Pet Wellness:More Resources & Links
The veterinary resources featured on this page provide useful information to pet owners on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.
Animal Breed Associations
- Purina Canine Health
- The AKC Guide to Dog Breeds
- The Hartman's Harness
- The Senior Dog Project
- The American Heartworm Society
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Animal Rescue League of Boston
- Friends of Falmouth Dogs
- The Humane Society of the United States
- People for Cats
Pet Grief Support
Lilan Hauser, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Hauser joined the Falmouth Animal Hospital team as Chief of Staff in September 2011. She grew up in Berkshires, Massachusetts and currently resides in West Falmouth. Dr. Hauser received her undergraduate degree at Washington State University in 1990 and then attended Tufts University, earning a DVM degree in 1998.
Previously, Dr. Hauser practiced at Animal Emergency Care in Acton, Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic in Belmont, and New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater. She is very happy to be in the Falmouth community and we are trhilled to have her here at our hospital!
Dr. Hauser has special interest in animal emergency medicine, critical care and behavior. She values developing close personal relationships with her clients and their beloved pets. In her free time, Dr. Hauser enjoys kayaking, biking, CrossFit, Warrior and Spartan races, traveling to remote areas and international film nights with friends and neighbors. She also loves spending time with her Landseer Newfoundland Lulu from the New England Newfie Rescue and her cats Bogart - rescued from the first clinic she worked at, and Beau - who was a stray.
Elise Trowel, DVM
Dr. Trowel grew up just outside of Boston and currently lives in Providence. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and a veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2015.
Dr. Trowel's special interests include surgery, ultrasound, dentistry and preventive medicine. At home she has a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Remy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, drawing, painting, reading and horseback riding.
Jennifer Fallon, DVM
Dr. Fallon grew up and currently resides in East Bridgewater, MA. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 and earned her DVM degree from Kansas State University in 2017. Her special interests include internal medicine, anesthesia, and fear-free practice. She is excited to start her career at Falmouth Animal Hospital and to help clients keep their pets healthy and happy.
Dr. Fallon enjoys hiking, horseback riding, swimming and spending time at the beach. She also shares her home with Dublin, a Siamese mix and Cosmo, a Pomeranian she adopted from Recycled Pomeranians in Texas.
Dave Clark, DVM
Dr. Clark is a board certified surgeon who provides his services to veterinary hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Falmouth Animal Hospital. Before he became a traveling specialist, he was the head of surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Clark is available for our more challenging surgical cases. He does orthopedic surgeries such as cruciate repairs, patella luxation repairs, plating broken bones, and plating growth deformities.
Address / Hours
188 Nathan Ellis Hwy.
N. Falmouth, MA 02556
P: (508) 563-7147
F: (508) 564-6225
Paint Your Pet Night
Please join Falmouth Animal Hospital for a Paint Your Pet Night!
The event will be held at Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar in North Falmouth on October 18 or November 8, 2017. You will have the opportunity to paint your very own, original canvas painting of your pet! All proceeds will be donated to the Sampson Fund.
Dates: October 18 OR November 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar, 7 Nathan Ellis Hwy, North Falmouth
You can purchase tickets to either the October or November event on the Kreativ Paint Parties website.
After purchasing your ticket, please email two clear photos of your pet's face to email@example.com with your name and phone number.
Photos are due on October 7 for the October event and October 27 for the November event.
Please call us at 508-563-7147 for more information.
Join Us in Welcoming Drs. Trowel & Fallon!
Meet the newest members of our veterinary team - Drs. Elise Trowel and Jennifer Fallon! They will be joining us in July 2017. With them on board, we will be able to offer new, extended hours this summer to cover emergencies and to accommodate pet owners' schedules!
Dr. Trowel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, and her veterinary degree from Purdue University. She enjoys staying active and spending time with her Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Remy.
Dr. Fallon attended the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree, and earned her veterinary degree from Kansas State University. She shares her home with Dublin, a Siamese mix, and Cosmo, a Pomeranian she adopted from Recycled Pomeranians in Texas.
Please join us in welcoming these wonderful veterinarians to our team. They are both fantastic additions to our Falmouth AH family, and we know that you and your pets will love them as much as we already do!
For The Love Of A Pet
Falmouth Animal Hospital is pleased to announce that we will be serving as the local drop off point for the pet food pantry, For The Love Of A Pet, a Cape Cod based non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
Special Offers from Falmouth Animal Hospital!
Falmouth Animal Hospital is currently running some special promotions for both New and Current Clients. Click Here for your coupons! Coupons must be presented at visit to redeem offers.
Falmouth Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Evan Franklin — Head Veterinary Technician
Evan is Head Veterinary Technician at Falmouth Animal Hospital. He started in the kennel eight years ago and has worked his way up through hands-on learning. His favorite part of work is being able to help animals in need.
