It is with sadness that we are announcing Dr. Donald's departure from Westgate Pet Clinic on . Dr. Donald has been a dedicated and caring doctor at Westgate for four years. Prior to that she was part of our team as a veterinary assistant for 3 years. During her tenure at Westgate Dr. Donald has developed many meaningful relationships with our wonderful patients and their people and we will all miss Dr. Donald's calm, kind demeanor. Dr. Donald will be missed, yet we couldn't be more excited for her as she begins a new chapter in her life. Dr. Donald has always wanted to examine new ways to contribute to veterinary medicine, and will be be devoting her next year to exploring these paths. We wish her all the best.
History of the Breed
Chances are you've seen old, English tapestries and paintings that feature the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This is because for centuries, the Cavalier has been a companion to artistrocratic families. Although they have been used successfully as a sporting dog, they were primarily a house pet for the wealthy.
Dogs that were bred to be companions typically have a very congenial nature, and the Cavalier is no exception. This highly affectionate breed makes a fabulous family dog. Cavaliers are active and sporting and love the companionship of a busy, loving household. They tend to consider strangers as friends, so usually do not make good guard dogs. If you have small children and are looking to add a dog into the mix, the Cavalier would be a wonderful choice.