Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Kylie & Cricket Memorial Fund Brings The Holidays To FCAC

It’s that time of year!  The holidays are here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is by giving to others. Kingsbrook Animal Hospital, through the Kylie & Cricket Memorial Fund, was able to use the donations from November 12th’s Santa Paws photos to put together a special gift for Frederick County Animal Control!


Lots of candy for our FCAC friends!

KAH assistant Robin with the Kong toys the K&C Fund gifted to FCAC
On December 21st, KAH assistant Robin and technician Abby piled into the car with a huge gift-wrapped box of Kong toys, donations of food and blankets, and stockings full of candy for all of the technicians, assistants, doctors, and officers who make up the wonderful team at FCAC. While they were there, Abby and Robin were able to tour the facility and share the new toys with some super-grateful dogs.
KAH assistants Ebony & Robin, and technician Morgan,
working on the stockings! 
Now on to the wrapping!


Stockings and a whole box of Kongs, ready to gift


FCAC is located at 1831 Rosemont Avenue in Frederick, and within their walls are several wonderful animals waiting for a forever family. Besides dogs and cats, there are chickens, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and even a hedgehog. While Abby and Robin were visiting with the staff and taking the tour, two families filed applications for adoption!
Abby cuddles Bella and Robin holds Max,
a bonded pair of adorable dogs up
for adoption at FCAC
Robin and Abby with the FCAC staff and
all of KAH's donations




KAH is so excited to be able to share these gifts with FCAC, and it’s all possible because of the wonderful donations that have been made to the Kylie & Cricket Memorial Fund. From all of us at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital, have a fantastic 2016 holiday season!
Robin shares a Wubba with Max
Abby gives a Wubba toy to Raven



Friday, March 4, 2016

#KAHSpreadtheLoveDrive - Kingsbrook Animal Hospital delivers dog biscuits to Frederick's homeless dogs!

During the month of February, we focused on looove and how we spread love every day. What better way to spread the love then to donate to our local animal shelter, Frederick County Animal Control?! We decided, with the help of the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund, to donate homemade dog biscuits made by hand with love by the team at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital.

We posted on Facebook three pictures of our techs doing with they love- caring for our patients! For every 'share' the picture received we committed to donating 1 bag of dogs treats! Our amazing fans shared the pictures 251 times! That's a lot of dog treats!


Then, our work really began- KAH Baking Day!
Julie cutting out the biscuits!
Lainey and Katie mixing the batter!

Lots and lots of biscuits in the making!

 While the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund purchased all of the ingredients, veterinary technicians- Samantha, Katie, Lainey, Christa, Melissa, and Julie all gathered together one recent Sunday afternoon to bake a lot of dog biscuits! In total, they baked over 600 dog biscuits! (and had a blast doing it!)

Samantha and Lainey on baking day!


Veterinary technician, Samantha, had the fun job of delivering the dog biscuits on Leap Day. What better way to spend and 'extra' day then sharing homemade dog biscuits with homeless dogs! While at FCAC, Samantha met Buckwheat, Rosco, China, and Dierk.

Buckwheat is a 3 year old lab mix. He is timid at first, but once you say hello, he is such a sweetheart! He was so gentle when Samanta gave him his cookies and he loved every last bite!
Buckwheat and Samantha









China is a 1 year old pit bull mix who is a tiny little thing, but full of energy! She was so excited for attention, she didn't even realize Samantha had dog biscuits! Once she finished her treat, she kept searching for more!

China and Samantha

Rosco and Samantha









Rosco is a 9 year old dalmation/pit bull mix. He is a very sweet old man, but he didn't let his age stop him from enjoying his dog biscuits!

Dierk is a 2 year old pit bull mix. He had watched all the other dogs get their biscuits and knew what was coming! When it was finally his turn, he was so excited he barley chewed them and they were gone in the blink of an eye! He spent another few minutes getting scratches from Samantha before wandering down the aisle, looking for any crumbs that the other dogs may have left behind.

Dierk and Samantha










We want to thank everyone who tok the time to share our pictures. Because of each of you, we were able to treat many homeless dogs in the Frederick area.

Keep spreading the love, friends!



Click HERE if you want to check out our dog biscuit recipe!
Contact Frederick County Animal Control if you are interested in any of the homeless dogs highlighted above.


Monday, February 23, 2015

KAH and the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund help Phoebe the Chihuahua!



Thanks to all the generous donations to the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund, we have been able to help another homeless animal!
Phoebe!
Ready for my dental!

Kingsbrook Animal Hospital contacted Frederick County Animal Control who introduced us to Phoebe.  Phoebe is a female Chihuahua that was desperately in need of a dental cleaning, digital dental x-rays, and extractions.  She is around 5-6 years of age and is a very sweet girl who is still in search for her forever home.  
Dr. Davis and his new friend, Phoebe


Dr. Davis began with a physical examination.  During Phoebe's exam, it was obvious that her mouth was very painful.  Even though it was uncomfortable, this sweet girl wanted nothing more than to be held and loved.  During her dental cleaning, Dr Davis ordered digital dental x-rays to be taken.  This showed us that under Pheobe’s gum the roots of some of her teeth were deteriorating!  The best option for Pheobe was to extract the affected teeth.  In fact, Dr. Davis extracted 9 teeth in total!  Pheobe’s remaining teeth were hand and ultrasonically scaled and polished, and fluoride was also applied. 
Julie taking dental x-rays.
Katie helping Dr. Davis. 

Pheobe is now back at FCAC in Frederick, MD and waiting to find her forever home.  Your generous support not only makes her a better candidate for adoption, but also has her feeling better!  Thank you again for supporting the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund!


