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Keeping Your Pets Safe In Case Of A Hurricane

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 – November 30, and while many Floridians have a plan in place for the season, not everyone considers the effects a strong storm or an evacuation can have on pets. In addition to preparing supplies for your family and familiarizing yourself with evacuation routes, it’s also important to…

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May: Allergy Awareness Month

May is Allergy Awareness Month! As Summer approaches, many individuals will start to feel their allergies showing up once again! The changing of the seasons is known to cause itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing; but did you know that your pet is also susceptible to allergic reactions? That is why during Asthma and Allergy Awareness…

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Veterinary Milestone; Island Animal Hospital Joins 15% of Veterinary Hospitals by Achieving High Level of Excellence from AAHA

Island Animal Hospital has achieved a veterinary milestone by earning the highest level of veterinary excellence at all three of their locations in Brevard County. They are now part of only 15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada to receive AAHA accreditation. Following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA),…

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Samantha Scurato – Receptionist

Born and raised in New Jersey, Samantha Scurato, alongside her husband, decided to make the move to Brevard County just before the 2018 New Year. Although Samantha is relatively new to the area, she is familiar with Island Animal Hospital. Samantha’s mother has been bringing her pets to our facilities since 2013. Before moving to…

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Isis Cabrera – Veterinary Technician

Originally from Puerto Rico, Isis Cabrera moved to Brevard County after relocating because of Hurricane Maria. As a Veterinary Technician at Island Animal Hospital, Isis loves everything about her profession, including taking care of patients and learning something new each and every day. Isis owns three dogs and four cats! All of who she says…

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April: National Heartworm Awareness Month

Island Animal Hospital will be focusing on Heartworm Awareness during the month of April, in honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month! According to the American Heartworm Society, Heartworms have spread to all 50 United States and throughout the world. Particularly, Heartworm Disease can be most commonly found in the South, which means pet owners in…

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April 15th – 23rd: National Pet ID Week

Island Animal Hospital promotes April 15th – 23rd: National Pet ID Week in Merritt Island, Viera, and Cocoa Beach. According to the American Humane Association, it is estimated that over 10 million dogs and cats are either lost or stolen per year. The association also estimates that one in every three pets will become lost…

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Blindness in Pets: Meet Featured Pet, Stevie!

Blindness in Pets: Meet Island Animal Hospital Featured Pet, Stevie! Stevie is Island Animal Hospital’s latest featured pet! A 14 year old Bichon Frise, Stevie was born with malnourished eyes. Due to the condition of his eyes, Stevie has lived his life without vision. Animals can have the same health conditions that humans have, and…

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Holiday Warning: Keeping the Easter Lily Away From Your Cat

Holiday Warning from Island Animal Hospital: Keeping the Easter Lily Away From Your Cat This March, families around the country will be getting ready to celebrate the Easter holiday early, as it is celebrated on April 1st! When preparing your home for the upcoming holiday, it is important to remember that not all decorations are…

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March: Poison Prevention Month

Keeping Your Pet Safe: Avoiding Pet Poisons. In 2016, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received over 180,639 cases! Pet poisoning situations are extremely common, in part due to fact that many pet owners do not realize the wide variety of products which can cause an animal to become ill. According to the ASPCA, the…

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