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RECOVERing from an arrest: Using the guidelines to improve CPR

If a person arrests in a hospital setting, their chance of survival to discharge is approximately 20%.  In dogs and cats, that number drops to 6%.1  One of the reasons for this discrepancy is that human health care has evidence-based guidelines and requirements for routine training of professionals.  In 2012, the veterinary community also received…

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Mutt Mile

Join Hope Veterinary Specialists at the Faithful Friends 5k Run and Mutt Mile this Sunday September 17th at Bellvue Park! Not ready to do the 5K?  Join our Mutt Mile Join Faithful Friends Animal Society for our 7th Annual Faithful Friends 5K Run/Walk & Mutt Mile! Bring your whole family (pups included!) and run or walk Bellevue State Park‘s…

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Surgical Oncology Symposium 11/5/17

Veterinary Surgical Oncology Symposium Sunday, November 5, 2017 8:30-2:30 pm Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA 19422 Keynote Speaker: Sarah Boston, DVM, DACVS For more information or to register: https://hopevssurgicaloncology.eventbrite.com

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Feline Medicine Symposium 10/15/17

Sunday October 15, 2017 The Inn at Villanova University Radnor, PA   Keynote Speaker: Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline) For more information or to register: https://felinemedicinesymposium.eventbrite.com Pending 4 CE RACE credits

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Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease in Dogs

Epidemiology Chronic Degenerative Valvular Disease (CDVD) is the most common cardiac disease of dogs.  It is the most common cause of a heart murmur in an adult dog.  It estimated to account for approximately three-quarters of all cases of cardiac disease seen in veterinary practices.  Small breed dogs (<20 kg, <44 lb) are approximately twice…

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IMMUNE-MEDIATED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA

Overview Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)is one of the more common autoimmune disorders that we see in canine patients as well as being one of the most common causes of anemia. Recognition of the disease is critical to allow for swift treatment to allow for the most favorable outcome as mortality can be high with these…

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Cytology Case Report

A 12-year old spayed female Cocker spaniel presented with an approximately 4x4x1cm, alopecia, nodular mass to the left of the vulva. The mass was present for an unknown period of time as the dog was recently obtained by a rescue group. The mass was sampled using a non-aspiration/pincushion technique and three slides were submitted. The…

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Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma

Case Summary An approximately four-year-old spayed female mixed breed dog was presented to the Oncology Service for a mass on the left ventral neck noted approximately 2 months prior.  The client reported the dog had been yawning with decreased frequency but otherwise was asymptomatic for the mass.  Physical examination was normal except for the mass, which…

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Performance management in your practice – time to take a fresh look?

  The annual performance review can be dreaded by both employee and employer.  Annual reviews, in particular, can be seen as perfunctory and backward-looking.  In a busy veterinary hospital, it is not uncommon for reviews to fall by the wayside altogether leaving the associate or staff member with no understanding of their level of job…

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Surgical Oncology: Canine Oral Fibrosarcoma

A 10-year-old, female spayed Labrador retriever presented with a caudal maxillary and palatine mass. The owners noted a right-sided facial swelling with associated halitosis 3 weeks prior to presentation. The referring veterinarian initially suspected a tooth root abscess, but she did not respond to a 14 day course of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. The dog was then…

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