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What I would change about the Veterinary Education System

October 22, 2012

I was at a conference recently with two colleagues of mine and we started talking about veterinary education. I am not sure how the topic came up, what we all started discussing the same point ...

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Bladder Cancer in Dogs

August 17, 2012

From Petside.com Did you know that both dogs and people get bladder cancer? Did you know that some breeds are almost 20 X more likely to get bladder cancer than other breeds? And did you ...

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Cancer is NOT a death sentence

May 30, 2012

Recent advances in human and veterinary medicine are increasing survival rates for both people and animals with cancer. Both human and veterinary oncologists treat cancer traditionally using methods including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy. ...

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Chemo–for my pet????

May 11, 2011

Chemotherapy is one of the four major therapies for cancer–the three others being surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. During most of the consults that we do, chemotherapy is discussed. The looks I get when I recommend ...

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Are ALL breeds at risk for cancer?

April 30, 2011

This is a question I am often asked by family and friends who are looking for a dog. The answer is both simple and complex. The simple answer is yes–ALL breeds, ALL dogs, ALL cats ...

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I Can’t Afford Treatment

April 19, 2011

We hear this a lot, especially over the last 3 years during the economic downturn. While it is true that treating your dog or cat with cancer can be very costly, it does not have ...

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Age is Not a Disease

April 9, 2011

Age is Not a Disease

As far as treating animals with cancer, it is absolutely true: Age is not a disease. What I mean by this is that a pet’s numerical age has very little to do with my decision ...

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