Press Releases

SAVES RETURNS 24/7/365 VETERINARY EMERGENCY SERVICES TO THE UPPER VALLEY

Lebanon, NH, April 17, 2017 – The teams at IVG Hospitals by Ethos and SAVES are pleased to announce a return to providing emergency services 24-hours, 365 days a year. Located at 63 Evans Drive, Lebanon, NH, SAVES has been a dedicated and trusted source for pets in the area for many years. Our philosophy has always been centered on convenience and accessibility to our services. On April 17, 2017, our doors will once again be open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

The emergency team will be comprised of Drs. Miriam Horowitz, Ruth McDevitt, Alison Edwards, Amanda White, Diana Capozzi and Benjamin Yanofsky. They are supported by our skilled veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and client care teams.

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EVERY NEW ENGLANDER’S WORST FEAR … ENDS WELL! 

Natick, MA – Feb. 25, 2015: With the amount of snow we’ve been receiving in and around the Natick, Framingham, Boston area, many responsible dog owners with fenced-in yards are dealing with the same problem: The snow has piled up so high, that our fences no longer serve as protection for our dogs, or as a barrier from nearby roads, rivers, or other dangers.

Guinness and Bo, a St. Bernard and a Golden Retriever were playing in their yard when a running squirrel lured them over the buried 3-foot fence and down the banks of the nearby Sudbury River. Their owner, was alerted to the fact that something was wrong when she heard Bo sounding the alarm outside.

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KEEPING ALL OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS SAFE:
WINCHESTER FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING FOR PETS

Winchester, MA, November 22, 2013 – The Winchester Fire Department reached out to Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, a 24 hour veterinary emergency and specialty hospital in Woburn, to train their team on how to safely stabilize a dog or a cat rescued from a fire. We were honored to be given this opportunity, and deeply appreciative of the fire department’s proactive approach to serving their community.

Every firefighter knows the value of a family’s pets, understands all that is being lost in a fire, and will make every reasonable effort to rescue those pets.  In recognition of this relationship, most, if not all, fire departments in Massachusetts have been issued oxygen masks for dogs and cats. While the basic rules for first aid and CPR are the same in all mammals, there are key differences between humans, and dogs and cats.

“We value the opportunity to provide educational opportunities like this to our community,” said Barbara Travers, Hospital Services Manager for the Emergency Department at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. “Our team of emergency doctors and technicians are deeply dedicated to saving lives. If a firefighter can stabilize and safely transport a rescued animal to us, it can give us a real chance at keeping a family intact when everything else is gone. It was an honor to play a role in the learning and development of the team at the Winchester Fire Department.”

 

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IVG HOSPITALS: THE NEW NAME AND FACE OF INTOWN VETERINARY GROUP

April 10, 2010, Woburn, MA – It is with great pleasure that we announce the renaming of InTown Veterinary Group to IVG. This change is the result of a strategic analysis conducted in 2009 and the implementation of the recommendations made by our referring veterinarians, our clients, and our own staff. We are grateful for all the constructive feedback and direction we received; and we are gratified to be able to launch our redeveloped name and logo.

With the exception of Bulger Animal Hospital and Essex County Veterinary Referral Hospital, our individual hospitals will retain their current names. Over the coming months you will begin to see changes to our website, logos on discharge instructions, medical and marketing communications and our referral forms.

As many of you know Bulger and Essex share one building and treatment space in North Andover. Within the scope of our overall rebranding of InTownVeterinary Group to IVG Hospitals, we have made the decision to merge these two North Andover entities under one name: Bulger Veterinary Hospital.

This is an exciting step for us as an organization and we hope to continue to uphold your good faith with every step we take. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.


AT MUDDY CREEK WE PUT THE FUN IN FUND RAISING

Jan 21, 2009: ROWLEY, MA – InTown Veterinary Group today presented a donation of $6,000 to Zoo New England thanks to the extraordinary success of Muddy Creek Animal Care Center’s 3rd annual Dogtoberfest, held on October 19, 2008. We were gratified to have been able to almost double our donation in 2008 over the $3,500 donated in 2007.

As a provider of veterinary care to domesticated animals and the families who love them, Zoo New England’s mission to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world by integrating conservation programs, research and education, is one that is very near and dear to our hearts at InTown Veterinary Group. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with the Zoo and feel that promoting a love of wildlife, animals and the environment is the key to ensuring a sustainable natural environment for generations to come.

“We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of Dogtoberfest 2008,” said John Linehan, President & CEO of Zoo New England, which manages both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. “InTown Veterinary Group shares our commitment to both wildlife conservation and the exceptional care of animals, so we are especially honored that they chose Zoo New England as the beneficiary of this wonderful event.”

The $6,000 donation was generated through ticket sales from 480 people and their dogs, generous donations from vendors, and sales of raffle tickets, cotton candy, agility “training” and pet massages. We at InTown Veterinary Group and Muddy Creek Animal Care Center would like to express our thanks to each participant and to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping to make the day so much fun. Judging by the smiles, the laughter and the tail wagging, Dogtoberfest 2008 was a tremendous success.

It gives us great pleasure at Muddy Creek Animal Care Center and InTown Veterinary Group, to have played a role in creating a community event bringing families, friends and their beloved pets all together in one place. We are already excited about Dogtoberfest 2009 and hope to once again exceed our attendance and charitable donation!

For information about Dogtoberfest 2009 as it becomes available, go to http://www.ivghospitals.com/newsevents/dogtoberfest/. Pictures from 2008 may be browsed or purchased through Shutterfly. Follow the links on the page.


STANDARDS OF CARE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE MIRROR THOSE IN HUMAN MEDICINE

Portsmouth, NH, Aug. 18, 2008– Standards of care in veterinary medicine have been following trends in human medicine for a number of years.  General practitioner veterinarians work hand in hand with board-certified veterinary specialists and specialty referral hospitals to successfully treat a number of illnesses and diseases once considered terminal or incurable. As the human-animal bond continues to strengthen, demands for higher quality care and more advanced diagnostics have increased.  It is in response to this growing need for board certified specialty veterinary care in northern New England that we are very excited to be opening Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital in Portsmouth, NH on September 4, 2008.

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