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Veterinarian: What’s In The Name?

Posted 07.20.18 by Kassie Newton, DVM

DVM. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarian. Vet. All of these terms describe any of the doctors that your pet may see. But what does it actually take to get this title? How much do we really know? We thought we would outline a few fun facts for those who have someone interested in becoming a vet or things you may...Read More

Mange! The Dreaded 5 Letter Word

Posted 07.20.17 by Kassie Newton, DVM

It’s like a horror movie, you can basically hear the suspenseful music playing in the background when you suddenly think to yourself, I wonder if this could be mange! Ever had this happen to you? Well, if not, consider yourself lucky. But what really is all the dread about? Dogs and cats can both suffer from what is referred to...Read More

Veterinary Technicians: So Much More Than Nurses

Posted 10.15.15 by Kassie Newton, DVM

Have you ever wondered,”What does it take to be a veterinary technician?” Have you ever thought it would be fun to play with puppies and kittens all day? Well, that’s what a lot of people think that we do in veterinary offices, but that is far from the truth. Yes, we do get to see puppies and kittens and trust us,...Read More

Cat Behavior: Who are these crazy predators we call pets?

Posted 07.15.15 by Emily Lindsey

Cats are low maintenance right? Easy keepers? All you need to do is get a litter box, a food and water, and you’re all set! Your independent kitty will appear for petting and purring, maybe demonstrate some instagram-worthy hijinx, and then go entertain herself. While appealingly easy, this scenario is usually not the reality of owning a cat. There are many...Read More

Ebola and Pets- Memphis Area Pet Health and Wellness

Posted 10.23.14 by Kim Swift

From Your Veterinarian Fear is high, but risk is minimal The relative risk of exposure to the Ebola virus in the U.S. is extremely low, as there have been only a small number of isolated human cases and no known animal cases to date. Although Ebola is a zoonotic disease, there has not been evidence of its transmission to humans...Read More

Is This an Emergency? – Memphis Pet Health

Posted 11.13.13 by Kim Swift

Doesn’t it seem like Felix decides the best time to get into the trash is after the vet office is closed? Oftentimes, as a pet owner, it is very hard to know whether or not what has just happened is a true medical emergency. Just like in people, some conditions or illnesses can wait until the morning, while others are...Read More

Introducing a New Cat Into Your Home – Memphis Pet Health

Posted 10.03.13 by Katie Wooden, DVM

Humans and dogs are “pack” animals where cats are territoriality independent; knowing this is important when introducing a new cat into your home. When adopting a new cat, it is important to create its own space/environment. The room that you select should have its own food bowl, water bowl, and litter box. Normally, there should be a litter box for every...Read More

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