Peachtree City Pet Forum Facebook Live!

The Animal Medical Clinic has teamed up with Wags to Whiskers Pet Supply Store and Barkery in Peachtree City to host a weekly pet forum on Facebook Live, Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We hope this provides valuable information for local pet owners as well as a way to ask questions of those in the animal care [...]

By |2018-06-19T17:33:04+00:00February 14th, 2018|News|

Puppy Classes

The Animal Medical Clinic has teamed up with My Best Buddy Dog Training and Behavior Solutions to offer puppy training classes. This four week beginner puppy class is held at Animal Medical Clinic in Peachtree City. This class is open to all AMC clients at the Peachtree City and Fairburn locations. Others can join as [...]

By |2018-08-15T19:01:15+00:00July 19th, 2016|News|

Your pet’s skin: there’s a lot to cover!

September is when the kids are back in school, and finally, you have a chance to relax. Who wants to join you? Your pet! While you're snuggling with your furry friend, you may feel a bump or rash on their skin, or notice that they can't seem to stop scratching. What should you do? Your [...]

By |2018-06-19T17:33:05+00:00September 22nd, 2015|News|

Important Information about Canine Influenza or Dog Flu

Important Information about Canine Influenza or Dog Flu   Many pet owners have contacted us about Canine Influenza, so we have created this quick reference guide to help answer many of your questions. What is Canine Influenza? Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. What is unique [...]

By |2018-06-19T17:33:05+00:00July 1st, 2015|News|

Urgent Warning about Human Topical Pain Medications

If you or someone in your household uses a topical pain relief medication containing flurbiprofen please read this urgent warning from the FDA (click here). There have been reports of serious illness and death of cats exposed to these medications when used by humans.  It is unknown if any dogs have been affected but it [...]

By |2018-06-19T17:33:05+00:00April 27th, 2015|News|

Dog Flu Outbreak

Over the past several weeks, there has been an outbreak of Canine Flu in the Chicago area (click here for news story). More than 1,000 cases have been reported and at least 5 dogs have died from this virus.  If your pet goes to boarding, day care or grooming facilities we highly recommend having your [...]

By |2018-06-19T17:33:05+00:00April 9th, 2015|News|

CPR Guidelines for Cats and Dogs

CPR guidelines for cats and dogs were just recently released.  We hope you will never have to use CPR on a member of your family or one of your friends but it is important to know just in case something unfortunate happens.  This is a short yet informative article on the new CPR Guidelines for [...]

By |2014-06-15T13:26:54+00:00June 15th, 2014|Daily Blog, News|

Support for our K-9 Police Officers in Fairburn

Dr. Chris Schwenk at our Animal Medical Clinic of Fairburn presented Emergency First Aid Kits for "Cord" and the other K-9 officers to Mayor Avery and Office Pridemore at a recent Fairburn City Council meeting. Thank you Officer Pridemore and Cord, for your service to our community!

By |2018-06-04T09:11:26+00:00May 8th, 2013|News|

It’s Tick Season!

It's Tick Season! Due to the relatively warm winter weather this past year, we are predicting an intense tick season this spring.

By |2018-06-04T09:11:29+00:00April 12th, 2013|News|

Feeding Bones is an Expensive Gamble!

No matter if it’s a brand new puppy or a senior citizen dog, pet owners love to spoil their canine friends with bones. After all, what’s more natural than a dog with a bone? But our veterinarians warn that feeding bones is a gamble that could end up creating a very unnatural veterinary bill!

By |2018-06-07T05:28:56+00:00March 14th, 2013|News|

Responsible Pet Ownership!

For several decades now, pet owners have been encouraged to be “responsible” and spay or neuter their pets. We all know that these surgeries can reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. But, there is a deeper meaning to being a responsible pet owner. How else can we reduce shelter populations, save more animals and even enrich the lives of our pets at home?

By |2018-06-07T05:28:43+00:00March 8th, 2013|News|

Chewing Gum Xylitol Toxicity

Several different human foods can actually be dangerous to dogs and cats.   We want to spread the word about a little known threat…Xylitol! Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in sugar free gums and candies here in the United States.  It was first developed in Europe in the 1960s, and was mainly for use by [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:11:57+00:00February 15th, 2013|News|

Veterinary Technicians – Trusted Partners for Your Pet’s Care

Anyone who has read James Herriot’s immortal novels about veterinary practice knows that much of the work he did with animals and pets he did by himself.  The owners in the stories were either unable or unwilling to help and having any sort of assistant was reserved for extreme situations, like a difficult calving. Fast [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:12:06+00:00November 2nd, 2012|News|


Dr. Vince's recently adopted dog "Rue" October is Adopt-A-Dog Month across the U.S.  This observance helps shine a light on the needs of the millions of dogs in shelters and rescues across the country who need homes. Although accurate numbers are hard to determine, it is estimated that 3 to 4 million pets [...]

