Upstate Vet Blog

Update on Grain-Free Diets for Pets

New pet foods often mirror human dietary trends, and the recent surge in low-carbohydrate and gluten-free diets is no exception. Grain-free options fill pet store shelves, leaving many pet owners to question whether they should ...

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Specialty Medicine: Ophthalmology

At Upstate Vet, we believe your pet’s vision and ocular comfort are important components of her overall health and quality of life. Regular exams are critical to detect ocular disease early and preserve vision and ...

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Upstate Vet Changes

We are very pleased to officially announce the integration of Upstate Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency Clinic. After sharing a building for nearly three decades, we are excited to now share best practices and a ‘one team’ approach, something that is a core val...

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Meet our new Referral Relationship Manager

Hi, my name is Anna Miller, and I am so excited to be your new Referral Relationship Manager for Upstate Vet-Greenville. I originally started my veterinary career with Upstate Vet in 2004, and after working in general practice for the past seven years, I am happy t…

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New to our Surgery Team

Dr. Andrea Smith was inspired to become a veterinary surgeon at an early age while spending time in her grandfather’s veterinary practice and she was most often found observing surgical procedures. Her interest in surgery continued throughout her ve…

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Calcium Oxylate Stones

Although it has always been common for us to see urolithiasis in our patients, calcium oxalate stones have definitely been increasing in frequency over the past decade. Unfortunately, these stones cannot be dissolved with medical ...

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Iliopsoas Muscle Injury in Dogs

The iliopsoas muscle is formed by the psoas major and iliacus muscles, which mainly arise from the lumbar vertebrae and ilium. They fuse to insert on the lesser trochanter of the femur. This muscle functions ...

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Indolent Ulcers

Indolent ulcers frequently occur in dogs and are the most common canine eye disorder seen by the UVS Ophthalmology service. They are also referred to as spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs), persistent corneal erosions, ...

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Melanoma – Location, location, location

Melanoma is a malignancy of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing pigment in the body. While melanomas can occur in many locations on the body the biological behavior of this tumor can vary tremendously with ...

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Radiation Therapy: What can my clients expect?

For most of us in the veterinary field, radiation therapy is a mysterious treatment that occurs elsewhere or it is a modality that a family member or friend underwent. However, because it is so effective ...

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