Students in middle school begin to seriously entertain career options. In high school that exploration continues often in earnest. Students make course decisions, choose activities and often work place based on their career path. Throughout college and veterinary school; preceptor, intern and externships are completed by students engaged in the field of veterinary science and other biology and animal related fields.
Here at Winding Hill we actively participate in career day presentations at area middle schools. We welcome students from middle school age through veterinary medical school as they begin and continue their educational experience.
Carolyn Bolden above visits Winding Hill for job shadow experiences. This is offered for both middle and high school students.
Brittany Lee is completing her senior project with us for the entire 2015-2016 school year. We have hired her as well as an assistant. Here she holds Milo the pug for a procedure.
Allison Frankowski, a recent graduate from YTI’s Veterinary Technology Program, completed her externship with us here at Winding Hill. She has proven to be an excellent addition to the staff and is now an employed Veterinary Technician with us. Here she prepares to take a radiograph on a less than willing participant.
Typhani Hite, a student in the Veterinary Technology Program at YTI, prepares to assist with a procedure. Typhani is employed as an assistant with us.
Linda Heller does her internship here before graduating from Messiah College with a degree in Biology.
And this summer we enjoyed having Sarah Keller with us. Sarah is a student at Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical School.
We welcome this opportunity to share the field of Veterinary Medicine that we all embrace!
Summit Search and Rescue thanks Community Veterinary Partners and Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic for their continued support. Your financial support along with exemplary veterinary medical care for our K9’s is tremendously appreciated.
In 2014 we had over 70 call-outs for our search services. These services are provided at no charge. From toddlers to senior citizens our bloodhounds were requested to assist in locating. Several finds were directly the result of the utilization of our K9 teams. We were requested for several criminal cases as well. A murder investigation, shootings, assaults, robberies, and home invasions are some examples where area law enforcement determined the need for a bloodhound team.
K9 Apache, K9 Merit, and K9 Briggs touch the lives of many as they reach out to the community with programming. In an educational, interactive, and fun way we present the mantrailing bloodhound. The nose, the anatomical features of the bloodhound, and the science and theory of scent are discussed. Safety lessons are taught along the way. An anti-bullying assembly “K9 Merit has a Message – Be a Buddy Not a Bully” serves to build the self-esteem of each and every individual along with respect for the uniqueness of others.
We will continue in 2015 to provide our search services and community programming throughout south-central PA.
-Terri L. Heck CVT, BS
Summit Search & Rescue President and K9 Handler
Is your dog or cat microchipped? In a study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters, only 22% of dogs and less than 2% of cats that were not microchipped were reunited with their owners. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52% and for cats it was about 38.5%. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have joined together to create a day for reminding pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date. “National Check the Chip Day” is this Friday, August 15th.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the size of a grain of rice. Instead of running on batteries, the microchip is designed to be activated by a scanner that is passed over the area and then it transmits radiowaves that send the identification number to the scanner screen. Microchips are also designed to work for 25 years.
Implanting the microchip is as simple as a quick injection between the shoulder blades and can be done in a routine appointment. No surgery or anesthesia is required and it is no more painful than a typical injection.
You can take advantage of the day by making an appointment with us to have your pet microchipped. Then be sure to immediately register the chip. There are many databases that allow you to register your pet’s microchip but the one that animal shelters and veterinarians search first is AAHA’s Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool
. Or, if your pet is already microchipped, you can check the chip’s registration information by going to the manufacturer’s database and making sure everything is up-to-date. Most of the time if an animal is microchipped and not returned to their owner, it’s because the information is incorrect or there isn’t any information provided.
A microchip does not replace identification tags or rabies tags. Identification tags are the easiest and quickest way to process an animal and contact the owner. If the pet is not wearing a collar or tags, or if either the collar or ID tag is lost, a microchip may be the only way to find a pet’s owner. Rabies tags allow to others to quickly see that your pet is vaccinated against the disease. It is more difficult to trace a lost pet’s owners with rabies tags as it can only be done when veterinary clinics or county offices are open. Microchip databases are online or can be reached through the phone 24/7/365.
You can use this useful flyer
from the AVMA to keep a record of your pet’s microchip number and manufacturer.
Since 1981, Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic has been serving the unique concerns pet owners throughout Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania. We provide full-service, comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care for small animals. We offer a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house laboratory testing and radiology. Our animal hospital features a well-stocked pharmacy, surgical suite, radiology suite, and a closely-supervised hospitalization area. We are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). We proudly sponsor the Last Chance Fund, which cares for abused and neglected, unowned companion animals. We also sponsor Summit Search and Rescue, a non-profit agency that provides mantrailing bloodhounds to assist local agencies in locating missing individuals.
Veterinary Discount for Military Personnel
We are now offering a 10% discount to all United States military members to thank you for your service to our country.
This includes active, inactive and retired members who provide a valid military ID. Qualifying military members and their spouses (spouses must bring a copy of their spouses military ID) will receive a 10% discount on services rendered (this excludes products). This discount will begin on Memorial Day but will be ongoing with no end date.
AVMA Tools for K-12 Educators
The AVMA recognizes the important role of teachers, counselors, parents, and advisors in guiding the future careers of today’s students. With a growing need for trained veterinarians to protect animal and human health, AVMA has created materials to help you cultivate your students’ interest in science and technology.
The AVMA educational products and activities are targeted to various grade levels and most can be easily downloaded for use in the classroom. For materials available upon request, Contact the AVMA
, call 847-285-6655 or go to: https://www.avma.org/KB/K12/Pages/AVMA-educational-resources.aspx
The Compassionate Hearts Animal Rescue needs help!
- Weekend Cage Cleaners are needed one day monthly.
- They are in dire need of foster families to care for animals that enter our adoption program.
- They also need help at adoption events and fund raisers.
To learn more, go to: http://www.charofpa.org/