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Where did I grow up?
I lived for a couple of years in Switzerland as a toddler and went across the border to school in France. My family then moved to Arizona where we have been ever since. All my life, I’ve spent my summers with my extended family in England.

Favorite movie featuring animals:
The Ugly Dachshund was a childhood favorite of mine and my sister’s when we were little! It is a 1960’s film about a Great Dane who thinks he is a Dachshund and havoc ensues. I love how old and campy the sixties couples are.

What was your first pet?
My first pet is my family dog, Cosmo, the Coton De Tulear. He is sixteen and still going strong! I also have two thirteen year old frogs named Pad and Tad that I got as tadpoles when I was in fourth grade.

If I could be any animal I would be:
A Mantis Shrimp! They are speed machines and attack their prey at the velocity of a .22 caliber bullet and have the ability to see many more colors than humans. They have sixteen color-receptors where as humans only have three (red, blue and yellow).

Dream vacation:
My dream vacation would be a trip to Japan. I would stay in a pod hotel and see the cherry blossoms in bloom.





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Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more