Veterinary Wellness Exams
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Every dedicated breeder needs a skilled Vet that understands their breed.
Even beyond understanding the specifics of their breed a breeder needs someone who is invested in supplying the right kind of support. A Breeder’s Veterinary is invaluable on every side. A breeder’s Veterinarian is someone who not only has the rudimentary skills but also has experience in this aspect of Veterinary medicine. It takes time to get the experience at dealing with the myriad of things a breeder will face. Most Veterinarians fancy they can easily step into the role, however, experience cannot be replaced by book learning. Nor can it be totally learned is shadowing another Vet. The skilled breeder must make it their business to learn the technical aspects of breeding, however, even then they still needs a Vet’s consultation when making many decisions.
For many years we consulted with a very good Veterinary that was located right here in town. We never considered going anywhere else. She was a cut above most Vets due to the fact her father had raised Corgi’s and she understood how to better assist us. Nevertheless, we often needed to travel out of town for some health testing. Normally we were consulting with Dr. John Calhoun (at the Idaho Veterinary
Hospital) in Nampa, Idaho. He began courting our puppy business. We decided to give him a try and it was a very good decision.
His staff is well trained from the front desk, Office, Vet Techs, and Support Staff included. Greta sometimes greets you when you enter. As you can see she plucks her chest feathers but she is a sweetheart. This a rescue Dr. Calhoun has committed to caring for and it fun to see her in the office. His staff makes it a point to continue their education and even the front office staff must learn the mechanics of puppy visits.
Puppy Loves are Special…
Dr. Calhoun is a specialist in orthopedic testing such as OFA and PennHIP. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Veterinary program where the PennHIP procedure was developed. Beyond all this expertise he is interested in many species and actually is the Vet of choice for a local aviary that is located west of us near Vale, OR. When possible he likes to be involved with the Iditarod and on occasion has traveled the arctic regions during the famous dog sled race.
Having a Veterianary’s eyes, ear, and hands experience each pup isimportant. They have the expertise and experience to detect things that even a skilled breeder might not see. We think you can agree this is an important step in the process!
We want to thank Dr. Calhoun and his very helpful staff for all they have done for us during the last few years. As we close out this year we don’t want to do so without saying thank you to everyone who was involved in our success. Special thanks to Michelle who oversees the office and all those detailed records. Thank you Bridget (Head Vet Tech) for being such a great Vet Tech and offering help and giving recommendations when asked. Others are appreciated too: Jayme, Sebine, Jennalee, Kate, Randy, Laurie and Cora. These are those that we seem to work with the most but even if we didn’t mention you we know there are others always working behind the scenes. We appreciate how each of you have learned our names and taken a personal interest in our Weimaraners.