Veterinary Blog

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Happy Monday! Today we have a great story to share with everyone and it’s about Blondie, a brave 8-year old Dachshund mix. Blondie was rescued and adopted by her parents when she was about 2- years old. She quickly became a very special member of the family and built a strong bond with her younger brother Buddy, a now 6-year old blonde Labrador. A couple nights ago nights ago Blondie and Buddy were ...
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DID YOU KNOW? An estimated 10 million pets get lost every year. Without any kind of identification, only 10% of these pets are returned to their families. National Microchipping Month serves as a reminder to have your pet microchipped if you haven't already, and equally as important - to register the microchip! Although you may have never lost a pet, about 1/3 pets do get lost at least once in their lifetime. This ...
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Congratulations are in order! Dr. Sarah Evans has officially hit her one year mark here at Miami Veterinary Specialists. Through the last year, Dr. Evans has become well acquainted with the local Miami veterinary community and has become a great asset to our hospital. She is well-received amongst her patients and clients alike, and the relationships she has built with her patients over the last year are treasured and admirable. Dr. Evans is a board-certified ...
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Today we celebrate one of our greatest holidays: National Pet Day! National Pet Day was created to drive awareness to those pets who aren't fortunate enough to have a loving home. It also serves as a day to go above and beyond - acknowledging and appreciating the love and joy that pets bring into everyone’s lives. Make sure to show a little extra love and  affection towards your pets today and remind them how grateful ...
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Miami Veterinary Specialists serves as clinical site for MDC Vet Tech Students The Miami Dade College Veterinary Technology Program offers an ideal educational experience to the aspiring vet techs of South Florida. Being one of only four fully-accredited programs by the American Veterinary Medical Association in the state, the program’s six-semester course of study was built to “provide the stimulation, encouragement, and counseling conducive to an excellent learning environment for a progressive education ...
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Tune in to a.m. 880 The Biz on January 27 One of our very own emergency veterinarian, Dr. Ivan Perez, will be featured on Tuesday, January 27 on Gray Zone Miami- a.m. 880 The Biz! Be sure to tune in Tuesday morning at about 9:15 a.m. to learn about How to Prevent a Pet Emergency.
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December 27th is Visit The Zoo Day! Take advantage of this day to have fantastic family fun while supporting some of our local zoos, such as Zoo Miami and Jungle Island. Elephants, lions, crocodiles, and orangutans are just a few of the many animals you could see during your visit. Peanut and Pumpkin are Jungle Island’s very own miracle orangutan babies –they’re fraternal twins, a rarity in the animal kingdom! Both of them are very intelligent (have ...
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Today is National Mutt Day! This day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2005 with the purpose of embracing, supporting, and saving all types of mixed breed dogs. Unfortunately, mutts fall into the biggest percentage of euthanized dogs due to the constant over breeding and public desire of pure bred dogs. National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation ...
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It is usual for people to talk about having a family member diagnosed with diabetes, but what about when it is a furry family member who is diagnosed with diabetes? Actually, diabetic dogs are not as unusual as people may think. Studies show that the number of diabetic dogs has tripled in the last thirty years and that the disease progresses 46% faster in dogs than in humans. Furthermore, 50% of diagnosed dogs ...
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