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Friends of Berks County K9 Unit Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual Kyle Pagerly Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on August 25th. Registrations must be in by August 20th. What: 18 Hole 4-man Scramble When: Sunday August 25, 2013 8:00 a.m. shotgun start Where: Galen Hall Golf Course ( $85.00 per player … Price includes: golf w/ cart donuts and coffee at check-in water, soda and beer on course, hotdog and chips during play catered lunch at the pavilion after play. This year’s event will benefit the organization “1Boy4Change” (, which will use the money raised to purchase heat alarms for police K9 teams. Any questions email: berks county k9

Our New Referral Program!

We have many clients who refer friends and family to the Hospital for their pet’s veterinary care. As a way of saying thank you we have set up a new referral program. The program works like this: every time you refer a new client, the new client gets a free exam and $20 towards medical services and you get $20 in credits towards future medical services! Thank you in advance for your help and support and for trusting us with your pets’ healthcare! Bernville Ref Card Back

Berks County Parks

Berks County has a beautiful park system. They have 11 parks for you to visit and enjoy, including Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, the Union Canal Walking & Bicycle Trail, Kaercher Creek Park, Antietam Lake and the Berks County Heritage Center. (Antietam Lake is the only one that allows pets). Whether you enjoy summer concerts in the park, festivals or historical programs, they have something for everyone of all ages! Park Hours 8:00 AM to Dusk For details, go to:

Save the Dates for the Reading Fair: Aug 4th-10th!

This year is the 159th Annual Reading Fair. We hope to see you there! For detailed information and special discounts, go to: Only $10 admission per person includes all activties for the day! Days & Times: Sunday: 1 PM to 8 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 4 PM to 10 PM – Wednesday & Saturday: 1 PM to 10 PM Reading Fair
Directions: – The Reading Fairgrounds is located off of Route 183, at County Welfare & Hilltop Roads in Bern Township, Berks County, PA. From 222 follow 183 North to the traffic light at CVS/pharmacy, turn left and follow the BIG YELLOW SIGNS TO THE 2013 Reading Fair.

Save the Date for our Next Free Pet Workshop: August 5th

Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar on Saving Money at the Vet, scheduled for Monday evening, August 5, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The seminar will summarize how a veterinarian works up a case and teach the pet owner how to help make the work-up and treatment cost-effective. Dr. Lee Pickett 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

Neutering Your Pet in Berks County

Most male dogs and cats are ready and willing to reproduce by the time they are six to 12 months of age. There are able to breed consistently throughout the year or whenever they are exposed to a receptive female. Both male dogs and cats are prone to wander in search of romance and find themselves exposed to fighting with another animals or dangers such as cars. In addition, male cats are well-known to mark their territories by spraying ordorous urine on furniture, walls, shrubs, etc. Male dogs are sometimes equally anxious to mark their territories. Surgical neutering of male dogs and cats, called orchiectomy, eliminated any reproductive behavior and reduces urine odor and the desire to spray. Your male dog or cat will continue to have his own unique personality. He will be less likely to roam and enjoy staying at home more. The surgery removes the testicles. If you have specific questions, please give us a call!

Bernville’s Koziar’s Christmas Village

The Christmas Village property was originally known as Spring Lake Dairy Farm, a working dairy farm. William M. Koziar began decorating his rural property for Christmas in 1948. The display was created for the enjoyment of Koziar’s wife, Grace, and four children and initially centered on the house and barn. However, the display became increasingly elaborate and grew to incorporate the lake, walkways, trees, and fences. Over time the private display became a popular local attraction, known as “The Christmas House,” and traffic on the nearby road was sometimes snarled by passersby stopping to view the display. Eventually, visitors were admitted to the premises and Koziar paved a former wheat field to provide parking. Initially, the dairy farm remained active, and the Koziars had to wait until after the cows were milked to turn on the lights, as there was not enough power for the milking machines and the lights to operate simultaneously. Many of the dioramas are housed in former chicken coops and display toys, clothes and other belongs of the Koziars’ children and grandchildren. In 2008 Koziar’s Christmas Village celebrated its sixtieth anniversary. It remains a family-owned attraction, currently operated by the Koziars’ daughters, and several current employees are second- and third-generation associates. For more information, go to: