ASK A VET: BCSO Animal Care Center’s Dr. Sarah Boyd Talks About Importance of Yearly VisitsFor Your Pet
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // December 16, 2018
'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office latest episode of “Ask a Vet’” features Dr. Sarah Boyd, DVM, of the BCSO Animal Care Center as she discusses the importance of yearly checkups for your pet.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office latest episode of “Ask a Vet” features Dr. Sarah Boyd, DVM, of the BCSO Animal Care Center as she discusses the importance of yearly checkups for your pet.
Dr. Boyd explains that because the lifespans of dogs and cats vary from 10 to 15 years, taking your pet to the vet once a year is equal to humans visiting the doctor every six or seven years.
She reminds us that doctors would find health issues if we only visited them once every six or seven years and a lot can happen to a dog or cat in the course of a year.
Dr. Boyd also reminds us that,” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Yearly visits help detect and prevent serious or life-threatening diseases. Pets are also due vaccinations and keeping up with their shots is critical to the long-term health of your four-legged friend.
It is also important to remember that keeping up with your pets rabies vaccination is the law.
Dr. Boyd is a graduate of North Carolina State University and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
She has 15 years of experience in private practice, high volume, high-quality spay-neuter surgery, shelter medicine, and International Veterinary Medicine.
Before coming to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Dr. Boyd was the Director of Shelter Health and Wellness at the Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, South Carolina.
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