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    As pet ownership surges, we need to strengthen the veterinary profession

    June 28, 2021

    The pandemic has further cemented the bond we have with our pets. It also has increased our reliance on quality veterinary care, especially as more Americans have brought pets into their families.

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

    June 28, 2021

    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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  • Case Study: Xylitol Ingestion

    June 24, 2021

    Meet Maka, an 8-year-old MN 34 kg Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Maka was seen at VERC June 16, 2021 by our emergency DVM, Dr. Maxine Koyanagi, for having eaten a large amount of Xylitol (an artificial sweetener used in sugar free foods).

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  • Minimally invasive surgery and the GP: Getting started

    June 21, 2021

    Veterinary surgeon Chris Thomson answers some common questions regarding learning curves, feasibility, how to get started, and basic equipment needs for a veterinarian in general practice, to make the leap into the world of minimally invasive surgery.

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    Lost Dog Found: What To Do?

    June 16, 2021

    So you’ve found a lost dog. Step one – don’t panic! Finding a lost dog may be stressful because you want to help without putting the dog or yourself in any danger.

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  • Dr. Ash performs arthoroscopic surgery at Peak Veterinary Referral Center

    Arthroscopic Surgeries Explained

    June 9, 2021

    A glossary of terms related to arthroscopic surgeries and conditions. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a good place to start if your pet’s doctor has recommended that you visit a surgeon for joint disease in your pet.

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  • Radio Interview: Pets and Heatwaves

    June 8, 2021

    Our very own Assistant Medical Director from Bulger Veterinary Hospital was invited to discuss hot weather and pets on the Morning Magic Show on Magic 106.7. Take a listen...

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  • What is Critical Care?

    June 2, 2021

    The Emergency/Critical Care teams help pets with life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Critical Care specialty teams, including our Critical Care specialists, emergency clinicians and nursing staff, help treat complications from surgery, trauma, accidents, infections, organ failure and severe heart and breathing problems.  The critical care team is a group of specially trained veterinary caregivers who work

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  • Celebrating Pride Month at Ethos

    June 1, 2021

    Happy Pride Month! This month, and year-round, we want to extend our love and support to the LGBTQ+ community. We also want to take this time to express our thanks to our own Ethos LGBTQ+ team members at every corner of our organization!

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  • Two Tetanus Cases in 24 hours

    May 25, 2021

    Within a 24 hour period in April 2021, two dogs presented to Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital showing signs of tetanus. Being such a rare condition, these cases are a good review of the disease and treatment.

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  • Case Study: Canine T-cell Leukemia

    May 19, 2021

    A 10-year-old female spayed boxer mix presented to The Oncology Service for evaluation of lymphocytosis and peripheral lymphadenopathy following acute, significant vomiting, diarrhea and inappetence treated by the referring veterinarian.

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    When Can We Accompany Our Pets Into Ethos Hospitals Again?

    May 18, 2021

    We have been receiving questions about when pet owners will be allowed to accompany their pets into our hospitals again. We recognize that this is a real concern for many of you.

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