"I'm just here for the baby food"
Proud moment... Eden did fabulous at her kstate pet health appointment this afternoon!! The vet and 4th year student kept commenting on how she's a perfect patient (they even put that in her records) 👌👏 I can't wait till it's my turn to be a 4th year oh so soon! Eden got poked and prodded just about everywhere, especially for some vaccines. She layed completely still for her blood draw 💉 too (we trained left and right lateral recumbancy behaviors)! Eden got a fine needle aspirate of a bump that developed around her mouth which we concluded was a viral papilloma (aka NOT A MAST CELL TUMOR!) See the last picture for a microscopic view of her RBCs and an epithelial cell!
We also ran her blood taurine levels which will be sent off to UC Davis for analyzing tomorrow! 🔬 If you feed a grain-free and/or raw diet it is an absolute MUST to keep an eye on your dog's taurine levels regularly because of the recent link to heart disease .... None the less and as hard as this is to leave @orijenpetfood 😔 I'll be switching her diet to @Purina Pro Plan next month while research is being performed on diet related dilated cardiomyopathy. Right now is a scary time of uncertainty for dog owners with a huge link (research in the process at Tufts and UCD) to lower taurine levels in grain free AND raw diets.
Happy Love Your Pet Day! ❤️ But let's be honest, we have the best job ever of being able to LOVE your pet EVERY day! Thank you for trusting us when your best friend is healthy and when they're sick. Our team truly loves taking care of your furbabies...ALMOST as much as you do 🥰
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📸: Technician Assistant Marissa with Russell
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Please, if your able, help us on her heart surgery journey
Whether you call them foxtails, grass seeds, or (insert expletive here) it all comes down to the same thing... They are a huge problem for pets! These pokey little guys like to “grab on” as the pet goes by. Then as the pet moves so do they... They start migrating and making themselves cozy in places like behind the 3rd eyelid, in the ear canal, inside the nasal passages, between the toes, etc. (eyes, ears, noses, & toeses 😉) Also frustrating is that when foxtails do become imbedded the symptoms seen may very well mimic generalized allergy symptoms... Runny eyes, sneezes, head shaking, paw chewing... See why we want you to come in for a visit even if the same things happened last year? Of course to make it even more complicated these plants usually show up during an allergy season, and it becomes even easier to brush off as not big deal. If not caught early this fearsome fauna continues to scootch in further and further with every muscle movement, eye blink, or inhale. They just keep burrowing deeper leaving a nasty tract in their wake. Eventually you’ll find yourself with infection, ulceration, or rupture. Believe it or not things only get worse from there. Pretty much a fat freaking mess caused by something I loved to collect by the bunches as a child. Who has these in their yard, but wants to go cut them down now!?! 🙋🏻♀️ Check out @drjgreenwood removing these seeds like a boss! 🐊 Swipe to see a line up of the offenders. 🎥: @drjgreenwood .
Happy #loveyourpetday! 🐮 While I have my own pets who I obviously adore, I’m REALLY missing this guy today.
When I worked at the MSU Beef Center, I bonded with bull calf 607 aka “George.” Every single morning when I drove out to the pasture, George was waiting for me. We spent a lot of time together, and he was basically my dog that summer. I was even trying to find a way I could keep him, but where in the world would an undergrad keep an Angus bull? 😂
Since I couldn’t keep him and he was so docile, he was enrolled in a bull consigner program that I got to work with, so I still saw my boy up through March.
The last time I saw him, his 607 tag was being removed and he was getting a new number. My mentor picked up his tag, handed it to me and said “you should probably clean it off, but you’ll find him again someday,” and to this day, I still believe I’m going to be able to track him down when I’m out of vet school. (thank you, RFIDs 😂)
I keep his tag on my backpack so that every day, even when I question why I’m going through the brutality of vet school, I can remember the calf that made me fall in love with beef cattle. 🐂
Tell me about the pet that convinced you to be a veterinarian or to specialize! ⬇️
It’s snowing 🌨 in NYC today, and I know when I go outside later to walk Chloe I’ll be treated to a ton of cold-weather canine fashion. It’s cold out! And if we’re cold, our pups are cold, too.
