SOURCE: Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor

February 19, 2012 10:00 ET

Palm Harbor Veterinarian Launches New Website

PALM HARBOR, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2012) - Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor announced that the practice has launched a new website, The new site is designed to enhance communication with pet owners about companion animal care. The site features include a 'veterinary topics' library, New Patient Center and website blog. The animal hospital provides care for dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and exotic pets. Palm Harbor veterinarian Dr. Joel Murphy is one of the first veterinarians in the world to receive Board Certification in Exotic Medicine, an advanced specialty requiring four years of additional training.

Palm Harbor pet owners have a new online resource for pet care questions. Veterinarian Dr. Murphy's new website includes information on wellness pet care for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotic pets, as well as general patient information for the animal hospital.

"As a veterinarian, I believe that wellness care starts at home by educating pet owners about the best ways to care for their pets," said Dr. Murphy. "Whether it's how to recognize the signs of illness or the best way to brush your dog's teeth, an educated pet owner is able to make informed choices for the well-being of his or her pets. Our website perfectly complements this mission by serving as a resource for veterinary knowledge any time of the day or night."

The wellness library includes information on a variety of different pet care needs, including tips on how to select the best pet for an individual's lifestyle. There are also tips on obedience training and a video library demonstrating the proper technique for brushing a dog's teeth.

In addition to this at-home care information, pet owners can also learn more about the benefits of vaccinations, spay and neuter operations, and animal dental care. There is also a checklist to help pet owners determine whether their pet is exhibiting a symptom of illness that requires urgent care.

"While there's a wide range of information available online, not all of it is reliably sourced," said Dr. Murphy. "With this website, pet owners have a trusted source of information to answer their questions if it's after hours and they are unable to immediately reach a vet."

As one of the first veterinarians in the world to be awarded Board Certification in Exotic Bird Medicine, Dr. Murphy is also knowledgeable about bird care. The website includes information on exotic avian care, in addition to articles on traditional companion animals like dogs and cats.

"This site is a great resource for all pet owners to learn how to care for the many different animals, including birds, that make great pets," said Dr. Murphy.

Pet owners can stay up to date on the latest news from animal hospital by visiting the website's blog and signing up for the e-newsletter.

First time patients can learn more about what to expect during their first visit under the website's "New Patient Center." Pet owners can also fill out forms in advance to save time in the waiting room.

Individuals who wish to schedule a vet appointment or pet boarding appointment may do so by using the website's online appointment request form. The veterinary hospital serves the Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, Clearwater and Ozona communities.

Contact Information

  • Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor
    Palm Harbor, FL