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Public Service Announcement Concerning Leptospirosis Outbreak in Phoenix Area

To Our Valued Clients and Members of our Community:

Northwest Pet Clinic understands the concerns Pet Parents are experiencing with the recent news surrounding the Leptospirosis Outbreak that is currently affecting the Phoenix area. As you may have heard, Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that is shed in and contracted from the urine of an infected animal and/or person.  It can also be contracted from bite wounds and ingestion of infected tissue. Though a rare occurrence, it can be transferred to humans from animals and vice versa. Common symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, weakness, depression, increased thirst and urination, and abdominal pain. Other symptoms may occur. If your pet experiences any of these symptoms, please call and schedule an appointment right away. This bacterial infection can cause mild symptoms with some patients not showing any signs to severe symptoms, sometimes causing kidney and/or liver damage.

Currently, we have not heard of any confirmed cases in our area, and this infection is not commonly seen here. We understand that because of our proximity to the Phoenix area this is still a concern to our community.  We do offer a vaccination that helps protect pets from Leptospirosis. Pet’s that work and/or play outdoors (ranching, hiking, live on large open land near wildlife) tend to experience the most exposure and are at greater risk for infection. We recommend this vaccine for anyone concerned that their pet may be exposed to Leptospirosis or will be traveling to an area known to have the infection. Other preventive measures that can be taken are the avoidance of contact with bodies of water that may be contaminated with animal urine, avoidance of contact with wild animals, and avoidance of exposure to any damp soil, water, grass or outside surface that may be urine contaminated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of our team for more information.


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Northwest Pet Clinic Supports Education

Northwest Pet Clinic was proud to be the Hamster Ball Races sponsor for Harelson Elementary’s annual Fun Fest.

The Fun Fest was designed to bring the community together in a fun and healthy way while raising funds to support the educational needs of the students and teachers at Harelson Elementary.

Our sponsorship helped to allow Harelson the opportunity to provide a quality education to all of its students.

Previous sponsorship funds went towards the purchase smart boards for the classrooms, hiring a reading room coordinator, and hiring a school counselor. In addition, monies were used to fund classroom supplies for every class room; including art, music, and physical education.

Northwest Pet Clinic is proud to be able to give back to the community. We thank our clients for their support in helping us make a difference in the future of our children.

For more information about Harelson Elementary, please visit their website by clicking on the banner below.

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Northwest Pet Clinic Hires New Chief Operations Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 13th, 2015
Nary Vang
Northwest Pet Clinic, PLLC
Dir. Marketing and Communications

Northwest Pet Clinic Hires New Chief Operations Officer
Progressive Veterinary Clinic Strengthens Resources
Tucson, AZ – Northwest Pet Clinic, PLLC (www.northwestpetclinic.com) is proud to announce the hire of Jan Woods to manage and streamline the practice’s operations. Jan Woods comes with a wealth of experience in the medical industry – both human medicine and veterinary medicine – and joins Northwest Pet Clinic after having spent the last 11 years at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (VSCT) as a Co-Owner, Vice President, and Hospital Administrator, where she was instrumental in growing the practice an estimated 400% since its opening in 2004 and more than doubling the number of specialty services that it offered.

Jan joins Northwest Pet Clinic, as Chief Operations Office and Co-Owner, to continue Northwest Pet Clinic’s success by implementing client-centric services, providing new and leading edge services for the betterment of patient care, and streamlining current in-house policies and procedures. Jan comments, “I’m very excited to join such a great team of professionals. Northwest Pet Clinic is taking a progressive approach to the level of care that they provide their clients and I am honored to be joining them during this exciting time. I look forward to working alongside my new team as we enhance the level of veterinary care in the Tucson area.”

Gary S. Zimnoch, Chief Executive Officer, said, “I’ve had a strong relationship with Jan Woods over the years and we have cohesively worked alongside one another other on multiple projects, including the United Purchasing Alliance. I’m excited that Jan’s going to help us revolutionize the care that we provide our clients and community. Her talents and experience will be an invaluable asset as she helps us to further develop our clinical and leadership team. As we celebrate our development, success, and growth over the last five years, the timing could not be more perfect. As we continue to enhance and expand the services that we our community, I am confident that she will help propel Northwest Pet Clinic to the next level.”

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