The veterinary health care team

Every veterinary hospital staff consists of a team of caring individuals, each contributing his or her unique abilities to ensure high quality medical care for animals and professional treatment of the owners. Depending upon the size of the hospital, the team may have anywhere from three to thirty members but, regardless of size, dedication to […]

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Safety Advice for a Horse Vet

The education of a veterinary student involves participation in clinical rotations including food animal and equine clinics. Unfortunately, the experience level of students with horses and large animals varies widely as does the desire to work with these animals. Even though students receive instructions about safety issues while on clinics, the potential for injury exists. […]

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Post Hock Injections

We would like to make several recommendations pursuant to the treatment your horse just received for distal tarsitis (hock soreness). A combination of both short- and long-acting steroid as well as a synthetic hyaluronan were infused into both distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints (i.e. the two bottom joints of the hock; see diagram below). An […]

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Post-Op Arthroscopy Notes

We are happy that your horse is going home and getting back to a familiar environment! Now that surgery is completed, your horse will require special attention during the recovery period. Follow-up care at home is an essential part of successful joint therapy and will contribute significantly to the eventual return of your horse to […]

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Post-Blistering Recommendations

We would like to make several recommendations pursuant to the treatment your horse just received for intermittent upward patellar fixation. A combination of 2% iodine in a vehicle of almond oil was infused into both medial and middle distal patellar ligaments (see diagram below). An analgesic (pain killer) was administered along with the sedative to […]

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Post-Op Colic Notes

We are happy that your horse is going home and getting back to a familiar environment! While your horse is no longer in a life-threatening situation, he/she will require special attention during the remainder of the recovery period. Follow-up care at home is an essential part of successful colic treatment and will contribute significantly to […]

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Post Coffin Joint Injections

We would like to make several recommendations pursuant to the treatment your horse just received for coffin joint and/ or navicular inflammation. A combination of both short- and long-acting steroid as well as a synthetic hyaluronan were infused into the distal interphalangeal (DIP or “coffin”) joint(s). In regard to horses with navicular inflammation, the coffin […]

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Meet the Veterinary Specialists: The Ophthalmologist

Although you’ve probably never seen a horse or dog wearing glasses, animals do have their own ophthalmologists. Not to be confused with optometrists, who test and fit people for glasses and contacts, ophthalmologists are doctors with medical or veterinary degrees who specialize in diseases and disorders of the eyes. Keeping eyes healthy is important for […]

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Meet The Veterinary Specialists: The Surgeon

All veterinarians need to approach their jobs with a strong mix of hands-on skills and brains. But for some surgeries, your local veterinarian may refer you to a board-certified surgeon who has extensive training and performs more surgeries than does a general practitioner. Board-certified surgeons have graduated from an accredited veterinary college and completed four […]

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Meet the Veterinary Specialists: The Anesthesiologist

The work of anesthesiologists is highly recognized and valued within the medical and veterinary community, although pet owners may have little awareness of it. Anesthesiology has made possible the advancement and in some cases existence of surgery, medicine, dentistry, radiology, and other specialties. Anesthesiology options are especially important to veterinary practitioners because animal patients can’t […]

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