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Meet the pack! Olivia

Meet the Pack

Meet Olivia!  As you can tell she is one of a kind and she is our only “lap” dog.

In the fall of 2011, someone brought this frightened, cute little dog into the clinic.  She was so scared and I just couldn’t stand leaving her at the clinic alone and afraid.  So I had the grand idea of taking her home to play with my pack for the weekend.  Meet the pack

She immediately fit right in.  In fact, she brought Jade out of her shell and taught her how to play and that’s all it took to become part of our pack.  Olivia loves attention and likes to sit on laps.  She is scared of everything.  Sometimes I think she is afraid of her own shadow!  She has an extreme noise and thunderstorm phobia.  But with medication and a Thundershirt we all survive.

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family.    

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Meet the pack! Sweet Bonana

Sweet Bonana

I’m Dr. Anna but to my fur babies and my friends,  I’m just mom and sweet bonana!  Siri and a few other choice friends are allowed to  call me Dr. Sugar Nuts Bitch.  Here are a few things about my personal life you may not know.

What’s your favorite non-animal related book?  The Stand and many other horror/thriller books.

What’s your favorite non-animal related movie? The conjuring

What’s your favorite non-animal related food? Desserts especially apple dumplings

Who’s your favorite actor? Chris Hemsworthclip_image002

What’s one thing you have to do every day? Wake up

What makes you feel fabulous? Helping others

What do you wish you were more skilled at? Marketing

What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite meal? Beef tenderloin with mushroom gravy

What do you like to do in your free time? Read

What one word would people who know you use to describe you? Motivated/Driven

If your pets could talk, what one word would THEY use to describe you? Push over

What is one thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of? AAHA accreditation and Certified Cat Friendly Practice

How is your pet most like you? Naturally Grey hair.

What can your body do for you that makes you most proud? Diagnose and treat animals

If you could change one thing about your life what would it be? I would like to play a musical instrument.

Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy? Spending time with my dogs, my job and drinking with friends.

What’s one thing you could do to be more kind to yourself? Stop listening to the inner negative voices and just do it!

What drives you nuts about your pets? What melts your heart? Destroying things, Unconditional love and their cuteness.

If you didn’t have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have? More dogs (most likely bird dogs), Devon or Cornish Rex, Savannah cat

Meet the pack! Jade

Jade

Meet Jade AKA superstar Jadé and occasionally referred to by her country name Jadene.  She is the middle sister but does not get blamed for everything!

In fact, Jade is one of the most well behaved and chilled dogs that we have ever owned.  She is 7 years old and is a bit on the shy side.  Even as a puppy she was very calm and did not get into a lot of trouble.  Her only down fall is she is a chow hound and loves to counter surf. 

When she was a few months old, my then eldest dog, Guthrie, got into a fight with her and bit her on the head.  He latched on and would not let go.  Luckily I was home and finally broke up the fight.  Jade developed a scar over her right eye from that bite.  The hair in that area is white and spells the letter G.   (See picture)Jade with G

Guthrie has been gone for about five years now and even though it’s not one of my favorite memories of him, every time I see that scar I think of him.  I also believe that this may be why she is so shy.  She prefers to sit in her own chair by herself.  She does seek our attention but it has to be on her terms.  After Guthrie passed away, we adopted a little stray dog and it was so fun watching her come out of her shell and start to play.   Jade and Dharma, the youngest, love to play and hang outside together.

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family. 

Meet the pack! Bella

Bella

This is Bella AKA Bella the Beast.  She is the senior in the family and is the top dog in the pack.

Bella was nicknamed Bella the Beast by her grandma.  In her younger years she destroyed and ate a lot of things.  She has eaten numerous shoes, underwear, and a can opener just to mention a few things.  After she destroyed one shoe we let her keep it and she would carry it around everywhere.  She has us trained now, we put our shoes up off the floor.  Bella is now 11 year old and enjoys sleeping and playing in the back yard.  If the other kids get out of line or start playing to rough, she tries to get in the middle of it and break it up. 

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She was diagnosed with discoid lupus when she was a few years old.  Discoid lupus is an auto- immune disease that primarily affects the skin around their nose, mouth and eyes.  It gets worse with sun exposure which was more of a problem when she was younger because she spent more time outside.    Bella has some arthritis in her left elbow now so we manage her pain with daily metacam and a joint supplement called Dasaquin. 

I would love to hear from you, so please share your comments and questions.  If you have an Ask Dr. Anna question you would like answered, please post them in the comments. Stay up to date on all the latest by subscribing to my blog.  Also “like” me on Facebook.

Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family. 

 

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