Springfield MO Vet Aquires New Digtial X-Ray Technology
Deerfield Veterinary Hospital in Springfield Mo. purchased a Vet Ray Digital radiography machine. How does this machine differ from our previous veterinary digital radiography machine? Our new veterinary digital x-ray emits 8 times less radiation than our previous machine. This makes our machine more environmentally friendly by decreasing its carbon footprint. This also means that…Read More
Bordetella…The Misunderstood Vaccine
It’s a common comment heard in many veterinary hospitals…”we don’t need the kennel cough vaccination…we never board or kennel our dog”. Despite the owner’s insistence that their pet isn’t at risk, most people would be surprised to find out that this disease can be found in a wide variety of places. Infectious tracheobronchitis, more commonly…Read More
Veterinary Medicine Online – Calling Dr. Google?
It’s not hard to find pet health information on the Internet. But, the challenge is finding advice and information from sources that you can trust. What can you do to make sure that the recommendations and opinions you find will actually help? And…what about those review sites? Can they help you find a veterinarian when you need one?Read More
Why is Your Veterinarian Fascinated with Pets Feces?
It might be the look on the person’s face or maybe the way they are carrying the bag, but staff at a veterinary office can always tell when their clients arrive with a stool sample for testing. Dozens of specimens arrive each day, some in Ziploc baggies, others triple wrapped in aluminum foil and some…Read More
Modern Veterinary Anesthesia
For both human and veterinary patients, an important part of any surgical procedure is the proper use of anesthetics. These drugs render us, and our animal friends, insensible to pain during the operation. Unfortunately, harrowing tales of anesthetic mishaps are often used by pet owners as a reason to avoid surgery for their pet. What are veterinarians doing to make sure your pet stays safe when a surgical treatment is needed?Read More