The Skinny on Grain-Free Diets

With the constant hype surrounding our own diets, it’s little wonder that so many of us are taking a hard look at what our pets are eating, as well.  Grain-free diets – a long-time niche in human diets – have become a niche diet for pets as well.  The good thing?  Owners are focusing on […]

An Important Update About Canine Influenza

We are sending the following update by email, and wanted our blog friends to see it too.  Please call us with questions or concerns. March 15,2016 To Our Valued Midlothian Animal Clinic Clients, We want to share important updates on the status of the new Canine Influenza strain H3N2 first identified in April 2015.  Cases […]

Cat Friendly Practice Program

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the title of Cat Friendly Practice! With cats being the most beloved pet in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall well being of our favorite felines. Whether it is a routine checkup or special visit, our […]

AAHA Re-Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been re-accredited as an AAHA Certified hospital. The American Animal Hospital Association views this as a top honor, certifying only about 12% of the hospitals in the country! AAHA has been recognizing veterinary hospitals for their commitment to maintaining high standards of care for over 80 […]

Do I really need to bring my dog in?

One of the most common questions we tend to get from clients is, “Do I really need to bring my dog in for ___?”  So, we thought we would put together a list of animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary care. Please feel free to share with your friends! Severe bleeding or bleeding that […]

Getting them to come when you call!

Springtime usually brings warmer weather and lots of new puppies! New dogs are a joy to have around, but they present their owners with behavioral challenges such as chewing furniture or human belongings, excessive barking, and inappropriate elimination. That is why we, at Midlothian Animal Clinic, strongly recommend doing some basic obedience training with your […]


We get several calls a year from clients and the general public regarding wild animals that may need help. Most people are calling because they don’t know who else to call, or what they should do themselves. Here is some general information that can come in handy if you find yourself in the position to […]

Separation Anxiety

Many people are completely unaware of the signs of anxiety in dogs. Since anxiety is often the reason for many behavioral problems, it’s important to be able to recognize these signs. Abnormal behaviors are the number one reason that dogs are surrendered to shelters, and many are subsequently euthanized. What’s abnormal? Many people have experienced […]

Welcome Dr. Shaughnessy!

We wanted to introduce the newest member of our team, Dr. Lauren Shaughnessy. She will be doing surgeries in the morning on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as seeing patients in the afternoon. She will also have some Saturday hours, and would love to get to know our clients! Dr. Lauren Shaughnessy was raised in […]

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