Watson 1st place in style!
Our first dog dock diving contest on Sunday Sept 1, as part of the Clinton Heritage Festival, was a huge success. With a field of 14 dogs, the competition was challenging and very entertaining. A lively crowd with hundreds of onlookers lined the dock’s perimeter applauding each spectacular jump and even cheering on a few reluctant jumpers. The announcers kept up a hilarious dialogue that kept the crowd laughing and the atmosphere fun.
Three judges rated each jump on distance and style. Each dog had two jumps. The distance was cumulative and in the end there was a jump off between Zip an Australian Cattle Dog and Nova a Labrador Retriever who both had a cumulative distance of 34 ft. In the end Zip pulled out a first place victory with an 18 ft jump. Nova made an impressive 16 ft jump for runner up.
In the style category, we saw high jumpers, long jumpers, twisted jumpers and even a few that needed a push. The judges came to a consensus with first place going to Watson, a 100# mixed breed and the runner up was Ben, a 95# lab mix. All 4 winners received a gift bag from Shoreline Animal Hospital that included treats, toys, a T-shirt, shampoo and ear cleaner. All participants received a bag of dog treats for their participation.
Shoreline Animal Hospital would like to thank the Clinton Heritage Festival committtee for providing the entertaining announcers, fencing, tents, their time and many other logistics, our three judges for their time, Petco in Clinton for the balls and frisbees that were used to throw to the dogs, Henry Schein Co. for the dog treats and most of all the enthusiastic participants and onlookers who made this event so much fun!
Sunday September 1, 2013
Join Drs. Julie Berman and Michelle West, co-owners of Shoreline Animal Hospital, for an exciting dog dock diving competition at Esposito Beach in Clinton, CT. The event will take place off of the boat docks adjacent to Rocky’s Aqua Restaurant at 10 AM. FREE on site registration starts at 9:30 AM or you can pre-register by calling Shoreline Animal Hospital at 860-669-9374.
Each team will consist of one dog and 2 handlers, all dogs must be leashed except when diving, dog must have a current Rabies tag and dog license from town of residence.
Dogs will be divided into size categories based on registration numbers. They will be judged on distance and style. Prizes donated by local and national vendors! Come join the fun and tell your friends!
Veterinary Technician using Idexx Lasercyte
Now Hiring a Licensed or Experienced Veterinary Technician
Shoreline Animal Hospital is a two veterinarian, animal hospital that provides complete veterinary care for cats, dogs and small mammals. Owned by Drs. Julie Berman and Michelle West for the past 6 + years, the hospital has served the shoreline community for over 25 years. Shoreline Animal Hospital is focused on making sure our clients and their loved pets feel welcomed and that their individual needs are met in a compassionate way. Office visits are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes to provide enough time to listen, examine and assess each case and then work together with the clients to make the best health care choices for their pets. Technicians play a vital role in this process because we encourage our staff to interact with clients at many levels. Answering questions on the telephone, providing support in times of loss, answering medical questions on topics ranging from flea and tick prevention to concerns about aging pets. Technicians take medical histories in the exam rooms, carry out diagnostic tests as directed by the vet, care for hospitalized or surgical patients and educate clients.
We are currently seeking to hire a licensed or experienced veterinary technician for a part time position which will be approximately 25 hours per week. The individual we would like to hire must have a dynamic, friendly personality. Applicants should feel very comfortable and confident talking with clients about medical questions and enjoy educating clients on a variety of topics. Desired technical skills include phlebotomy, placing IV catheters, anesthesia monitoring, surgical preparation, radiology, laboratory and microscope use. Our hospital is fully computerized and using Avimark. We have an in house laboratory including the Idexx Lasercyte and Catalyst. The part time schedule will include one shift that requires staying until closing at 7 PM and some Saturdays may be required until noon. Pay will be based on license, education and years of experience. Interested and qualified applicants should apply in person at 18 W. Main St, Clinton, CT or via our email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please provide a resume complete with work related references. Any questions, please call us at (860) 669-9374.
Sign Up Now!
Shoreline Animal Hospital is now offering a new free service called Pet Portals. It is a secure way to access your pet’s health information. Your pet portal will allow you to request and track appointments, update contact information, check your pets vaccination and exam status, order refills on prescriptions, receive medication reminders and find answers to your basic veterinary health questions. You will also begin receiving e-mail reminders in addition to your usual postcard reminders for vaccinations and exams.
To get started, you will find the pet portal button in the upper right side of this home page. Click and follow the steps to create your private password and you are on your way. If we don’t have your current e-mail, you will be prompted to provide some basic info and then you will receive a welcome e-mail. We will get your account set up in 24-48 hours and you will receive another e-mail when it is ready for final activation. You will then be able to access your pet portal through your home computer, tablet or smart phone.
Once you have set up your own personal account you will be able to print out your pets vaccination history to give to a boarding facility, doggie daycare or emergency hospital. You will be able to see when your pets will be due for their required vaccines and request an appointment to have those updated. Send in a request for food or medication refills online anytime of day or night without having to call the office. There is also a pet note section where you can leave detailed care instructions for a pet sitter or kennel staff. You can even upload your favorite photos of your pets to personalize your page!
If you are having trouble getting started please feel free to call our office 860-669-9374 and one of our staff will be happy to answer your questions.