By |2018-06-06T09:51:52+00:00September 28th, 2012|News|

Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware

Most of us are often looking for ways to save money.  However, we urge our clients to be very aware of the risks of buying pet medications online.   At times, trying to save a few dollars buy purchasing from the wrong internet site can have serious negative health consequences for your pet.  Please read this [...]

By |2018-06-06T07:49:19+00:00September 5th, 2012|News|

What to do if Your Pet is Lost

As much as we think our pets would never leave our side, millions of animals do end up wandering away from their homes every year. Some will rejoin their families, thanks to high tech identification like microchips, but many end up in shelters, some go to new homes and a few are even taken for [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:12:17+00:00August 18th, 2012|News|

What Does It Take To Become A Veterinarian?

Becoming a veterinarian not only takes passion and intelligence, but a fair amount of sacrifice and commitment as well. The degree of “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine” or “Veterinary Medical Doctor” is one of diversity and certainly a rewarding profession.

By |2018-06-04T09:12:49+00:00May 14th, 2012|News|

Spinal Cord Injuries – Veterinary Research Helping People and Pets!

Trauma to the spinal cord is a serious, often fatal injury in people and pets. Damage to the cord by fractures of the vertebrae or swelling can often lead to pain and weakness and even partial or complete loss of movement or sensation. These situations are medical emergencies! Interesting new research is now showing promise and the hero of the research may be a family pet!

By |2018-06-06T07:55:40+00:00March 1st, 2012|News|

Rabies is in the News!

Pet owners are always being told to have their pets vaccinated for Rabies. However, you seldom here of animals contracting this deadly virus. Rabies is a virus spread from animals to other animals by bite wounds. It is almost always fatal. Fortunately, it is very easy to prevent this deadly infection by vaccinations. The challenge [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:13:19+00:00February 7th, 2012|News|

Helping the Fayette County Humane Society

"Life is Great!  Pets Make it Better!" -- The Animal Medical Clinics of Peachtree City and Fairburn recently presented the Fayette County Humane Society with a check for over $1,000 raised from the sale of t-shirts at their clinics.  Drs. Jeff Richardson and Vince Obsitnik presented the donation to Karen Arkin, Sharon Marchisello, and Stephanie [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:13:34+00:00January 12th, 2012|News|

Pets and Holiday Foods Often Lead to Big Problems!

The Christmas holiday is one of great joy, family reunions and a lot of celebration.  But, for some pet loving families, this happy time of year quickly turns to sadness and distress because of a medical emergency.  Here are some very real stories of holiday emergencies and some tips on how to avoid a trip [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:14:17+00:00December 2nd, 2011|main-nav, News|

Raw Diets for Pets: Are They OK?

Take a stroll down the pet food aisle of your favorite store and your eyes will take in every imaginable color, a few cartoon characters and a lot of claims stating the food is “improved”, “natural” or even “organic”. It’s truly a marketing bonanza! More than 3,000 brands of pet food fill the aisles and pet owners will spend about $18 billion to feed their pets each and every year. [Dotti] But, high profile recalls, sick pets and corporate mistrust has moved a small number of pet owners to consider making their pets’ food at home, instead of buying it in a bag

By |2018-06-04T09:14:37+00:00November 23rd, 2011|main-nav, News|

Cats and Veterinary Care

Poet Jean Burden once said that a cat “is still only a whisker away from the wilds” and for many cat enthusiasts, this is the exact reason they love their self-sufficient felines. Experts believe that cats and humans have interacted with each other for more than 10,000 years. From their humble beginnings chasing rodents away [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:15:06+00:00October 14th, 2011|main-nav, News|

Protecting Your Pet’s Vision

As part of your pet’s regular check up, our veterinarians will spend time peering into the depths of your animal’s eyes.  In the majority of cases, the doctor will see eyes that are bright, clear and free of any sort of abnormality. Occasionally though, pets present to one of our veterinarians with injuries, scratches or [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:15:08+00:00October 12th, 2011|main-nav, News|

The Importance of Vaccines for Pets

Both people and pets are helped tremendously by the medical procedure known as immunization. Immunizing a pet is both smart and very inexpensive protection against a variety of deadly diseases that are known to infect both dogs and cats. For many pet owners vaccinating their pets is a simple procedure. While the process is simple, deciding which vaccines to give and when has become more complicated. New vaccines for emerging diseases need to be given at different intervals and not all pets need every vaccination available to veterinarians.

By |2018-06-06T10:19:47+00:00September 7th, 2011|News|

Rabies in the Atlanta area! Keep your pet vaccinated

Rabies is still around! Many wild animals, dogs and cats die every year in Georgia from this viral infection. So far this year, rabies has been confirmed in the Atlanta area in a dog, cat, raccoons and foxes. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PET UP TO DATE ON HIS OR HER RABIES VACCINE! Click here to go [...]