And sweaters, coats, and booties aren’t just for city dogs. A lot of people wonder if dressing our dogs in jackets and other winter wear during the cold months of the year is an exercise in anthropomorphizing. While some people may dress their pups because they look adorable, cuteness is just an added bonus in the wintertime. •
While dogs do have a nice protective layer of fur to help keep them warm, not all dogs are well-suited to the cold weather. So, while a Siberian Husky may not need a coat on their quick morning winter walk, a Pug may really appreciate the extra warmth. Chloe visibly shivers if she’s outside for 5 seconds in this. If it's snowing, a coat will also help keep your dogs fur dry, which will go a long way in keeping them toasty. •
Booties are another great idea in the winter, especially if it’s icy or snowy. Believe it or not, it’s not usually the snow and ice that creates problems for our pups, but the salt that we spread on sidewalks and driveways. Unless you get special “pet safe” salt (which I totally recommend), regular de-icing salt can burn delicate dog paws and create a lot of irritation. ❄️ ❄️ While coats and booties and sweaters are super cute, dressing your dog in the winter is not just an act of vanity! If you need a coat, your dog may appreciate one too. If you’re cold, they’re cold!................................................................................................................................................................... #vetmed#nyc#nycwinter#dogsofinstagram#pets#dogsweater#dogcoats#dogsweaters#dogswag#nycdogs#pethealth#dogcoatswag
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If you smell something yummy this week in the front lobby, all credit to the Flower Power✌️🌻
We have been LOVING our new @specialtypetproducts Pet Odor Exterminator candles and are stoked to have them available for purchase, too. Stop by the front desk for more info on what scents are in stock this month!
Happy Wednesday!! 🥰 today has been SO good and productive (which was much needed😂) •
—I had an interview/meeting with a clinic who I’m going to shadow this semester and then who’s going to hire me as an assistant in June!!! I already do have a job at my on campus animal hospital buuuut it’s qualifying as animal experience and I need to catch up my veterinary experience since vet school apps open up in like 3 months!! (side note: can’t believe it’s almost here 😬😬😬) •
—I also got approved to assist/volunteer with one of my professors in his research lab after spring break! I have absolutely no research experience so this is going to help my resume/application out tremendously 😅 •
—and lastly I spent 4 hours studying The Krebs cycle today and I finally understand it all, it’s the little victories in life that I’m celebrating today 🤪
And now I’m gonna take Cooper for a walk and enjoy the beautiful texas weather today! It’s almost the weekend people! #humpday —————
Dra. Camila Landim Braga, médica veterinária da Clinica Veterinária Renalpetz. Infundido, pela via endovenosa, as células-tronco da CELLTROVET visando a melhoria da qualidade de vida de seu paciente renal.
I SUTURED REAL TISSUE TODAY! 💉
During our Oncology clinical lab today, we practiced punch, bone marrow, and percutaneous renal biopsies on (somewhat) fresh cadavers and we actually had the chance to close our animals back up via suture. Normally, I would’ve sunk back and not volunteered because, to be honest, I have almost zero suturing experience and I was afraid to embarrass myself. But with the help of some awesome classmates and the doctors overseeing the lab, they walked me through every step of my simple interrupted suture to completion. Sometimes I need to remind myself that in vet school, you can never look “dumb” when you admit you don’t know something or aren’t as experienced because why are we all here? To LEARN! It’s the little wins like this that make me realize I am living out my dream every single day. 🐾
I bought this suturing pad about a week ago and after our lab, I am more motivated than ever to use it! We start live surgeries next semester so it’s never too early to be prepared right?
“Every day is a new adventure!”
After an evening flight and 5 hours sleep (not good ☹️), I was back to work as a kennel assistant this morning. Fortunately, I was still on a high from my hike up Harder Kulm (🇨🇭⛰) yesterday with @healthcoachmoniquenelson ... and coffee ☕️.
Returning home / to work / to study after a trip does not have to be doom and gloom. For example, this is Maisie, a wonderful study buddy.
I am usually extremely anxious to be constantly productive. For once in my life, no exaggeration, I am not at war with my mind. I have completed a mere 2 hours of studying post-shift, and I am not battling against compulsions to continue throughout the night. I am learning when enough is enough.
Look at Maisie on the photo. Studying requires so much of our energy, maths makes Maisie sleepy 😉. But seriously, we should pride ourselves on the number of hours of sleep we get instead of bragging about all-nighters? Let’s encourage a healthy, balanced work ethic.
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MISTAKES. They are literally the most human thing and yet we have a tendency to really beat ourselves up over them. You will make mistakes - in exams, in practice, in general life. You will not be the first and you will not be last to make any given mistake. Spaying a cat’s leg? Sounds stupid but surprisingly easy... going straight through the other side when giving a subcut injection (and squirting the owner?) silly but also v easy.But the way you deal with them can honestly save you and your mental health. .
