We're Proud to Be Smart

Can I take a moment for one collective pat on the back? MedVet has been named one of Central Ohio’s “smartest” organizations by Smart Business Columbus. And our president and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eric Schertel, has been recognized as one of the region’s top executives. The entire MedVet team joins me in congratulating Dr. Schertel. We have long recognized his ability to effectively build and lead our organization. We are…

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Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Cataracts are opacities or white areas in the lens which is located inside the eye and functions to focus light on the retina (back of the eye) for visual processing. Cataracts in dogs have many causes with the most common type of cataract being heritable, or breed related. Another common cause of cataracts in dogs is systemic diabetes. In fact, up to 80% of dogs will develop diabetic cataracts within sixteen months of a diagnosis of…

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Pets and Ebola: What's the Risk?

If you have been anywhere near a newspaper, television news broadcast or computer screen in the last month then you heard about the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan who contracted Ebola. He was the first Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States. Duncan was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and during that time two nurses who provided care also contracted the disease responsible for over 4,000 deaths…

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Ebola Virus and Pets

Pet owners and staff at veterinary practices may have questions about the potential threat of Ebola virus to pets, and about possible transmission. In order to help provide the most factual information, we have provided current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, and Ebola Fact Sheet regarding the Virus and Pets . We have included a short list of webpages from these reputable sources where information can…

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Mammary Cancer In Dogs and Cats

The month of October is famously known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all across the nation pink is prominently displayed to raise awareness in the fight against the disease. According to the 2013-14 version of the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures publication an estimated 232,340 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 2013 and 2,240 men were diagnosed as well. Additionally, roughly 37,000 women died from breast cancer…

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Happy Fall To You and Your Pets

Tuesday marked the official arrival of fall and, for many, that news is better than music to the ears. Crisp days filled with sunshine, colorful foliage, weekends filled with football, the opportunity to wear hoodies almost anywhere and, of course, every kind of pumpkin spiced foods and beverages are just some of the things that make this time of year so special. Like summer before it, though, the autumn does come with some potential pitfalls…

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Paralysis: It doesn’t have to be permanent

Dachshunds are the number one breed to suffer from intervertebral disc problems. The intervertebral discs are located beneath the spinal cord, in between each vertebra, and are like jelly doughnuts. Each has an outer fibrous layer, like the crust portion of the doughnut, and an inner nucleus pulposus, like the jelly portion. Dachshunds and other breeds like Beagles, Pekingese, Cocker Spaniels can develop mineralization of their discs, which causes the nucleus pulpous (jelly portion of…

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