“Adopt” At Green Chimneys

"Adopt" At Green Chimneys

When Green Chimneys opened its doors in 1948, it was known as Green Chimneys Farm for Little Folk. The name may have changed but the farm is still a central part of what Green Chimneys does.

The hundreds of animals calling Green Chimneys home receive exceptional care and love. The love is freely given by students, staff, volunteers and interns. The expenses incurred with the more than 200 animals, residing at the farm use up a large part of the farm’s yearly budget. You can help by “adopting” an animal at Green Chimneys.

A donation of as little as $25 helps. You can “adopt” a rabbit, pig or goat for $25, or think big and sponsor a horse or a cow for $100. The farm is open for weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so you can get a return on your investment in the form of a wet nose or a warm nuzzle. Visit www.greenchimneys.org for more.


New Professional Dog Grooming

Anew business is in Ridgefield, The Fur Side, LLC, Professional Dog Grooming. Located at 622 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. has opened.Many of you already know the owners- Sheryl and Andrea. They are currently offering free nail clipping/filing !


Vet Assistant Classes, Norwalk CC

The Extended Studies Division of Norwalk Community College (NCC) is offering Veterinary Assistant classes during the spring 2011 semester. Under the direction of Dr. Richard McFarland of Norwalk Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic, the comprehensive five part Certificate Program is an ongoing success.

The Certificate Program prepares students for an interesting and meaningful career in the field of veterinary healthcare. Students must successfully complete the four required courses plus a clinical experience to earn a program certificate. Upon program completion, students will be well on their way to pursuing a career in veterinary healthcare. Five courses will be offered in the spring 2011 semester. Please call 203-857-7080.


Animal Cancer Foundation Grant

As part of its mission to develop and support research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for people and pets, the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) is making a $20,000 grant to the Van Andel Research Institute. With a common hope of improving the health and welfare of humans afflicted with rare tumors, and canines affected with the same respective cancer, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have rallied an unprecedented national alliance of veterinarians, scientists, and clinicians to form the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC). The CHCC will integrate genomic studies of dogs with phenotypic and pharmacologic tests to predict therapies for human disease.

The grant is being made by ACF in honor of WPLJ- FM’s morning radio personality Scott Shannon and his wife Trish Shannon. The grant memorializes the Shannon’s beloved Golden Retriever Jimmy, ACF’s Animal Ambassador, who thrived for two years after treatment for bone cancer. Jimmy’s energy and love of life inspired people and their pets to walk in Veterinary Pet Insurance’s K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walks in New York and California.

Founded by Dr. Gerald Post, a veterinary oncologist, affiliated with The Veterinary and Oncology and Hematology Center in Norwalk and Shelton CT, the Animal Cancer Foundation is comprised of medical experts, business professionals, and dedicated volunteers who have all been impacted by the loss of a beloved pet to cancer.


Weston Veterinarian Celebrates 25 Years In Unique Practice

Dr. Jeff Feinman is celebrating 25 years of veterinary practice. Today, HomeVet, the practice he founded in 1987 and its online counterpart www.homevet.com, are not only serving local pet owners, but are attracting patients from around the region and the nation.

Dr. Jeff, as he is known, is one of the few homeopathic vets in the nation–one of only two Certified Veterinary Homeopaths (CVH) in Connecticut.

His practice, which was originally a veterinary house call practice, integrates modern veterinarian medicine with proven methods of natural healing. He launched his website, www.homevet.com, in 1996.

The site offers pet care libraries, a web store, pet care books, educational forums… all to help consumers of veterinary services make informed choices.

“It is so gratifying to resolve — and more importantly prevent–serious health problems for my pet patients and their owners,” said Dr. Jeff. “It’s my aim to offer pet owners holistic treatment options and integrate the best of both worlds–traditional and homeopathic veterinary medicine.”

His interest in homeopathy began as related to human ailments. His studies not only led to curing his own lifelong seasonal allergies, but to a recognition that the principles apply to all living beings. By 2000, Dr. Jeff was the first certified veterinary homeopath (CVH) in Connecticut. There are still only about fifty-five of his peers in the U.S. and Canada.