Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Written on March 13th 2017.
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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

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Can I give my dog a pain reliever?

Written on December 20th 2016.

During the holiday season, families are often busier than usual—yet this need to get things done is often foiled by more stores and businesses being closed. The holidays are the last time anyone wants to go to the doctor, vet or other specialist. So it can be especially tempting during the holidays … read more

Posted in Prevention Health

Employee Spotlight: Rivers

Written on December 13th 2016.

Anyone who’s been to Animal Clinic of Woodruff has likely seen Rivers the dog – who was most likely napping in his bed. Rivers, a 12-year-old Australian Shepherd, belongs to Chris and Dr. Merri, and makes a second home at the Clinic. He’s rather recognizable with his lion cut, which the family choos… read more

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