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Our intern veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Kneeland, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that has recently been accepted. The subject matter is lead poisoning in wildlife due to fishing gear like weighted lures. Like lead, the subject matter is a bit heavy and dense, and we are so proud of her for having her work accepted into the […]



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What to Expect: Pot-Bellied Pigs


The Truth about Pot-Bellied Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus): Increasingly popular as pets, pot-bellied Pigs are often called Vietnamese or Asian pot-bellied pigs due to their round appearance. They are related to the domestic farm pig and have similar personalities. Even the “teacup” and “micro-mini” pigs can potentially reach adult sizes of 60-200 pounds. They do […]



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PDD: What’s That?


The disease, originally known as “Macaw Wasting Disease”, was initially reported in the late 1970’s in the U.S. and Europe. The term “Proventricular Dilatation Disease” was given to the disease in a 1983 report describing “impaction, dilation, and degeneration of the proventriculus”. The new term for this disease is Avian Bornaviral Ganglioneuritis (ABG) which is […]



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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?


Why did the chicken cross the road? To visit our avian veterinarians, of course! Over the past decade, backyard poultry have become increasingly popular as not only egg producers but also as pets. As a result, we are frequently being asked to examine and treat backyard chickens. Chickens have their own unique set of common […]



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Dr. Biascoechea Presents in Pennsylvania


Dr. Biascoechea was a Speaker at this weekend’s 3 Rivers Veterinary Symposium in Pennsylvania, developing and presenting 6 hours of immersive education on avian, reptilian, and exotic animal diagnosis and treatment to an appreciative audience of veterinarians and support staff. He received this heartfelt message of thanks from the event coordinator: “Hello, I just wanted […]



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The Future of Digital Imaging is Coming!


The time has come to replace our Digital Radiograph system, and we are investing in the latest and greatest imaging device to best serve our clients and patients. The Vimago™ High Definition 3D Volumetric Imaging system produces crystal-clear images that far exceed standard digital radiographs and are often superior to CT scans, and may even […]



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Dr. Biascoechea Presents at SEVC 2018


Dr. Biascoechea shared his expertise last week as a presenter at the Southeastern Veterinary Conference in Hilton Head. He developed and presented separate hour-long sessions on bird, reptile, and exotic companion mammal medicine and surgery. His engaging and informative manner was given rave reviews by the dozens of attendees from all states, who flocked to […]



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Great Blue Heron with Leg Fracture: Case Study #10


This Juvenile Great Blue Heron presented with a leg fracture. Because herons are wading birds and have very long leg bones, fractures like this present a great challenge. Dr. Biascoechea performed an orthopedic repair yesterday using several surgical pins to properly position the bone for healing. We hope to get this fellow back in the […]



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Treat Your Pet Right!


With the holidays approaching, we all tend to overindulge in foods both healthy and not-so-healthy, and want to share the celebration with our pets. Rather than offer “junk food”, here are some fun and healthy seasonal treats for your special pets: BIRDS: cooked and cooled sweet potato, whole nuts in the shell (walnuts, almonds, and […]



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