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Black and White:  The Role of the Veterinary Radiologist

Any Veterinarian in general veterinary medicine has to try to be a pediatrician, a surgeon, an internist, a dermatologist, and ophthalmologist, a dentist, a nutritionist, an oncologist, an anesthesiologist, and more on a daily basis, and often for multiple species. … Continue reading

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We’re Growing Again! Our New Oncology Wing Expansion

Here at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, there is nothing that we would be more thrilled about than a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, just as in the human population, cancer in our pet patients continues to be one of the most … Continue reading

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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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Chemotherapy for Pets – How Will It Affect My Pet?

More pet owners want the best for their pet so they are choosing advanced options for their care. One example is in the treatment of animals diagnosed with cancer–a scary concept when you’re a pet owner. You want your fur … Continue reading

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Winning the Battle of Understanding Cancer in Pets

If you have a pet who has been diagnosed with cancer, things are scary enough. To make things, worse, though, the oncology world is filled with jargon and terminology that can intimidate even the most scholarly of pet owners. Take … Continue reading

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Girls in Veterinary Science: The Sky’s the Limit

The month of March is a big one for girls and women everywhere. Each year, the Expanding Your Horizons Network holds a conference for girls in grades six through ten to engage in activities promoting opportunities for them in science, … Continue reading

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An Owner’s Guide to Lumps and Bumps on Pets

When you stumble across something on your pet that wasn’t there before, it can be a very disconcerting feeling. Is it a tick? A discarded piece of bubblegum? Cancer??? Pets often have such thick coats that we neglect to find … Continue reading

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Veterinary Technician Specialties: Do You Have What It Takes?

Veterinary medicine is a science-based field, and that means that every day there is more research being done and new findings happening that change the face of what we do. It has gotten to the point that no one person … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Signs of Pet Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the biggest medical problems in humans; and sadly, pets are no different. While pets often experience different types of heart problems than we do, they are no less serious.

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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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