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Guinea Pig with Uterine Tumor: Case Study #2


“Claire” is a 4 year old female guinea pig. She was presented to us with a history of undesired reproductive behaviors, including mounting her cagemate and having a wet bottom. Upon examination, she was found to have a lump in her abdomen. An ultrasound verified the presence of a 2.5cm uterine mass requiring surgical removal. […]



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Duck with Broken Leg: Case Study #1


“Quackers” is a Muscovy duck. He was brought to us after his owner noticed him limping on his left leg for a week. Radiographs showed a closed fracture of the leg with some early callous formation due to his attempts to walk on his broken leg. We performed orthopedic surgery on “Quackers”, removing the excess bone […]



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‘Tis the Season…


The first stranded sea turtles of the season have been rescued and admitted to the South Carolina Aquarium, and Dr. Biascoechea was there to help with the treatment. photo courtesy South Carolina Aquarium Read more about it here: http://seaturtlehospital.blogspot.com/2013/05/first-live-sc-strandings-of-2013.html



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Dr. Biascoechea: Book Reviewer


The duties of a veterinarian go well beyond diagnosing conditions and prescribing medications; there are papers to be written, case studies to be presented, and publications to be reviewed.  Dr. Biascoechea recently reviewed a book on aquatic veterinary medicine.  This is not his first review, but it is his most recent.  We are proud that he […]



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ARAV/AEMV Conference 2012


Dr. Biascoechea just flew back from the ARAV/AEMV conference in Oakland, California, and boy are his arms tired! He spent a week immersed in the latest developments in reptilian, amphibian, and exotic mammal medicine. Lectures, presentations, and hands-on labs were all part of the conference experience. He returned full of great new information to share […]



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Treat Ferret Adrenal Disease with a Simple Implant!


Adrenal disease is very common in ferrets.  Removal of the affected glands remains the treatment of choice, but for those who are not good surgical candidates we now have a non-surgical option. The Suprelorin implant has been proven effective in managing the clinical signs of adrenal disease in ferrets for up to twelve months! Read more about adrenal […]



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Dr. Jose Biascoechea: South Carolina’s First Board-Certified Avian Specialist!


We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Biascoechea has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Avian Practice. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners was established in 1978 and is accredited by a special committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association to recognize excellence in clinical practice […]



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