Your family veterinarian can handle many of your pet’s surgical needs, but difficult cases may require expertise and equipment that only a specialty surgery center can offer. VetMED Emergency and Specialty Care has three board-certified veterinary surgeons who will work with your family veterinarian to handle any challenging surgical procedures your pet may need. Our.. read more →

AzVMA Winter Small Animal Specialist Meeting On Saturday, November 16th two of VetMED’s specialists will be speaking at the local veterinary medical association’s winter meeting. Speakers and Topics: Dr. Matthew Miller: Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Genetics-Nutrition-Management Dr. Janet Bailey: Respiratory Disease Dr. Bailey will also be the moderator for the meeting. The specialists at VetMED regularly attend continuing.. read more →

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 →

In July 2018, the FDA announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as “grain-free,” which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients (listed within the first 10 ingredients.. 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 →