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All About Pet Oncologic Surgery (and Our New Doctor!)

Although cancer is not a word that any pet owner wants to hear, the fact remains that some of our pets will wind up with this diagnosis. Cancer is a reality for roughly 12 million dogs and cats in the … Continue reading

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Protect the Pads: Healing and Preventing Dry, Cracked Paws

Michiganders are no strangers to winter, and neither are their pets. While you’re busy lacing up your snow boots before you head outdoors, your pet waits, bare-pawed. Indeed, our pets rely on their bare paws to transport them everywhere they … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love: Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Your Pet

As Valentine’s Day approaches, do you find yourself wondering what type of treat to purchase for your precious pooch or cuddly kitty? Are you almost as (or maybe more) excited about spending the evening curled up by the fire with … Continue reading

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Teaching Children About Animals

Most children are naturally inclined to adore animals – from the Disney-inspired animal movies they covet to their own best-friend pets. Kids are often curious about all types of animals and are the first to want to pet, hold, or … Continue reading

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The Pet Surgery Technician: The Unsung Hero of the Operating Room

Surgery is something we do a fair bit of here at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. Be it a Caesarean-section, orthopedic procedure, or an emergency foreign body removal, we often have a surgery in progress here at the hospital. While you … Continue reading

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Pet Arthroscopy: A View from Inside

You may have heard the term arthroscopy in relation to a friend or family member’s orthopedic problems and surgeries. As veterinary medicine follows human medicine, pet patients can also benefit from this advanced diagnostic and therapeutic surgical technique.

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Choosing a Pet: Finding Your Perfect Match

How many pet owners have succumbed to the trendy cuteness of the labradoodle, the exotic curiosity of an iguana, the beauty of a Afghan hound, or the novelty of the “fit-in-your-purse” teacup chihuahua, only to realize the pet isn’t a … Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Cats: What Every Feline Fanatic Should Know

Heart problems are serious business, no matter what your species. And cats are no exception. Unfortunately, heart disease in cats can be very difficult to detect. That’s where your family veterinarian may recommend a consultation with one of the veterinary … Continue reading

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How the Human-Animal Bond with Our Pets Enhances Our Lives

From their adorable, furry faces to their undeniable enthusiasm when they greet us at the door, our pets provide a world of love. It’s not surprising that much research has been conducted on the human-animal bond and its impact on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our VECCS Level 1 Accreditation

You may already be aware that Oakland Veterinary Referral Services highly values staying at the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and at the forefront of veterinary standards. As part of that focus, OVRS recently obtained our VECCS Level 1 Accreditation … Continue reading

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