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Mi casa es su casa. My house is your house (translated from Spanish).

In case you missed our Open House on Saturday, here is a mini-tour of Twin Trees. We are just in the final stages of getting Twin Trees off the ground, and we are not open for business quite yet, but please stop by any time and we will be happy to show you around. You can find the most up to date information (including opening day, community events, and educational seminars) by following us on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/twintreesvet/

Sliding door from reception to patient recovery area.

Sliding door from reception to patient recovery area.

A barn door constructed of reclaimed 150 year old barn wood (subsequently treated and sealed for medical grade disinfection, of course). Thank you TM builders!
We love the idea that this wood sheltered animals in another lifetime, before the factory farm, when farm animals represented a way of life.
Now this wood gets a second chance to shelter dogs and cats that are part of the family, and to help panicked pet owners feel right at home.

A patient recovery kennel.

A patient recovery kennel.

Back in Taos, NM our team had a rule for our animal patients:
If you got:
-HBC (hit by car)
-BDLD (Big Dog vs Little Dog)
-SHOT (yes, by a gun. It happened a lot)
-Or if you were a 100 year old laaady (geriatric pet)
then you got MEMORY FOAM all the way:)
Clean, dry and comfortable at all times- a golden rule.

ABC= Airway, Breathing, Circulation.

ABC= Airway, Breathing, Circulation.

 

In the ER: the blue bags are called ambu bags (also called resuscitation bags). These are used to ventilate [mechanically breathe for] a patient during CPR.
We always need to be able to see the second hand on the clock, so that we can give 1 breath every 5 seconds.

Window counter seating in the reception area.

Window counter seating in the reception area.

 

 

 

 

A comfortable place to sit, and take in the peaceful mountain backdrop. The wooden counter (thank you TM Builders) was salvaged from the Meadow Park Ice Arena.

OR = Operating Room.

OR = Operating Room.

 

 

 

 

Our medical gas plumbing was installed by the wonderful guys at Peak Plumbing & Heating (Mel, Grizz, and the rest).

The grey unit on the right of the photo is an “oxygen concentrator,” our back-up oxygen supply. This modest little machine can be a real life saver if roads close or oxygen supply fails. An oxygen concentrator can take ambient air (21% oxygen) and concentrate it to 99%- it is a tank that can never run out.

Photograph: Disease Ridge, by Nic Teichrob: 32" x 48" print and laminated onto aluminum.

Photograph: Disease Ridge, by Nic Teichrob: 32″ x 48″ print and laminated onto aluminum.

 

This photo by Nic Teichrob is symbolic for some of life’s meaning I have derived from being an emergency vet. Like Disease Ridge, emergencies and disease can be daunting, scary and …gnarly. Looking at this photo in person is a reminder of the tremendous scale of the mountains that surround us, and the light and beauty that always lie beyond hard times and a rocky ridge. Some of life’s most pure and beautiful gifts only emerge in times of fear and moments of desperation. Sometimes, a scary time out in the gnar is when you find your best friends.

Come see the real thing and be amazed. Nic Teichrob is a truly talented artist.

Below you can see cookie jars filled with healthy, gourmet dog treats. Made in Whistler with love by Chef Stephen Ingram.

Mini library for Whistler's little leaders.

Mini library for Whistler’s little leaders.

We understand that the kids coming into our space belong to a generation that will someday be faced with solving major problems in our world and environment. We aspire to be as kid-friendly as possible, and to support these little leaders in learning, reading, and caring for animals and the environment.