It’s a time to celebrate the special bond we share with our cherished animals. This month, we encourage you to spread the love with these 4 simple suggestions… Promote responsible pet ownership Support pet adoption Arizona Golden Rescue Arizona Humane Society Mayday Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy Increase awareness of services available to pet owners Celebrate working companion animals and the important role.. read more →

From the Emergency Service Team at VETMED Approximately 300,000 dogs and cats are bitten by venomous snakes each year in the US, and prevention, protection, and treatment are key. Rattlesnake venom can cause serious injury and even death to pets. Most cases are reported during the warmer seasons, although here in Arizona they are reported and.. read more →

Just as your primary care doctor might send you to a specialist to address a very specific issue or for a specialized test, your family veterinarian may require the assistance of a veterinary specialist to diagnose and treat certain conditions in your pet. Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialists, or internists, bring a greater understanding in treating.. read more →

It’s amazing what looks appetizing to some animals. Here are 10 shocking foreign bodies found by various veterinarians across the nation. 1. Toy Fairy Wand Pip’s owner Ashleigh Fisher was alarmed after noticing the five-month-old whippet had something lodged in her throat. X-rays showed a toy fairy wand stretched all the way from the little.. read more →

Veterinary specialists are board-certified veterinarians who have focused their practice on a specific area of veterinary medicine including internal medicine, surgery, preventive medicine, toxicology, dentistry, behavior, and pathology, among other disciplines. Veterinary specialists undergo additional extensive training post veterinary school, acquire clinical experience in the area of their chosen specialty, publish a clinical case or.. read more →

Veterinary technicians at VETMED, assisting with surgery

For most pet owners, ensuring their pets receive top notch care is crucial. In fact, according to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent more than $50 billion on their pets in 2012, a quarter of which went towards veterinary care. Because of this, qualified veterinary technicians, or nurses as they are also called, are.. read more →

By Christina Grant, DVM Exposure Chocolate toxicity can occur year round but tends to be most prevalent when there is opportunity for exposure, especially during the holiday seasons such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Severity of signs depends on the types of chocolate and amount ingested. Chocolate not only contains a high amount of.. read more →

By Stephanie Szabo, VM,D DACVS Anatomy Bile is made by the liver and serves as a vehicle for fat absorption through the small intestinal tract. The liver contains very small bile channels called canaliculi, which collect bile from the liver cells. These bile canaliculi merge to join larger ducts that ultimately terminate into visible hepatic.. read more →

We at VETMED start off the new year with the proud announcement that we earned the highest designation in the industry for their superior service, facilities and comprehensive medical care in November. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has named VETMED a referral accredited facility making us one in only five veterinary hospitals within Arizona to hold the.. read more →

It is that time of year again for spending time with family and friends over great meals.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday week and want to remind you we are here for you and your family veterinarian 24 hours a day.  Here are some tips from our doctors as well as the team at.. read more →