Meet Pixie, a 9-year old West Highland White Terrier. She was referred to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a consultation with one of our specialists. She has a history of high liver enzymes. Dog’s livers produce several enzymes, and at higher levels, it is a sign of liver disease and poor liver health. After a series of diagnostic tests,
Yogi is a 9-year old Cocker Spaniel. A few months back, he was presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists because he was excessively scratching at his ears. According to his owners, the scratching had worsened and they finally brought him in when he became lethargic. Also, he had not been hearing very well and he has a history of skin allergies that had improved with a hypoallergenic diet.
Max, a 4-month old Boston Terrier, was presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists during ER hours for hind leg lameness. According to his owners, Max started limping on his left hind limb after falling off from the bed.
He was seen by Dr. Christopher Potanas, one of our veterinary surgeons. Max’s radiographs were taken and they confirmed a left tibial fracture.
Meet Sebastian, an 8-month old Chihuahua mix. He was referred to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a consultation with one of our Specialists. He was diagnosed with an extra-hepatic portosystemic shunt or EHPSS (liver shunt) by his primary care veterinarian based on his blood work (elevated liver enzymes and elevated bile acids).
A liver shunt is a blood vessel that carries blood around the liver instead of through it.
Meet Finley, a 5-month old Poodle mix pup. He came to Miami Veterinary Specialists because he ingested a foreign body. Any guesses as to what it could have been?
According to his owner, an hour before rushing to MVS, Finley ate a pair of underwear! He was seen by Dr. Samson Daniel, one of our veterinarians.
Meet Junior, an extra sweet 4-year old American Bulldog. He presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a consultation with one of our surgeons. According to his owners, Junior was running in the backyard and then began limping on his routine walk. He has a history of intermittent left hind lameness and was being medically treated for hip dysplasia.
Meet Sienna, an 8-year old Vizsla. She came in to Miami Veterinary Specialists this past Summer for a left TPLO performed by Dr. Sarah Evans, one of our board-certified surgeons. A TPLO (Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy) is a surgery performed in dogs to stabilize the stifle joint (or knee) after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.
At the beginning of this week,
Meet Maximos, a 4-year old Cocker Spaniel mix. He presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a series of vomiting episodes and bloody diarrhea. Maximos has a history of stress-related colitis. Canine colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine colon which causes vomiting and occasional episodes of bloody diarrhea.
According to his owner,
Meet Summer, a beautiful and BIG Great Dane. Did you know? Great Danes can grow from a small little puppy to being able to stand up on their hind legs and reach up to 6-7 feet tall within a span of just 1 year!
Summer presented to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a consulation with one of our surgeons for a preventive gastropexy.
Meet Lucy, a playful 6-year old mix. She was referred to Miami Veterinary Specialists for a consultation with one of our surgeons for her left hind lameness. Lucy has a history of intermittent limping which persisted for one month. According to her owners, Lucy still wanted to run and play, but after exertion, the lameness became more noticeable.