Yearly Archives: 2013

Meet Winding Hill Vet’s Kelsey Evans!

Winding Hill Kelsey with shark
  • Where are you originally from?
    • Mechanicsburg Pa
  • How long have you been at the Hospital?
    • About 8 years
  • Where did you/do you go to school?
    • I went to college at Delaware Valley College
  • Describe your role in the area pet community?
    • I work as a Veterinary Assistant
  • What would you say is the most important impact that our hospital has?
    • I believe that our hospital provides happiness and reliability. Our clients can be sure their pet is given the best care by people who do truly care about every individual animal. I treat every pet as i would treat my own pets, and i believe that makes an impact on the animals and our clients.
  • What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
    • I honestly believe stray animals find me, instead of me finding them. I love to help reunite pets and their families.
  • At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
    • I grew up knowing that I wanted to help improve the lives of animals. I can never leave an animal in need when i know i can help them. It has never been a choice for me, it was always just what i had to do. There is no greater joy for me.
  • List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
    • (Cats): Spike, Fauna, Abby, Casper, Gizmo, Fritz, Sophie, Foster, Stella, Chubbs, and Bim. (Dogs): Bella and Yukon (Horses): Strawberry, Eve, Lissy, Newt, Quick, and Kahlua. And i had many fish as a child.
  • What kind of food do you feed your pets?
    • The cats get Purina, and the dogs get Science Diet.
  • What is your favorite movie?
    • I have a ton, but the first one that comes to mind is Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
  • What kind of music do you like?
    • I love all kinds of music, im open to anything. Recently though i am becoming a fan of electronic music like techo. It’s easy to dance to.
  • What was the last book that you read?
    • I am currently reading ‘The Man Who Rode Sharks’. I am a shark fanatic so it is interesting to me.
  • What is your favorite TV show?
    • My guilty pleasure is ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, but id say it’s an even tie with ‘Lost’
  • Where was your last vacation?
    • Cozumel Mexico. I got to SCUBA dive for the first time there and it was amazing!
  • What is your favorite restaurant?
    • Food is my second favorite topic after animals. I love so many i simply cannot pick a favorite.
  • Describe your perfect sandwich
    • Fried chicken dipped in hot sauce, covered in pepper jack cheese, with an over easy egg, lettuce and fried jalapenos.
  • If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be?
    • My moms father. He passed away when my mom was 15 so i never got to meet him, but she always says we would have been close.
  • Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting: This past summer i interned at the Bimini Biological Field Station (Also known as the Shark Lab), in Bimini Bahamas. I assisted with shark research and education for two months, which turned out to be the best experience of my life this far.

Veterinarian Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Animal House Rescue

If you would like Animal House Rescue to consider accepting your dog(s) into their rescue, the proces is easy. Please submit the following application ( to them at Animal House Rescue is a 501(c)(3) no kill dog rescue dedicated not only to rescue but also to the education & guidance for a responsible canine – human relationship.

Veterinarian Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: ALERT: Dogswell Recalls Dog and Cat Jerky Treats

ALERT: Dogswell Recalls Dog and Cat Jerky Treats Arthur Dogswell LLC has announced it is voluntarily withdrawing certain Dogswell and Catswell brand duck or chicken jerky treats with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 (or any earlier date). The vast majority of these products were distributed via retail stores and mail order companies before March 1st, 2013. These products may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States. To learn more of the details, go to:

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering to help Animal House Rescue. Below are some ways in which you can volunteer:
  • Staffing Their vaccine clinics – see their Vaccine Clinics page for list of dates and locations (their monthly clinic is at Benny’s Pet Depot, but they hold clinics at other events as well)
  • Dog handlers at their meet & greet events – They go to Benny’s Pet Depot from 5pm to 8pm on the first Friday of the month for their Yappy Hour event. They also go to Petco on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, and also bring their dogs to other events throughout the year. See their Events page for a list of dates and locations
  • Help with fundraising events – such as our annual yard sales. See their Events page for a list.
For more information, go to:
  • help around the rescue – stay tuned for dog walking events, cleanup events, and maintenance events that we need help with.

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Help Feed Pets in Need

Between Aug 1st to Aug. 31st, every time a new Facebook post gets “LIKED” on our Facebook Page, Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic will donate 1/6th of a bowl of pet food to Animal House Rescue. By “LIKING” these stories every day and encouraging your friends to do the same, we can donate an enormous amount of food to pets in need! The more virtual “LIKES”…the more REAL food! There’s no cost involved, just 15 seconds of your time per day. We will pay for up to 1000 1/6 bowls of food in the month of August check back to learn more about Animal House Rescue and the amazing things that they do in our community. To learn more about Animal House Rescue, go to: to start helping, go to: animal House Rescue

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Discover Mechanicsburg!

We take a great deal of pride in being part of the Mechanicsburg community.
Mechanicsburg is a vibrant, historic and pedestrian friendly downtown. From the corner of Main and Market – our Heritage Square – to Memorial Park, downtown Mechanicsburg is truly the primary local and regional destination for a diverse mixture of residents, businesses, tourists and shoppers, seeking a lively, inviting alternative to gather, live, work, play, shop and do business. We are the heart of the West Shore of the Susquehanna.
Mechanicsburg will be a downtown built upon a diverse and viable business mix that includes many well established professional and retail businesses. Around this nucleus of anchor businesses, new restaurants, galleries and retail opportunities will be drawn. Mechanicsburg will use its strengths to achieve sustainability: our historic character, sense of community and high quality of life. Mechanicsburg has the tools to continue to succeed. The downtown’s program of revitalization and promotion is led by a well-organized, committed group of volunteers, organizations, business owners and government officials. Mechanicsburg’s volunteers share a unified focus on fostering successful partnerships and promoting opportunities to ensure that our traditional commercial and residential core continues to be attractive, livable and business friendly.
To learn more about Mechanicsburg, go to:

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Poisonous Foods for Pets

Certain foods can be highly toxic for dogs and cats. In some cases they can actually lead to death. The following foods may be dangerous to your pet: •Alcoholic beverages •Apple seeds •Apricot pits •Avocados •Cherry pits •Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol) •Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans) •Garlic •Grapes •Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol) •Hops (used in home beer brewing) •Macadamia nuts •Moldy foods •Mushroom plants •Mustard seeds •Onions and onion powder •Peach pits •Potato leaves and stems (green parts) •Raisins •Rhubarb leaves •Salt •Tea (because it contains caffeine) •Tomato leaves and stems (green parts) •Walnuts •Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets) •Yeast dough

Vet Blog | Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic: Our Pet Pharmacy

Our fully-stocked, on-site pharmacy ensures that your pet receives the proper medications as soon as possible for a speedy recovery and/or alleviation of symptoms. For your convenience, we maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets. Our convenient, fully-stocked pharmacy, lets us fill your prescription on the spot.