Dear clients & friends,

Dr. Amanda StowersIt is with a heavy heart I announce that Patrick (my fiancé) and I will be moving home to Starkville, Mississippi in May 2018. I am deeply saddened to leave this wonderful Veterinary Services work family, but the opportunity closer to our family was too great to pass up.

I want you to know how much I will miss you and your wonderful pets. I have truly enjoyed having the privilege of being your veterinarian for the past three years. It breaks my heart to leave, but I am confident that I am leaving you in great hands. I know you will continue to receive the same high standard of veterinary care at Veterinary Services.

I wish you and your pets health and happiness. If you ever find yourself in Mississippi, be sure to look me up.

Sincerely,

Dr. Amanda Stowers

We are always looking for ways to improve both you and your pet's experience when you visit Veterinary Services of Aiken. Next time you stop in, check out some of the changes we have made to our front desk area!
 
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Dr. Holly Woltz, Chief of Staff at Veterinary Services of Aiken, has been selected to serve on the Board of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) and will serve a three-year term for District 3.

SCAV is an organization devoted to advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine by providing opportunities for professional education and development and by enhancing the relationships between veterinarians, agriculture, pet owners, government and the public at large; and to protect the public health by promoting proper involvement in human and animal health care by the veterinary profession.

The role of the SCAV Board of Directors, and of each individual Director, is to further that purpose by participating in the fundamental policy decisions of the organization, and in its activities in furtherance of those decisions and purpose. 

It's official – Veterinary Services of Aiken has been approved by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat Friendly Practice – Gold Status!

Veterinary Services of Aiken Earns AAFP Cat Friendly Practice Gold StatusAccording to the AAFP, even though there are millions more pet cats than there are pet dogs in the United States, cats visit the veterinarian much less frequently. This is largely because of the stress that comes with vet visits for cats and their owners.

At the Veterinary Services of Aiken, we strive to make your visit to the doctor with your feline companion as stress-free as possible. We offer a full range of preventive care services and care tips  – as well as a feline-only waiting area and a feline-exclusive exam room!

 

Doc Holly writes the Aiken Standard's 'Pet Talk' column.

 

Our Chief of Staff Dr. Holly Woltz (Doc Holly) has practiced veterinary medicine for over 25 years and specializes in senior pet care. Now she is sharing her expertise on pet health care with the readers of the Aiken Standard. A former teacher and writer, she enjoys talking and writing about the human-companion animal bond and its importance. You can read her recent "Pet Talk" articles by clicking the links below.

Pet Talk: Christmas present becomes new daily companion
Published January 3, 2017

Pet Talk: Making sure animals are happy is top priority
Published December 20, 2016

Pet Talk: Broken hearts mend, can love again
Published December 6, 2016