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How To: Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Our very own Chef Larry shows us how to make Thanksgiving dog treats your furry friend is sure to love! Ingredients: -1 tablespoon of honey -1 cup of flour -1 egg -1 baked yam Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees, mash the yam and mix all ingredient together until smooth, roll out the dough and …

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One Dog’s Journey

A dog by your side is a loyal companion and a best friend for life. As our military members come home, many return to face a new battle, a life with “invisible wounds.” Thanks to our recent partnership with Warriors’ Best Friend Foundation, dogs like Charlie are being trained and transformed into service dogs for veterans needing their …

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Jinxx’s Story

Jinxx was found shortly after he was hit by a car. Animal Control rushed him to our Merriam Veterinary Care Center for a fractured jaw and other life-threatening injuries. Our team gave him the immediate care he needed.  Incredibly, less than a week later, he was reunited with his worried owner. We’re grateful Jinxx has …

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Virtual Tour: Merriam Veterinary Care Center

Take a walk with us and see what our caring team at the Merriam Veterinary Care Center is up to! Bringing your furry family member in for care at our VCC will help homeless pets, too! Every dollar made goes right back to our shelter pets.  

Meet Our New Leadership!

Kelly Chamberlain: President, Chief Operating Officer  Nate Meador: President, Chief Development and Marketing Officer We are excited to announce our leadership partners at Great Plains SPCA!  The board has decided to implement two presidential roles with a defined focus to strategically grow the organization and serve the Greater Kansas City communities.  This partnership is between …

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Understanding FIV in Cats

Ask-A-VCC Vet: What is FIV and how does it affect cats?   FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a condition that weakens a cat’s immune system.  “It attacks the white blood cells, making [cats] more susceptible to other infections,” Dr. Heath Brown of our Merriam Veterinary Care Center says.  He says it is most commonly …

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The Importance of Annual Exams

Ask-A-VCC Vet: How critical is your pet’s wellness exam? “It’s easy for owners to miss subtle changes that can be more obvious to medical professionals that don’t see the pet every day,” Dr. Jennifer Ramsey of our Merriam Veterinary Care Center says.  A yearly exam helps ensure common issues like ear infections, dental disease and …

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