Laser Therapy for Pets in Lexington Kentucky

Curious about laser therapy for pets in Lexington Kentucky? Laser therapy is growing in popularity among pet health and veterinary experts. Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer laser therapy to local pets in the Lexington area. What is it? Laser therapy is an innovative, less invasive way to treat your pet’s ailments. It involves utilizing a virtually painless laser to create a photochemical reaction in damaged body tissue. What is the result? Pain and inflammation is lessened, while recovery time for many chronic health conditions is sped…

5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

Halloween is a great time of year for your family and friends. It can also be a very strange time for small children and pets that don’t understand all the festivities, like costumes and trick or treat. Here are 5 tips to keep your pet safe on Halloween. Keep Your Pet Away From Candy and Other Toxins Dogs especially and some cats like to eat things besides their food. Your veterinarian can tell you many stories of foreign things pets ingest and the surgeries required…

Therapy Dogs In The News

Therapy dogs are showing up in all sorts of places. We have all seen companion dogs that help take care of their owner who needs special care. These dogs usually aren’t therapy dogs but service dogs that have been trained to help their owner with their disability. Therapy dogs on the other hand are dogs people own and train to bring a smile or comfort to other people. You will find therapy dogs and their owners working in schools, libraries, and other educational places and…

Careers in Veterinary Science

At Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic, we aim to encourage high school students who are interested in careers in Veterinary Science.  Veterinary Science is an exciting field that involves the care and treatment of wild and domestic animals.  You may work in a zoo, veterinary clinic, laboratory or a host of other places where animals are available.  What you do and how much you can earn, depends on the degree you hold, how much education you have and the facility where you work.  Here are some…

A New Year at Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic

From the vision to reality, Locust Trace AgriScience Center is offering students this year the opportunity for hands on learning and skills that will prepare them for a career in veterinary science.  The Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic is a complete veterinary clinic that offers its patients the best in veterinary care.  It is also a place where students can come alongside the veterinary practice and get hands on experience. Dr. Martin and His Vision Some of you may have gotten the pleasure of meeting Dr.…

Common Pig Diseases

There are quite a few common pig diseases, although pigs for the most part are healthy animals.  You can imagine though, with their living conditions, that even the most careful farmer or pet owner would need to be aware of common pig diseases.  Your veterinarian at Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic can help you set up a vaccination program for your pigs.  They may also recommend if it is possible to get autogenous vaccines; these are bacterial vaccines that are manufactured from the specific pathogenic bacteria…

Exotic Pets In Lexington

Exotic pets in Lexington are a lot of fun and a lot of work.  I love the unique animals people raise and care for in Kentucky.  There are so many different types of exotic pets in Lexington, if you’re interested in them, you really have a lot to choose from.  Here are some of my favorites: Sugar Gliders Sugar gliders are amazing exotic pets in Lexington.  They are similar to flying squirrels because they can glide; however, they are marsupials, not rodents.  If you are…

FAQ From Your Veterinary Clinic in Lexington

Among the many questions we get at the veterinary clinic in Lexington, people are wondering what changes there will be once school starts.  It’s true, Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic is located on the school grounds of Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, but we are also a full service veterinary clinic that operates apart from the school.  Our normal operating hours will continue once summer is over.  Here are some answers to other questions we are often asked. How Will I Find The Animal Clinic? Locust Trace…

Tips for New Cat Owners

Here are a few tips for new cat owners.  Cats are indeed, cute, furry and so much fun when they are small.  The most important thing to remember, when you decide to get a cute little kitty, is that one day it will be a less active cat that may live until he is 20 years old.  Are you prepared to take care of a pet for that long?  Here are a few things to consider: Tips for New Cat Owners – Before You Decide…

Rescuing Tips From A Veterinary Clinic in Lexington

This blog from your veterinary clinic in Lexington is to give you tips on how to help an injured animal.  Many times people bring dogs or other animals to our clinic that have been in an accident or found injured.  Knowing how to approach an injured animal and what to do with them is important. Approaching an Injured Animal You can’t always guess how an injured animal may react.  They may be scared, in shock, in pain or all of the above.  When you first…