Is the person coming to my home a veterinarian? Can you provide vaccines and routine car for all of my pets?

es, the person coming to your home is a veterinarian. Becoming a veterinarian requires four years of undergraduate training followed by four years of veterinary school. Dr. Trupia completed her undergraduate training at University of Illinois-Chicago and is a proud graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. She also went on to complete a one year rotating internship in New York City for additional intensive training following veterinary school. Furthermore, Dr. Trupia has extensive additional training and is certified in physical rehabilitation as well as acupuncture. She typically completes 3-4 times the required amount of continuing education per year in order to bring her clients and patients the best options for care possible.

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Melissa Trupia
I don’t believe in acupuncture. How does it even work?

Acupuncture is a treatment involving the insertion of fine needles into tissues. Medical acupuncture is science-based and evidence-based and takes into consideration the nerves, blood vessels, and tissues in relationship to acupuncture channels and points. The foundations of medical acupuncture are based upon a solid knowledge of anatomy and physiology, rather than explanation with metaphors, in order to design treatment plans.

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Melissa Trupia
How will I know when it is the right time to say goodbye to my pet?

Unfortunately, as pet caretakers, most of us will inevitably have to ask ourselves this question. When a pet receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness or is experiencing a debilitating disease process, it can be very overwhelming and emotional. Suddenly it is up to you to know when it is time to make a decision regarding humane euthanasia. Having someone say “you’ll know when its time” is not always helpful. Most caretakers tell me that they wish the decision would be taken out of their hands and that their pet would pass peacefully in their sleep. The reality, however, is that the peaceful scenario that most of us would want for our dear pets only occurs in a small percentage of cases. The real question comes down to asking ourselves about our wishes for our pets during their final years, months, and days and what we want for their death experience when the time comes.

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Melissa Trupia