During Christmas break 2019, I was fortunate to go to Hawaii and get to spend time with my new first grandchild, Ellie Rose Auerhahn. While visiting three of Hawaii’s islands, I was able to lecture, learn and see a past patient.
Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton is pleased to announce the newest member of the practice, Rebecca (Becky) Fraser, DVM.
Dr. Fraser is originally from Winterport, Maine. She has been practicing vet medicine for 12 years. She attended NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and worked for a couple years in North Carolina before relocating to Baltimore where she started her journey with integrative medicine. Over 6 years ago she studied TCVM at the Chi Institute and soon started a house call vet practice based around TCVM, nutrition, herbs, and functional medicine. She later expanded into palliative/hospice care for dogs and cats.
Late this summer, Dr. Fraser and her family moved to Massachusetts due to her husband’s career. She is thrilled to be back in New England to raise her family. Her kids, Camden (10yrs), Eli (7yrs), and Grace (5yrs) are looking forward to a snowy winter and lots of skiing. They also enjoy playing and hiking with their boxer, Max. A sweet kitty, Taz, completes their family.
We are thrilled to have another member of our MASH family that can provide the highest level of care to our patients.
Our doctors participate in continuing education far in excess of what is required by the licensing authority. To further this two-way effort, we also host at MASH (and in Dr. Roman’s home) visiting doctors and scientists.
In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as "grain-free," which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients (listed within the first 10 ingredients in the ingredient list, before vitamins and minerals).