Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

BOARD YOUR SMALL PETS AT CEDAR

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Don't forget that we board cats, birds, small pets and exotics, who are in our practice, right here on-site. We do not have room for dogs, but we do welcome other creatures of most species. We know your pet and you know that we can be trusted; be sure your pet is getting the very best care while you are out of town. Your pet must be in our practice. Call to make inquiry or to make your reservations.

 

Photo credit: Thawats--Dreamstime

Farewell to Dr. Anna Ulfeng

November 20 was the last day for Dr. Anna Ulfeng with Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo. After eighteen years working for CedarCedar Pet, Dr. Ulfeng is changing her focus to all emergency medicine. Here, Dr. Baillie recalls her time in the practice.

 

"Dr. Ulfeng started with us at Cedar Pet Clinic Minneapolis when she was an undergraduate in college, working in animal care which involves feeding animals, walking dogs, and a lot of cleaning kennels. When she started at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked assisting the veterinary technicians with medical and surgical care. We were proud to welcome her as her first job after she graduated as a veterinarian in 1999; she started just a few weeks after her June graduation, and has been with us ever since.

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Dr. Baillie Talks Chickens

 

The first city chicken I ever saw in practice, back in the seventies, was an orange rooster named Jerry.   Jerry and owner Tammy lived in Phalen in St. Paul and they'd been calling all over the Cities trying to find a vet to help her with Jerry's health concerns; he was her favorite in her backyard flock.  This was at the original Cedar Pet Clinic in south Minneapolis.
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Today, backyard or urban chickens are one of the fastest growing areas of our practice.   As many owners discover, chickens are a delight to have as pets...although the roosters can be a little noisy.  Many communities are starting to recognize that they be safely kept in town, and ordinances are changing to allow them as pets.  Some chickens live in the house and go outside during the day, and others have fancy coops and pens to live in year round.  Chickens form strong lifelong emotional bonds with each other as well as other species.  They are routine- and home-centered and can thrive in a space the size of a normal urban backyard and home.  They can coexist happily with compatible dogs and cats and have similar life spans.  
 

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After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species
651-487-1941

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-501-3766

 

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)
651-293-1800