Clinic Pearls

Preparing pets for hot summer days ahead: The dangers are even greater for brachycephalic breeds

This was recently posted by Dr. Karyn Jones on her Ajax Animal Hospital Facebook page. It is such a timely and important message for all the pet parents out there as hot sunny days of summer are just around the corner, that I asked Dr. Jones if I could share with our Scalpel readers. Please share this post, it explains why… Continue reading Preparing pets for hot summer days ahead: The dangers are even greater for brachycephalic breeds

Internal Medicine, What's Your Diagnosis?

Internal Medicine: What is Your Diagnosis?

By Dr. Kirsten Prosser, BVMS, Dip ACVIM Darby, a four-year old, female spayed, Standard Poodle, presented to the Internal Medicine service at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Hospital (MOVEH) for further investigation of anorexia and weight loss of approximately two weeks duration. Referral blood work demonstrated mild hypoalbuminemia, mildly elevated alanine transaminase enzyme activity, mild hypocholesterolemia, marginal hyponatremia,… Continue reading Internal Medicine: What is Your Diagnosis?

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Dr. Anne Sylvestre Abstracts for April 10th & 11th Lectures

Veterinary Series Lecture A Variety of Topics Including Gait Analysis, Bandaging and Case Selection The purpose of this talk is to help the participants identify gait abnormalities in the canine patients. To identify gait abnormalities, it is important to take a close look at the normal gaits. We will dissect the three main gaits (walk,… Continue reading Dr. Anne Sylvestre Abstracts for April 10th & 11th Lectures

Neurology, What's Your Diagnosis?

What’s Your Diagnosis?

by Dr. Andrew Barker, Neurology, Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital An 8-month old male intact German Shepherd presented to the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital for an approximate two-day history of hind-limb deficits. The dog slipped while playing three days before; however, he was walking normally and seemed comfortable. The following day the dog was normal in the… Continue reading What’s Your Diagnosis?

TAVM Board of Directors

The TAVM Board of Directors have joined forces with The Justice League to provide stimulating CE for DVMs in the GTA!! We need YOU to join us in our quest: 1. Contact us for more information on how to get involved with the Board. Enjoy perks like; free dinner provided at each Board Meeting; CE hours for time spent on Board activities; discounted membership fee; time away from your hectic life for some fun and camaraderie! (Superhero Costumes are optional) 2. Share your interesting cases with us and we will post it in the "Scalpel" section of our website. 3. Join the TAVM and attend the epic Veterinary and Hospital Subscription Series - monthly CE events held at Dave and Buster's. 4. Follow (and Like) us on Facebook and Twitter!

Neurology, What's Your Diagnosis?

What’s Your Diagnosis?

by Dr. Jonathan Huska A 6 month old, intact female Yorkshire Terrier was referred to the Toronto Veterinary Referral Hospital (TVRH) Neurology Service with an approximately 10 day history of cervical spinal pain. Clinical signs were initially reported as yelping in pain while holding the head low with a guarded neck carriage. There was no… Continue reading What’s Your Diagnosis?