The heat is on! Summer in Arizona can be stifling, but don’t let pet dangers such as heatstroke, monsoon season, and snake bites add to the pressure. Follow our safety tips to ensure you and your pet make it through the summer heat unharmed. Pets and The Threat of Heatstroke Heatstroke can occur any time.. read more →

Cushing’s disease, also called hyperadrenocorticism, is an endocrine system disorder seen commonly in dogs and rarely in cats. Hyperadrenocorticism occurs when the body produces too much cortisol, an essential hormone produced by the adrenal glands in times of stress, even after the stressor, such as pain or infection, has gone. What causes Cushing’s disease in.. read more →

Written by Jodie Snyder, Author/Blogger of Happy Dog Phoenix This spring, we are seeing many wonderful wildflower displays but unfortunately this bonanza of blossoms is causing many of our dogs to suffer from springtime allergies. Dr. Mitchell Song, DVM, DACVD, a dermatology specialist at VetMED in Phoenix, has been treating many canine allergy sufferers this.. read more →

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a diseased hip joint with a prosthetic hip. It is the gold treatment standard for several hip conditions, including hip dysplasia. Total hip replacement is typically performed by a specialist, because it is a difficult procedure requiring specialized experience and equipment. VETMED’s board-certified surgeons are experienced.. read more →

We have two new internists joining Jonathan Schnier, DVM, DACVIM and Kristi Sluiter, DVM, DACVIM in our internal medicine department. Click “Learn More” to get to know them! Dr. Genna Atiee and Dr. Janet Bailey bring a wealth of experience and advanced training to VETMED, and we are excited to see our internal medicine service further expand with.. read more →

Liliana Mutascio, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA and Deandra Owen, DVM, DACVS-SA both recently passed the final phase of their board certifications and are now Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Earning board certification in veterinary surgery is difficult, requiring successful completion of additional years of training, research and two phases of a rigorous examination process… read more →

camping with your pet

Camping is a fun activity for the whole family. There is no reason you can’t bring your pets with you, as long as you do so safely. VETMED has a few tips for how you can safely enjoy a camping trip with your furry family members tagging along. Make Yourself Noticeable If your pet will.. read more →

While we like to think that nothing bad will ever happen to our beloved dog, accidents happen, and dogs may wind up with a head injury. Unfortunately, you can’t call an ambulance for your dog, so what are you supposed to do in this situation? VETMED in Phoenix, Arizona, understands that the situation is stressful.. read more →

Welcome back Stephanie G. Foote, DVM, DACVS! Dr. Foote’s role will help ensure that VETMED continues to offer the best in advanced veterinary specialty and emergency medicine.  She will be reviewing, managing, and optimizing current systems, quality care standards, and staying abreast of the latest veterinary advancements.  She will also oversee the medical direction, lead.. read more →

Laundry detergent pods have been in the news recently to help inform consumers about the dangers of consuming the bite-sized pods. What many pet owners may not know is that these detergent pods are also dangerous for the dogs and cats in our homes. VETMED wants all pet owners to understand the risks that these.. read more →