By |2011-08-20T21:40:02+00:00August 20th, 2011|News|

Itchy Pets are Miserable Pets!

It’s a common occurrence…pet owners expressing feelings of frustration, helplessness and even despair from a single symptom. Their pets itch and scratch, itch and scratch - and it is not a flea problem! Although this may not seem like a big deal, these owners suffer through sleepless nights as their pets scratch and chew and lick, all in an attempt to get some needed relief. If it’s not fleas…what can this common problem be?

By |2018-06-06T09:21:48+00:00August 19th, 2011|main-nav, News|

Your Dog Ate What???

Most pet owners aren’t too concerned when their pets gobble down some grass, try to eat a bone or even grab the wrapper from a candy bar. But, when their tastes turn to gravel and rocks or even plastic toys, you might have a serious problem! Why do our pets try to eat such weird stuff?

By |2018-06-06T10:24:26+00:00August 15th, 2011|News|

Helping Your Pet Keep His Cool This Summer

Everyone loves the summertime!   But our pets can also have it rough during the extremely hot weather.  Here are a few tips and a video from The Animal Medical Clinic to help keep your pet cool this summer! 1. Heat stroke, also known as heat prostration, affects hundreds to thousands of dogs every year. 2. Since dogs [...]

By |2011-08-06T11:10:23+00:00August 6th, 2011|News|

Does Your Pet Need Car Insurance?

"Some auto insurers are providing motorists with a little more peace of mind when they're behind the wheel with Fido and Fluffy. Special car insurance helps cover the cost of care if pets are injured in an auto accident.". Click here to read more.

By |2011-07-31T21:11:08+00:00July 31st, 2011|News|

Introducing Dr. John Keenan

We are very proud to announce the addition of Dr. John Keenan to our staff of doctors at The Animal Medical Clinics of Peachtree City and Fairburn! Dr. John Keenan graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2011.   Go Dawgs!  He has lived in Peachtree City for most of [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:43:17+00:00June 3rd, 2011|News|

Pet Obesity is a Big Problem…and Getting Worse!

Walking the paths of Peachtree City, it is readily apparent that there are a lot of overweight dogs.  A recent study of pet obesity showed the following results: 35% of dogs and 32.1% of cats were overweight. 20.6% of dogs and 21.6% of cats were obese (great than 30% above their ideal weight). Overall, 55.6% [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:16:09+00:00May 25th, 2011|News|

Laser Therapy at The Animal Medical Clinic

We are proud to announce the addition of LASER THERAPY to the available treatment options we have for your pet! LASER THERAPY is an advanced therapy for the treatment of Inflammatory or Painful conditions in dogs and cats.   When can we use LASER THERAPY? Arthritis & Hip Dysplasia Acute & Chronic Pain Back Injuries [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:49:50+00:00May 18th, 2011|News|

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Be prepared if you pet has a medical emergency.  Visit this site from the American Veterinary Medical Association to learn the basics you need for giving first aid care to your pet:

By |2011-03-25T10:32:38+00:00March 25th, 2011|News|

Dr. Vince’s “Tales from the Vet” January 8, 2011

The experts say that people with a positive mental attitude stay healthier and recover faster from an illness compared to those without a positive mental attitude. I believe the same thing is true for dogs. This is a story about a special dog with a very positive mental attitude. Lady was a ten year old [...]

By |2011-01-07T20:51:18+00:00January 7th, 2011|News|

Dr. Vince’s “Tales from the Vet” November 12, 2010

Mr. Calhoun called at 7:05 am on Thursday morning and spoke with our receptionist, Nancy.  Nancy's been working at our hospital for almost 20 years and knows just about everyone who has a dog or cat in the area. “Good morning Mr. Calhoun, how is Casper doing?” Nancy said when she recognized Mr. Calhoun's voice [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:44:12+00:00November 12th, 2010|News|

Dr. Vince’s “Tales from the Vet” November 4, 2010

Trixie was on my Monday morning schedule at 10 am. I had operated on Trixie three times in the past year to remove numerous skin lumps. I was hoping she was here to see me for another reason as I opened the door to the exam room and greeted Trixie, a bouncing, happy, tail-wagging black [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:16:39+00:00November 8th, 2010|News|

Protectiong the family dog as the flu season approaches…

Every fall and winter we see many dogs with upper respiratory infections, similar to what people get.  Here is an article to get more information regarding the Canine Flu.  We highly recommend your dog be vaccinated against the Canine Flu if he or she will be spending time in a boarding kennel.

By |2018-06-04T09:16:41+00:00November 5th, 2010|News|

Antifreeze a Sweet But Lethal Drink for Pets

Antifreeze is often deadly to dogs and cats.  Clean up any spills immediately and keep bottles of antifreeze stored away from pets and children.  For more information see this article:

By |2010-11-03T12:36:36+00:00November 3rd, 2010|News|

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