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Canine Leptospirosis

Kelly N. Monaghan, DVM, DACVIMInternal Medicine Specialist Leptospirosis is an infection caused by the pathogenic spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira. There are nine pathogenic Leptospira species and the two of greatest significance in dogs ...

Histiocytic Diseases: A Mystery Unraveled

Brooke Fowler, DVM, DACVIMOncology Specialist For oncologists and general practitioners alike, proliferative histiocytic diseases are some of the most frustrating and complicated cases out there. The frustration lies in the diagnosis of this disease process, ...

When Cats Can’t Breathe: An Overview of Feline Respiratory Distress

As one of the more common feline emergency presentations, cats in respiratory distress pose challenges in realizing a diagnosis, providing appropriate treatments and determining a prognosis. This presentation provides enough difficulty that IVECCS’s 2015 theme ...

Antibiotic Resistance

Ben Nolan, DVM, PhD, DACVIMInternal Medicine Specialist The proper use of antibiotics and the emergence of antibiotic resistance have received much attention in recent years. At one point or another, all practitioners have experienced the ...

Blood Glucose Emergencies

Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can cause severe clinical signs requiring emergency treatment. DKA is a complex, multifactorial, life-threatening disease process resulting in fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte abnormalities.  DKA occurs due to a relative or absolute insulin ...

Laryngeal Paralysis

It is a warm, sunny summer day. You are hiking with your long time, furry friend, Duke, a 9 year old Labrador Retriever. He has been your hiking buddy for years, but recently his breathing ...

Your New Puppy and Parvo

Having a new puppy is such a fun time for a family. Showing them off to friends and family, teaching them to walk on a leash, and socializing with other dogs are important steps to ...

Electrochemotherapy: A Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment for Pets

Brooke Fowler, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)Oncology Specialist For decades, the mainstay of cancer therapy has been chemotherapy for systemic disease, one that affects multiple organs and tissues, and radiation or surgery for locally invasive tumors. ...

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