The Veterinary Village

The Veterinary Village

Back in the day, veterinarians had to rely on their own experience and perhaps that of a local trusted colleague to manage their patients. Referral centers were limited to the veterinary schools. In Indiana, the Purdue University Veterinary School served that purpose...
February Is Pet Dental Health Month

February Is Pet Dental Health Month

Just as in human medicine, being proactive in preventing disease is important to the pet, the owner, and the pocketbook. One example is dental health. The importance of good dental health extends from the loss of appetite that can come from sore gums or teeth all the...
Wellness Examinations

Wellness Examinations

Many years ago we started recommending Wellness examinations twice annually in dogs and cats. This went against the idea that a single visit to the veterinarian’s office annually for vaccinations was adequate. The first part of our rationale for multiple...
Long-Term Medication and Patient Monitoring

Long-Term Medication and Patient Monitoring

I was asked the other day why we require some blood work periodically for pets that are on long term medication. Here are some examples that indicate our line of thought on this matter:1. A basic tenant in medicine is to DO NO HARM. Some medications have mild often...