How to Properly Wear a Surgical Face Mask

How to Properly Wear a Surgical Face Mask Over the past few weeks of the corona virus pandemic the general public has been wearing face coverings of some sort.  Most often the covering is a surgical face mask of some sort.  And often the person is not wearing it right.  Let me impart 35-plus years … Read more How to Properly Wear a Surgical Face Mask

Foxtail Season in San Diego

Foxtail Season in San Diego Foxtails are the seed from a grass-like weed that grows in California.  Each seed is shaped like an arrowhead.  The point will engage the fur and penetrate the skin.  Due to the shape, foxtails continue to migrate in the direction of the pointy end, leaving red, open wounds, draining pus.  … Read more Foxtail Season in San Diego

Dogs want you to stay home. Cats not so much.

Stay Home! Back to Work! A Dog and Cat Debate Reopening America By  Jason Gay April 17, 2020 11:40 am ET America Needs To Get Back to Work By A Cat On behalf of cats everywhere, I’ll just say it: We want everyone out of the house. It was cute for a while, but the … Read more Dogs want you to stay home. Cats not so much.

Telemedicine and Curbside Service Added

Your Veterinary Visit during COVID-19 Outbreak Here is how we will do things during the pandemic: Telemedicine is available for current patients.  A current patient must have been seen by us within the past year.  E-mail (or call) with the patient’s problem or symptoms.  Send photos and video (as applicable).  If possible, we will diagnose … Read more Telemedicine and Curbside Service Added

COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians and Pet Owners

Here is a link to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak:  https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19 The AVMA will keep this page updated as new information arrives. Here are a few things to know: Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point … Read more COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians and Pet Owners

One Health

Virus in China Is Part of a Growing Threat New type of so-called coronavirus is possible cause of the outbreak in the city of Wuhan By  Betsy McKay BIOGRAPHY @BETSWRITES   BETSY.MCKAY@WSJ.COM Updated Jan. 10, 2020 9:26 pm ET The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Chinese scientists identified a new type of so-called … Read more One Health

Removing a Tumor from Start to Finish

Big Tumor Little Dog Poodle-Like Dog came in because the gigantic cutaneous mass on his back started to bleed.  According to Mr. Owner the mass has been there “for years.”   “He started scratching at it,” Mr. O said.  “He hasn’t eaten yet.  Can you do the surgery today?” Mr. O asked. “Sure.  Let’s do it,” … Read more Removing a Tumor from Start to Finish