Even though I have been a veterinarian for most of my life, I am surprised on a daily basis with unexpected questions from pet families. Since my clients asked these questions, I am sure some of my readers have the same questions. So I dedicate this blogpost to answering questions that I, and other AMC
World Rabies Day is September 28th. Canine rabies was a major topic for veterinarians in 2021 due to a canine travel ban issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) after they discovered rabies in dogs imported with fraudulent rabies certificates. The restrictions have been somewhat loosened, but they still require scrolling through several pages
Just like humans, animals have measurable vital signs that indicate their body’s overall functioning. These vital signs include breathing rate, heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. Patients with abnormal vital signs might be considered unstable and urgent steps will be taken to return the heart rate or breathing rate to normal. Illness and injury are
Although they’re out of view of many clients, the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Service is vital to the everyday functioning of the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. Animals can’t tell us what’s wrong when they are sick or injured, so veterinarians must use a combination of expertise, experience, and technology to diagnose and treat their patients.
I just finished reading Splendid Solution about Dr. Jonas Salk’s quest to develop a polio vaccine in the years following World War II. The vaccine’s development was considered a medical miracle, protecting children worldwide against polio, a crippling disease that left millions of healthy children dependent on braces and iron lungs. Today, the public is