Through the use of VETMED’s state of the art equipment, new Karl Storz Endoscopy tower, and a Covidien Force Triad™ vessel sealer, the VETMED team of specialists are capable of offering a number of extended, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. One benefit of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is the incredible magnification and lighting.. read more →

TPLO is currently one of the most common surgeries performed to treat canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL or ACL) injuries. Now in existence for over 20 years, the surgery has proven to be an extremely effective long-term solution for addressing cruciate ligament injury in dogs. Initially created for large breed, active dogs, TPLO has proven.. read more →

Along with Arizona’s monsoon season comes the Sonoran Desert toad, a seemingly harmless toad that can grow up to 7.5 inches long with smooth, leathery skin. This olive green toad is far from harmless, however. In fact, it is killing more dogs than rattlesnakes. The Sonoran Desert toad, also known as the Colorado River toad.. read more →

Within VETMED’s Cardiology department, our board-certified cardiology specialist, Dr. Matt Miller offers diagnostic evaluations and therapy for animals with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, or those requiring minimally-invasive treatment options. Tests & Evaluations Animals, from dogs and cats, to horses, are evaluated based on a thorough physical examination and a review of medical history, followed by.. read more →

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is common throughout Arizona and the Southwest, and affects the lungs and respiratory system. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which grows in the soil in low rainfall areas, and regions with high summer temperatures and moderate winter temperatures. These fungal spores become airborne when the soil is disturbed by winds,.. read more →

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough, and this highly contagious respiratory disease has recently affected thousands of dogs in the U.S., particularly the Midwest region where dog parks, groomers, and pet daycare/boarding facilities have been forced to close temporarily to decrease the spread of infection. Because there have been no reported cases.. read more →

By Staci Brigham, DVM The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, also referred to as Parvo, is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs, particularly in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The virus takes on two different forms: intestinal, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite; and.. read more →

We see lots of happy outcomes in our hospital thanks to the skilled hands of our doctors and clients who consider their pets as family, but sadly we also see the cases of dogs who cannot be saved. It pulls at our hearts and stings every time, but this excerpt came along recently and we.. read more →

VETMED was recently featured in PHOENIX Magazine, in an article highlighting the hospital’s expansion, which adds heart disease and cancer to the already expansive list of animal maladies our team can treat. Take a look as cardiologist Dr. Matt Miller and Dr. Arch Robertson discuss the equipment and procedures being used to treat heart conditions and cancer. Read the full.. read more →

Dog parks provide several perks to dogs and pet parents alike including physical and mental exercise for your pet, good socialization opportunities to help maintain your dog’s good natured temperament, and fun for pet parents through socialization with other like-minded pet owners. But with these valuable benefits, also come several worries. Dog parks can pose.. read more →