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There’s so much in store for the graduating class of 2024

You never forget the day you walk across that stage to receive your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. It has to be one of the proudest days in all of our lives. You and I have worked so hard to earn that golden degree. Sacrifices, lots of studying, [...]

April 26, 2024|

Education is Best When It’s Shared, Not Hoarded!

I recently was at a clinic giving a practice management seminar and the conversation of training and education came up. In a very confident, “as a matter of fact” tone, one of the veterinary technicians expressed their frustration for career advancement since they feel that “those that are [...]

February 8, 2024|

Do Our Pets Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

As beloved members of our families, our pets bring joy and companionship into our lives. However, just like us, dogs and cats also age, and with age, they can experience cognitive dysfunction and senility. Though are pets do not get Alzheimer’s Disease, they can experience a significant decline [...]

October 13, 2023|

Keeping Your Dogs Cool This Summer: The Importance of Canine Heat Safety

Hot Diggity Dog! As the summer months approach, it is crucial to prioritize the well-being and comfort of our furry companions. Dogs, just like humans, are susceptible to heat-related illnesses and discomfort during hot weather. Proper precautions must be taken to ensure their safety and prevent heat-related emergencies. [...]

May 19, 2023|

What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Did you know that hypothyroidism is the most common hormone imbalance in dogs? Similar to humans, we know that iodine deficiency leads to the thyroid gland (located near the dog’s throat). However, dogs do not show that classic goiter that is often seen in humans with hypothyroidism. Instead, [...]

December 13, 2022|

Putting the ABLE in Disabled—Care of the Down Dog

Some of you may or may not know this but I had a patient that turned into my furson. Cosmo, a handsome long-haired dachshund, presented to me at the age of 2 for paralysis of his back legs after jumping off a deck and chasing after a squirrel. [...]

November 10, 2022|

Dental Disease in Your Pets Too!

Did you know that dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians? It’s also THE most common questions I get asked all the time—How do I brush my pet’s teeth? It’s important to know that over 80% of dogs and cats over the [...]

July 18, 2022|

Should I Get a Male Dog or a Female Dog, Doc?

This is a question that I receive at least once a day. My fellow pet parents can attest to the fact that there are noticeable behavioral differences to the male and female dog. And the other question I get asked is, “Should I get a male or female [...]

June 4, 2022|

Pyometra: A Disease in our Female Dogs & Cats That Is an EMERGENCY

In celebration of women’s health, it is only fair to celebrate the health of our female dogs and cats! The most common diseases associated in the female dogs and cats include: Abnormal or Difficult Birth (Dystocia) False Pregnancy (Pseudopregnancy) Follicular Cysts Mastitis Metritis Ovarian Remnant Syndrome Pyometra Subinvolution [...]

May 11, 2022|

Pet Dementia? Yes It’s a Thing And Here’s What You Need to Know!

As we work to appreciate and respect brain awareness month in March, I want you to understand that it also affects our four-legged friends! Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) syndrome is a condition related to the aging of a dog's brain, which ultimately leads to changes in awareness, deficits [...]

March 23, 2022|

Virtual Care is Everywhere… Even in The Veterinary Space

How nice would it be for you to have a one-on-one virtual visit with your veterinarian from home? Wouldn’t it be great if the veterinarian can see the behavior of your dog and cat in the comfort of their own home, without stressing them in for frequent visits? [...]

December 7, 2021|

Jingle Jangle of The Collar – Seasonal Allergies in Pets

You may hear that jingle jangle of their collar from your furbaby scratching themself. Or the excessive licking of their feet, scooting, biting, ear shaking, the list goes on! As we enter the warmer seasons, just like you our pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. So how can [...]

March 2, 2021|
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