packed cell volume

Everyday Medicine: Packed Cell Volume

January 17, 2018

“Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments, and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “Cytology” and “Blood Pressure.” Today’s post focuses on packed cell volume. What is Packed Cell Volume? Despite the fact that a packed cell volume … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Packed Cell Volume

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Proteinuria in Pets

January 10, 2018

When your pet has an annual physical examination, your veterinarian will often request a urine sample. Once you collect the sample, your veterinarian will have the urine analyzed in the laboratory. Urinalysis is a test which assesses nearly 20 different parameters. This blog post will focus on one particular parameter of the urinalysis, protein. Protein is … Continue reading Proteinuria in Pets

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Genetic Testing for Your Dog

December 20, 2017

Watch the news or read the paper and you are sure to come across a story where genetic testing plays a role, such as these stories: Genetic testing lies at the root of precision medicine where genetic testing characterizes disease and identifies treatments. Genetic testing helps to identify diseases, allowing people to make lifestyle changes … Continue reading Genetic Testing for Your Dog

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Everyday Medicine: Cytology

December 6, 2017

“Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments, and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “The Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar” and “Blood Pressure.” Today’s post focuses on cytology. Cytology is a very common exam room test performed by … Continue reading Everyday Medicine: Cytology

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Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017

November 29, 2017

Here it is: the Animal Medical Center’s 2017 pet gift guide. These pet products have caught our attention over the past year for their ability to stimulate the brain by engaging your pets in both physical and mental activity. Pets in more stimulating environments are happier and healthier, two great gifts to give your pet … Continue reading Holiday Pet Gift Guide 2017

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Eye Conditions

November 22, 2017

Because your pet’s eyes are front and center every time you glimpse their cute little fur faces, abnormalities of the eyes are easy to recognize. And, of course, none of us would want our vision compromised by an eye disorder, so we worry about our pet’s eyes as well. Below are descriptions of some of … Continue reading Eye Conditions

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The Difference Between Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiology

November 15, 2017

At first glance, these three disciplines within veterinary medicine seem pretty much the same, but at the Animal Medical Center, diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, and interventional radiology represent three different groups of veterinarians with three very different sets of background and training. What ties these three disparate groups together is their use of radiation to … Continue reading The Difference Between Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiology