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Can’t Make Your Appointment? Please Let Us Know!

As a result of COVID-19, the veterinary industry has seen a surge in demand for veterinary care. Throughout the pandemic, many pet owners have struggled to establish care. This, combined with country-wide staffing shortages, has resulted in hospitals booking out days, weeks, and even months in advance. We understand that sometimes life happens and you […]

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Covid -19 Update

As you may already be aware, the Omicron variant recently reached the U.S. and California specifically. While there have not been any recent changes to our protocols at this time, we ask for your patience and understanding should we need to return to curbside temporarily as a result of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. This would […]

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Protect Your Dog From Leptospirosis

As we shared recently, our county is experiencing an outbreak of Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection spread through the urine of infected animals, typically wildlife. Dogs don’t even need to make direct contact with wildlife to get the disease—simply drinking water or ingesting dirt that’s contaminated with the urine of common backyard animals like squirrels, racc...

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Dear OCVMC Friends and Family

Even though COVID cases are increasing worldwide and nationally, locally cases are going down which is great news for Orange County! We are now on the less-restrictive Orange Tier. What does that mean for our pet parents hoping to come into our hospital with their pets? During the stay at home order, the California Department of Public […]

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Dear OCVMC Friends and Family

In some ways it’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we started our curbside-only service. While I know it has been a major convenience to some of our pet parents, it has been incredibly difficult for many others. Trying to coordinate proper patient care over the phone is challenging and very time consuming, making your […]

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The Dangers of Ordering Cheap Pet Meds Online

Ordering pet meds and prescription food online is pretty convenient, isn’t it? While that may be the case, unfortunately many pet owners are unaware of the risks that come with purchasing from inexpensive online retailers such as Chewy.com or 1-800-PetMeds. Here are some of the biggest reasons we strongly recommend purchasing through our veterinary-approved pharmacy […]

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Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Don’t give in to persuasive purrs and puppy dog eyes this Thanksgiving! Many of the holiday treats we love can cause health problems for our pets if they eat them. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving: • Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. When pets ingest alcohol, […]

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Comprehensive Lab Testing for Your Aging Pet

Did you know that the kidneys can lose 75 percent of their functionality before any symptoms are seen? Or that 40 percent of female dogs over the age of seven can have a silent urinary tract infection? Or that low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) can be a common cause of obesity in older pets? Thankfully, there […]

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Tricks for Keeping Your Pet Safe on Halloween

Halloween is a fun and tasty time for people, but many things associated with the holiday can put our pets’ health at risk. Here are a few important tips to make sure your pets stay healthy and happy: • Chocolate and xylitol (a sweetener often found in peanut butter and chewing gum) are extremely toxic […]

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We Now Carry Just Food for Dogs!

We have been recommending Just Food For Dogs (JFFD) for many of our patients for the past several years. At OC Veterinary Medical Center, we have been very impressed with the quality of their food as well as their level of customer service. Our patients on these diets have done very well. We are now […]

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