Carr moved to the Washington, DC area to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals.  At the completion of her internship she continued to serve as a staff doctor at Friendship on and off for many years, as well as practiced briefly at hospitals in both Arlington, VA and Pittsburgh, PA.  Her clinical areas of interest include senior and geriatric care, feline medicine, endocrine disease management, preventative and wellness care, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.    

Dr. Carr lives with her family in Falls Church.  She and her husband are kept very busy with two children and their many activities.  She is also a mom to several furry babies: 3 dogs (Lola, Widgit, and Monty), 2 cats (Wally and Weezer), and 2 guinea pigs (Coco and Baby Girl).  Outside of work, Dr. Carr enjoys attempting to train her crazy puppy, reading, traveling (ideally to a tropical location), and visiting her family in Michigan.  

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Nov
14
7:30 AM07:30

World Diabetes Day

Your pets can get diabetes, too!  Be aware of what kind of foods your furry friend is eating, how much exercise they're getting, and how often they visit the vet for a general wellness exam.  Talk to your vet about other ways you can prevent or test your pet for diabetes.

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Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

CLARENDON DAY!

Come say "HI" as we man our booth at Clarendon Day! We'll have goodies for fur & human children alike :)

Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festival, with several music stages, a large Kid’s Area, Arts and Crafts vendors, Business and Nonprofit Exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and more.  If the weather is nice, we’ll draw more than 20,000 people to this classic event, which is now well into its third decade.

https://clarendon.org/clarendon-day/

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Yappy Hour!

We have new neighbors! We're teaming up with @tenatclarendon and @idogdc for a Yappy Hour! Swing by the Ten tomorrow from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with your pet for refreshments and free treats for your furry friends! Ten at Clarendon is a pet friendly community that offers a dog wash room, as well as a few other perks.

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Aug
4
12:00 AM00:00

Phase 1 of clinic expansion due to be completed

As you may have noticed, we're expanding our clinic to the "suite A" side of 3000 10th street north. This will give us more exam rooms, additional treatment space, an additional procedure room and additional office space.

Phase II of the clinic expansion will include expansion of the reception office and some minor changes to the existing clinic.

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Jul
31
7:30 AM07:30

National Mutt Day

This special day was created to be celebrated on two dates per year, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation, as approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds. Most pure breeds that end up in the shelter are generally rescued quickly by either the public wanting a “less expensive” pure bred dog or by a pure breed rescue. The day’s mission is to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes and to celebrate the amazing characteristics that the mix of breeds creates in each individual dog.

http://www.nationalmuttday.com/

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Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dr Adkins Joins CAC!!!

Being part of a military family, Dr. Adkins was born in Tennessee and moved around the U.S.; though she spent the large majority of her youth in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Her love of animals was apparent at a young age, when at 5 years old, she declared a desire to become a zoologist to study and help panda bears. She also had many childhood pets including dogs, guinea pigs, and gerbils. Dr. Adkins stayed close to home for her undergraduate degree, attending Georgia College and State University, where she pursued many interests, including music, art, and college level soccer. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and shortly afterward moved to New York City to launch her first career path as an advertising account executive. After working for a few years, Dr. Adkins felt a need to go back to her roots and find a career that incorporated her lifelong love of animals. She moved back to Atlanta and began volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society, working at a local emergency animal hospital, and taking additional college coursework to apply for veterinary school. Dr. Adkins received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Following veterinary school, she moved to Washington, DC to complete a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine at Friendship Hospital for Animals. Dr. Adkins’ professional interests include dentistry, surgery, dermatology, preventive care, behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. Dr. Adkins enjoys educating her clients on how to help their furry family members live healthy, happy lives and is focused on providing compassionate care for her patients.

Dr. Adkins shares her home with a sweet, gentle, adopted hound mix named Brody. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors (hiking, biking, camping), yoga, reading, cooking, volunteering at local animal shelters, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jul
15
7:30 AM07:30

National Pet Fire Safety Day

To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services today launched the inaugural "National Pet Fire Safety Day." This nationwide awareness day educates pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone and provides them with proven prevention measures to ensure their safety. http://www.akc.org/press-center/press-releases/july-15-declared-national-pet-fire-safety-day-to-help-protect-pets-fro/

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