Keep your pets safe in a natural disaster or everyday emergency by preparing an emergency plan for your pets. In the following, you'll find a list of ideas to help you plan for an unexpected event.
Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification
at all times. Microchipping your pet and keeping your information up to date is also a good idea.
Assemble a disaster bag with items such as:
A supply of food and water for at least five days for each pet, with a manual can opener for canned pet food, as well as an extra gallon of water in case your pet has been exposed to chemicals or flood waters and needs to be rinsed
Medications and current medical and vaccination records stored in a waterproof container
A first aid kit and pet first aid book
Cat litter, litter box, and accessories to collect your pets' waste
Sturdy leashes, harnesses, and pet carriers to safely and easily transport your pets and ensure they cannot escape
Current photos of you with your pets and descriptions of your pets in case you and your pets get separated
Written information about your pets' feeding schedules, medical conditions, and behavioral issues, as well as the name and contact information of your veterinarian
A list of pet-friendly hotels or boarding kennels in your immediate area
In the event of an evacuation, take your pet with you.
If you're staying at home, be sure to identify a safe area inside the home where you and your pets can stay together. Make the area animal-friendly:
Close off access to unsafe nooks and crannies where animals may try to hide
Move dangerous items such as tools or toxic products
Make sure your doors and windows are closed and stay inside
If you can't get home to your pet, get in touch with a trusted neighbor, friend, or relative and give them a key to your house. Make sure the caretaker is comfortable and familiar with your pets, knows of your pets' whereabouts and habits, and is aware of where their food and water is kept, where they are normally fed, and if they need any medication.
Referral Discount Program
The greatest compliment you can give us is to recommend Lashley Animal Hospital to one of your family, friends, colleagues, or associates. We value the confidence you have in us. We gladly offer discounts for client referrals to show our gratitude.
For each new client that visits our office for veterinary service and presents a completed referral coupon, the referring client will receive a 10% service discount at their next visit. Maximum a 10% service discount per visit. Ask us for a referral coupon at your next visit.
We know that by continuing to excel in our levels of service and care, our practice will continue to thrive. Thank you for your continued friendship.
Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity that creates life-saving opportunities for veterans to adopt homeless cats and dogs. This charity is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to U.S. military veterans from WWII to those currently serving, while saving the most overlooked homeless animals. Pets for Patriots is a proud member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program national community support network, a national partner of the Real Warriors Campaign, and is also listed by the National Resource Directory for ill and wounded veterans.
It is entirely free for veterans to join Pets for Patriots, though they will be responsible for their pet's adoption fee. However, to reduce the chance of these pets being surrendered, the charity provides veterans with a $150 gift card upon proof of eligible adoption to help with food and other essentials. Lashley Animal Hospital also provides an ongoing 10% service discount to encourage responsible pet veterinary care.
If you are interested in this program, you must first apply through Pets for Patriots and provide all relevant eligibility documents. Approval usually takes no more than two business days, after which you can visit a local Pets for Patriots adoption partner to find your new companion. Visit Pets for Patriots
for more information.
Lashley Animal Hospital is always looking for honest, trustworthy, reliable technicians and assistants who are able to multitask and function as a team. We offer full-time, day and night positions with competitive wages.
Current Open Positions
Certified Veterinary Technician
We currently have two veterinarians at our practice, which specializes in small animal medicine. We are looking to add another certified veterinary technician to become a part of our thriving, fast-paced practice. Work responsibilities include:
Assist doctors and hold animal when necessary for examinations, procedures, and surgery.
Fill prescriptions, set up fecal, blood, and urinalysis testing
Monitor treatments of animals under our care; keeping doctors up-to-date on patient progress
Kennel care of animals at our facility including feeding, watering, bathing, sanitizing runs/cages, walking, and medicating animals
Schedule appointments, file, and send reminders to clients
Manage client phone calls including gaining information from client, speaking with doctors and relaying information back to the client
Assist with the management of the office including monitoring inventory of medications, medical supplies and office supplies, keeping the facility clean, organized, and equipped internally and externally
Greet clients, enter client information, weigh animals and escort clients to the exam rooms
Billing and invoicing
Experience, skills and education requirements include:
Must provide above average customer service to our clients and their pets. 2-3 years in a customer service position required.
Previous experience assisting in a veterinary or medical facility a plus.
Computer skills required. Experience with veterinary or medical computer software including scheduling appointments, documenting procedures, and managing invoices a plus.
Previous office management experience a plus.
Must possess a positive attitude, compassion, and strong skills working on a team.
Must have an excellent work ethic and be highly dependable.
High school diploma or GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree a plus.
Due to liability concerns, our insurance company advises against our practice offering volunteer positions.
We encourage students who are interested in the field of veterinary medicine to spend a few hours shadowing a veterinarian or veterinary assistant/technician to obtain a better understanding of the field and its demands. We accept a limited number of job shadows each year, if possible. Students must be of high school age or older. Contact
our office for more information.