Helpful Veterinary-Related Links

24 Hour/Emergency Veterinary Care

This is the closest emergency hospital to us.  Familiarize yourself with their location and immediately take your pet there in an emergency.  No need to call first as they are open and fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

American Animal Hospital Association

An excellent site sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); Moving? Find an AAHA certified hospital through this site and be confident that they adhere to the high standards you have become accustomed to at The Family Pet Hospital.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

Great source of feline information from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Check out the Feline Behavior guidelines. Also, PLEASE READ the disaster preparedness brochure entitled “Saving the whole family” by linking into the AVMA disaster link on the home page.


Has helpful information on the AeroKat Feline Aerosol Chamber.

Animal Forum

Good tips, great pictures, shopping, chat rooms.

Cat Education

Reliable educational information for your cats.

Cat Socialization Made Easy

Planning, preparation, and positive reinforcement are the keys to successful socialization of your kitten.

Healing Laser for Pets

More great information on Cold Laser Therapy. This link also contains a page on Laser Therapy for cancer treatment.


Mosquitos & Ticks: Massachusetts Dept of Public Health

These pesky pests are not just annoying.  They also transfer diseases that are serious and can be deadly.  Learn how to protect your pets and your family members against these critters.

New England Pet Hospice

This is a wonderful organization designed to help owners care for and cope with the last days and months of a beloved pet’s life.


Pet Food & Treat Recall News

Use this site to check for the latest recalls on pet foods and treats.

Pet Poison Control Center

A quick reference for toxicology (or call 888-426-4435) if you think your pet ate anything poisonous.  Your vet has a great deal of information but this site is constantly maintained to stay up-to-date on the newest chemicals and chemical mixes.  It is always best to prepare your veterinarian with exactly what (and how much of it) your pet ate and with a poison control case number. [Also, speak to a veterinarian before inducing vomiting in your pet as some toxins can cause more harm if brought back up.] You will need your credit card – there is a $65 consultation fee (well worth it considering it may help save your pet’s life). You will get your case number from the operator; write it down and give it to the vet so they can reference it and start the recommended treatment immediately upon your arrival.

Pet Proofing

Keeping your home and yard safe for your dogs and or cats!

Summer Fun for Pets

Here is some great traveling tips for you as you plan your Summer fun!


Veterinary Partner

A site sponsored by Veterinary Information Network, a group of veterinary specialists frequently consulted by Dr. Valas for opinions on your pets’ conditions. The information on this site is truthful and based on facts, not opinions. Drug information (uses and side effects) can also be found.

Veterinary Partner: Common Diagnosed Diseases

If your pet was recently diagnosed with a certain disease and you want to know more about it follow this link

Veterinary Partner: Medications 101

If you want to know more about potential side effects, uses and contraindications of the medications your pet is taking, follow this link




VOM – An Animal Adjusting Method

Learn all about this amazing way to solve many of our pet’s painful conditions from the founder of the technique known as veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM)which is used to effect a neuroanatomical adjustment.  Dr. Valas has been using this technique for over three years and has saved many pets from painful expensive surgery. Dr. Valas’ VOM technique will also greatly improve the comfort and mobility of our senior pets.







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