ATLANTA - There is a frightening new twist in the opioid epidemic.
by: Tom Regan Updated: Feb 21, 2017 - 6:03 PM
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With doctors more skeptical of prescribing pain medication, Channel 2’s Tom Regan discovered some addicts are abusing their pets to score drugs.
"We're trained to look for signs of abuse," Buckhead veterinarian Dr. Duffy Jones said.
Jones said he and his staff members at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital take a critical look at injured dogs and, increasingly, at the behavior of their owners.
"Looking for these types of behaviors where injuries to pets don't really match up with how the owner describes what happened," Jones said.
"We are very careful about that drug. Where we dispense it, why we're dispensing it and how often people can refill it,” Jones said.
Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain in humans and pets.
Intown Veterinary Practice Expands to Ensure Superior Quality, Personalized Care
For Immediate Release
ATLANTA, GA – June 1, 2015… Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Leslie Priest, DVM to its practice. She joins veterinarians Dr. Sharon Nath, Dr. Tara Rittle, Dr. Edith Rogers, Dr. Keri Weyl and practice founder Dr. Duffy Jones.
“We warmly welcome Dr. Priest. The addition of carefully selected, highly skilled team members, such as Dr. Priest, ensures that our practice remains small yet properly staffed to remain accessible and dedicate ample time caring for our patients, ultimately resulting in healthy, happy pets and their owners, expressed Dr. Duffy Jones.
11Alive Staff, WXIA 7:17 p.m. EDT May 20, 2015
ATHENS, GA – The same strain of dog flu that has killed pets in the Midwest has been detected in a dog in the metro Atlanta area, according to the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. And protecting man's best friend from the potentially deadly virus may involve a low-tech approach for now.
The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory said it identified the first positive case of Canine influenza in Georgia on May 15. The infected dog was coughing, had fever, lethargy and anorexia. It was up to date on its DHLPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations. The affected dog had been in contact with other dogs at a metro Atlanta boarding facility, according to UGA officials. Officials have not revealed which boarding facility the affected dog was in.
From left, Sydney, Grady and Dawson Jones unveil a “dual” drinking fountain, suitable for both humans and dogs, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Dan Martin Pool House at Garden Hills Pool.
Zeuterin – what is it and what is all the fuss about?
By: Duffy Jones, Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital
Zeuterin is an injectable sterilization product that is labeled for use on male dogs between 3 and 10 months of age. This sounds great, right? Sterilization without surgery? Any product that could potentially decrease the number of stray pets is fantastic. But hold your syringe, because as good as it sounds, it might not be as quick and easy as it has been portrayed.
By Erin Coleman, WSB-TV Atlanta
A metro veterinarian says a driver likely dragged a dog under a car, and it's one of the worst cases he's seen.
Channel 2’s Erin Coleman went to Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital Monday where the dog's recovering, but the bills are adding up.
Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital Founder Earns President's Award
By Bob Pepalis (Patch Staff), November 26, 2013
The Georgia Veterinary Medical Association presented Duffy Jones, DVM, with the honor for his contributions and dedication to the organization.