Our facility is located southwest of the Ferguson Road and Lakeland intersection (across from Walgreens and beside CVS).
In the business since 1972, we maintain a state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosing and treatment of our patients, as well as providing boarding and grooming for our companion animals.
We are pleased and proud to show our clients through our Clinic facilities whenever they visit, and encourage visits by the owners when their companions require extended hospital stays.
July 2016 Newsletter
Introducing Dr. Shannon Holland
Dr. Holland grew up in the Dallas area. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M in 2008 and her DVM in 2014 from Texas A&M. During her undergraduate career, she was a technician at a clinic in Richardson during the summers. She returned to the area after graduation and practiced in North Dallas before coming to EDVC in June 2016.
Dr. Holland is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). She enjoys dentistry, preventative medicine and pocket pets, with a special interest in fancy rats.
Dr. Holland enjoys running and racing, camping and reading. She always enjoys spending time with her husband, their daughter, their Australian Shepherd, Vixen, and their three rats.
Acupuncture and Laser Treatments
Did you know that Dr. Molidor is now offering acupuncture and laser treatments at EDVC?! We are excited about this new service!
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture uses the stimulation of certain points (neurovascular intersections) on the body, which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological pathways to help the body heal itself.
Channels (lines or meridians) follow nerves, blood vessels, and myofascial planes.
Placement of acupuncture needles in specific points on these channels or in trigger points (taut muscle fibers) will induce a tissue reaction that stimulates the central nervous system to reduce pain, increase endorphins, increase blood flow, improved healing, and stimulate the immune system.
80% of animals are excellent responders.
Chronic cases will need longer treatment periods than acute cases.
Acupuncture, laser and electric stimulation may all be used or combined in certain treatments.
What conditions are treated?
Some conditions that are treated are:
- Chronic pain (arthritis, joint, or back pain)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Upper respiratory infection
- Feline lower urinary tract disease
- Gastrointestinal motility issues (vomiting, reflux)
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Dental pain
- Ocular pain and dry eye
- Facial nerve paralysis
- and many more!
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about acupuncture and laser treatments, please give us a call at 214-328-9935 to set up an appointment or to speak with Dr. Molidor!
April 2016 Newsletter: All About Heartworm DiseaseApril is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease found in dogs and cats and transmitted by mosquitoes. With Texas being a warm-weathered state, especially this past year, heartworms are a serious problem that pet owners should be aware of.
What are Heartworms and Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that causes damage to a pets (mostly dogs, cats and ferrets) organs, specifically the heart. Left untreated, it can cause death. It is caused by a parasitic worm that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. When bit by the infected mosquito, the pet is the definitive host; this means that the heartworm can then mature and create offspring in the body of the pet.
Heartworms are different than the parasitic worms that are found in the stool of our companion animals. They can grow up to a foot long and are spaghetti-like. This allows for the worm to wrap around and grow in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of pets.
Heartworm disease is found mainly in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River. Heartworm disease has been known to be diagnosed in all 50 states.
Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats
Heartworm disease is most commonly found in dogs. In fact…
About the Photographers
Several photographers from the DFW area were gracious enough to allow us to use their photographs on our website. Further information is provided below If you are interested in learning more about the photographers or are interested in scheduling your pet to get their picture taken.
Teresa Berg read more…
Award winning photographer Teresa Berg specializes in pet and family portraiture in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her artistic images appear in numerous publications and fine homes across the country. For more information www.teresaberg.com.
Nancy Degenkolb read more…
Today’s Photography for Tomorrow’s Memories – Nancy Degenkolb Photography is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Nancy travels nationally and abroad catering to distinctive clients world wide. She specializes in Pet photography, Pet Parts photography, family photography and children photography. For more information www.ndegenkolb.com.
Fiona Green read more…
Fiona Green studied photography at Dawson Institute of Photography in Montreal, Canada. As well as regularly contributing to a variety of magazines and books, she recently published her own book, ‘Mewsings’, a collection of photographs with fascinating facts about cats. A passionate animal lover, she devotes much of her spare time to helping our furry friends. As well as fostering homeless cats she co-founded a non-profit organization, AANT (Animal Advocates of North Texas), to help animals in need. For more information www.fionagreenphotography.com.