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Team Spotlight: Meet Leslie Turner, Technician Assistant

Without each dedicated member of our team, we wouldn’t be able to help as many pets as we do. Each team member brings something special to the table, whether it’s their ability to safely handle a scared cat and bring them comfort, or the skills to place an intravenous catheter in a dehydrated, pediatric patient. [...]

5 Tips to Successfully Introduce a New Pet to Your Current Pet

A houseful of pets can be wonderful, provided everyone gets along. However, the initial introduction phase can be tricky because you want to navigate this time without any scuffles that could create a long-lasting negative impression. Whether you are introducing a cat to a dog, or same-species pets, here are a few tips that will [...]

Hot Dog! How to Help Your Pet Enjoy the Summer Safely

Texas summers are HOT! The sizzling sunshine and muggy humidity can be too miserable for your pet to poke a whisker outside before turning tail and heading back to their favorite spot on the air-conditioning vent. If your fur coat-wearing pal is not a fan of the Willis, Texas, summers, read our Stone Ridge Veterinary [...]

LVTs, a Legendary Veterinary Team Member: Meet Rhonda Poor, LVT

Licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) are essential to a veterinary team, because they provide many vital pet care services, work alongside veterinarians, and educate pet owners. In honor of all the important tasks an LVT undertakes each day, we are introducing Rhonda Poor, LVT, to our Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Willis community. Although she [...]

The High Cost of Pet Obesity

Chubby babies and pudgy pets are often adorable, but extra pounds can cause serious health issues, including decreased quality and length of life. Additional weight can increase your pet’s risk for a wide variety of medical conditions, including many that are lifelong, incurable, and costly to treat. Here are 10 of the most common health [...]

The Value of a Veterinary Assistant: Meet Paige Thornton

It takes a village—or in this case, a team—to provide dedicated, skilled nursing care to cats and dogs. With our well-rounded team of veterinarians, technicians, assistants, and receptionists, your furry pal receives nothing but the best here at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Willis. While you likely know a veterinarian’s main duties, you may [...]

Under the Tartar: The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings for Pets

You know that you need to visit your dentist biannually, no matter how diligent you are with brushing and flossing at home. The same holds true for your pet. Cats and dogs require as much dental care as people to ensure their smile remains healthy and pain-free. When your four-legged friend undergoes a professional dental [...]

Get to Know Your Pet’s Veterinary Care Team: Meet Aubrey

When you take your pet to their veterinarian, you naturally want to know about the person who will be taking care of your four-legged friend. And, while you may be most familiar with your veterinarian, like Dr. Pettyjohn, knowing the rest of your pet’s veterinary care team can set your mind at ease. An integral [...]

Behind the Scenes: Meet Veterinary Technician Gabrielle Dives

Providing excellent care to the pets in the Willis community takes a village—a veterinary village, to be exact. The village members include veterinarians, client service representatives, kennel attendants, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technicians. These devoted team members are passionate about the pets and clients they serve, and we couldn’t care for so many without their [...]