Our very own Dr. Ashley Robertson was named Hometown Hero on local radio station WCHL and Chapelboro.com recently! In addition to being a veterinarian at our hospital, Dr. Robertson conducts surgeries for the ASPCA on pets who have been surrendered to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Department. We’re so proud of the excellent veterinary care Dr. Robertson provides to our community, and we’re glad to have such a generous person on our team.
In January 2016, nearly 700 animals were seized by the Hoke County Sheriff’s department from The Haven- Friends for Life Animal Shelter. The ASPCA created a temporary field shelter to house these animals and address their medical needs. Local veterinarians and veterinary technicians volunteered on site and opened up their hospitals to the pets in need.
Over the course of two weeks, Meadowmont Animal Hospital took in several dogs and cats. Dr. Robertson, the Meadowmont Animal Hospital team and some friends from Park Veterinary Hospital generously gave their time and expertise to perform over 20 much needed surgeries including spay and neuters, dental surgeries, and mass removals. It was a tremendous feat, and Dr. Robertson worked around the clock and on her days off to tend to the patients who were hospitalized in an effort to get them ready for adoption.
In March, there were 524 dogs and cats ready to be adopted, and the ASPCA hosted a huge adoption event at the field shelter in Sanford. Although it was originally planned to span over three days, the event was a huge success and every single animal was adopted within the first day and a half! Dr. Robertson and the Meadowmont Animal Hospital team volunteered at the event and offered free wellness exams, free health insurance, and a generous supply of flea and tick control and heartworm prevention to local adopting residents.
None of this would have been possible without the help and dedication of our awesome team at Meadowmont Animal Hospital, the volunteer doctors and staff from Park Vet, and the generous donations from Zoetis, Merck, Pet Partners Insurance, and Idexx. Everyone’s hard work, generosity, and kindness made for an experience that we will never forget!
DID YOU KNOW??? Bad breath is not normal for dogs and cats! The most common medical disorder among pets nationwide is periodontal disease and affects the majority of dogs and cats by the age of three years. If left untreated periodontal disease results in chronic oral pain and infection which can reduce your pet’s quality of life and lifespan.
Meadowmont Animal Hospital optimizes your pet’s general health with an individually tailored dental health care plan. As part of Pet Dental Health Month Meadowmont Animal Hospital is offering 10% off your pet’s professional dental procedure scheduled through March!
At Meadowmont Animal Hospital, professional dental cleanings and dental radiographs are performed under general anesthesia. We use a combination of ultrasonic scaling and hand scaling to remove tartar from the surface of the tooth and under the gum line, then polish the enamel and apply a protective barrier sealant. During each pet’s dental procedure we address the health of each tooth, root and surrounding bone structures with gingival probing and full mouth digital radiographs. The Meadowmont Animal Hospital team sets each patient up for long term dental health success with a home dental care program that matches individual patient needs with products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.
Check out the American Veterinary Medical Association for a video on professional veterinary dental cleanings at avma.org/petdental.
Don’t let chronic pain, inflammation and infection from periodontal disease impair your pet’s wellbeing. Let us help your pet by calling (919) 301-0520 or click below to schedule an oral health assessment today. Daily dental home care and professional dental cleanings can greatly improve your pet’s quality of life!