Wishing you all my love this Thanksgiving

Wishing you all my love this Thanksgiving

Hello to all my furry friends and the humans that love us-

As I write my blog for November I am filled with a great love of everyone in my extended family-us canines, my feline friends, and all my special humans. The ability to love and be loved is the most precious of life’s gifts. The specialness of our love cannot be matched and is a love that is forever in our hearts and in our memories.

I am reminded that despite the great tragedies of this last month that only ‘in love do we sustain the living’.

Despite the hate in the hearts of others and the pain and loss it causes-in the end love will prevail.

‘Love is the thread that binds our lives in a lasting fabric which time will fray’.

‘Which time will fray, but only to be rewoven by each new generation’.

‘Each generation will lift the fallen, oppressed, and weak to their feet and hold them as they learn to be strong again’.

May we all commit to renew our love for one another this Thanksgiving-to make a renewed commitment to do good, seek peace, and in our own small way pursue love and work to heal the world.

Make a special effort to tell those close to you how much you love them this Thanksgiving-

Love and kisses from me Lizzie-

Welcome Dr. Ruggieri

Please welcome Dr. Heather Ruggieri to Irvine Veterinary Services. Dr. Heather Ruggieri was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from San Diego State University. She graduated with honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean and completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ruggieri has a particular interest in emergency medicine and critical care.

While in school, Dr. Ruggieri spent time volunteering at Animal Rescuers Without Boarders, Hemopet: Blood Bank and Greyhound Rescue, T.E.A.C.H – Healing with Horses, and Mostly Monkeys Sanctuary. Dr. Ruggieri also worked in several animal hospitals as a technician/receptionist.

When Dr. Ruggieri is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her Pug, Bernadette.

If you have not met Dr. Ruggieri we encourage you to schedule your next appointment with her!

Relocation Update

We are getting closer and everyone is asking! We anticipate being in our new practice by mid-December! Things are moving along quickly now! The flooring is almost complete, the wall paper will be up soon, the ceiling is just about done. All the small details are starting to come together. Pretty soon you will see the signage up on the outside too. Keep an eye on Facebook for updates!

We can’t wait for you to see it!

SAVE the DATE – Sunday, December 9th – Home for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Home for the Holidays is just around the corner. IVS will be hosting our biannual Ask the Vet and Low-Cost Microchip Booth. We will have pet toys, information packets, plinko, and Staci (retired IVS RVT) from Manners for Mutts will be with us.

The event is from 10am-2pm. Many vendors, food trucks, rescues and animal shelters will be in attendance all working to support finding approximately 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals homes for the holidays! And don’t forget to stop by the silent auction – you’ll find everything from pet friendly to human friendly treats to put your bet on!

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