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Saturdays, 3pm-4pm: Pet Health Talk
with Dr. Carlos Aragon and Dr. John Rossi
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About Dr. Aragon

     Dr. Carlos Aragon is a graduate of Colorado State University and The University of Georgia. He has completed 13 years of education to be a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist in Surgery which included a 3-year veterinary surgery residency.

Being a Board Certified Surgeon he has a special expertise in surgery having performed thousands of surgeries from fracture treatment to ACL surgery like TTA's, TPLO's and Extracapsular repairs; luxated knee cap repairs; cancer surgery; GI, herniated disk and thoracic surgery; wound repair and minimally invasive surgery like arthroscopy.

     Dr. Aragon has published multiple scientific articles on topics related to ACL surgery in dogs, arthritis management, cancer and wound repair. Dr. Aragon is the Co-owner and Chief of Surgery at AVS, which have locations in Orange Park, Jacksonville and Gainesville – and the proud Father of a new baby boy, Austin Aragon!

About Dr. John Rossi

    Dr. Rossi has 26 years of experience as a veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of Florida and is the owner of Riverside Animal Hospital, where he treats dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, lizards, turtles, rabbits, rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, foxes… you name it, he treats it!!! 

     Dr. Rossi is widely known as an exotic animal doctor and he has given lectures around the country (including for four years at the North American Veterinary Conference).  He is the author of 9 books including the “What’s Wrong with My Pet” book series which has a separate book on dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes and iguanas and coming soon…turtles!

     He has a son who recently graduated from medical school AND is the author of two political books, including The Freedom Fairytale”. 

The Latest News Headlines

  • Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are interviewing witnesses as they investigate a double shooting that took the life of a 7-year-old boy.  The shooting happened late Sunday night in the Durkeeville neighborhood on Mt Herman Street. Police say the child and a 23-year-old man were in the front yard when they were shot. Both were taken to a local hospital, the child was pronounced dead and the other victim has non-life-threatening injuries.  “Shootings are unacceptable, but when you have children that can’t play in their front yard, it’s unbelievable to me. So please come forward with any information that you have,” says Assistant Chief Scott Dingee. Police say it’s still early in their investigation, but they believe the suspect vehicle is a gray SUV and could be a Toyota model. JSO says there were at least two people inside the suspect vehicle, but their identities are unknown at this time.  “This is the fifth juvenile that has been shot in less than two weeks, now the first murder attached to that.” If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call JSO at 904.350.0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1.866.845.TIPS.
  • Update: The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office says the reported missing man, Steven Haramia, has been found safe. Deputies say he is home and with his family.  Original Story: The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in trying to find Steven Christofer Haramia who deputies say left his residence early Saturday morning, possibly around 3am. Deputies say Haramia has several medical conditions which require continued medication. The sheriff’s office says Haramia was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and a camouflage jacket, with black Nike shoes. Deputies describe him as 5’9, 155 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.  The sheriff’s office said they were searching for Haramia Sunday with their helicopter near the Heritage Park community in St. Augustine.  Deputies say if you know where Haramia is you can call the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at 904-824-8304.
  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel blasted politicians after a gunman killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, high school, saying that if gun laws don’t change, “you will not get re-elected in Broward County.” >> WATCH: Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez slams politicians, NRA in emotional speech According to the Huffington Post, while speaking at a vigil in Parkland for the victims of the shooting, Israel said, “If you’re an elected official, and you want to keep things the way they are ― if you want to keep gun laws as they are now ― you will not get re-elected in Broward County.” >> Click here to watch The vigil was attended by thousands at an amphitheater that was lit by candles and had 17 4-foot angels – one for each of the victims who was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. >> On Rare.us: 'Thoughts and prayers' check raises eyebrows on social media after the Florida shooting Last week, Israel called on lawmakers to allow law enforcement officers to involuntarily detain people who post questionable and disturbing content on social media. “We need to have the power to take that person and bring them before mental health professionals at that particular time, involuntarily, and have them examined,” he said, the Huffington Post reported. “People are going to be rightfully concerned about their rights ― as am I. But what about these students? What about the rights of young kids who go to schools?” >> PHOTOS: Remembering Parkland, Florida, school shooting victims He added that he wishes law enforcement officials could act “if they see something on social media, if they see graphic pictures of rifles and blood and gore and guns and bombs, if they see something, horrific language, if they see a person talking about ‘I want to grow up to be a serial killer.’” Democrats in Congress are already calling for gun control while Republicans are saying that it’s too soon to talk about it. >> Classmate of Nikolas Cruz: ‘No one has ever been a friend to him’ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said during a press conference Thursday that we need to think less about fighting “each other politically” in the wake of the shooting. “This is one of those moments where we just need to step back and count our blessings,” he said Thursday at a news conference, according to CNN. “We need to think less about taking sides and fighting each other politically, and just pulling together. This House, and the whole country, stands with the Parkland community.” >> Florida school shooting timeline: Seven minutes, three floors and 17 dead Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., tweeted that Congress should vote on measures to implement “universal background checks, a ban on military-style weapons and a prohibition of those on the terror watchlist from purchasing firearms.” >> Read more trending news  Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, said Congress will have “another round” of this debate, but admitted that it’s hard to get any sort of gun legislation passed. Read more here.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed Wednesday by a gunman, will reopen Thursday, according to a statement from Broward County Public Schools. >> Read more trending news Only staff members will be allowed back on the sprawling campus in northwest Broward County. There is no mention in the statement when students will be permitted to return. The school remains a crime scene and will be closed through Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school, is facing 17 first-degree murder counts after he confessed to shooting 14 students and three staff members around 2:30 p.m.
  • As of early Sunday morning, FDOT says for the next 2 years, traffic will be shifted on the Fuller Warren Bridge beginning at the Park Street ramp all the way past the San Marco Boulevard exit. FDOT says drivers heading south will see lanes shift to the inside and that shift will create a work zone for construction crews to start expansion work on the Fuller Warren as part of the Your 10&95 project. We told you about this shift back in November, and due to weather and other circumstances, its been pushed back until today. FDOT says, as part of the project, construction crews will be adding another lane on I-95 in both directions on the Fuller Warren as well as a Shared Use Path. The path will be available for people walking or riding their bike from Riverside to San Marco, or vice versa. FDOT is urging drivers to use caution through this area, for your safty, as well as the construction crews safty. The Your 10&95 project is projected to be compleated by the summer of 2020.

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