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MVA Newsletter

Several times a year MVA releases a newsletter. You can find the general information about the hospital and the latest news and events. Also every issue focuses on a specific specialty provided by members of our team. This is the opportunity for you to learn more about our doctors, the different diseases and their treatments. Check back here for updates or sign up for our mailing list to get updates automatically.  Click here to sign up.

Fall 2023

It is estimated that up to 100,000 venomous snakebites affecting dogs and cats occur each year, with a mortality rate of anywhere between 1 to 30% (Peterson 2006 and Wells 2023).

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Spring 2023

As of 10-15 years ago, canine lymphoma was primarily considered to be a monolithic disease with two main subtypes – high grade B-cell and T-cell lymphoma. In veterinary school, it was taught that “B is bad, but T is terrible.” Over time, this view has changed. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and peripheral T-cell lymphoma remain the two predominant subtypes, but we’ve come to recognize a population of more indolent lymphoid malignancies that share a slower clinical course.

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Fall 2022

One of our surgery specialists, Dr. John Litterine-Kaufman speaks about pectus excavatum (PE), an uncommon to rare congenital abnormality of the thoracic wall in cats and, less commonly, dogs. We would also like to welcome Drs. Sawyere and Hansford to our team.

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Summer 2022

In this newsletter, a focus on Anesthesia. Stephanie Krein, DVM, DACVAA takes a deep dive into anesthetizing brachycephalic breeds, including Pugs, French bulldogs, English bulldogs, American bulldogs, and Boston Terriers. She also discusses perioperative analgesia, which has become recognized as one of the most important parts of providing superior care for dogs and cats before surgical procedures.

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Spring 2022

In our Spring 2022 newsletter Dr. Saver discusses “The Elephant in the Room: Hyperlipidemia in Dogs.” In our increasingly busy lives as clinicians, one could be easily forgiven for ignoring a high cholesterol or triglyceride value on an otherwise picture perfect chemistry profile. It is even easier to fall into the habit of not even including these values when selecting your chemistry profile.

We would also like to introduce two new specialists to MVA; Meet Megan Van Eeden, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) and Beth Overley-Adamson, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)

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Summer 2021

We are proud to be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Metropolitan Veterinary Associates this September 2021. Learn more about our history. Separately, learn more about intervertebral disc disease in dogs (IVDD) by neurologist Daniella Vansteenkiste.

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Spring 2021

One of our ophthalmology specialists, Dr. Amanda Corr speaks about cataracts and cataract surgery in dogs. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in dogs. Most canine cataracts are inherited with a prevalence of over 11% in some pure breeds and an average age of onset 5-8 years of age. Up to 75% of dogs with diabetes mellitus will develop cataracts leading to significant vision loss within 9 months of the diagnosis.

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Winter 2021

Tooth resorption, formerly known as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL) is the second most common dental disease process seen in cats. Over 70% of the cat population will have at least one resorptive lesion in its lifetime. This occurs most commonly in cats over the age of 4 but can occur in younger cats that are more prone to periodontitis.

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Fall 2020

One of our behavioral medicine specialists, Dr. Hagar Hauser touches on separation anxiety in pets. Separation Anxiety is a disorder characterized by clinical signs that are only observed in the owner’s absence or perceived absence. Alternative terminology used to describe this condition includes separation-related behavior, separation-related problems, separation-related distress, and separation-related disorders.

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Summer 2020

Read our focus on the Metropolitan Veterinary Associates surgery team including: Kendra Hearon, VMD, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology, A. Jon Nannos, DVM, Jacqui Niles, BVetMed, SAS, ACVS, Catherine Popovitch, DVM, ACVS, ECVS, Timothy M. Schwab, VMD, ACVS-SA, Rebecca Wolf, VMD, ACVS-SA, and our surgical residents.

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Spring 2020

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an adult-onset, inherited myocardial disease that is seen commonly in Boxers but can occur in other breeds, including Bulldogs.

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Winter 2020

Learn about our cryotherapy/cryosurgery in small animal dermatology.

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Summer 2019

When it comes to increasing a veterinary hospital’s profitability, the focus is usually on three major factors: increasing revenue, decreasing expenses, and improving efficiencies. Hospitals tend to address the first two factors and avoid the last completely.

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Spring 2019

Introducing doctors to the MVA team, the Veterinary Cancer Center at MVA and our upcoming events.

Also read insights into canine degenerative myelopathy (DM), a late onset, slowly progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord white matter by MVA’s Dr. Lisa Lipitz.

