Tim Long, Registered Veterinary Technician, comforts Toby, a Japanese Chin, who had 10 abscessed teeth. Long is a licensed animal dentist. Photo by Roberta Long


MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital provides total care

By From page A3 | July 24, 2013

A  healthy, happy pet adds enjoyment to any family or individual. In addition to the usual maladies pets are subject to, animals in the foothills can be exposed to rattlesnakes, ticks, heat stroke and diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

The veterinary staff at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to maintaining healthy pets from the beginning of life through the end. The hospital is located in El Dorado Hills Town Center, where the staff is familiar with local conditions that may affect pets.

Tim Long, Registered Veterinary Technician and hospital practice manager, describes the MarketPlace approach as a “commitment to community and pets.”

Marvin Frace, DVM, and his wife Marsha opened MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital with a comprehensive program providing diagnosis, surgery and treatment, prescriptions, wellness, pet boarding, education and pet loss support.

Dr. Frace has retired, and Dr. Lindy Burtis, DVM, has taken his place. Burtis is a graduate of UC Davis and has been with MarketPlace for 10 years. Marsha Frace continues to run the business side of the hospital.

To keep pets in the peak of health, MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital provides puppy and kitten care, pet vaccinations, pet wellness, senior pet care, pet dental care and pet health libraries.

During pet check-ups, owners are given information on how to continue care at home.

Long takes charge of the routine care of the pets, including the ones that need to stay in the hospital. He is a licensed animal dentist.

“MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is one of the only facilities in the region performing non-anesthesia dental care,” according to the website.

The puppy and kitten package is offered at a discount for an 8- to 10-week program that focuses on diet, training and preventive care.

The Wellness Program includes X-rays and blood analysis. It reviews weight, diet and activity. For older pets, tests for bone density and geriatric anemia are done as appropriate.

Following the Wellness Program prevents or minimizes discomfort for the pets and reduces the need for future medical services.

To provide support when losing a pet, the website, marketplacevet.com, has a page called “Pet Loss” where owners can light a virtual candle in remembrance, create an online memorial or read articles by grief professionals and stories by people who have gone through the experience.

MarketPlace also offers a webpage called “My Pet,” where owners can share their pets’ photos and information.

The MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is located on Latrobe Road just south of Highway 50, under the tower with the MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital sign lighted in red at night. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Emergency calls are taken anytime.

Prospective clients can tour the hospital online and download a New Client Form. For more information visit the website, call (916) 939-1705 or visit the hospital.

Roberta Long


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