Holiday Pet Hazards with Dr. Tony Kremer
Dr. Tony Kremer from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association is here to tell us what hazards are around the house during the holidays.
Learn more about Dr. Tony here: http://drtony.com/
About Dr. Tony
I had my first taste of what would be my life's work tagging along behind a neighbor who happened to be a veterinarian. I wasn't quite old enough to work, but I loved just being around all the animals. He took me under his wing and I continued working for him, doing odd jobs nobody wanted, cleaning cages, feeding and watering. I got to feed and walk the dogs for several summers and really developed my love and respect for animals.
During these experiences, I realized I didn't just want to tag along. Caring for pets had become my lifelong goal; I wanted to be a veterinarian. I attended University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois where I graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1990.
Soon after I graduated, I went back and began work at the same clinic where it all started. I loved working at the clinic but I knew that I always wanted to accomplish more, so when I received an offer to start my own clinic, I was overwhelmed.
The year was 1999 and the hospital, Animal Care Center of Plainfield, was a beautiful brand new facility. Through the years, we added more associates as our clinic grew; we grew and added two more hospitals to the area to meet the demands of our clients and our expanding community. It was also during that time, I was able to explore specialties in which I had an interest, Orthopedic Surgery and Behavior. I trained with the best in Orthopedic Medicine at Ohio State University. We brought in the best teachers and taught our associates to be their best. We also taught our clients to only expect the best.
Throughout these years, the role and the importance of the media increased. I began to comprehend how we as veterinarians could educate through the media. We now had the ability to reach and inform many more. Since our treatment and care of animals 20 years ago was certainly not what it was today why should our way of educating our clients be? In 1996 through our local veterinary association, I was invited to appear on television. I eagerly agreed to appear knowing that this was a great opportunity to educate people across Chicago about animals. I have been a regular guest ever since.
I have appeared on numerous radio and television shows and the animal friends I bring with me are all my own. Many are involved in my other interest, Chenny Troupe, an animal assisted therapy. I encourage all pet owners to do their homework, ask questions and always insist on the very best.
I have always had pets since I was a young boy. Today my wife Meg and I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, fish and a Quarterhorse named Tango.
Dr. Tony brings to his clients the absolute latest and best techniques. Dr. Tony Kremer has a special interest in surgery and has done post-graduate study at The Ohio State University in Total Hip Replacement and fracture fixation. In conjunction with his wife, Meg, he co-founded the Humane Society of Plainfield, as shared dream to save countless dogs and cats from euthanasia.
He encourages pet owners to do their homework, ask questions and always insist on the very best for their pets.
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