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The original item was published from 9/6/2018 2:47:36 PM to 9/7/2018 6:30:08 PM.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Our Veterinary Team

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Veterinary services are a major part of the operation of the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center. Before animals are made available for adoption, the animals are seen by the in-house veterinary staff and provided with various services such as shots. Shelter veterinarians work on animal health management and infectious disease control and prevention. Other parts of their important job include individual animal care, behavior assessment and environmental enrichment. Shelter vets perform surgery, cruelty investigation and forensics. They also provide wellness programs for the healthy and direct treatment or rehabilitation plans for the sick....

According to Animal Services Manager Shannon DeRosa, "The services provided by shelters has drastically changed in recent decades. In the old days, some shelters would euthanize incoming animals that showed any signs of injury or illness. Our approach is much different in that we seek to provide care to make as many animals as possible available for adoption."

If you'd like to thank our shelter vet, Christine Prior, D.V.M. and her incredible veterinary staff, please attend the following celebration. All are welcome to the event, including two and four legged friends.

Celebrate our Veterinary Team
Friday, Sept. 7
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center
303 H.G. Mosley Pkwy, Longview, Texas 75604

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