Upcoming Events & Classes
COMMUNITY PET CARE CLASSES
This spring, Rose City Veterinary Hospital is offering a three-class series on pet care open to the public. Each class will be taught by a Portland veterinary community professional with a special focus in their respective class topic. Courses are offered at 7:00 pm on consecutive Thursdays in May 2013. All classes are free to attend. Register for any of the classes today as seating is limited.
Pet Care Classes Location:
809 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
- May 2nd: Pet First Aid & Emergency Care, taught by Megan Brashear, CVT,VTS (Emergency & Critical Care) - Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital Education Manager
- May 9th: Oral Hygiene and Dental Care for Your Pet, taught by Becky Smith, CVT,VTS (Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline) - Rose City Veterinary Hospital Technician Supervisor
- May 16th: So Happy Together: Bonding with Your Pet, taught by Jenn Fiendish, CVT - Animal Behavior Clinic Veterinary Technician
INSTRUCTOR: Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care)
DATE: Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm
ABOUT THE CLASS: Megan Brashear will guide you through evaluating your pet’s basic vital signs, and how to recognize and respond to common emergency situations with your cat or dog.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS, moved to Portland in 1999 and began working as a certified veterinary technician at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital. In 2004 she earned her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care. As Dove Lewis’ Education Manager, Megan enjoys teaching technicians and owners about emergency medicine. She also finds pleasure in exploring all Oregon has to offer with her German Shorthair Pointer, Phoebe. In addition to Phoebe, Megan lives with two cats, Hurley and Newman.
INSTRUCTOR: Becky Smith, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline)
DATE: Thursday, May 9th at 7pm
ABOUT THE CLASS: Aside from the hard-to-ignore stink of our pets’ bad breath, we sometimes forget that our canine and feline companions need dental care just as much as we do. To learn more about how to optimally care for your pet’s teeth, join us for an informative talk given by Becky Smith, CVT, VTS, who performs many of the dental cleanings at Rose City Veterinary Hospital.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Becky, Rose City Veterinary Hospital’s Technician Supervisor, is a Certified Veterinary Technician with an advanced specialty certification in Clinical Practice. She began working at Rose City part-time in 2002 and full-time in 2004. Becky worked in emergency and critical care for thirteen years prior to joining Rose City Vet. She has a special interest in dental cleanings, preventative oral health, and anesthesia. Becky is a member of the North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA) and the Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistants Association (OVTAA). She shares her home with Eva, a Chinese Crested and two cats; Gimli and Wilma.
INSTRUCTOR: Jenn Fiendish, CVT
DATE: Thursday, May 16th at 7pm
ABOUT THE CLASS: Join us for a fun and informative presentation about the human-animal bond, what it means for you, and how to create, maintain, or repair the bond between you and your pet. Through photos, video, and live presentations, Jenn Fiendish, CVT, will discuss and demonstrate some of the fun and creative ways in which we can interact and enjoy our relationships with our pets.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jenn Fiendish, CVT, joined the Animal Behavior Clinic in July 2012 after working as a Certified Veterinary Technician for many years at Rose City Veterinary Hospital and, prior to that, at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital. She is passionate about animal training and behavior and is currently fulfilling requirements to receive an advanced specialty certification in behavior. As a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Jenn is active in the Continuing Education Committee and has been the SVBT Oregon state representative since 2011.
In her free time Jenn performs with The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe, volunteers at the Oregon Zoo, and is an avid crafter and crocheter. Her “pack” includes three hairless dogs, a horse, a snake, and one very patient husband.
Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers classes for kittens!
Going for walks, riding in the car, and sitting for treats are all things that we think only dogs do, right? Well, cats can do them too! Join us for a fun and informative 2 session class that will give you and your new kitten the basics and skills to live a long, healthy, and happy life! Kittens need socialization, just like puppies do. We don’t want to let puppies have all the fun do we?
During the class, we will cover basics like litter box hygiene (the number one reason for cat relinquishment), appropriate scratching behavior, carrier training, and much more, all while providing a fun and safe environment to socialize your kitten.
Let’s show the world that cat’s rule and dogs drool!
Dates: Tuesdays at 7pm on May 14th & 21st and June 4th & 11th (Please choose either May or June)
Instructor: Jenn Fiendish, CVT of the Animal Behavior Clinic
Requirements: Kittens must be between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks of age and should have at least their first FVR vaccine. Please don’t bring sick kittens to class.
Advanced Registration Required. To enroll, complete our Online Registration Form.
DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Rose City Veterinary Hospital offers Dog Training Classes. Our instructor Mary Majchrowski, CPDT-KA is the owner of Bravo Dog Training and has been training dogs and their owners for 15 years. We have two available courses - Basic Obedience and Puppy Preschool. Both classes will resume in the Fall of 2013 when Mary returns from maternity leave.
Puppy Preschool Classes are conducted on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and meet for 5 weeks. Enrollment in our Puppy Preschool is $140.
Basic Obedience Classes are conducted on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and meet for 6 weeks. Enrollment in our Obedience Class is $165.
Visit our Dog Training Classes page for more information. To register, complete Bravo Dog’s Online Registration Form, or inquire in person at Rose City Veterinary Hospital. You can also register or seek further information by calling us at 503-232-3105, or calling Bravo Dog Training at 503-686-5890.
For any questions about any of our classes, please feel free to contact us.