Tiffanie and Phoebe
Megan and Phoebe

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Paws visits Frederick, Maryland and Kingsbrook Animal Hospital!



Santa Pictures were a huge success this year thanks to our awesome clients and friends!  


Say "Cheese"!
Nora, Santa, and Harmony















We raised over $ 1,200 for our Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund! Santa Paws (aka our veterinarian, Dr. Davis) and his elves arrived in Frederick, Maryland just in time to take pictures with all of our fury & not so fury friends! Kingsbrook Animal Hospital was filled with Christmas cheer, hot chocolate and even a few kids crafts.  
Our packages this year included favorites gift tags, direct email, and prints to enjoy. New this year was the option of ordering holiday cards!


Samantha, our technician AND photographer!
"I'm ready for my picture!"
Megan and Mo Bird.

Thank you for all of your donations & for participating in our annual Santa Pictures.  What a Merry time at KAH :)
We can’t wait until Santa Paws visits again next year!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kingsbrook Animal Hospital hosts 2nd Annual Haunted Hospital!!


Thank you to all- both spectators and vendors- who made the KAH second annual Haunted Hospital such a huge success!!  
Our Gatekeeper, Nora

Nicolette and Katie


Ranee, Dr. Walker, and Lainey having fun!
We had 9 different vendors come to speak with the public, as well as KEY 103 who broadcasted from our parking lot.  Our "trunk-n-treat" cars provided kids with lots of Halloween goodies and our trio of games made for some entertainment while waiting for the Hospital tour!!  

The Laboratory
The Morgue

Throughout everything, our main objectives were to put on an awesome performance for all of you and to raise money for the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund.  We raffled off two gift certificates- one to Two Paws Up and one to Hot Fired Arts- congratulations to the winners!!!  

The grave yard was "thrilling"!
We were so fortunate to have so many people donate to this cause and we were able to raise over $800 to help local Frederick, Maryland animals who have not yet found their forever homes. 

Check out our Facebook page to view all of our pictures and our YouTube page to see the video!





Friday, October 3, 2014

Kingsbrook Animal Hospital's Flat KAH Project goes global!


This summer our Doctors went on a lot of adventures, traveled the world, & saw so many beautiful places… Our Flat Doctor’s that is! :) 
Flat Dr. Walker and Flat Dr. Cook

KAH had a Flat Doctor contest that entailed our clients competing on who could take a Flat Doctor on vacation with them the furthest, most adventurous, and most submissions. Dr's Cook, Davis, Cardella, and Walker traveled near and far! Clients simply picked their favorite veterinarian and off they went. And we have to tell you- we have the BEST clients! We had submissions from North Carolina, Florida, Australia, Japan and Greece to name a few.  Our furthest Flat KAH went all the way to Bali!   Wow! That's a long way from Frederick, Maryland!

Flat Dr. Cook
We want to extend a special thanks to all of our clients who participated in our Flat KAH project. It was so much fun seeing their adventures. Also, for every picture that was submitted, Kingsbrook Animal Hospital donated one dollar to the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund, which raises money for Frederick homeless animals in need. 



Flat Dr. Davis in Las Vegas!

Check out our Facebook page to see all of our entries!


Flat Dr. Cardella

Monday, September 15, 2014

Flat KAH travels far, but also stays near.

Sassy and her Staycation 

We have had so much fun watching the unique places that our Flat Doctors have traveled!  The 'flats' have traveled by planes and boats and have gone all over the world. They have clearly had many adventures as their counterparts stayed close to home continuing to treat the pets of Frederick, MD.  Perhaps some of our most endearing photos come from a kitty named Sassy. Her parents sent an email describing the attached photos of Flat Dr. Cook and Sassy. After reading it, we had to share... 


Flat Dr. Cook taking a cat nap.

"Sassy is a young 18 years old and has been going to see Dr. Cook since before he started at Kingsbrook AH.  She was found along the road during a heavy rainstorm and when we opened the car door to check on her, she hopped right in.  After contacting all the neighbors to determine who she belonged to, we learned she was a stray and belonged to us.  She has been with us since 1998 and is a very smart and special kitty. 

We learned very early that she didn't mind travelling in the car as long as she could sit in the front seat and occasionally look out the window, to the surprise and delight of passing vehicles, especially those with children.  Due to her age, diminished hearing, and kidney disease, Sassy's travelling days are over except for trips to see her favorite vet, Dr Cook and his staff.  In her younger days she was an inside, outside cat who enjoyed hunting mice and sharing her catch with us.  She was more like a dog and stayed close to us when out in the yard always keeping track of our whereabouts.  As she aged she preferred to stay inside and now has a simpler life. 

So we would like to share Sassy's Staycation with you.  She likes to eat 5 to 6 meals a day and is showing Dr. Cook that he is not splurging on her staycation, but sticking to her diet of K/D.  Her Daddy is her favorite.  She will roll over on her back and will stare at him until he comes and kisses her belly, which he always does.  She loves watching the birds, insects, rabbits, etc outside, her Kitty TV, and wanted to share this joy with Dr. Cook.  (She did notice the bird on your shoulder Dr Cook and sniffed it to make sure it wasn't real)!   Finally, all this activity has worn her out and she is taking one of her many naps. 

One thing we meant to mention was that shortly after Sassy found us she got very ill.  Even Dr. Cook wasn't sure if she would recover, but he tenaciously pursued every avenue and saved our precious little girl.  For this we are forever thankful, for as we said she has a personality that an owner will see in a pet once in their lifetime, if they are lucky."


Sassy and Flat Dr. Cook enjoying her Staycation.