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Category: Case Studies

Case Study – Cardiology

Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Hypertension is primarily seen in geriatric patients and if untreated can cause serious consequences such as blindness, progressive renal damage, cardiac hypertrophy, aneurysm, seizures, or strokes. Accurate diagnosis of hypertension is important so that treatment can be initiated to prevent these problems. Unfortunately, diagnosis is ... Learn More

Case Study – Neurology

Helping Pet Owners Understand Toxoplasmosis Latrisha Tate, LVT Introduction Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection caused by an intracellular protozoan parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is one of the world’s most common parasites and infects most mammals, including humans, in addition to rodents and birds. In order to complete ... Learn More

Case Reflection – Emergency

Sign from an Angel April 27th, 2015. The alarm painfully sounded at 4:30 a.m. I hit the snooze button for the third time with a sleepy uncoordinated fist. “Why did I agree to work this extra shift?” I stumbled out of bed and then stumbled into work that morning, black ... Learn More

Case Study – Internal Medicine

Acute Hepatotoxicity History Lolly, a 9 year old female spayed Shih Tzu, was presented to the Hope Internal Medicine service for evaluation of inappetance, lethargy, and weight loss of about three days duration. About two weeks prior to presentation, Lolly ate a portion of a squirrel carcass found in the ... Learn More

Case Study – Dermatology

Manage the Bugs to Lower the Drugs History Apollo is a 9 year old Shih Tzu with a long history of pruritus, hair loss and a greasy, smelly coat and skin. He began with scratching toward his neck and chest as a 4 year old dog. Pruritus worsened over several ... Learn More

Case Study – Surgery

Nye, is a two year old female spayed Whippet mix who was referred to Hope emergency service by Norbeck Animal Clinic for lethargy, inappetence and a right sided thoracic swelling. Presenting Complaint/History Nye had been reluctant to go in and out of her owner’s truck for approximately three days prior ... Learn More

Case Study – Neurology

Diskospondylitis Luca, a 1 year old male neutered hound mix, presented to his family veterinarian for walking slower than usual and being slightly wobbly in his pelvic. He had been a previously healthy dog with no prior episodes of back pain or weakness. Blood work was performed and was unremarkable; ... Learn More

Case Study – Radiology

Calcinosis Circumscripta Flash, a 5 month old male intact German Shepherd, was presented for evaluation of “bumps felt while the owners were petting him.” He has been healthy and up to date on vaccinations with no other medical history. On physical exam, he was bright, alert, and responsive with no ... Learn More

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