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  • hip replacement dogs

What Dog Owners Should Know About Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) is considered the gold standard treatment for large-breed dogs affected by severe hip dysplasia, especially when medical management has become ineffective. Our orthopedic team at Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (AVES) has the ability to perform this technically demanding procedure to improve your pet’s quality of life. What is total [...]

2021 Texas Veterinary Virtual Symposium

2021 Texas Veterinary Virtual Symposium As leaders in specialty medicine and veterinary continuing education, we are proud to host a virtual continuing education symposium for veterinarians and technicians this year along with our sister hospitals, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, MissionVet Specialty & Emergency, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, and Animal Emergency Hospital [...]

  • foreign bodies in pets

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies: A Life-Threatening Danger for Your Pet

Your pet’s inquisitive nature is probably one of their most endearing qualities, but it can also land them in a heap of trouble. Animals use their senses of smell and taste to explore their world, which means that something that looks interesting goes into their mouth, and is often swallowed. While some items pass without [...]

  • cardiovascular disease in pets

Cardiovascular Disease in Pets: A Silent Threat

Bella is a 6-year-old long-haired cat who loves pouncing on her toy mice and napping in the sun. When Bella’s owner noticed her sleeping more than normal and not eating her entire dinner and knowing that Bella was overdue for her annual wellness visit, she scheduled an appointment with their family veterinarian. During Bella’s exam, [...]

  • Lymphoma in dogs

Oncology Highlight: Canine Lymphoma

Dogs can develop many different types of cancer. Canine lymphoma accounts for up to 24% of all dog cancers, and is the most common cancer type arising from hematopoietic cells (i.e., immature blood cells). If your dog has been diagnosed with lymphoma, you likely have many questions about their cancer type, and their long-term prognosis. [...]

  • Reasons your dog is limping

Why Is My Dog Limping?

  You know the heart-sinking feeling. Your dog is happily playing in the backyard, and suddenly limps back to you. Whether they didn’t land properly after catching a frisbee, or developed the limp for seemingly no reason, you are concerned whether your furry pal has a debilitating injury, or simply overdid things. Your primary care veterinarian [...]

  • Veterinary Technician running CT scan for a German Shepard

X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, and MRI: What are the Differences and Why Would My Pet Need Them?

When something is amiss with your pet, we often rely on the most advanced diagnostic tools to make a diagnosis, determine the problem’s extent, and create a plan for treatment. As an integral part of this process, Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center’s advanced imaging capabilities are an invaluable part of your pet’s medical care. [...]

  • Cancer Treatment in Pets

10 Misconceptions About Pets and Cancer

Misconceptions abound about cancer and pets, and many people apply what they know about human cancers to animals. Although there are some similarities, many human cancer traits—including appearance, treatments, side effects, and prognosis—differ drastically. We separate fact from fiction, so you can make the best decisions regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for your furry [...]

  • Veterinarian examining dog's teeth as part of a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT)

Dental Cleanings: The Key to Preventing Dental Problems

Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center’s dentistry department is equipped to manage and treat a wide array of dental issues in pets. Our board-certified veterinary dentist and specialized equipment allow us to treat  advanced dental cases, including: Fractured or dislocated teeth Jaw fractures Exposed pulp Tooth-root abscesses Malocclusions Oral tumors Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions Restoratives [...]

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

Your pet’s health and comfort are always our focus, and we pride ourselves on using cutting-edge techniques to provide the best medical care available. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons will partner with your family veterinarian to perform challenging surgeries that require specialized equipment, techniques, or expertise. In some cases, we can perform minimally invasive surgery to [...]


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