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VCA Launches New Personalized Digital Pet Health Experience

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LOS ANGELES — VCA Animal Hospitals, a leading provider of pet health care services with more than 900 veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, announced the launch of the myVCA Patient Portal and Online Store, an integrated digital pet health experience for VCA clients. 

Among the Los Angeles locations, hospitals are located on Melrose Avenue, Venice Blvd. and Olympic Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Making high-quality pet health care easier and more accessible, myVCA’s Patient Portal offers VCA clients a personalized user experience, including access to online appointment bookings, online refills, automatic reminders, and educational articles curated for their pet’s specific health needs.

“Our health care teams in our hospitals create individualized relationships with each client and patient at VCA,” said Martha Smith, Director of National Marketing at VCA.

“By giving clients easy access to online appointment management, subscription refills, and authentic, reliable pet health information and recommendations directly from their pet’s health care team, we are proud to be able to continue those individualized relationships between visits through the personalized client experience provided by the myVCA Patient Portal and Online Store.”

Joining the myVCA app, the VCA Alexa Skill, and other innovations in VCA’s suite of pet owner-facing digital technology, the myVCA Patient Portal and Online Store leverages client, patient, and hospital data to extend the in-hospital experience into the digital sphere. 

“In getting our clients easier and more convenient access to authentic, reliable pet health information and tailored recommendations from their pets’ health care teams whenever and wherever they need them, we aim to further empower them to even more effectively support their pets’ health and wellness needs, ultimately creating more confident pet owners, and healthier pets,” said Smith. 

To access the myVCA Patient Portal and Online Store, click here.

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Texas & California Wet Markets Show Full Extent of Vile Conditions

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Texas & California Wet Markets Show Full Extent of Vile Conditions

(TMZ) — It’s becoming more clear by the day that wet markets are NOT just a China problem — it’s an American problem too … just take a look at these latest clips from Texas and California.

TMZ has gotten a hold of even more graphic videos of two different live animal shops in TX and CA — where people pick out the animal, have it slaughtered on the spot and then sold to them right then and there — and you see the mixed-in livestock runs the gamut.

There are pigs in pens, goats and sheep hoarded together … and, of course, as we’ve seen in New York and elsewhere — chicken and rabbits cooped up in cages — all in the same area within earshot of each other, and all getting butchered.

Ya got pigs hanging from hooks out in the open, chicken beaks, feathers and guts all over the floor and in an exposed trash can — this while customers (including kids) come in and browse the freezer for whatever cuts of meat they want. It’s downright dirty and gross.

As we’ve been told by the experts, these one-stop-shop slaughterhouses/storefronts can be breeding grounds for disease — including new viruses, like COVID-19, which supposedly got started at a wet market in China.

We already know of lawmakers in Cali and New York working to get these things shut down, but it’s pretty apparent there needs to be federal legislation rolled out to address this. Can’t call the kettle black when we’re swimming in the freakin’ pot.

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Joe Exotic Prison Has 2nd Highest ‘Rona Rate

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Joe Exotic Prison Has 2nd Highest 'Rona Rate

FORT WORTH (TMZ) — The prison Joe Exotic is currently being held at is the second leading hotbed for coronavirus in the entire federal prison system — but not to worry … Uncle Sam’s got a plan.

The ‘Tiger King’ star has been locked up at FMC Forth Worth in Texas, and as of Tuesday … there was a total of 298 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates, making it number 2 behind a federal CA facility at 570 inmate cases.

If that sounds troubling, it should … we’ve seen jails and prisons across the U.S. getting besieged with the virus — and some of the inmates are suffering. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has assured us they’re going above and beyond for their prisoners, staff and visitors alike at Joe’s facility to keep them safe and healthy.

As for Joe … his people have repeatedly told us … he’s virus-free.

The agency tells TMZ there’s a comprehensive action plan in place at all of their institutions — which includes reducing inmate transfers, increasing screening and testing, minimizing unnecessary movement on the inside and temporarily canceling social and legal visits, not to mention training for BOP employees. They will also do regular temperature checks.

The trick is … as little congregating as possible. BOP says it’s trying to keep guards at one post for as long as possible to avoid unnecessary interaction.

BOP also tells us they’ve made sure everyone — prisoners and staffers — have received surgical masks. BOP says it has things under control — so far fewer than 5 deaths at the Fort Worth facility … but with nearly 300 cases, it’s gotta be viewed as a full-fledged outbreak.

So … guess that means Joe’s in good hands??? Here’s hoping so.

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Dolphins Still Putting on Show in Japan without Spectators

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Dolphins Still Putting on Show in Japan without Spectators

JAPAN (TMZ) — Move over LeBron James … while pro sports leagues are trying to figure out when they can return to action, some dolphins are way ahead of ’em.

These photos are from Hakkeijima Sea Paradise’s special dolphin show Thursday in Yokohama, where they had zero spectators due to the coronavirus quarantine guidelines there.

Animal trainers still did their thing, though, with dolphins and a beluga whale putting on quite a show — despite lacking a crowd of oohing and ahhing humans. Let’s keep it real … the animals are in it for the food.

The show wasn’t just a dress rehearsal … the aquarium videotaped the performance and aired it on the web for folks to watch safely from home.

Makes ya wonder … do the animals feel differently performing without a crowd? Or, is it just a little closer to being in the wild without a loud pack of humanity watching ’em? We sure hope so.

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