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Dr. Marissa Greenberg

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 Murphy

Murphy is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu that was adopted by his owners when his show career was over. During Murphy’s first check up at Animal Care Clinic, Dr. Evans noticed that he still had some of his baby teeth and he had a lot of dental tartar causing gum infections. A few days later, Dr. [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00December 4th, 2013|Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Living With an Old Dog Part V – Maintaining Body Weight & Muscle Mass

Written By Marissa Greenberg, DVM Several articles ago I discussed Slink’s summer haircut. While it made her much more comfortable, it also made it much more apparent without all her thick hair, that she had lost weight and had lost a lot of muscling, especially in her hind legs. These are very common occurrences with [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00November 6th, 2013|Pet Health Care|1 Comment

Meet Shotgun!

photo courtesy Una Photo Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM  Most of you are familiar with my canine family members, Slink and Mico, and you may have read about my reptilian family member, George, the Desert Tortoise. Now I want to introduce you to one member of my equine family and give you an [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00October 2nd, 2013|Staff Adventures|0 Comments

A veterinarian’s experiences living with a senior dog – Part II

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM As our beloved dogs get older one of the most common problems is that they start to lose their hearing, just like people do as they age.  As a veterinarian in San Luis Obispo, I very commonly have people asking me about their old dog’s hearing loss.  Unfortunately it is [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:19+00:00July 31st, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

A veterinarian’s experiences living with a senior dog – Part 1

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM There comes a point in all of our dog’s lives where we can start to see signs of aging. Some of these signs might be very normal parts of the aging process, but other could indicate Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), which is very similar to dementia in people.  Though there [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:19+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|2 Comments

Specialty Surgery at Animal Care Clinic

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM As general practitioners at Animal Care Clinic, we all perform surgeries like spays and neuters.  Sometimes we do more extensive surgeries like taking out a spleen (called a splenectomy), taking out bladder stones, or removing an object from the gastrointestinal tract that a patient shouldn ™t have eaten!  But sometimes [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:40+00:00January 11th, 2011|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