An unusual Saturday night at our hospital

Posted On: May 17, 2011

Categories: Surgery, Uncategorized

We recently worked on a Serval Cat! Serval cats are medium size cats from Africa.  The cheetah is thought to descend from them.  Like so many other animals in the wild, their numbers have dwindled.  Their population has been in decline largerly due to human population encroaching on their habitats or being hunted for their […]

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The Fungus Among Us: Cryptococcus

Posted On: December 4, 2010

Categories: Uncategorized

In my last blog, I alluded to some medications that can affect the liver. Medications used to treat infections caused by fungus is one such family of drugs and when they are used, blood tests are done on a periodic basis to help monitor the health of the liver. While fungal diseases have always been […]

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Palm’s recovery

Posted On: November 2, 2010

Categories: Uncategorized

Palm was at our hospital yesterday to get her sutures removed from the 2nd surgery.  We are happy to report that the surgery was successful.    The key to success in such wounds is to go back to surgery when the underlying tissues are not infected.  This is problematic when the skin is not intact […]

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Update on Palm the seeing-eye dog

Posted On: October 8, 2010

Categories: Uncategorized

All of us at Canada West Veterinary Specialists and Palm’s family are touched by the caring and generosity we have witnessed since she has been hospitalized. Palm has well-wishers from North America, Australia and as far as Bejing! Our miracle girl has been doing well.  We were hoping to send her home for a few […]

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