1️⃣ Acknowledge it. This might be the hardest bit but once that bits done you can get onto the productive stuff and get over the crappy feelings
2️⃣ “You learn from your mistakes. And today I’m learning lots”. A friend said this to me recently and it has changed everything. Never let your mistakes go to waste - they offer such amazing opportunities to grow 🌱
3️⃣ Laugh. Some mistakes are funny once you get over it. And they make great stories to share with your friends and learn from the mistakes of others. .
Own your mistakes and grow from them, and don’t forget to find the laughter (and plz excuse the completely unrelated pic 😅)
#appreciationpost for my favorite person to torture, Dr. Ewert. Happy birthday and congratulations on 50 years as a veterinarian! You are an awesome example for every one of us, and we are so thankful to get to watch you do what you love most every day! And, best of all 10/10 laser pointer operator 👍
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notre prochain projet aura lieu cet automne et se déroulera en Tanzanie (dates à confirmer)! 🌍 Ça vous intéresse? Pas besoin d’être vétérinaire, pas besoin d’être technicien/ne en santé animale, seulement besoin d’être motivé et engagé! 🦁 Inscrivez-vous à notre infolettre et suivez notre page Facebook pour recevoir tous les détails des projets à venir, lien dans la bio 📲 • our next project will be held in #Tanzania 🌍 You would like to join us? You don’t have to be a #veterinarian or a #vettech, you just have to be there to help! Register to our newsletter to get all the information needed to be part of our projects and follow our Facebook page, link in bio 📲! #volunteering#onedogatatime#bepartofthesolution#overpopulation#spayandneuter#everydogdeservesacollar
Posted @withrepost • @patologia_veterinaria32 Piometra fechada difusa acentuada, em cadela.
A piometra na cadela pode ser aberta ou fechada, dependendo da abertura ou não da cérvix. Nos casos de piometra aberta, há drenagem do exsudato de origem uterina por via vaginal, enquanto, na piometra fechada, há retenção do exsudato no lúmen uterino, com distensão acentuada dos cornos uterinos.
Clinicamente, a piometra na cadela é caracterizada por poliúria e polidipsia, associada à secreção vulvar purulenta ou hemorrágica, nos casos de piometra aberta, e distensão abdominal, principalmente nos casos de piometra fechada.
Os agentes isolados nos casos de piometra na cadela não são específicos, mas, sim agentes oportunistas, em especial coliformes, tais como Escherichia coli, que é o mais comum, ou Klebesiella sp. Contudo, é importante lembrar de que a causa do processo não é primariamente infecciosa e que sua patogênese envolve, em particular, um distúrbio endócrino, seguido de alterações endometriais e, por fim, infecção ascendente oportunista.
🚨 Emergency case 🚨 .
Yesterday during my night shift, we had an emergency. A dog came because it fainted and during the clinical exam, the vet could not ausculte well the heart ♥️. X-ray were performed and showed a pericardial effusion. On the ultrasound you can see the liquid (black) around the beating heart.
💉 The vet performed a pericardiocentesis (aspiration of the fluid located in the pericardium with a needle). Everything went well and a lot of blood was aspirated (see picture of the syringes). Unfortunately few hours after, the pericardium was another time full of blood. After some time, the animal died. There was probably an hemorrhage, the necropsy will give some more information. (On the x-ray it looks like there is something in the mediastinum too)
😩 During this night another animal died (cat with severe bites, contusions and unknown past as it was a stray cat) and a puppy was brought already dead. It is not easy to deal with so many deaths but it is part of the job and of the emergencies as well... I learnt a lot during this shift and could practice ultrasound on the dog, cystocentesis & blood puncture of the heart on the cat. I try to focus on the positive experience I had rather than on the fact that many animals died because otherwise it is really difficult to deal with this profession. .
👩🏼⚕️ I really advise every vet student to be a student intern and do shifts because I feel like it is so interesting and you learn so much in so little time. If you show interest and ask questions, the vets will see your motivation and let you do more. It is long and tiring but so worth it! .
Tell me about one of your shift experiences 😊
@moxiethewondercat is one fearless, sweet kitten! I enjoyed meeting him the other day as the newest addition to one of my favorite clients family ❤️😍 He was born with microphthalmia (small eyes) and eyelid agenesis (malformed eyelids) so to prevent issues as he ages (dry eye, eye infections, etc), his eyes were removed. He was already blind and has been adapting very well to his new home. With some adjustments around the home, blind pets can live a very normal life. I can’t wait to watch him grow up!! .