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 →