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 →