• Case Study: Xylitol Ingestion

    June 24, 2021

    Meet Maka, an 8-year-old MN 34 kg Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Maka was seen at VERC June 16, 2021 by our emergency DVM, Dr. Maxine Koyanagi, for having eaten a large amount of Xylitol (an artificial sweetener used in sugar free foods).

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  • Minimally invasive surgery and the GP: Getting started

    June 21, 2021

    Veterinary surgeon Chris Thomson answers some common questions regarding learning curves, feasibility, how to get started, and basic equipment needs for a veterinarian in general practice, to make the leap into the world of minimally invasive surgery.

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  • Two Tetanus Cases in 24 hours

    May 25, 2021

    Within a 24 hour period in April 2021, two dogs presented to Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital showing signs of tetanus. Being such a rare condition, these cases are a good review of the disease and treatment.

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  • Canine Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hemoabdomen

    April 2, 2021

    Over the past decade, ultrasound has been slowly integrated into the veterinary industry. As a result, ultrasonography has allowed veterinarians to detect other soft tissue changes and free fluid that would otherwise be missed.

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  • Toxic to pets: 5-FU Fluorouracil

    Human Chemotherapeutic Agent, Fluorouracil (5-FU) is Deadly to Pets

    October 5, 2020

    If you or someone you know is taking this medication to treat your own condition, please be aware that it is extremely toxic, even in very small amounts, to our family pets. Please keep your medication and the application site out of reach of pets at all times.

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    Consideration of a Veterinarian-based Outpatient Protocol for Treatment of Canine Parvoviral Enteritis

    September 28, 2020

    The gold standard of Parvovirus treatment involves continuous, round-the-clock supportive care in an ICU setting. For those patients who are deemed a good candidate for Outpatient (OP) care, and those clients who are dedicated to the task of returning their pets to the clinic twice daily for several days for veterinarian-based OP care, an OP protocol can be a viable alternative to hospitalization.

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  • Nasogastric Tube Placement

    March 5, 2020

    Nasogastric tube placement may be one of the more underutilized tools in treating our hospitalized veterinary patients.

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  • Portosystemic Shunts

    May 7, 2018

    Learn more on the diagnosis and treatment of a portosytemic shunt (PSS).

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  • Shoulder OCD in Dogs

    March 15, 2018

    Osteochondrosis of the shoulder joint is a common cause of lameness in dogs. Fortunately the outcome with surgical treatment is generally excellent and can be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

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