Three Notch Blog 

Vacation – Alaska Style!


I was on vacation in late July in Alaska! We saw some amazingly beautiful sights, including being very close to wildlife. In one case within 20 yards of brown bears!  Read more about our trip to Alaska.



February is Dental Care Month


February has traditionally been pet dental health month in the animal care field. Perhaps you have noticed this in magazine articles about pet care. But, you nevertheless might not know how common dental problems are in our pets. Read more about common pet dental problems.



Giving a Helping Hand at Pine Ridge Reservation


Dr. David Langford is associated with the Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM). CVM is a faith based organization that sends DVM’s, vet techs, and support staff all over the world to help people in need with their animals. Read more about our mission to help people in need.



Park Veterinary Clinic’s Feline Friendly Initiative


The Feline Friendly initiative began with the thought that we could do more to encourage our cat patients to come in to the office and has, for me, become a greater incentive to engage and enjoy our feline clients. Get tips from Dr. Bennett for bringing your feline friend to the Vet.



Pokémon Go & Walking Your Dog


While playing Pokémon Go has many positive benefits including enjoying the outdoors, getting more exercise, visiting monuments in your area that you may have never seen, and socializing with friends and strangers, we were wondering….does Pokemon Go and dog walking go together? Read more about walking and keeping your dog safe. 



Our Snorting & Snoring Dogs


Let's take a minute and talk about our loud dogs.  I am speaking about our brachycephalic dogs.  Want to find out if your dog is a brachycephalic dog? Read more about snorting and snoring dogs



Canine Cops of St. Mary's


We have had the privilege of being the veterinary medical practice that takes care of the St. Mary’s County’s police dogs for over two decades. The Sheriff’s Department Canine unit has been around for a long time, and is a really important part of making the Department an effective force. Read more about Canine Cops.



Animals Eat the Strangest Things


With our practices being open collectively over 65 years, all of the doctors have seen a lot of differing gastrointestinal problems in our patients. The most interesting ones are often the various foreign objects that animals eat. Read more about gastro problems due to foreighn objects ingested.



What If Pets Could Make New Year's Resolutions?


Happy New Year's to All!

Wouldn't it be great if our pets could make New Year's resolutions and stick with them! Every owner can list at least one behavior that his or her pet does that is not ideal. Maybe your pet is highly food focused and overweight. Maybe he or she barks excessively. For me, it is my lab's obsession with eating inappropriate things. Read more about resolving to care for your pet.



A Doctor's Reflections


Every September for the last five years I have spent a week on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (“the Rez”) in South Dakota as a volunteer with the Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM). South Dakota is the home of the Lakota Sioux and has produced historical figures such as Chief Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, who were both Lakota. Read more about our mission.