By staff Veterinary Economics

Drs. Alan Green and David Sachs of Charleston Veterinary Referral Center in Charleston, S.C., made sure to enhance technology and communication at their practice before opening the doors to their new 16,000-square-foot hospital. Take a look a few of the technology aides they utilize on a daily basis.

1. Census Board. The team uses a census board to keep track of every patient that has checked into the hospital, whether the dogs and cats are inpatients, outpatients, or still in the waiting room.

Congratulations to our Michelle Parks! She has been voted the 2012 South Carolina Association of Veterinarians Technician of the Year.

Michelle is known for her extraordinary way with clients, doctors and patients. With Bachelor’s degrees from both Cornell and Mercy College, Michelle has developed expertise in the areas of theriogenology, cardiology, internal medicine and ophthalmology. She will be presented with a plaque at the South Carolina State Meeting in Greenville on October 20th.

This article was published in the Examiner.

It is summertime fun for you and your pet but do you know the top four pet emergencies to beware of this time of year? The region’s only Board Certified Critical Care Veterinary Specialist, Dr. Kristin Welch of Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) wants you to know them to be better prepared to keep pets safe this summer. Dr. Welch is the Director of Emergency and Critical Care at CVRC, and recently treated a young, beautiful German shepherd named Seelow. Seelow experienced two out of these four which required surgery to remove a kidney and part of his intestine. He also had treatment for a severe snake bite just weeks ago.

This article was recently published in the Island Connection by Kristin Welch, DVM, DACVECC

As we enjoy the summer months with our families, it is important to be aware of how to avoid some common pet related emergencies. Dr. Kristin Welch is a board certified Critical Care Specialist, and the Director of Emergency and Critical Care at Charleston Veterinary Referral Center in West Ashley. This is the first in a series of articles by Dr. Welch to educate our readers and keep our pet family members safer this summer.

The Lowcountry is a great place for dog ownership, especially as we have many opportunities to spend quality time with our canine companions outdoors. Unfortunately, the tick populations in the U.S. are increasing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, we need to be more aware than ever of the serious diseases they carry and the ways to prevent them.  Click here to read full article.

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center sponsors a baseball game to benefit the Boo Radley Foundation.  Click here to read the full article.

Dr. Jason King, CVRC Neurologist discusses Coonhound Paralysis in the latest issue of the Charleston Mercury. Click below to view the article:

CM Column Feb 2012

Veterinary Economics has selected CVRC as the winner of the Best Facility Conversion Award in the 2012 Hospital Design Competition. An article on each award-winning facility will be published in the March 2012 through February 2013 issues. Click below to read the congratulations letter.


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