Surface Creek Veterinary Center - March 2020

March 2020 www.surfacecreekveterinarycenter.com 970-856-4474

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LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Spring Flowers Bring Puppies and Kittens

Something else we want to address this month is the change in minimum wage that went into effect in Colorado in January. With the increase, we had to assess how that will impact our practice. Despite our growth (thanks to you!) and our best attempt to fight any sort of fee increase, the increase in minimum wage does put us in a difficult place with being able to pay our employees a fair wage and provide the quality service you deserve. Because of this, we will be increasing our fees across the board later this spring. It’s not something we are happy about, but it’s something we need to do in order to continue to keep our doors open. Please reach out with any questions about this change, and thank you for understanding. We want to make this an easy transition for you. As a small business, each person who walks through our door is an invaluable part of what we do. If it weren’t for people like you, our amazing patients and community, we wouldn’t be here. We truly appreciate you and the value you place on providing quality care to your pets. Dr. Susie and Dr. Jeff

spaying and neutering pets. Beyond preventing overpopulation and keeping animals out of shelters, spaying and neutering keeps your pet healthier. Males that have been neutered are less likely to stray from home, making them less prone to getting in a fight with other animals or finding themselves on a road or other area where they might get hurt. Neutering also lowers their risk of infectious diseases, and neutered pets aren’t susceptible to testicular cancer and other nasty diseases they can get later in life. Females who’ve been spayed are less likely to develop mammary cancer or conditions of the uterus that can be lethal. In general, pets that are spayed and neutered are a lot healthier than those that aren’t. We recommend spaying and neutering around 6 months of age, but it is never too late. All month long in March, we offer a 17% discount on spaying and neutering services, so give us a call at 970-856-4474 to schedule your appointment and let your friends and family know if they have been wanted to get their pets fixed.

re you looking forward to spring as much as we are? The flowers

begin to bloom, the sun comes out more, and here in Colorado, folks are still hitting the slopes for some spring skiing.

In our world, spring also ushers in a very active time of year in the form of more puppies and kittens. With more food available and more opportunities to get outside and meet up with mates, spring is prime reproduction season for the animal kingdom. Because we see this rise in reproduction, we like to get the word out about the importance of

“AS A SMALL BUSINESS, EACH PERSON WHO WALKS THROUGH OUR DOOR IS AN INVALUABLE PART OF WHAT WE DO.”

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