Saturday, July 26, 2008

Office Mooch…

Do you have a coworker that is an office mooch? At Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod, we have a four legged, big, black, and bold office mooch.

Callie is Dr. Dan Clayton’s dog, and she spends all of her days at Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod mooching food in the doctor’s office. No morsel is consumed without her close observation. Next time you visit, you may even see her wondering, as always, in search of her next snack.

You just better watch your lunch!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Specialist Access For Your Pets Is Only A Mouse Click Away!

Our new GE Digital Ultrasound makes diagnosing difficult conditions even easier. Just like our digital radiology (x-ray) and our digital dental (dental x-ray) system, a second opinion is just a mouse click away. And it shows once again that the technology at Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod rivals or exceeds what you might find in your own human hospital.

If we question anything we are seeing on ultrasound or x-ray, we can easily forward the images on to our veterinary radiologist team. These specialists are board certified in radiology. That means they have received years of training specifically in radiology.

Dr. Mathew Wright, DVM, MS, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists Consultants. He heads our team of specialists ready to review our patient’s x-rays or ultrasounds at a moments notice.

And because we are fully digital, we can send Dr. Wright your pet’s images almost immediately after we take them. He can respond with further information so quickly that results are retuned within minutes to no more than a few hours!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Looking Great and Cancer Free!

Duke looks fantastic. He is a year out from his devastating diagnosis of systemic lymphosarcoma.

There is no way he would still be here if his dedicated owners had not chosen chemotherapy to treat his cancer. But chemo has many negative connotations in the human world. Fortunately, that is not often the case in veterinary medicine.

Duke did not have a single reaction to the chemo. He had great quality of life during his treatment. Now many months after his last dose, Duke remains in remission. He is enjoying a fantastic, totally normal, quality of life.

In August, Dr. Andy Abbo will join our CARE facility as the first and only dedicated veterinary oncologist on Cape Cod. That will allow us to treat even more types of cancer right here on Cape. No other veterinary health care team affords these options. And that means that our pets stricken with cancer will have more options, and quite simply will live longer.

In veterinary medicine, chemo often really means quantity and quality of life. And it is so rewarding to see Duke doing well!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

What Breeds Make Up Foxy?

Foxy is a one of a kind dog. Recently, her owners found out how unique she really is with the new Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed Analysis. Not all DNA breed tests are created equal. The Wisdom Panel is a blood test, and to date, is the most accurate test available.

The test showed that Foxy is an extremely complex mixed breed dog. Her ancestry contains traces of Akita, American Staffordshire Terrier, Japanese Chin, Leonberger, and Manchester Terrier. That is one unique mix!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008