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 →

By Staci Brigham, DVM The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, also referred to as Parvo, is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs, particularly in puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The virus takes on two different forms: intestinal, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite; and.. read more →

We see lots of happy outcomes in our hospital thanks to the skilled hands of our doctors and clients who consider their pets as family, but sadly we also see the cases of dogs who cannot be saved. It pulls at our hearts and stings every time, but this excerpt came along recently and we.. read more →