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Faculty Spotlight: Timothy Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (oncology)

Aug 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background.   I earned my veterinary degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois. Then I pursued a small animal internal medicine residency at Cornell University. In 1998 I returned to the University of Illinois for advanced clinical...

[Dr. Kimberly Selting, with dog, talks to a veterinary student and resident]

Oncology Team and Trials in 2020

Aug 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

What a topsy-turvy world it has been during the first half of 2020! With the pandemic, everyone has had to adjust to a new normal. For the oncology team, this has meant changing our routine to serve our patients as safely as possible, while maintaining an often-full schedule. Many services in the hospital were able...

Drs. Kadotani and Fries Exam a dog

When to Worry About Murmurs

Jul 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

The hospital’s cardiology service is comprised of three board-certified cardiologists: Dr. Saki Kadotani (seated above), Dr. Ryan Fries (standing), and Dr. Jordan Vitt (not shown). Current cardiology residents are Drs. Gabrielle Wallace, Leah Kruckman, and Lindsey Humphries. Our full-time technicians are Katie McConnell and Candice Simpson.   A heart murmur is caused by turbu­lent blood...

Medication

Pharmacist’s Corner: Medication Counseling

Jul 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Whenever a new medication is dispensed for a patient, it’s important to explain to the client the purpose of the medication, how to give it, and what to expect with regards to clinical improvement and adverse effects. If you are writing a prescription to an outside pharmacy, the pharmacist is required to provide this information...

Faculty Spotlight: Jacqui Scott, DVS, DACVS-SA

Jul 7, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am from New Zealand and completed my veterinary training in 2009. My first job was in a small town in the south island called Ashburton. After a few years in small animal general practice I knew I wanted to specialize and further my training. I was offered a surgical...

[Ferret]

Preventive Health Care in the ‘Stinky Weasel’

Jun 9, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Whether you call them “stinky weasels” or “tube cats,” providing an in-depth ferret wellness plan is good for your patients’ health and for your business. The vast majority of companion ferrets in the U.S. are bred at a single facility. Prior to sale they are spayed/neutered, de-scented, and given their first booster of canine distemper...

Medication

Pharmacist’s Corner: Finding High-Quality Nutraceuticals

Jun 9, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Whether you call them nutraceuticals, supple­ments, or something else, you probably rely on these supportive products for treatment at times. Nutraceuticals are not FDA-approved. They are not considered drugs, and the labeling is not allowed to make therapeutic claims. They must bear a statement such as “This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat...

Faculty Spotlight: Jenica Haraschak, MS, DVM, DACVECC

Jun 9, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I’m originally from Florida and grew up less than a mile from the beach, but my veterinary career has taken me to many new and exciting places over the past few years. In high school I worked at a local veteri­nary hospital, which is where my dream of becoming a...

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Ferrets and Coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

Maybe you have heard that ferrets can be infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)? This can be frightening information, if you treat these stinky weasels. Get the facts and learn how we see ferrets during the pandemic. We have adopted the above guidelines to ensure that we can treat ferrets during the pandemic, but also...