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by B.J. Rogers If you’re like most animal welfare, human service, and social change folks I know, there’s a good chance that what draws you to the work you do is rooted in a genuine desire to help. To make a difference. To leave the world better than you found it. It’s why I’ve so […]

1. Check the Pavement Before every walk, place the back of your hand on the pavement for 7 seconds to test the heat. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pup! 2. Schedule Exercise Accordingly If your dog needs exercise, reserve walks for early in the morning before the sun is […]

by B.J. Rogers Mission, vision, values, culture. . . pick up a recent business book and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter one or all of these nebulous terms. The problem? Not only is there a lack of agreement about what words like these mean, but the terms themselves are highly conceptual; it’s not always […]

All Microchips are free for Austin and Travis County Residents The 4th of July brings a lot of fun activities- barbecues, travel, swimming. While we are planning how many different ways we can usher in America’s favorite holiday, it’s important to recognize this day is often no treat for pets. Fireworks are terrifying for animals: […]

Emancipet Keeps Families & Pets Together Pets are so incredibly special. To most of us, they are our family. Emancipet recognizes how important veterinary care is when it comes to keeping families and pets together. Sticker Shock According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last decade, human health care hasn’t risen as […]

  The Rachael Ray Foundation™, which helps animals in need, has made a generous donation to Emancipet to create the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Helping Paws Fund. The Fund will help pet owners who cannot afford vet care- even the low-cost, high-quality services that Emancipet offers. There are times when pet owners may experience homelessness, unemployment, […]

Believe it or not, spring’s arrival is quickly wrapping up and summer is looming just around the corner. While most of us welcome the warmth, it’s important to remember our pets’ safety as things heat up! Here are some tips to ensure you and your pet have a happy and safe summer together: Never Leave […]

Do you do any type of income qualifying? Are your clinics open on the weekends? These are just a couple of the questions we are asked the most and although they seem simple enough, they’re incredibly important things to be thinking about! Recently we sat down to compile a list of some of our most […]

How the heartworm lifecycle starts in pets, symptoms to look for, and treatments to consider These days, especially in the south where it can feel like summer for 6 months out of the year, it’s common to hear veterinarians remind us of the safety of heartworm prevention during our pet’s annual visit. Some pet owners […]

by Marianne Lynch The concept of social change gets brought up in just about all of our seminars and presentations at Emancipet New School. Whether or not it’s been written into the content doesn’t matter, somehow a conversation always begins that will lead to a discussion about social change, social good, and how the two […]

by Myles Chadwick  I love a good meeting. I love listening to new ideas, sharing my own, and collaborating to create a plan of action. I walk into meetings with a “C’mon gang, lets save the world!” attitude, but this was definitely not always the case. There was a time when I would get a […]

Emancipet’s mission to make high-quality vet care affordable and accessible to all pet owners cemented their impact this past month with the grand opening of their newest clinic in Central Austin. The 3,900 square ft. state of the art clinic located at 1030 Norwood Park celebrated its opening with CEO Amy Mills, staff including Mayor […]

Sometimes, despite best efforts to keep your dogs safe and conflict-free, things happen. Fortunately, most fights last less than a few seconds, and you can often interrupt them by simply shouting. But what happens when a scuffle progresses into something more serious? You will have to intervene, and breaking up a dogfight can be dangerous. […]