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A Tale of Two Osteosarcomas

A Tale of Two Osteosarcomas

People often tell me they think the hardest part of my job is euthanasia. Yes, that can be emotional and very sad but it’s not the hardest part for me. I have to take a deep breath and compose myself when I am entering an exam room to give a client a diagnosis that I...

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Protection Against Heartworms

Protection Against Heartworms

Oh mosquitoes, the southern states’ national bird! While we humans find them quite a biting buzzing bother, our pets have a different grievance with these insects. It’s called heartworm disease, and it can be life threatening. I’m sure you have seen the commercials...

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2

As a bunny owner, you may be aware that a new rabbit virus arrived in the western United States in February 2020. Since then, it has been moving east through the native/wild rabbit population. This virus, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2), affects both...

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Masters of Subtlety

Masters of Subtlety

Years ago, my favorite veterinary professor said, "Cats are not small dogs." He was undoubtedly correct regarding arthritis. We frequently recognize pain and arthritis in dogs, but did you know that nearly 40% of cats show signs of osteoarthritis? It just looks...

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The Tail Wag

The Tail Wag

I saw some friends from veterinary school recently, and as we were catching up on memories of our school days, the conversation turned to talks about wanting to leave the field. One of my friends hopes she can find a way to work relief for just a few days a month....

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