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ASK THE VET

Dogs do strange things

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then dogs must be from Pluto! This month's Ask the Vet features responses to common reader questions about dog behaviors...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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ASK THE VET

Disaster preparedness

What would you do with your pets in the event of a disaster? This month's article discusses preparing for an emergency. If you don't have a plan for yourself and...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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ASK THE VET

Pet obesity

How do I know if my pet is overweight? Since dogs range in size from 2lbs to 200lbs with all sorts of body shapes, we rely on their body condition to tell...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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ASK THE VET

Heartworm Disease

Every year at your annual preventive care visit, your veterinarian most likely recommends a heartworm preventative for your dog. So why the push? Why is heartworm...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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ASK THE VET

Pet first aid

I hope you will never need to administer first aid to your pets, but if an emergency should occur, it's important to be mentally prepared. These first aid tips...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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ASK THE VET

Feline heart disease

When cats are sick they hide their illness. This makes a veterinarian's job challenging and sick cats may go undetected at home by their owners. Sometimes the...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
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DOING COLLEGE

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2009
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DOING COLLEGE

Early Applications Surge in College Admission

This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 6, 2009
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DOING COLLEGE

College Admission and Score Choice: What You Must Know

Hollie took her SAT exam in the spring of her junior year in high school and performed poorly. She prepared over the summer and tested again in the fall of her...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 28, 2009
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DOING COLLEGE

Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

As the parent of three daughters who are all at different stages in their lives, I can tell you first hand that life does not begin with an acceptance letter from...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 4, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Admitted to Your College? It's Time for A Fresh Look

I would bet that the Class of 2010 seniors will be spending some time at their mailboxes and and checking email messages over the next few weeks. They will have...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11094 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Getting Organized for Your Senior Year

Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Navigating the Transfer Path in College Admissions

Community college student Danielle Guzman dreams of transferring to Cal State San Diego. Her goal: to earn a bachelor's degree in social work and work as an adoption...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 17, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

7 Steps to Successful College Admissions Transfer: Part II

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. Although I have been an advisor for years, my heart still skips a beat...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2010
There are no comments yet. 10990 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Don't Let A College Education Bury You in Debt!

It has been wisely noted that money rarely goes to those who need it most, but rather it winds up in the hands of those individuals who best understand the process...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 9, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11000 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Colleges want to know why you are applying. Here's how to respond to this important question!

Question: I am having trouble with a question that it seems all the private colleges on my list ask: "Why do you want to attend our college?" What are the colleges...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 10596 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Does test preparation really help in college admission?

An Alamo resident asks: I don't mind spending money if it's well spent. What are the benefits of test prep? Does it work and how much do test scores count in...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11024 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Early Test Preparation Can Hurt College Admission

A grandmother asks: Is it my imagination or is the college application process starting earlier each year? I have nine grandchildren and four of them are in high...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 18, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Academic Separation from College: What's Next?

A Danville parent asks: My son received a letter of academic separation from the university he attended last year in New York State. He did not want to leave and...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 1, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Secrets of the College Application Process

A resident asks: I have read your articles for some time and have enjoyed them. They are always informative and interesting. I have one son in college and another...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11970 Views
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