Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Did you know that along with being American Heart Month for humans, February is also National Pet Dental Health Month?  Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), this designated month is a reminder to pet owners that brushing their pet’s teeth can result in long-term savings.

While most pet owners stay on top of their pets’ vaccinations and check-ups,

annie's surgery

Annie’s Surgery

Annie is a 9 1/2 year-old spayed female mixed breed dog.  She can easily be described as a very feisty girl bursting with personality.  She is also very obedient according to her “mom” Alina.  Which is why it was very surprising that Annie ran into the street and was hit by a car on Friday,

Pet Allergies

Don’t Let Pet Allergies Take the Fun Out of Summer!

As we prepare for summer by cleaning off the grill, finalizing vacation plans and ensuring we have our umbrellas ready for those afternoon rain showers, it’s important to also prepare our pets for the change in season.  Many skin ailments begin with the start of summer and can be triggered by multiple factors.  According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,

“Santa Paws"

Holiday Pet Toy Drive and “Santa Paws” Event

With a calendar full of holiday celebrations, don’t forget that this Wednesday, December 19, MVS will be sponsoring “Santa Paws,” a holiday party and pet toy drive from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SLS Hotel’s Hyde Beach on South Beach.  The event will be hosted by PetNet, part of the Humane Society of Greater Miami that connects young professionals united by a love for animals.

Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Every year, the United Nations celebrates and recognizes volunteerism through the world. Last year alone, 64.5 million volunteers in the United States did their part in giving back to their community.  Join Miami Veterinary Specialists in recognizing the agents of change in our community, and check out some of the many ways that you can become involved.

“Santa Paws"

Holiday Gifts for Our Pets

With Thanksgiving behind us and the official start of the holiday season now here, it’s time to think about holiday shopping for loved ones, including pets of course.

According to the Associated Press, just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, equaling an average of $46 of toys and treats per pet. 


My Pet Has Cancer, Now What?

Last week, our oncologist presented a lecture to community members, veterinary students and other interested attendees at the South Florida Veterinary Foundation Lecture Series, held at the University of Miami.  Her informative and engaging presentation covered a variety of issues surrounding pets and cancer. She provided the following advice.

If your pet is diagnosed with cancer:

  • Don’t panic,
losing a pet

WSVN 7’s Parent to Parent: Losing a Pet

Dealing with a sick pet, or the loss of one, can be devastating for an adult, and especially for a child. So how do you talk to your kids about losing their cuddly companion? 7’s Lynn Martinez gets some expert advice in tonight’s Parent to Parent.

WSVN — Derek and his dog Hannibul have been inseparable since Derek was just three years old.

Jungle Island

Jungle Island Recognizes MVS

On Wednesday, November 14, representatives from Jungle Island thanked the staff at MVS for all of their hard work in saving Peanut, the beloved orangutan who was suffering from cancer.

Jungle Island presented a one-of-a-kind painting by Noel Kassewitz, commissioned by Jungle Island to express their gratitude to MVS for the life-saving surgery they performed on Peanut.