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Winter 2019

Introducing Idexx RVetLink software at MVA, anal sac adenocarcinoma treatment, and Oncology at MVA. Read More

Fall 2018

Introducing behavior at MVA, upcoming continuing education, and some new faces! Read More

Spring 2018

Pyothroax, upcoming Continuing Education, and the MVA 5K! Read More

Early Winter 2018

Ophthalmic manifestations of feline herpes virus, announcing our new Alcon Centurion Vision System, and more! Read More

Fall 2017

Financial best practices for a successful veterinary hospital, upcoming continuing education, and giving back to children at St. Christopher’s Hospital.  Read More

Summer 2017

Spotlight on Canine Adult Generalized Demodicosis, Upcoming CE Dates, and Adding Some New Faces to the MVA Team.  Read More

Spring 2017

Arthroscopy in Canine Patients, our new MRI, and the MVA5K!  Read More

Winter 2017

Proteinuria in canine patients and things to look out for in 2017!  Download

Summer 2016

Celebrating our new dental suite, and a very special award.  Download

Winter 2016

MVA says Goodbye to Dr. Jerry Northington.  Download

Fall 2015

Dentistry spotlight:  Canine Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma By Dr. Corrine Durand.  Metropolitan Veterinary Associates welcomes Reid Groman, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC to our emergency team. Download Fall 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates welcomes 3 new doctors to our family. We are excited to welcome dentistry back to our hospital as well as add to our neurology and surgery teams!  Download Summer 2015 Newsletter

Spring 2015

Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS); Paws of Promise Happy Hour Event; Welcome Dr. Robert Gaunt to our Emergency Services.  Download Spring 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2014

Dermatology Focus:  Allergy testing – Intradermal skin testing and IgE blood testing.  Download Summer 2014 Newsletter

Spring 2014

Emergency Focus:  This issue features an article on common toxins that may be helpful to your clients, upcoming continuing education courses. Download Our Spring 2014 Newsletter

Winter 2013

Specialty spotlight with Dr. Ann Caulfield, The Integrative Pain & Rehabilitation Center at Metropolitan, CE for RDVM’s and more …  Download Our Winter 2013 Newsletter

Fall 2013

Including Neuro Imaging 101 by Dr. Jerry Northington; as well as Interventional Radiology with Risa Roland, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology).  Quarterly Canine/Feline CPR classes starting October 2013 and more. Download Our Fall 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2013

Including Canine Melanoma Vaccine article by Suzanne Rau, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology).  Plus our upcoming continuing education courses and events.  As well as welcoming Dr. Nicolas Rose, VMD to our Emergency team. Download Our Spring 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2012

Including feature article “MVA Welcomes Dr. Canapp to the Practice” Plus, information on continuing education, and news from the radiology department. And get more information about upcoming courses – Interventional Radiology (May 17), Veterinary Technical Nutritional Counselor Program (Sept. 8), Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (Oct. 25) Download Our Spring 2012 Newsletter

Spring 2011

Including feature article “Canine Demodicosis: Common But Treatable.” Plus, information on continuing education, the pet loss support group, the MVA Monthly Lecture Series, and a special profile of our new department, Pet Rehabilitation and Acupuncture, and its leader, Dr. Michelle Rupp. Referring vets are cordially invited to attend a special dinner presentation entitled “Tips and Tricks for Treating Those Frustrating Chronic Dermatology Cases: Focus on treating itch, seborrhea and MDR bacteria,” presented by Karen Farver, DVM, ACVD. Attendees will receive 2 hours of CE. Download Our Spring 2011 Newsletter

Summer 2010

Including feature article “Trilostane for the Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism – The Answer to our Problems?” Plus, information on continuing education, the pet loss support group, the MVA Monthly Lecture Series, and profiles of our internal medicine specialists John V. DeBiasioJames F. Dougherty, and Damon B. Rodriguez. Plus, an invitation to a special dinner presentation entitled “Feline Diabetes: Cats Are Not Small Dogs,” presented by John V. DeBiasio, DVM, DACVIM. Download Our Summer 2010 Newsletter

Spring 2010

Including feature article “Focus on Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease” Plus, information on continuing education, the pet loss support group, the MVA Monthly Lecture Series, and profiles of our surgeons Lori W. CabellA. Jon NannosJacqui Niles,Catherine Popovitch, and Timothy M. Schwab. Download Our Spring 2010 Newsletter

Winter 2010

Including feature article “Focus on Emergency Services.” Plus, information on continuing education, the pet loss support group, the MVA Monthly Lecture Series, and profiles of our Emergency Team James Buckman, Owen Fink, Jennifer McGoughMarisa Suvannavejh, Franciszek von Esse, and Julie Hirsch. Download Our Winter 2010 Newsletter

Fall 2009

Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter. Including feature article “Pulmonary Artery Hypertension,” by Risa Roland, DVM, DACVIM. Plus, information on continuing education, the pet loss support group, the MVA Monthly Lecture Series, the “Red Flags Rule,” and specialist profiles of John V. DeBiasio (Internal Medicine) and Risa Roland (Cardiology). Download Our Fall 2009 Newsletter