• Future Veterinarians: 4-H Clubs
    Hello, Dr. Rasmusson here from Southwest Veterinary Hospital.  I often get ask by school-age children, “How can I learn more about being a veterinarian?”  I highly recommend becoming a member Read more
  • Summer Dangers: Heat Stroke
    With this recent heat wave I thought July would be a good time to talk about heat stroke in pets. The following is a true story: It was a hot summer day last Read more
  • HOMEMADE TREATS: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies
    HOMEMADE TREATS: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies Read more
  • Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets
    Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets Read more
  • Pet Insurance
    Hi everyone, it’s Dr. Christina Martini writing this month about a topic we get frequent questions on – Pet Insurance! In general, I feel that Pet Insurance is a good idea. Read more
  • Aural Hematomas
    Hello! Dr. Christina Martini here again. This month I want to make you aware of a painful condition that commonly affects dogs, and sometimes cats too! It is called an aural Read more
  • PANCREATITIS: A holiday season caution
    Happy Fall everyone! Dr. Christina Martini here. With the holidays approaching I thought it would be a great time to talk about pancreatitis; a condition we see all too often Read more
  • Veterinary Technicians: What Do We Do?
    Veterinary Technicians: What Do We Do? Read more
  • PennHIP
    Hello! Dr. Christina Martini here. This month I want to tell you about an exciting new diagnostic tool we have at SWVH. PennHip helps to diagnose hip dysplasia BEFORE symptoms Read more
  • Lost and Found
    One of the scariest situations for a pet owner is for one of their beloved furry family members to go missing. Would you know what to do if your pet Read more
  • Disaster Preparedness: Are you ready?
    Disaster Preparedness   “Because you never know when the day before ... Is the day before. Prepare for tomorrow.”  ― Bobby Akart   My husband and I moved to Read more
  • Becoming a Veterinarian
    Becoming a Veterinarian Read more
  • Pet Insurance – peace of mind for you and your wallet
    Pet Insurance – peace of mind for you and your wallet Read more
  • Winter Paw Protection
    The cold of winter affects our canine companions too, especially their paws. Here are a couple of recommendations to keep them cozy when the mercury drops.Acclimation is key:If you take your furry Read more
    Every veterinarian learns early on in school that cats are not small dogs. How wonderfully true! One of the great parts of our jobs as vets is to take care of different species Read more
  • Rattlesnakes: The Do's and Don'ts
    Unfortunately, along with the beautiful Sierra Mountains and gorgeous weather that Nevada has to offer, it is also home to potentially-dangerous rattlesnakes. It is now that time of year when we Read more

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