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Management of Prolonged Starvation in a Cat – by Amaris Franco, DVM, DACVECC

Patient: Lily Signalment: 7-year-old spayed female DLH History and presenting complaint: Lily presented to the emergency service at AVES for severe weakness, dehydration, and emaciation. Lily’s family was moving into their new home on January 4th when she accidentally got out of her new house. Her owner had relentlessly searched for her to no avail until [...]

Canine Heat Stroke – by Jami Becker, DVM, DACVECC

Case Study: Heat Stroke in Canine Patient Signalment: 2-year-old, male neutered, Labrador Retriever History: Patient presented in July after a hike, laying down and not wanting to get back up. His owner suspected he overheated so put him in a pool to cool him off. The dog vomited once. He was first brought to an [...]

Bacterial Meningitis – by Tracy Sutton, DVM, DACVIM

A 5-year-old spayed female Standard Poodle was brought to AVES ER with acute onset inappetence, teeth chattering, and intermittently turning left. After evaluation, the AVES ER team performed bloodwork, cervical/skull radiographs and a sedated oral examination which were unremarkable. She was started on carprofen and seemed to be improving. Three days later, she had her [...]

High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy utilized for Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema in a Near Drowning episode – by Jami Becker DVM, DACVECC

SIGNALMENT 13 week old, Female Intact, Labrador HISTORY On Monday Apri 17th around 1:30 pm Evie fell into her family’s pool. When she was pulled from the water she was weak, had a dull mentation and was having difficulty breathing. She was taken immediately to her primary care veterinarian where radiographs were performed, and she [...]

Total Hip Replacement – A Complete Information Guide – by Russell Kalis, DVM, DACVS-SA

A total hip replacement (THR) procedure replaces both the head of the femur (‘ball’) and the acetabulum (‘socket’) of the hip joint (‘ball-and-socket’ joint) resulting in a complete arthroplasty. At AVES we use state of the art surgical implants, BioMedtrix total hip arthroplasty. These prosthetic implants are designed to function in the same manner as [...]

Liver Mass Removal – By Jeremy Fleming, DVM, DACVS-SA

“Fluffy” is an 8 year old, neutered male mixed breed dog who was presented to AVES for an incidentally found liver mass. He was initially seen by his primary care veterinarian for a broken nail and an abdominal mass was noted during his sedated examination. This was confirmed by point of care ultrasound and the [...]

Making Legs Straight Again (Pes Varus in a Dachshund) – By Alena Strelchik, DVM, DACVS-SA

Signalment: 1-year-old male neutered Dachshund. History: Presenting to AVES Surgery for evaluation of non-weight bearing, right hindlimb lameness. Recently evaluated by his veterinarian with radiographs of the right pelvic limb and referred to AVES for an angular limb deformity. Orthopedic examination: Ambulatory, with intermittently non-weight bearing lameness of the right pelvic limb. Grade I/IV medial [...]

Canine Oral Tumors – By Jacqueline Cavalcanti, DVM, DACVS-SA

Background The most common oral tumors of dogs, in descending order of frequency, are malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and acanthomatous ameloblastoma. Each of these tumors has significant potential to invade surrounding tissues, including bone. These tumors vary significantly in their metastatic potential. While, malignant melanomas have a high metastatic potential, squamous cell [...]


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