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Meet Tank

Tank was lucky to have one of our amazing veterinary nurses, Lyndsey, notice that something wasn't quite right when she was emptying his anal glands. Dr. Markoff confirmed that Tank had a cancerous mass in his anal gland. He had surgery with our friends at CARE Hospital in Santa Barbara to remove it, and now [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:16+00:00January 15th, 2014|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Meet Harley

This special little guy is Harley.  We met Harley 12 years ago when he had his first puppy exam just 3 days after Christmas!  He has been a patient at ACC ever since.  In April of this year, Harley developed very severe skin lesions and also some enlarged lymph nodes.  Dr. Evans was worried that [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00November 13th, 2013|Pet Health Care|2 Comments

Meet Jasmine

 We have nicknamed Jasmine “the Energizer Bunny” because she truly keeps going and going!  Jasmine was diagnosed with asthma in 2011 and then developed intestinal lymphoma in 2012.  She has been taking an oral form of chemotherapy for her intestinal cancer and it is working amazingly well.  Intestinal lymphoma is usually fatal within 6 months [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00October 30th, 2013|Pet Health Care|1 Comment

Meet Pixie

Pixie with Dr. Evans Pixie is 6 years old and came in to Animal Care Clinic because her owners were worried about an ear infection.  Dr. Evans not only managed the ear infection, but found a mass that was of concern – it was raised and inflamed.  Dr. Evans performed a needle aspirate [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:18+00:00September 4th, 2013|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Radiation Therapy

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM Radiation therapy is used to treat many forms of cancer in humans and our pets.   Radiation may not cure all cancers, but it can also be used to decrease the size of a tumor, to make future removal less invasive.  It has also been shown to reduce the pain associated [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:47+00:00November 16th, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Dawson Swimming Video

Dawson was one of our very special cancer patients that was diagnosed with a painful tumor in his left humerus (left front leg).  After a consultation with a veterinary oncology (cancer) specialist, it was decided Dawson would benefit from a leg amputation to eliminate the source of pain.  Dawson did fabulous with only 3 legs [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:47+00:00November 11th, 2010|Videos|0 Comments

Tribute to Dawson

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM The first day I met Dawson, I knew that he was a special patient. And I knew that his owners were very committed to his care and comfort. Dawson first came to see me at the beginning of March 2010. He had been diagnosed with a tumor in [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:48+00:00November 9th, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Chemotherapy in our Pets

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM For many people, the word chemotherapy conjures up horrible images of friend or family members during their treatments.  But, in our dog and cat patients, chemotherapy is handled very differently.  Though we use many of the same drugs that are used in people, our pets do much better.  Pets don [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:48+00:00November 3rd, 2010|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Animal Care Tips – Obesity

December is a month of indulgence. It is hard to stay fit when there are cookies, candies and cups of eggnog at every gathering. This seems like a good time to address obesity in pets. Over 80% of dogs and cats seen in US veterinary hospitals are overweight! That makes obesity the most common ailment [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:58+00:00December 6th, 2009|Pet Health Care|0 Comments