Monthly Archives: May 2013

Berks County Golden Retievers Needed

Bernville Veterinary Clinic is honored to participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study sponsored by Morris Animal Foundation. The groundbreaking study will follow 3000 golden retrievers throughout their lives to identify risk factors and the most effective treatments for cancer and other diseases. If you missed the article about the study in the Reading Eagle, you can read it here: To learn more about enrolling your golden, please visit If you have any questions about the study, please call Dr. Lee Pickett at 610-488-0166 or email her at

Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Happy

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Keeping Our Pets Healthy and Happy, scheduled for Monday evening, June 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The seminar will help pet owners understand the importance of ideal body weight in dogs and cats. Registered dietician Betsy Gallagher will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. The workshop is free and open to all, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing .

May 19-25, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Dog bite facts: ◾Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. ◾Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. ◾Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. ◾Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. ◾Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. ◾Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims. There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis. To learn more, go to:

Berks County’s Wyomissing History

The original inhabitants of Wyomissing, in Berks County, were Indians from the Lenni Lenape tribe who lived along the banks of the Wyomissing Creek. The word Wyomissing is a phonetically derived the Indian name for the area whose exact meaning is unknown, but most likely means “a place of flats” which makes much sense considering how flat Wyomissing is compared to nearby surrounding areas. Much of Berks County was transfered from the Indians to William Penn in 1685. Title to the land that much of Wyomissing is built upon was in two parcels, an eastern tract and a western tract, which were divided by a northwesterly line in the vicinity of Lake Avenue. One of the earliest industries in the area was the Evans Grist Mill. This building still stands at the corner of Old Mill Road and Old Wyomissing Road. To learn more, go to:

Meet Cardigan from the Berks ARL

Hey, I’m Cardigan! I’m a 6-year-old spayed female DSH brown and black tiger at the Berks ARL. I’ve been at the shelter since October and I’m getting very lonely here. I don’t want to spend my golden years by myself. I’m very sweet and affectionate. I love being petted, snuggling, and giving kisses. I’m looking for a steady companion to travel on the road of life with. To learn more, go to: berks arl cardigan