We are super excited to introduce our new owner and veterinarian to Campus Veterinary Clinic! Dr. Patrick Pierson draws on his deep experience in small animal medicine to provide exceptional preventative and surgical care for his clients. Originally from Paris, Dr. Pierson earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University. Since graduating he has focused on dogs, cats, pocket pets and rabbits, with a special interest in dentistry, soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Pierson enjoys playing soccer, gardening and traveling – especially to visit family and friends in France. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, daughter, a three-legged dog, and two cats.Read More →

Checking and Removing Ticks from Your Pets After a satisfying session outside with your four-legged friend, the first thing you should do is look for ticks. These pesky insects love to hide in long grass where your pooch may pick them up while playing fetching or follow and especially intriguing scent. Ticks can carry a wide array of diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These diseases can be every bit as devastating for canines as they are for humans, so it’s worth taking a few extra minutes to thoroughly check your pet. Ideally, these checks should take place whenever your dog spendsRead More →

In recognition of World Rabies Day 2013, Campus Veterinary Clinic wants you to know the facts. 1. Rabies is (Nearly) Everywhere! With the exception of Antarctica, rabies is present on all continents. In the United States, rabies has been reported in every state except Hawaii. 2. Rabies = Rage The word “rabies” originates from a Latin word that means “to rage”. That´s because animals with rabies often act violently. As the disease progresses, animals develop hypersensitivity to light and sound as well as paralysis of the nerves that control the head and throat — eventually the rabid animal goes into respiratory failure and dies. 3.Read More →

August 30, 2013 – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company of St. Louis, MO has announced it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5 pound bags of Purina One Beyond due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria. Purina One Beyond Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run was shipped to retail customers in the United States. Only one bag of the product was found to be contaminated. And according to the company, no salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product.No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this recall at this time. What’sRead More →