ARF’s Annual “Animals on Broadway” 2012

This year, we had the amazing opportunity to be apart of ARF’s Annual “Animals on Broadway” 2012. ARF has been rescuing and rehoming animals since 1991 — over 20 years! With them being located less than a mile a way from us, it’s easy for us to see the amazing work they do. We often have clients tell us they rescued their pet from ARF and are SO happy! Their pets have been through extensive training, behavior and socialization to help ensure that the pet will work out great with their new family.

We were lucky enough to be part of the wellness fair portion where we hosted the “Ask the Vet” booth with Dr. Cindi Hillemeyer and Dr. Meredith Stepita.

We had TONS of prizes to raffle off!

The place was packed with people out to enjoy the beautiful weather while helping an amazing cause



ARF volunteers were everywhere and helping with everything!

We saw some interesting pets — here are two dogs owned by a groomer in Orinda who safely paints dogs! Can you see what these two masterpeices are meant to be?

While we had an amazing time and enjoyed meeting everyone, we were exhausted at the end of the day!

Thank you to ARF for allowing us to be such a huge part of Annual “Animals on Broadway” 2012, we had a blast and hope to do it again!

For more information on ARF’s Annual “Animals on Broadway” Fundraising Pet Walk, click here.

EVH’s 2011 Halloween Costume Contest Winners!!!

Announcing the Winners of our Staff Pet Halloween Costume Contest, 2011!!!

The competition was fierce for this year’s annual Encina Staff Pet Costume Contest, and though it was hard to choose, both employees and clients voted and winners have been chosen!

FACEBOOK FAN FAVORITE “Stupid” of Barbie (Doctor’s Assistant), Jedi

CLIENT FAVORITE “Loki” of Sarah S. (Patient Care), Cowboy

FUNNIEST (and MOST TORTURED PET)“Chloe” of Shannon P. (Client Services), Mermaid

MOST CREATIVE “Larry” of Ashley (Doctor’s Assistant, Blogger), as Prince Larry

CUTEST “Willow” of Meg and Lisa (both Patient Care), Butterfly

OVERALL FAVORITE “Banana” of Giselle (Client Services), as a Banana

HONORABLE MENTION “Leila” of Rebecca S. (Patient Care), Boxer

MOST VOTES OVERALL
“Toby” of Angela (Administrator), Pirate

Congratulations to this year’s winners! I know that Larry will enjoy his gourmet canned crickets! To see all of our contestants, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/encinavet!

October Food Drive


As you may remember, we had a food drive here at Encina Veterinary Hospital for the month of October where everyone (staff and clients!) brought in dry goods to donate to families in our county who may not be able to afford food this holiday season.

Together we raised a total of 104 POUNDS of food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa County!!

THANK YOU!!!!

If you missed out on donating and would like to, please visit their website to see how YOU can make a difference in a family’s life this holiday season.

Food Bank of Contra Costa County’s Website

National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week!

This week is the National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week. Therefore, it seemed appropriate to say “thank you” to the hard working members of our patient care team! Without the dedication, expertise, and hard-work of our technicians and kennel assistants, Encina Veterinary Hospital would not be able to provide the high level of patient care that we boast about! If you happen to stop by the practice this week, please take a moment to say “thank you” to the registered veterinary technicians, technician assistants, and kennel assistants who excel at keeping our patients happy and healthy.

Thank you to Registered Veterinary Technicians: Jessica, Susan, Meg, Rebecca D., Amanda, Elaine, Kailie, Danielle Q., Pattie, Sarah, Rebecca S, Barb, Lisa, and Nicole.

Thank you to Technicians: Julia, Zavira, Kristyn, Vanessa, Lesette, Danielle P., Lindsay, and Alicia.

Thank you to Kennel Assistants: Fiona, Lauren, and Tim.

 

Thank you to Registered Veterinary Technicians: Jessica, Susan,Meg, Rebecca D., Amanda, Elaine, Kailie, Danielle Q., Pattie, Sarah, Rebecca S, Barb, Lisa, and Nicole.

Thank you to Technicians: Julia, Zavira, Kristyn, Vanessa, Lesette, Danielle P., Lindsay, and Alicia.

Thank you to Kennel Assistants: Fiona, Lauren, and Tim.