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Digital Radiology

Overview Similar to human hospitals, Upstate Vet provides digital radiography services instead of traditional x-ray film. Digitally formatted radiographs allow us to transmit the images to any computer in our Greenville and Asheville locations as ...

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Endodontics and Root Canal Therapy

Overview Trauma is the most common cause of a fractured tooth. Tooth fractures that expose the pulp chamber (living part of the tooth) allow bacteria to inhabit the tooth. The tooth then becomes infected and ...

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Overview Endoscopy is a noninvasive tool used to obtain both visual information and collect samples such as fluid or biopsies. It involves using a rigid or flexible tube with a video camera attached at the ...

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Overview Fluoroscopy is a method of visualizing internal structures by using X-rays to produce a moving, real-time picture. The continuous flow of x-rays gives us the ability to capture, monitor, replay, and manipulate video of ...

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Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus is an emergency. If your dog’s belly suddenly distends and they begin retching uncontrollably, it is important to consult with your family veterinarian immediately. Overview Gastric dilatation and volvulus syndrome (GDV), ...

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease in Cats Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats. In this disease, the heart muscle wall (primarily the left ventricle) becomes thickened and does not relax properly. Eighty percent ...

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Hip Dysplasia

Overview Although many treatment options are available to help patients with hip dysplasia, early diagnosis is critical in helping to decide the most appropriate treatment plan. The hip joint is made up of a ball ...

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Intervertebral Disc Disease

Overview A dog’s spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. These bones have a central hollow area through which the spinal cord runs. Between the vertebrae are soft cushions called discs. They have a ...

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Overview It is not known why certain dogs develop lymphoma, and others do not. In some dogs, there is an underlying genetic component, and in others, there are no predisposing factors (most common). For cats, ...

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Mast Cell Tumors

Canine Mast Cell Tumors It is not known why certain dogs develop mast cell tumors and others do not. There is some speculation that mast cell tumors may develop secondary to skin disease/inflammation, but this ...

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