December 2014 News & Views: Would You, Could You Be My Owner?

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Happy December to all my friends!

We are especially busy this season at IVS seeing lots of new kittens and puppies beginning new lives with their new families. These new puppies and kittens come to us from everywhere-shelters, rescue organizations, breeders, and pet stores. We especially celebrate those new pets that come to us from the Third Chance Program at the IACC, the Irvine Animal Care Center. Learn about the Third Chance Program by visiting the link below. Learn about all these special stories about pets that have received a ‘third chance’ to find their perfect home!

http://www.cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center

This month on Sunday December 7th, our IVS team will be hosting our booth at the IACC Pet Adoption Event. We will be providing low cost microchips and sharing information with pet owners, as we host the ‘Ask the Vet’ event at our booth. If you have any questions, come see us there!

diselRaising money for the Third Chance Program is especially ‘near and dear’ to us at IVS. This year we are planning a special ‘Holiday Pet Portrait’ event on Sunday December 14th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, at our University Park location. Our favorite professional photographer Stephanie Hager will be snapping pet portraits in exchange for a $5.00 donation per photo to the Third chance Program. Learn more details below!

Finally-if your pet boards with us to November and December we will donate $1.00 to the IACC Third Chance Program for each night! We are booking up fast! Thanks to ALL our IVS clients for helping us fund the Third Chance Program!

From everyone at my house-Manny, Grover, Tyler, Ulysses, Lincoln, Connor, Lilly, and me Lizzie-and all of us at IVS to everyone at your house-may your Holiday season be filled with love, and joy, and renewal.

Love and Kisses from me-Lizzie


Adopting a new member of your family?

Dr. Feng notes these 5 interesting facts about pet adoption.

Did you know?

  1. On average, black coated animals spend almost 4 times as long in shelters before adoption compared to pets with non-black coat colors.
  2. 25% of pets in shelters are actually purebred.
  3. Rescue organizations rely on volunteers to help foster their animals. This is a great way to ensure that the pet you’re interested in will get along well with other dogs, cats, or young children.
  4. Worried about potty training and training in general? Consider adopting a senior pet- most are already housetrained AND they tend to be less high maintenance than a young puppy, but they are just as cute!
  5. Vaccines? Microchipping? Spaying and neutering? These services are almost always all included when you adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization. If not, talk to us, we have new puppy/new kitten packages and preventative care packages.

disel2IVS is offering a free physical exam to newly rescued or adopted pets with proof of rescue/adoption. Don’t forget to visit us at the ‘Ask the Vet’ booth at the Home for the Holidays event if you have questions about your pet or prior to adopting a new family member.

Disel was recently adopted from the Irvine Animal Care Center. He received his free first check up with Dr. Feng! A physical exam with IVS includes listening to the pet’s heart and lungs, feeling the body for anything abnormal like lumps as well as checking the eyes, ears, mouth and teeth. We will discuss nutrition, exercise, and any other concerns you have. Our experienced veterinarians will review vaccine schedules and any next appointments needed.


New Puppy/Kitten Packages Available

Did you know that Irvine Veterinary Services offers New Puppy and New Kitten Packages for your newest addition? What is included you ask?


*If your pet already has their first or even second set of vaccines, these packages are available at a reduced rate based on proof of vaccines.

Irvine Veterinary Services offers the ease of scheduling appointments in advance so you do not miss that next vaccine visit. Our knowledgeable veterinarians will review what comes next during these new puppy and new kitten exams as well as any questions you may have all while making you and your new baby feel safe and welcome.

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Your contribution matters at IVS!

All of us at Irvine Veterinary Services would like to wish you the happiest holiday season and thank you for your support! At IVS we believe in the power of adoption. So many rescues and shelters are filled to the brim with beautiful darlings waiting for you to take them home. Here’s how you can help!

Holiday Photos

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Irvine Veterinary Services is hosting a photo event for your fancy furry family! On Sunday, December 14, from 11am to 2pm, the talented Stephanie Hager we will be taking photos of your pet for a requested donation minimum of $5.00 per photo. ALL proceeds go to benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center and you get to leave with your photo! Please call to schedule your reservation at University Park 949.786.7612 or email TaraKreidler@IrvineVetServices.com

Boarding with IVS for December?

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Let’s not forget, if you board with IVS for the month of December, not only do you get 20% off a pet bath, BUT we donate $1.00 for each night of your pet’s stay to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Third Chance Program.

Home for the Holidays Eve

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IVS is also sponsoring the Home for the Holidays event on Sunday, December 7, at IACC! Make sure you come check out or “Ask the Vet” and low microchipping booth. As always, we will have lots of goodies!

Share for a Buck!

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Back by popular demand, IVS will donate a $1.00 a share for all IACC pets that are shared for the month of December from of our Facebook page. Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/irvineveterinaryservices and start sharing now!


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