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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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The Learning Never Stops!


Dr. Biascoechea recently spent four days in Atlanta, Georgia at the ABVP conference with other veterinary specialists learning the latest trends in exotic animal medicine and surgery. Keeping up with the most recent developments, cutting edge techniques, and newest treatments is part of what separates us from other clinics who do not focus exclusively on […]



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Where in the World is Jose Biascoechea?


Our doctor gets around, and this week he is at the SCAV Southeast Veterinary Conference in Hilton Head presenting several hours of educational seminars to veterinarians and technicians from around the country. He spent weeks creating customized presentations focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of birds, reptiles, and exotic small mammals, among other topics. His […]



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Deslorelin: What’s That?


In an effort to offer more options for treatment of hormonal disorders in birds and exotic pets, we carry deslorelin 4.7mg implants (Suprelorin). The implant is placed with your pet under sedation subcutaneously (under the skin) between the shoulder blades by our veterinarian. In ferrets, deslorelin is helpful in preventing the onset of adreno-cortical disease […]



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The Education Continues


Our doctors travel a few times a year to conferences focused on the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine.  Dr. Rainwater attended ExoticsCon in September, which included seminars on avian ultrasound, parrot cognition and behavior, small mammal cardiology, and advanced techniques in avian surgery, just to name a few.  Dr. Biascoechea left the hurricane […]



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Traveling with Your Pet


With hurricane season upon us, we are getting many phone calls about how to travel with exotic pets in case of evacuation. We have compiled this helpful guide to assist you. Your pet should travel in a secure, hard-sided carrier appropriate for his size. For many birds and exotic pets, a cat or dog carrier […]



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What to Expect: At Your Prepurchase Consult


The most important thing you can do before bringing a new pet into your home is research. Unfortunately, there are so many sources of outdated or conflicting information, it can be intimidating to attempt to educate yourself, and the difference between good and bad information can mean life or death for an exotic pet. We […]



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