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Amazon Parrot with Throat Cancer: Case Study #5


“Pooh” is a 41 year old Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot. He came to our clinic because he was having a hard time breathing for a few days prior and had begun breathing with his mouth open. He had greenish discharge from one of his nares, indicating possible infection.



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What to Expect: At Your First Visit


Bringing your pet to the veterinarian can seem scary at first, but we strive to make every visit a pleasant and informative one. For those of you who may not have visited our facility, we provide this information to help put you at ease about your upcoming appointment.



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Dr. Biascoechea at ICARE


Dr. Biascoechea spent a week in Paris at the International Conference on Avian heRpetological and Exotic mammal medicine.



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Dr. B. at WVC!


The Western Veterinary Conference was held February 15-19 in Las Vegas, NV. It is the largest, most respected veterinary conference in the world, and our own Dr. Biascoechea was selected as a speaker.



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“Give Wildlife a Brake!” Week


Next week is “Give Wildlife a Brake!” week, but we want you to be aware of wildlife all year ’round.  Today we are treating this box turtle, who was run over by a car and brought to us for care by another veterinary clinic.  While we do not normally treat wildlife, we are working with […]



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Kemp’s Ridley Turtle “Blu” Recovering Well


In July, the South Carolina Aquarium brought a Kemp’s ridley turtle to our clinic because it had been hooked by a fisherman and swallowed the hook.  Dr. Biascoechea surgically removed the hook and the turtle was returned to the Turtle Hospital at the Aquarium for continued care.  We recently received the good news that “Blu” […]



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Dr. Biascoechea and the Shark


Dr. Biascoechea recently worked with Dr. Shane Boylan and a team of biologists at the South Carolina Aquarium on a male sand tiger shark that had been circling in the SCA’s ocean tank for several weeks. They anesthetized him, performed a comprehensive physical exam, an ultrasound, took blood samples and also took radiographs which showed […]



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Goldfish Swimming Upside-Down: Case Study #4


“Sherman” is a 4 year old Black Moor goldfish.  His owner called us because he had been swimming on his side for about a week and a half, and that morning had started swimming upside-down and his left side was swollen.  The owner had the aquarium water tested and corrected any issues in water quality, […]



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Digital Radiography Comes to Birds and Exotics Animal Care!


We are excited to announce that we have invested in a new iCR 3600+ digital radiography system.  With a majority of our patients weighing under 5 pounds, standard x-ray equipment does not provide the detail needed.  This high-definition equipment provides improved resolution and image clarity, as well as the ability to magnify and adjust images […]



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Chameleon with Ovarian Follicles: Case Study #3


“Napoleon” is a 6 month old female veiled chameleon. She was brought in because she had been sitting near the bottom of her enclosure for 2-3 days and breathing with her mouth open over the past day. After an external physical exam and discussion of her diet, care, lighting, and housing we did an x-ray […]



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