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What Does It Mean To Be A Veterinary Technician?

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

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

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?

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)?

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

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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Does My Pet Really Need This Special Food?

Does my pet really need this special food?

By Leslie Kuczynski, VMD, DACVIM Does my pet really need this special food? An important part of medical management of many diseases can be dietary therapy; however, special prescription diets are higher in cost and can be less convenient to…

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Perineal Hernias

Perineal Hernias

Perineal Hernias By Jacqui D.Niles, BVetMed, Cert SAS, Diplomate ACVS Perineal hernias occur most frequently in older, non-castrated male dogs, although there are a few reports of perineal hernias in female dogs and an increasing number of reports describing perineal…

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Common Toxins To Dogs And Cats

Common Toxins to dogs and cats

By Robert Gaunt, VMD - Emergency Clinician Common toxins: Unfortunately pets ingestion toxins fairly frequently and depend on the type and amount of toxin that is ingested the signs can be minimal to very severe. If your pet does ingest…

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