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Dr. Godwin attends course on Circular and Hybrid External Fixators for Fracture Repair

On August 10-13, Dr. Godwin traveled to Dallas, Texas for a course on the biomechanics and applications of circular and hybrid external fixators.  External fixators are devices used to manipulate the bones in fracture repair and other conditions.  Pins are inserted through the skin into the bone, and then once the bones are aligned the […]

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National Veterinary Technician Week

In honor of National Veterinary Technicians Week, we would like to highlight the role of a Vet Tech. The tasks vet techs often take on include drawing blood, placing catheters, assisting in surgery, managing anesthesia, and giving medications. In actuality, their duties encompass much, much more. In fact, it’s easier to list what they can’t […]

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Dr. Godwin attends Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting

Recently Dr. Godwin returned from attending the 43rd Annual Conference of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society in Big Sky, Montana.  The VOS exists to improve the specialty of veterinary orthopedics and improve patient care by fostering research and learning in the field. While there Dr. Godwin attended lectures on conditions like cruciate ligament disease, elbow and […]

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San Antonio “Exoticscon 2015”: Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference

By Dr. Dan Loper Once a year, some of the biggest names in exotic animal medicine get together at a very exclusive event to share the newest research and ideas in their respective fields. This annual exotic veterinary conference is also known as “ExoticsCon”!  The conference is made up of multiple veterinary specialty groups focused around […]

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Trupanion

Having health insurance for your four-legged companion can be just as important as having health insurance for your human family members. It can be a lifesaver! Owning a pet is a big commitment. It can mean a big financial commitment, too. Much like human health insurance, pet health insurance offers financial protection in the unfortunate […]

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet day. Even though cats outnumber dogs as the most popular pet, they aren’t getting seen by veterinarians as often as dogs. Today is a good reminder to make that long overdue appointment for your cat’s yearly preventive care exam. Your kids go to the pediatrician […]

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International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations. This year International Assistance Dog Week fell on August 2-8, but it’s never too late to recognize these “best friends”.     The goals of IADW are to: Recognize and honor assistance dogs […]

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National Check the Chip Day

Too often, lost pets are unable to be reunited with their owners because of out-of-date contact information associated with a microchip. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are teaming up to encourage pet owners to update their contact information on National Check the Chip Day. A microchip is […]

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