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Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2018
Integrative Medicine & Surgery • Acupuncture • Herbs • Nutrition • Housecalls
Our mission is to offer a more natural, environmentally aware, and compassionate approach to veterinary medicine. We recognize that all living beings are complex and unique individuals and we all share the common threads of life.

NEWSLETTER


SUMMER/FALL 2018

September 2018

Dear friends and clients,

Summer went by quickly this year, so it seems, and now autumn is already at our door step. Our team members here at the clinic spent the summer taking some time off to enjoy the great outdoors and to be with friends and family. I myself am looking forward to the cooler weather and better air quality fall will bring, and I am sure you and your furry friends are as well.

Besides always striving to practice compassionate holistic veterinary care, our clinic's mission also includes working towards making our organization and our community a more equitable place for everyone. You may not know that veterinary medicine is one of the whites professions in the U.S., and in order to change that, the veterinary community needs to continue to ask itself who is missing at the table and why. Over the past decades, veterinary medicine has seen a huge gender shift with the majority of veterinary graduates now being female. Yet, racial and ethnic diversity is still lacking in many veterinary schools. One way to shift this paradigm is to help empower and support the next generation of girls/femmes entering the work force and ensuring that a possible career in veterinary medicine is accessible to everyone. 

This fall, our clinic is partnering with Brown Girl Rise (BGR)a local organization providing a space for young girls of color to build solidarity with one another in resistance to dominant images of violence or dysfunction. It is a space to learn about and celebrate the histories and realities of resilience and wellness throughout our communities and cultures.  BGR launched in the summer of 2017 with a mission to cultivate a radical sisterhood of girls of color who reclaim their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to create a just future where we can and will rise together.

BGR is made possible by support from friends and allies all throughout Portland. Right now, BGR is putting together their 2018 fundraiser. Our business is proud to help raise funds for this organization and to be part of the community that keeps Brown Girl Rise going strong with awesome programming for these girls. 

Here are some ways to contribute to the fundraising effort:

  • Charity Rounding Up: Round up your HVC invoice to the next dollar during the month of October. We will match all funds raised this way.
     
  • Donate cash via our donation jar in the lobby
     
  • Attend the BGR Fundraiser on September 28. We are donating a gift certificate for a free pet exam and acupuncture session to the raffle. More information here.
We very much appreciate your patronage and your trust in us to not only deliver the best holistic veterinary care to your beloved furry companions but also your support to contribute in other meaningful ways to the community we all love, live, and work in.

Best,
Dr. Cornelia (Conny) Wagner











 

 
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WHAT'S NEW?

Cannabis status ‘constantly, rapidly changing’
Prospects improve for legal veterinary involvement

The legal and medical landscape of cannabis is in upheaval. During the past few months:
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved, for the first time, a drug derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana.
  • Canada passed a law allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults across the country, effective Oct. 17.
  • Two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, teamed up on legislation that would resolve conflicting state and federal laws on marijuana by establishing the primacy of state laws. President Trump said he’d “probably” support the bill.
  • A bipartisan committee of the California Legislature unanimously voted in favor of a bill that would, for the first time in any U.S. state, allow veterinarians to discuss the use of cannabis products with pet owners.

A BROKEN HEART


Here is a link to an article with valuable information on the recent grain-free pet food issue and it's possible link to heart disease in dogs, and these are the suggestions given at the end of this video:

1. Feed less carbs (30% or less)
2. Feed taurine-rich foods (sardines, mussels, clams)
3. Feed a fresh meat diet
4. Rotate brands if you can only feed dry/canned dog food

 
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS - FELINES
Managing Destructive Scratching Behavior in Cats
Trimming Your Cat's Claws
USEFUL LINKS

Recalls and Warnings of Pet Products, Foods and Drugs

Are You Relocating? How to Find A Holistic Veterinarian

 
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