The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic imaging is an enormous asset to both human and veterinary medicine. Over the last fifty years, the advancements made in this area of medicine have helped medical professionals both diagnose and treat various conditions that may have been proven difficult before. With many of the services provided at MVS, a CT scanner is a vital component that allows us to provide advanced imaging and decide the best course of action in your pet’s treatment. An added benefit of our CT machine is that it doubles as a fluoroscopy machine. So, let’s discuss what it is that these machines do,
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TPLO in Dogs for Torn Cruciate Ligament

One of the most common reasons that a dog takes a trip to our surgery department is for lameness or limping on one of their rear legs. While there are always other conditions or diseases to rule out, a torn CrCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is the most common cause.   The Anatomy of a Dog’s Knee The function of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs is to prevent the tibia from shifting forward as the knee goes through a range of motion. The leg/knee will lose stability if the ligament tears or ruptures, allowing the bones to freely move back
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Six Common Myths About Your Pet’s Dental Care

  While most of us probably take a routine trip to our dentist every 6 months or so for a preventative cleaning and check-up, many pet owners still carry some common misconceptions about the necessity of regular dental check-ups for our pets. Many may also carry some false ideas about their pet’s teeth and the care that is required to keep them in tip-top shape. Let’s discuss some of the most common myths regarding your pet’s dental care. Myth 1: As long as your pet’s teeth have not accumulated a significant amount of dental tartar, an annual anesthetized oral assessment
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