The dog is the first animal domesticated by humans, and we have done a brilliant job creating a variety of dog breeds to meet our needs. Selective breeding, which began roughly 9,000 years ago and expanded dramatically during the Victorian era, has resulted in dogs specialized for herding, hunting, retrieving, ratting and companionship. We also created a single species ranging in size from two to 200 pounds. While veterinarians love the variety of dogs we care for, the challenge for us is to understand all the variations that make up normal dogs in order to provide excellent veterinary care. Here are a few of the issues in medical care for species with a 100x range in size.
Veterinary Receptionist Week, celebrated April 24 – 28, 2023, is the perfect time to show appreciation to the passionate and hardworking Client Service Representatives in veterinary hospitals everywhere. At the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, we include all our public-facing team members in the Clinical Services Department in this celebration. This means we’re recognizing all of our
Difficulty urinating is a common reason to visit the animal ER. When a pet is urinating frequently or with blood, we worry about a urinary tract infection. In male cats, the potential for a urinary blockage is a special concern. When your pet is having difficultly urinating, observe them carefully for clues to the problem.
Veterinarians at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center have many pieces of medical equipment available to provide excellent care for your pets. Some equipment is high tech like our CT scanner, MRI and brand new linear accelerator. Other pieces of equipment are decidedly low tech. Today’s blogpost focuses on the low tech, yet essential stomach tube. Stomach
The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1976. The AAHA’s mission is to “simplify the journey towards excellence for veterinary practices.” One method of doing so is by developing evidence-based guidelines to help veterinarians practice high quality medicine. AAHA recently convened a task force to update its