• VSH is expanding to better serve the San Diego, North County community

    November 21, 2019

    VSH is expanding to better serve the San Diego, North County community Veterinary Specialty Hospital, North County’s new MRI and rehabilitation center provides a fully-inclusive, 24-hour medical experience for pets in our care in a single location, providing consistency and medical care our clients and referring partners can count on and trust. PLUS, our unparalleled

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  • 8th Annual Veterinary Specialty Hospital Holiday Pet Food Drive Kicks-Off

    November 21, 2019

    8th Annual Veterinary Specialty Hospital Holiday Pet Food Drive Kicks-Off During the holiday season many families throughout San Diego have a difficult time feeding their human family members, let alone their furry companions. For the seventh year, Veterinary Specialty Hospital is asking San Diego residents to help by donating pet food to its annual Holiday Pet Food

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  • Triage: Why Your Pet May Not Be Seen Right Away

    November 19, 2019

    When you arrive with your pet as an emergency or urgent care case, you may find yourself waiting a while before your pet is seen. Find out why.

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  • Interventional Analgesia Part II

    November 19, 2019

    As veterinary pain management becomes more like human pain management in offering patients a broader range of strategies for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, the interventional strategies and the techniques described below will become more commonplace.

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  • Interventional Analgesia: Part I

    November 19, 2019

    Interventional pain management in animals is an application of image-guided procedures which benefit veterinary patients with both acute and chronic pain.

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  • Ilio-what? Keeping your dog off of the DL

    November 18, 2019

    Hip flexor strains are common injuries both in professional (human) athletes and in dogs.  The iliopsoas muscle is the major hip flexor muscle of the dog's body, bringing the knee up towards his abdomen. 

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  • PU/PD: Diagnosing and Treating Excessive Drinking and Urinating in Your Pet

    November 15, 2019

    Refilling the water bowl more often? Initially it might seem only a little out of the ordinary that your otherwise healthy dog needs his or her water bowl refilled more frequently throughout the day. Or it might just be annoying when your cat starts asking for the bathroom sink to be turned on several (more)

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  • Discospondylitis

    November 15, 2019

    Discospondylitis is an infection (-itis) of the intervertebral disc (disco-) and adjacent vertebral endplates (spondylo-). It is most often due to a bacterial infection, but fungal organisms are occasionally identified. The most commonly isolated organisms are Staphylococcus aureus, S. intermedius, Brucella canis, andEscherichia coli. Other microbes that have been reported include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Klebsiella,

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  • The Truth About Pit Bulls

    October 31, 2019

    The "Pit Bull" is not a single breed. It is actually a generic term that refers to a variety of dogs with similar traits and characteristics, 75% of dogs identified as "Pit Bulls" are identified incorrectly.  To those of us reading this who love them, Happy Pit Bull Awareness Month!

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  • 7 Tips for Helping Your Pet With Their E-Collar

    October 24, 2019

    If you’re a pet owner, chances are, you’ve heard of the “Cone of Shame” and maybe your pet has even needed one before. We want you to know it's not all that bad!

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  • Urinary Obstruction in the Feline

    October 24, 2019

    Urinary obstruction in the cat is a very common presentation for male cats with urinary signs (straining, vomiting, licking, vocalizing). Listed is a general protocol for managing these cases.

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    What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?

    October 23, 2019

    Integrative Veterinary Medicine is a broad discipline that includes and combines several different aspects of whole-pet care. Techniques blend western medicine with holistic approaches to treatment, and can include spinal manipulation, acupuncture, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and nutrition.

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