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Viagra For Fido?

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It never ceases to raise a giggle or a sideways grin out of the most stoic client. I’ve even had a couple of pharmacists call and ask if I really meant to prescribe that for an animal. Why in the world would a veterinarian write a prescription for Viagra…for a dog? While we all know […]

Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs

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By: Dr. Corynn Johnson We call it the “Dog Days of Summer”, but did you know how dangerous the dog days can be for your dog? Heatstroke is one of the most common emergencies we see at OVS in the summer, and in most cases it’s highly preventable. Unlike humans who lose heat through their […]

“Can’t I just give him a baby aspirin?”

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Post by Dr. Corynn Johnson “Will an ibuprofen make her feel better?” This is one of the most common questions I field every night as an emergency doctor. People often call the ER concerned about their pet, and ask, “Isn’t there something at home I can give my dog?” In most cases, there’s not. Human […]

How Do I Pay For Veterinary Care?

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It’s no secret veterinary care can be expensive. Wise pet owners know that the cost of acquiring and maintaining a pet can be several hundred dollars a year, and that’s for routine expenses like vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and heartworm preventative. What if your pet suffers an illness or an injury and requires a prolonged […]

Vetopedia

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Vetopedia is a glossary of terms used by vets in treating animals. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AAFCO Association of American Feed Control Officials; an organization which sets standards for pet food ingredients and […]

The Veterinary Approach

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Veterinarians in private clinical practice work to prevent disease and other health problems in their patients. They examine animal patients, vaccinate them against diseases, prevent the transmission of animal disease to people and advise owners on ways to keep pets and livestock well nourished and healthy. When health problems develop, practitioners must diagnose the problem […]

You & Your Vet

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As the pet owner you must communicate your pet’s health care needs to your veterinarian. Nobody knows your pet like you. Many signs of illness are subtle. Your veterinarian will rely on your awareness of small changes in your pet’s behavior or habits. Take the time to choose the right veterinarian for your special pet. […]

What We Learn

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Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine should begin their preparation by doing well in general science and biology in junior high school. They need to take a strong science, math, and biology program in high school. Admission into veterinary medical school is competitive. In fact, many people would agree that it’s just as […]

What We Do

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Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgeons are medical professionals whose primary responsibility is protecting the health and welfare of animals and people. The term “Veterinarian” comes from veterinae, which means “working animals.” Every veterinarian has gone through extensive medical training for animals and has received a license to practice veterinary medicine. Veterinarians diagnose and […]

Today’s Veterinarian

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Today’s veterinarians are in the unique position of being the only doctors educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They are not only educated to meet the health needs of every species of animal but they play an important role in environmental protection, food safety, and public health. In taking The Veterniarian’s […]