The importance of advanced diagnostics

We’ve all been there: you have a sick pet, so you call the vet to ask how concerned you should be, and you’re told, “We can’t say without seeing your animal.” It’s frustrating, but impossible to [...]

Why your pet needs a good diet

If you’ve ever done an Internet search for “best dog food” or “best cat food,” you know how many choices there are. Dry, canned, homemade, raw, freeze-dried. And that’s not even considering how [...]

Case study: Gary, Part I

Gary is an 8-year-old neutered male Yorkshire Terrier whose owners took him to his regular veterinarian when they noticed he was intermittently vomiting and having diarrhea. Gary’s veterinarian [...]

Should I get pet insurance?

When you bring your pet to the vet, the biggest concern – second to your furry friend’s health, of course – is the cost. It’s no secret that a vet visit can cost you a few hundred dollars – and [...]

Case study: Baby Triplett

Baby is a spayed female Dachshund cross of undetermined age. She was transferred to VRHOH emergency services, where she was evaluated by Dr. Heather Rubi.  Dr. Rubi referred Baby to Dr. Scott [...]

What to do in a pet emergency

When the worst happens – your pet has a seizure, vomits blood, gets run over, gets attacked by another animal, or suffers any number of other horrors – you will be understandably upset. The only [...]