Category Archives: Musings

Random thoughts from the practice manager

A Benefit for Greenhill Humane Society

Jim Johnson   January 1, 2015   Comments Off on A Benefit for Greenhill Humane Society

First, the heart of the matter. For the month of January 2015, we will donate $5 to Greenhill Humane Society for each new review we receive on Google or Yelp. Details are at the end of this article. Why are we doing this? Well, aside from our support for Greenhill, we find that, in many ways, the new digital economy… Read more »

Are We Eugene’s Original Animal Hospital?

Jim Johnson   June 11, 2014   Comments Off on Are We Eugene’s Original Animal Hospital?

I recently reinstated the History page on our website, and in the process stumbled across some interesting information that makes me wonder… is it possible that Animal Health Associates is the oldest animal hospital in the city? We have always traced our origins back to 1947, which is the year that we were told Dr. August Baronti founded Baronti’s Small… Read more »

Another Change in our Hours

Jim Johnson   January 29, 2013   Comments Off on Another Change in our Hours

By popular demand… we are reopening on Saturdays! Many of our clients need that time to see us. So beginning February 16, our hours will be: Monday – 8 AM to 6 PM Tuesday – 8 AM to 8 PM Wednesday- 8 AM to 6 PM Thursday – 8 AM to 8 PM Friday – 8 AM to 6 PM… Read more »

Old Dog Blues

Judy Schroeder, DVM   November 7, 2012   Comments Off on Old Dog Blues

As pets live longer, we are more likely to see age-related problems in our senior patients.  Osteoarthritis, kidney disease, cancer, and metabolic changes become more common as pets age.  Progressive loss of cognitive function (senility) is also seen in geriatric pets, and can dramatically curtail quality of life for these individuals and their owners. Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) affects… Read more »

In Defense of Outdoor Cats – or, The Ballad of Louie and Haskell

Jim Johnson   October 19, 2012   Comments Off on In Defense of Outdoor Cats – or, The Ballad of Louie and Haskell
Louie - An Outdoor Cat

I’ve been thinking about indoor cats vs. outdoor cats recently. Earlier this year, we joined the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP); through them we learned of the Indoor Pet Initiative, the proponents of which contend that pets are better off both mentally and physically if they are kept indoors. I can’t argue that cats aren’t physically safer if they… Read more »