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Valentines Day and your Pets

Valentines Day and your Pets By:  Alysssa Mages, B.S., CVT (Education and Development Coordinator) He loves me, he loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not – they BOTH love me!!!  This is undoubtedly what your pets know…

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February is National Veterinary Dental Month

February is National Veterinary Dental month.  Championing the importance service dogs hold in our community, our oral surgeon Dr. Corinne Durand inspired us to offer free dental exams to certified service animals the entire month of February! If you have…

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Winter Weather Caution – Antifreeze

BRRRRR!!! And then not so much – odd weather seems to be the trend in our area these days!  However, we’re all still utilizing a few products that we’d like you to know a bit more about, especially how they…

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What does it mean to be a Veterinary Technician?

By:  MVA nurse supervisor Shara Stephenson What it means to be a veterinary technician: Veterinary technicians are the phlebotomist, anesthetist, treat giving, oral hygienist, surgical assistant, laboratory technician, paw holding, healing hearts that truly love animals.  They work behind the…

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Hurricane Relief Donations

Thank you to all who donated items for our Hurricane Harvey survivors.  Our nurse Allison delivered those items to St. Hubert's in NJ. They still need our help due to multiple survivors needing assistant due to hurricanes that have affected…

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Oronasal Fistulas

Oronasal Fistulas By Corinne Durand, DVM An oronasal fistula is a pathologic communication between the mouth and nasal cavity.  They can develop secondary to trauma, neoplasia, immune-mediated disease and most commonly secondary to advanced periodontal disease.  Smaller long-nosed breeds, such…

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Is your dog experiencing front leg lameness?

Is your dog experiencing front leg lameness? By Rebecca Wolf, VMD, DACVS-SA Many of the orthopedic problems we diagnose in forelimbs are now treated arthroscopically, meaning smaller incisions, fewer complications, and less postoperative pain.  In the shoulder, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD)…

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What is pulmonary hypertension (PAH)?

What is pulmonary hypertension (PAH)? By:  Risa Roland, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) This term implies that there is high blood pressure in the lungs.  PAH occurs secondary to many other diseases in the body.  These diseases include, but are not limited…

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Celebrating Memorial Day with your pets

Celebrating Memorial Day with your pets Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to spend time with family, outdoors, enjoying the unofficial start of summer.  But it is important to keep your pets safety in mind at all times.  Below…

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