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Dermatology PDF Handout

Dermatology Symposium Handout  Please print out or reference this handout for Sunday’s symposium. This link will only be live for 2 weeks to access.

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Things to Know Before Your Pet’s Cataract Consultation

Pet Opthalmology

Things to Know Before Your Pet’s Cataract Consultation Cataracts affect all kinds of animals, from cats and dogs to rabbits, horses, and beyond. If you believe your pet might have a cataract, it’s important to schedule a cataract consultation with your primary care vet as soon as possible. If left untreated, the condition can worsen…

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Dr. Emily Tincher speaks at 2018 AVMA Convention

Dr. Emily Tincher at AVMA Dr. Emily Tincher participated in 5 hours of CE at the 2018 AVMA Convention in CO. Panel discussions ranged from mentorship to difficult topics related to wellness. Drs. Tincher and Canning both presented “75% of the Workforce will be Millennials by 2020, how will you adjust?” (a discussion about integrating millennials into…

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Challenges in Feline Cardiology

Challenges in Feline Cardiology   HEART DISEASE IN CATS Heart disease is highly prevalent in cats, with multiple studies confirming that the most common group of acquired feline cardiac disease, the cardiomyopathies, affect approximately 1 in 8 healthy cats.   With the AVMA reporting that there were over 74 million cats owned in the US in…

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Case presentation: Interventional Procedures

We as veterinary cardiologists have the ability to perform several types of interventional procedures.  The more commonly performed procedures include closure of a left-to-right patent ductus arterious with an Amplatz Canine Ductal Occulder (ACDO), balloon valvuloplasty for a pulmonic stenosis and temporary and permanent transvenous pacemaker implantation. This article will discuss the benefits of pacemaker…

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Oral epitheliotropic lymphoma: An uncommon presentation of a common disease

A 9-year-old female spayed Welsh Corgi was presented to the Hope Oncology Service for evaluation and discussion of treatment options for suspected lymphoma. An enlarged mandibular lymph node was noted by the owner approximately 10 days prior to presentation. Fine needle aspiration was performed by her primary care veterinarian and submitted to a clinical pathologist…

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We need to talk about Feline Injection Site Sarcomas!

We need to talk about Feline Injection Site Sarcomas. I will call them FISS from now on. No one really wants to talk about this subject. It makes us uncomfortable. Our whole raison d’etre as veterinarians is to prevent and treat diseases in animals. Now we have to talk about a disease that we caused…

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A Diagnostic Approach to Food Allergy

Food allergy patients are very challenging to diagnose but are very rewarding to treat. Once the offending allergens that cause a food allergy in a dog or cat are known, avoidance of these allergens results in control of the pruritus in most of these patients. The difficult step is identifying the offending allergens. Most clients…

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Scapular tumors: A case report and review of the literature

Scapular tumors are most commonly treated with full forelimb amputation, not necessarily because it is needed to obtain complete margins but because this procedure is the more common practice and patients typically do very well with it.   In many of these patients though, a forequarter amputation may be more extensive than is required for complete…

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