Pet briefs: Skaer open house today

06/02/2012 5:00 AM

06/02/2012 7:25 AM

Skaer open house to mark retirement, welcome new vet

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today to celebrate the retirement of veterinarian William Skaer after 43 years and to introduce the clinic’s new veterinarian, Janet Arnet.

The clinic is at 404 S. Edgemoor, Building 100.

For more information, call 316-683-4641.

Countryside clinic adds new vet, PAW plans

Countryside Pet Clinic has announced that veterinarian Brenda Cederberg will join the clinic starting June 4. Cederberg is certified in canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee, and her special interests include orthopedic surgery and pain management. She graduated in 1995 with her veterinary degree from Kansas State University.

The addition will allow the clinic to expand acute and chronic pain management and add physical rehabilitation services.

Countryside, at 1936 N. Andover Road, also launched its Pet Annual Wellness plans for dogs and cats on June 1. PAW plans were designed to help owners proactively manage their pet’s health and well-being while saving money. The plans offer up to a 50 percent discount on preventive services, plus discounts on other professional services, while allowing clients to spread the cost of care over 12 months. PAW plans include semi-annual comprehensive wellness exams, up to two additional office visits, vaccinations, screenings, blood tests and additional services depending on the selected plan level.

For more information, visit or call 316-733-8433.

Therapy dog testing at Family Dog center

Family Dog Training & Behavioral Center, 69th North and Hoover Road, will hold therapy dog informational sessions and tests in June.

An informational session set for 6 p.m. June 8 costs $15. The Therapy Dog International test will be given at 6 p.m. June 15; cost is $10.

Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, including rabies, DHP-PV and Bordetella.

Class size is limited. To enroll or for more information, call 316-755-2839.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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