Welcome!

News Feed Item

Hit online reality series gets up-close with veterinarians and the fleas and ticks they find on pets

OLD LYME, Conn., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new episode from the popular YouTube series "Veterinarians On Call" promises to make pet owners squirm as veterinarians find blood-feeding fleas and ticks on pet cats and dogs during actual appointments recorded for the series.  That episode, one of six new videos released this season, shows the importance of regular check-ups to keep pets healthy and prevent serious illnesses.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/NE24976)
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111007/NE82782LOGO-a)

Veterinarians On Call is one of YouTube's most popular animal video series, logging more than half a million views since its 2011 launch on channel www.YouTube.com/VetsOnCall or www.YouTube.com/VeterinariansOnCall. The series has posted 24 videos to date, with at least 16 more in production.

The video "Blood-feeding fleas and ticks a risk to pets and humans" features veterinarians from Countryside Vet Clinic in New York State examining pets suffering from flea and tick infestations. Fleas and ticks are more than "nuisance" insects that pets can bring into the home -- they can make pets ill with anemia, Lyme disease, and other illnesses. The video's key take-away is that pet owners should work with their veterinarian to prevent infestations before they happen.

In "How To at-home dog exam that even kids can do," veterinarian Dr. Deanna Fuller demonstrates how dog owners can check their pet once a month at home for small health issues before they grow into larger problems. She shows how to keep dogs at a healthy weight, brush their teeth, check for lumps or pain points, and comb them for fleas and ticks.  

In the video "Small-town pets line up for Dr. Leone's traveling animal hospital," Colorado veterinarian Dr. Rick Leone drives his mobile animal hospital to a rural town to offer important spay and neuter services and vaccines at discounted rates. One of his goals is to eliminate unwanted pregnancies and reduce the number of stray pets that end up in shelters, at risk of being euthanized.

Three other videos posted this season feature vets caring for horses. The Veterinarians On Call series, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, follows U.S. vets on the job caring for animals in clinics and hospitals, at animal shelters, house calls, and on farms and ranches.

Clint Lewis, president of U.S. Operations for Pfizer Animal Health, explained, "These videos help the public see the important role vets play in ensuring the optimal health and wellness of pets and farm animals."

Series producers are filming another eight veterinarians across the U.S. this fall for premiere in 2013. Producers are John Courtmanche and Dan Carey with Essex Television Group, the Connecticut company behind the popular Discovery Velocity network program Chasing Classic Cars.

Funding for this series is provided by Pfizer Animal Health as part of its Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform, which offers support to the veterinary industry through training and education, research and development, investing in the future of the profession and philanthropy. For more information, visit www.vets.pfizerah.com.

CONTACT:
John Courtmanche
860-778-4508
[email protected]

Dan Carey
860-434-7200
[email protected]

SOURCE Essex Television

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
"DX encompasses the continuing technology revolution, and is addressing society's most important issues throughout the entire $78 trillion 21st-century global economy," said Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair. "DX World Expo has organized these issues along 10 tracks with more than 150 of the world's top speakers coming to Istanbul to help change the world."
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
"DivvyCloud as a company set out to help customers automate solutions to the most common cloud problems," noted Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are focused on SAP running in the clouds, to make this super easy because we believe in the tremendous value of those powerful worlds - SAP and the cloud," explained Frank Stienhans, CTO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Peak 10 is a hybrid infrastructure provider across the nation. We are in the thick of things when it comes to hybrid IT," explained , Chief Technology Officer at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.