Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

(860)646-5170

www.manchestervetclinic.com

Joshua Atz, DVM

  

Kittens make great birthday presents (brothers Roanoke, the orange tabby, and Chesapeake)!  - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

“Josh, are you sure you don’t want to get a PhD?” For the first maybe five years after I graduated from vet school my mom repeated this mantra. She evidently was in a state of disbelief and shock all this time that her son would be ministering to the needs of dogs and cats rather than doing research in a laboratory. After all, she had a masters in Histology and had grown up pet-less. And for sure, there was little in my early years to indicate that I was going to grow up to be a small animal doctor. The only “pet” I ever had was a turtle found in the street and kept for a few months in a back yard pen until it escaped and went back to the wild. My dad, who was the PhD in the family (ichthyologist, NY Aquarium and American Museum of Natural History) and had been the one to suggest vet school in the first place, remained reticent, I’m sure secretly pleased that once again there were pets in an Atz household. Eventually, though, even Mom could be caught lovin’ on a dog or cat.

 

My first jobs were on Long Island where I grew up. I came to Connecticut in 1989 and have been at Manchester Veterinary Clinic since. I began to add traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, to my bag of treatment options in 2001 after becoming a little disillusioned with the seemingly limited options standard Western medicine had to offer at least in some situations. I continue to enjoy my ongoing pursuit of alternative approaches to healthcare as it gives me and MVC an expanded number of ways to help our patients.

When I’m not tending to the needs of patients, clients, staff or the clinic, I enjoy travel, quiet moments with a newspaper, time with family and friends and certainly the antics of my home kitties.

Dr. Atz offers traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment option for many of our patients  - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

 

Chesapeake and Roanoke do their best to be Yin & Yang.  - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University in Rhode Island
  • DVM from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell

 

Tater Tot  - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

“Uncle” Tater takes still-kitten Chesapeake under his wing  - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

 A young Roanoke looks to his “Uncle” Tater for advice - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

 

 Roanoke enjoying the vantage point - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Dr. Atz's Blogs and Handouts

Food For Thought #1

Food For Thought #2

Food For Thought #2.5

GOT FLEAS?? GET ADVICE!!

STILL GOT FLEAS?? GET ADVICE!!

His Name Was Harry

 

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