I am writing to you in regards to the service and care from the staff at VSH North County on Montiel Road. One of the hardest things I believe someone can go through is the illness of a pet.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital Blog
Elvis sees Dr. Levitski-Osgood (Neurology), Dr. Cocker, and Dr. Ganz. He has epilepsy, pneumothoraces (for which he was operated on in 2015), and GI issues.
Due to the amazing generosity of so many wonderful members of our community, 8,915 pounds of pet food and $1,145 in cash was donated to our 2017 Holiday Pet Food Drive! It was our second largest drive to date. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s kindness including the support from many of our referring partners for reaching out to their clients and placing bins at their hospitals.
New Logos and Hospital Materials are on the Horizon
In December 2015, Veterinary Specialty Hospital merged with three other specialty and emergency hospital groups across the country to form a new organization. We named ourselves Ethos Veterinary Health.
Although it is the season for holiday cheer, many families throughout San Diego have a difficult time feeding their human family members, let alone their furry companions. For the sixth straight year, we are asking San Diego residents to help by donating pet food to our annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. All dog and cat pet food items will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank to be distributed to a dozen local nonprofit partners including local soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, rehabilitation centers, low-income day care centers, and disability programs to benefit San Diego families and their four-legged friends.
We had to evacuate our home due to the Lilac fire. Although VSH is not a boarding facility they took Kiki in and provided him the best of care and kindness.
Enzo is a 9-year old male Rottweiler. I started treating him when he was only 3 and his saga began. He developed Leptospirosis, a severe community-acquired kidney infection that causes acute kidney failure. With treatment, Enzo survived this infection. Unfortunately, the kidney damage was so severe that a full recovery was not possible and he has had chronic kidney disease since that time. It is a small miracle that Enzo is still with us today as it is almost unheard of for a dog to survive this length of time with kidney failure.
Foxtails can pose a serious health hazard for your pets. After this season’s rains, they are worse than ever before. Watch this interview with Dr. Josh Jackson on how to keep your pet safe while still enjoying the outdoors.
By Brenda Phillips, DVM, DACVIM, (Medical Oncology)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January, has given conditional approval for the first new animal drug to treat canine lymphoma. Also called lymphosarcoma, lymphoma is a type of cancer in dogs. Lymphoma can affect virtually any organ in the body, but it most commonly starts in organs that function as part of the immune system, such as the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.