The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ACVIM encompasses the veterinary specialties of oncology, neurology, internal medicine, cardiology and nutrition. As part of the celebration, the ACVIM is highlighting their official journal, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), which just celebrated its 35th birthday. The JVIM provides an international forum for communication and discussion of the latest developments in large and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology and oncology, making JVIM a journal AMC veterinarians read frequently and with great interest.
The Animal Medical Center has several Community Funds that provide financial support to pet families in need. AMC to the Rescue is one of those Community Funds, but it’s different than the others because it supports animals in foster care hoping for a forever home. Pets receiving an AMC to the Rescue grant must have
I recently wrote about the concept of immune disease – those disorders where the immune system goes haywire and attacks normal cells in the body. In a more recent blog, I wrote about one of the important canine immune diseases, immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). Today’s blog post focuses on a disease similar to IMHA,
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
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 “The Third Eyelid.” Today’s post focuses on blood pressure. Blood Pressure Definition Everyone has had their blood pressure