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Observations from Angela Lennox, DVM
Spike the betta fish developed an abnormality of his right eye. The eye could not be repaired, and so his owner elected to have us remove it. Eye problems like these are potentially painful in other species, so we assumed … Continue reading
What should we calls the licensed professionals who assist the veterinarian? “Technician” is the traditional term in the United States; however, there is a move to change that designation to “Nurse”, which many believe more accurately describes the role of … Continue reading
Every spring we brace for the onslaught of injured and orphaned wildlife. The weather is warming up and we saw our first group of orphaned rabbits today so baby wildlife season is upon us! Here’s our yearly reminder on what to … Continue reading
This is a picture of a very lucky little guinea pig who presented for a strange lump on his neck, just off to the side where a lymph node might be. He went to surgery to remove what was most … Continue reading
At our last staff training we welcomed Shirley the Hat Lady, who goes around to various medical facilities offering her custom made surgical bonnets. They are beautiful, well made, and best of all, reasonably priced. We were her first veterinary … Continue reading