Tag Archives: biopsy

How to Biopsy a Liver

A dog lying under the covers

At first glance, you might think this blog is a do it yourself piece on performing a biopsy. Not so fast. Veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center have at their disposal a wide array of medical equipment designed to collect a sample from your pet’s liver to determine the underlying cause of an abnormal liver.

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Does My Cat Need a Biopsy?

The Animal Medical Center’s webmaster received the following electronic query: “My cat has a mass on its toe and my veterinarian has recommended amputation of the toe. Should the mass be biopsied instead?” Here is my response: Maybe Not a Biopsy Given how small a cat toe is, a biopsy might not be possible. Once

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How Many Ways Can the Thyroid Malfunction?

The thyroid gland sits in the neck of dogs and cats, just below the voice box, and controls metabolic functions. Most of the time, a routine physical examination cannot detect the organ if it is normal. Last week, my patient list ran the gamut of thyroid dysfunction. Here is a sampling: A Tail of Two

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Streamlining a Specialist Consultation for Your Pet

I saw a nice new patient the other day. Angus Blue came to The Animal Medical Center for an evaluation of the tumor growing on the side of his chest. When I tried to call his owner two days later with the biopsy results, the call would not go through. Fortunately, his family called me

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