Tag Archives: CT scan

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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Ruptured Air Sac: A Unique Bird Disease

An x-ray of a bird

In 1984, The Animal Medical Center established one of the first Avian and Exotic Pet Services in a veterinary specialty hospital. At that time, the patients seen by the Avian and Exotic animal veterinarians reflected the most popular exotic pets such as ferrets, iguanas, and exotic cats. Over the years the popularity of various pets

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Vacuum-Assisted Positioning Device: Another Cool AMC Tool

The Animal Medical Center has all kinds of cool equipment to help make treating diseases in dogs and cats faster, safer and more successful. Today’s blog is about one of those devices, the vacuum assisted positioning device used by our radiation oncologist. The video below shows a feline patient under anesthesia and being positioned by

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Pets and Vets Need Techs: National Veterinary Technician Week

October 9-15, 2011 is National Veterinary Technician Week. Because of his firsthand experience with the skilled and devoted licensed veterinary technicians at the AMC, Jack Black the cat volunteered to give a report on the role of veterinary technicians as he sees it looking out from cage #3 in AMC’s ICU. Jack Black: In His

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The War Horse Kitten

Many New Yorkers believe the best play currently on Broadway is War Horse, adapted from the children’s story of the same name. The War Horse is named Joey and inspired the name of the patient whose miraculous story I tell below. At 10 weeks of age and weighing only one scrawny pound, Joey was admitted

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