At home, Evan has a cat from St. Thomas Rescue named Charlie, and a dog from a pit bull rescue named Xena. In his spare time, he enjoys music competitions, sports, working on his car and being outdoors.
Ariel Pimental — Veterinary Technician
Ever since she was a little girl, Ariel knew she wanted to work with animals. She attended the Animal Behavior College and today works at Falmouth Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician.
Ariel's favorite part about her job is learning something new every day, and getting the opportunity to be with animals every day. Outside of work, she enjoys working out and playing with her two kids in the park.
Jackie Trapp — Veterinary Technician
Jackie always knew she wanted to work with animals, ever since she started riding horses at the age of five. She has managed horse farms throughout her life and went to school for Animal Science.
Jackie's favorite aspect of the job is knowing that she's helping to make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners. She has two dogs of her own, Cheyenne, a Catahoula X Blue Heeler, and Bear, a Keeshond, as well as a Quarter Horse named Regal.
Sarah Whitehead — Veterinary Technician
Sarah is a veterinary technician at Falmouth Animal Hospital. She has always had a passion for working with animals ever since she was a little girl. She started at the young age of 15 working as a volunteer at the MSPCA. After she graduated high school, Sarah went on to study Veterinary Science at Becker College in Worcester, MA.
Her favorite part of her job is helping clients better the health and wellness of their pets. Sarah has a young son named Mason, a French Bulldog named Fiona and a Corn snake named Ruby.
When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and going on nature hikes.
Melissa (Missy) Iverson — Veterinary Technician
Missy is a veterinary technician at Falmouth Animal Hospital. Her fascination, curiosity, and love for animals has always had a big impact on her life beginning at a very young age. After graduating high school, she received a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, and plans to continue her pursuit to join the veterinary profession.
Missy's favorite aspect about the job is providing quality health care for patients, while keeping clients at ease knowing their pets are in great hands. In addition, she greatly enjoys working with and learning from talented doctors and staff who are deeply committed to the wellness of animals in need.
Kathy Glista — Receptionist
Kathy is a receptionist at Falmouth Animal Hospital. Her love of animals has brought her into the veterinary field. She has a black Lab named Lilli and two cats, Kitay and Jazmyne.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys walking with Lilli, watching the New England Patriots, cooking and gardening.
Celebrating the Fourth Of July with Your Pet
Common 4th of July Hazards:
- Alcohol- in any form is toxic to pets. Signs of intoxication: drooling, bloat, vomiting, increased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, collapse, hypothermia, coma, seizures, respiratory failure, or death.
- Table scraps- a sudden change in diet can lead to GI upset (vomiting/diarrhea)
- Insect repellent and sunblock- no human repellents or sunblock should be applied to pets unless stated on the bottle that it is safe for pets. These can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy. DEET is a common insecticide used that causes neurological issues when used on pets.
- Matches and lighter fluid- these should not be used around pets. If matches are ingested they can cause difficulty breathing, damage to the red blood cells, and kidney disease. Lighter fluid can cause skin irritation, GI problems, and respiratory problems.
- Citronella candles- inhalation of fumes can cause severe respiratory illness (pneumonia), ingestion is harmful to the central nervous system.
- At home fireworks- to curious pets at home fireworks can be very dangerous. Pets can get severe burns and/or trauma. Some fireworks contain heavy metals such as potassium nitrate, arsenic, etc.
Ways to Cope with a Fearful Pet
- All pets should be kept indoors to avoid hazards. (When fearful, can potentially leap fences, break through leashes, etc.)
- Keep pet in a small, cozy, quiet room away from windows if possible
- Lower all blinds in room where animal is kept
- If your pet is crate trained, put the crate in a quiet room away from windows and cover with towel/blanket.
- Turn on tv/music Calmly talk and pet animal
Canine Influenza - Tips to Protect Your Dog
Canine influenza virus (CIV) causes a respiratory infection in dogs that is often referred to as canine influenza or "dog flu."
Canine Influenza's History
The virus was first isolated in Florida in 2004 at a Greyhound racing facility. Since then, the virus has been confirmed in dogs across 40 states and the District of Columbia. Since it is a relatively new virus, almost all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are newly exposed because they have not built up natural immunity.
Symptoms of Dog Flu
Most infected dogs show only mild symptoms, but some dogs become very sick and require veterinary treatment. Most common clinical signs include:
- low-grade fever
- nasal discharge
Dogs with more severe disease can present with a high fever and pneumonia.
What You Need to Know and Do
- CIV is not the same as Bordetella and Bordetella is not the only pathogen that causes kennel cough.
- Canine influenza is highly infectious and the virus spreads very quickly from dog to dog.
- Canine influenza virus can be spread by direct contact with respiratory discharge from infected dogs, through the air via a cough, bark, or sneeze, and by contact with contaminated objects such as dog bowls and clothing.