Three Notch Blog 

Dr. Langford Announces His Retirement


Three Notch Veterinary Hospital and Park Veterinary Clinic announces the retirement of Dr. David G. Langford as of June 3, 2018.

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Ear Cleaning - Why Is It Important?


Regular ear cleaning is an important component to maintaining good health in so many of our beloved pets.  However, cleaning our pet’s ears can be challenging! Ear canals of dogs and cats are much longer than humans and the tissue of the canals is super sensitive, especially when inflamed from infection.  Read more. 



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.