Author: Jake Pasternak

Top 5 Reasons I Drive a Dog Car

Casey Bones – My Dog Car Meet Casey Bones – my dog car and the official dog car of Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care!  It is named after the Grateful Dead song, Casey Jones.  I even have “Jerry” to ride around with me, a Jerry Garcia doll with a guitar. 1.) It… Read more »

RVA Burger Crawl – Part 1 (Boulevard Burger & Brew, Supper, The Betty on Davis & The Savory Grain)

We have so many clients come to Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care from outside of Richmond, and they keep asking about dining options. Increasingly, we are getting asked about burgers. Where should visitors go? We are on a mission to find the best burgers in Richmond and will blog about our adventures…. Read more »


Have you ever heard the word ‘pyometra’? I didn’t before I worked with animals. I thought the only reason to spay a dog or cat was to prevent them from getting pregnant. A pyometra is an infected uterus and it is a life-threatening condition. When we (here at Helping Hands) get a phone call from… Read more »

Spending the Day in RVA while Fido gets Pet Surgery or Pet Dental Care at Helping Hands?

20 THINGS TO DO IN RICHMOND WHEN YOU VISIT HELPING HANDS FOR PET SURGERY OR PET DENTAL CARE 1. Visit our neighbor, James River Distillery, to take a tour and taste their gins, rum and vodka. 2. The Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) has the largest collection of Faberge Eggs outside of Russia. (opening… Read more »