Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Written on April 11th 2017.
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Lyme disease is a relatively new disease in the United States. First recognized in dogs in 1985, this tick-borne infectious disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacteria often carried by deer, the primary carrier of the disease.

Where is Lyme disease found?

While Lyme disease h… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Employee Pet Spotlight: Roman

Written on March 28th 2017.

This blog kicks off our new series that shines the spotlight on our employees’ beloved pets. While many businesses like to showcase their employees (as we’ve proudly done for our staff), at Animal Clinic of Woodruff, we feel like our pets are just as much a part of our clinic family. So in this seri… read more

Posted in Employee Pet Spotlight

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Written on March 13th 2017.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease carried by ticks that can affect dogs and humans. Despite its name, you don’t have to live in the Rockies to risk exposure – the ticks that carry it are found along the East Coast and in the Midwest and Plains regions.

How is the disease spread?

The fe… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues

Employee Spotlight: Sam Scruggs

Written on February 23rd 2017.

Sam Scruggs is one of Animal Clinic of Woodruff’s veterinary technicians. She’s been a vet tech for 12 years, and has been with ACOW for almost 6 of those, having joined our staff in 2011.

Sam was born and raised in Pauline, S.C., and she still lives there today. A graduate of Dorman High School,… read more

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Is Chocolate Really that Bad for Dogs?

Written on January 30th 2017.

By now, you’ve probably heard dogs should not eat chocolate. You may have heard stories of worried dog owners rushing sick, near-death pets to the emergency room; then again, you may have also heard owners laughing about their dogs eating entire bags of chocolate candy and being “fine.” While both o… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Employee Spotlight: Christopher Crenshaw

Written on January 23rd 2017.

Office Manager Chris Crenshaw has been a part of Animal Clinic of Woodruff for 16 years – in fact, he helped design and build the clinic!

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Chris’s family moved to Roebuck, S.C., in time for him to graduate from Dorman High School in 1994. He graduated Clemson Univers… read more

Posted in Employee Spotlight

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