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Small animal veterinarian

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Hannah Weitzenfeld,

Small animal veterinarian

from Vancouver, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

Small animal veterinarian

I am a(n):

vegetarian volunteer volleyball player

I can help you:

  • Websites with trustworthy information about pet care and health, including websites about how to cook for your pet, how to optimize the life of indoor cats, etc.
  • Health concerns to watch out for in particular breeds of cats and dogs
  • Should you have your pet spayed or neutered? What is the right age to spay or neuter your pet?
  • What to feed Fido and Fifi? What are important elements of a healthy diet, differences between brands and types of food
  • Issues to consider before adopting a pet
  • The best place to get your pet, and pros/cons of each: shelters, rescues, breeders, online?
  • Behavioral changes in your pet: what is going on and how to solve the issues
  • My opinion on current issues - pit bull bans, pets in rental housing, cross-border rescue organizations
  • Early signs of health concerns to watch for in your aging pet. How often should you visit your vet or have testing done?
  • Euthanasia: How to know when its time to say goodbye to an ill pet, What is the procedure like? What options are there?

I am available for:

📞 Telephone

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USD $50.00


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • Currently available

About

My story:

I've been a small animal veterinarian for 8 years. I currently see about 20 patients a day, so I have diagnosed and treated a wide range of medical issues in pets.

Resume

Professional experiences:

  • Small animal veterinarian at Westview Veterinary Services

Educational experiences:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ontario Veterinary College
  • Bachelor of Science at York University

Portfolio

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Just two of the many things I do at work.

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I work with cats and dogs primarily, but sometimes I take care of small mammals too.

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In our internet-based world, it seems natural to go to Google to try to answer all of our questions, including veterinary ones. Unfortunately, this often leads to misinformation and to the suffering of our pets. One common example is when owners try to treat their dog's ear infections with various home-made recipes and tinctures found on the internet. These recipes often include high percentages of rubbing alcohol, q-tips, dish soap, tea tree oil, or the natural cure for everything online - coconut oil. Invariably they come in to see me after their pet's poor ear looks even worse. Another example - recently, one of my lovely clients made the mistake of scouring the internet for information when he found his middle-aged dog coughing. He found all the possible diagnoses and scary outcomes and literally came in crying. He was still wiping away his tears when I told him that - given the fact that his dog was just boarding, is not vaccinated for kennel-cough, and other than a cough his physical exam was fine - his dog most likely simply had kennel-cough (an often self-limiting upper respiratory infection similar to a cold). Although this is an extreme example, I cannot keep count of how many clients have spent their time worrying due to misinformation from Dr. Google - do yourself and your pet a favour and avoid this well-intentioned pitfall.

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