During the month of October 2016, bring your pets to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital in their most ghostly duds. We will take pictures and place them on our Facebook page. The pet with the most likes on their photo wins a $50 gift certificate to our hospital!

dog and cat in pumpkinBe sure to 'like' Fresh Pond Animal Hospital on Facebook to join in on the fun. We will announce the winner on Halloween, October 31, 2016.

We can't wait to see your pets all dressed up! As always, give us a call at (617) 484-1555 if you have any questions. 

Happy HOWLoween!

Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction AwardWinner of the 2016 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Fresh Pond Animal Hospital receives a 5-star rating in the Veterinarians category.

The Talk of the Town awards program was created to showcase businesses ranked by customers as the best in their respective fields. This year, Fresh Pond Animal Hospital was selected to receive the Talk of the Customer Satisfaction Award.

Talk of the Town News monitors positive and negative reviews, blogs, business-rating services, social networks, and other industry resources to determine the highest-rated and top-reviewed businesses in all 50 states of the country and parts of Canada.

veterinary acupunctureWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Ortiz will now be practicing veterinary acupuncture. As a result, Fresh Pond Animal Hospital will begin offering veterinary acupuncture services to clients beginning in August 2015.

Our goal is to work together to help manage patients where acupuncture and/or herbal medicine will be of benefit. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It is a means of helping the body heal itself. It is not a cure-all, but it works well to treat certain ailments. It can be used alone or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.

Veterinary acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating many diseases including but not limited to:

What Dog Owners Need To Know About Canine Influenza

Pet Vaccine Needle

  • Canine Influenza (or "Dog Flu") is similar to other flu viruses, but Only Dogs can get it
  • Clinical signs typically show up 2-5 days after exposure
  • Since we are a veterinary hospital, we do see sick patients who could potentially be carrying the flu or other illnesses

Who Can Get Canine Influenza?

  • Puppies and dogs in daycare, boarding kennels, play groups, in group training class, or going to the dog park or dog shows (especially recently in Essex County) can come down with the flu

Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime StudyDrs. Brault, Surgan, and Ortiz are participating in Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project, a nationwide online community of dog owners willing to participate in studies to learn how to better prevent and treat major diseases affecting dogs. The first study conducted under the Canine Lifetime Health Project is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken for dogs. Fresh Pond Animal Hospital (FPAH) is seeking owners of Golden Retrievers eager to participate in this landmark study.

Did you know that cats are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness?

Routine veterinary visits are especially important for the early diagnosis and treatment of feline health problems before they become severe and costly. That's why we are participating in the "Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?" national campaign by taking steps to raise awareness about the importance of routine preventative care for all cats, regardless of age or lifestyle.