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BLVD 2018 In Review

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by Dr. Dylan

Greetings BLVD Friends and Clients,

2018 has been another whirlwind year over hear at BLVD Vet! Here are some highlights:

  • Fear Free: We had Colleen,one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians, become credentialed in Fear Free™ handling of pets. She has brought many of their methods back to BLVD where it has become a core way of how we interact with pets. Fear Free’s mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. This is important to us as we want your pets to have a great experience when they come to us!

See full video  here !

See full video here!

  • BLVD Babies: Two of our colleagues: Charlene, CVT, and Dr. Geisler gave birth to healthy little girls this fall. Charlene is already back in the office and we are looking forward to having Dr. Geisler rejoin us this January. We will have regular availability for Dr. Geisler’s Chiropractic and Acupuncture patients as soon as she’s back!

  • Dr. Josie Arbogast: In August, our newest DVM, Dr. Arbogast joined us. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Arbogast. Her enthusiasm, can-do attitude and great bedside manner have been an incredible addition to the BLVD DVM group. Plus, she’s a natural on social media, so look for more of Dr. Arbogast’s “BLVD Pointers” in 2019 on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. If you have any questions or topics you would like covered, please submit them here!

See full video  here !

See full video here!

  • AAHA Re-Accreditation at BLVD Vet Logan Square: The American Animal Hospital Association requires regular inspections in order to maintain our accredited status. This December we passed our 2nd evaluation since 2016 with flying colors! Our scores were even higher, which makes us so proud as we believe in always looking for ways to improve all aspects of our practice. To read more about AAHA Accreditation, click here.

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Much of my time this past year has been spent identifying and hiring veterinarians who are exceptionally talented and excel in both patient and client care. I’m pleased to say that our veterinarians Dr. Geisler, Dr. Williams, Dr. Cordes and Dr. Arbogast have even more positive online reviews than I do so my expectation is that every pet will continue to receive an exceptional level of care regardless of whom they see. I plan to continue to have regular but reduced clinical hours going forward, but please know you can always ask for me.

Dr. Cordes and Dr. Dylan in the office.

Dr. Cordes and Dr. Dylan in the office.

One of the important projects we’ve worked on this year is establishing Boulevard Veterinary’s Core Values. They are as follows:

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These came from a collaborative effort of our staff, managers, as well as Kelly and myself. I found that it was more a process of identifying what our intrinsic values already were and putting them into words, rather than simply creating a list of aspirations. Your feedback was another important consideration in establishing these values, your emails and reviews have consistently helped direct us in what we’re doing well and what we can do better.

There are lots of exciting things in store for 2019 at BLVD Vet. As always, thank you for your patronage and support!

Happy New Year,

Dylan Frederickson, DVM





Important Information About NexGard and Bravecto

Important Information About NexGard and Bravecto

We want to underscore that the FDA still deems these medications safe for the majority of patients. From the FDA bulletin: “The FDA carefully reviewed studies and other data on Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica prior to approval, and these products continue to be safe and effective for the majority of animals.”


ALIVE Rescue and New Goodies at BLVD Vet!

Happy Holidays friends!

We hope you and your pets are staying bundled up as we dive into the colder holiday season! Our team wanted to share couple tidbits before the year is through that can benefit pets in need as well as some new offerings for your pets.

ALIVE Rescue Donation Drive

BLVD Vet  ALIVE RESCUE Donation Drive

Proheart 6

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We are happy to announce that we're now carrying a safe, easy alternative to monthly Heartworm prescriptions! After hearing out many of your requests and doing the research, we wanted to make this convenient and effective option available to our patients. Proheart 6 is an alternative Heartworm preventive that we administer here at the practice that lasts for 6 months. In two visits to your favorite vet, your dog can have year round protection against Heartworm disease. For many clients, depending on your pets weight, this is also the more economical option. Next time your dog is in need of a refill, we welcome you to talk to us about this as an option for your pet.

Feliscratch by Feliway

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For our feline companions, we're introducing a new product by Feliway. Feliscratch uses a synthetic copy of natural pheromones that our cats leave behind when they mark their territory by scratching. A pipette of this pheromone is applied to where you want your cat to scratch instead, such as their cat tree, and it lasts up to four weeks. Their studies indicate 8 out of 10 cats respond positively, a great step in saving our furniture! If you're having issues with your cat clawing up your furniture at home, please bring it up the next time you talk to us.

Take care and stay cozy,

The BLVD Team

 

 

 

BLVD Vet Yappy Hours and Trick-or-Treating in River North!

We had a busy October as we get to know our new River North neighborhood! We hope you had as much fun as we had these past few weeks. Check out all the cute costumes and boozy debauchery below.

BLVD Yappy Hour at Parc Huron

BLVD Yappy Hour at Erie on the Park

BLVD Vet Trick-Or-Treat 2017

And since we didn't want our feline friends to feel left out, we hosted a BLVD Vet Cat Costume Contest on our Instagram (@blvd.vet)! Our Grand Prize winner was @ray.and.chacha, who received a $50 Gift Credit and goodies from Steel Petal Press!

Ray and Chacha as Chicago Hot Dogs!

Ray and Chacha as Chicago Hot Dogs!

Sweet, sweet victory.

Sweet, sweet victory.

And last but not least a little video of all the Team trickery we had on Halloween!


If you'd like Boulevard Veterinary to host a Yappy Hour at your pet friendly business or residence, please contact Kelly Frederickson at events@blvd.vet.

 

 

For Paws Club Pool Party Recap!

Dr. Dylan and Kelly, our Events Coordinator!

Dr. Dylan and Kelly, our Events Coordinator!

Hi friends!

We recently participated in For Paws Club Charity Pool Party at at Pet Care Plus, and for everyone who came, we thank you! The event raised over $1,000 for One Tail at a Time, an amazing organization that operates as an all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; provides comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. If you're interested in adopting, check out their available dogs here!

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As for our attendees, here are many of the photos we snapped (due to limited storage space on our camera). It was so much fun to see everyone's dogs having an absolute blast in their tropical leis and sparkly party hats and we hope you love your polaroids!

For those who didn't get to see us here (or those of you who want to party with us again!) and want their own Polaroid snapshot with their pet, we're going to be attending the Taste of River North festival with Pet Care Plus July 12-23. Come find us! 

Until next time,

Dr. Dylan and the BLVD Team