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Minimally Invasive Procedures

Overview As in human medicine, many surgical procedures in veterinary medicine are now performed through very small incisions. In many cases, tiny cameras and instruments can be introduced through small incisions to either obtain a ...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Overview Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnet and computers to produce three-dimensional images of the body in a similar manner to CT scanning. Unlike CT; however, MRI depends on the ...

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Oral Surgery

Oral Masses The oral cavity is a common place to find masses. These masses or growths may be benign or malignant and should be evaluated as soon as they are noticed. Many times theses masses ...

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Osteochondritis dessicans (OCD)

Overview Osteochondritis dessicans (OCD) is a hereditary joint disease that occurs early in the development of some dogs. At the end of each bone is a layer of cartilage called articular cartilage. This cartilage provides ...

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Overview Pancreatitis is defined as inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a part of the digestive system that produces enzymes that aid in digesting foods. The pancreas is also responsible for the production of ...

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Patellar Luxation

Overview The patella, or kneecap, is a small bone that glides in a groove at the front of the knee joint. In many dogs, and less commonly in cats, the patella will luxate (pop out ...

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Periodontal Disease

Overview If caught early enough, periodontal disease may be reversed and treated. It is also completely preventable. Unlike humans, dogs and cats do not have the ability to brush bacteria and plaque off their teeth ...

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Radiation Therapy

Overview Radiation therapy is a very effective tool for controlling certain types of cancer. It may be used alone or in combination with other forms of treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy. The equipment used ...

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Overview Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that is performed most commonly on the chest and abdominal cavities. With ultrasound, we use sound waves to image solid organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and ...

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