‘a small breed dog with a heart murmur – should I start pimobendan?’ Dr Joao Neves VVS Cardiology Specialist Dr Joao Neves discusses the usefulness and limitations of murmur intensity in managing pre-clinical stages of mitral valve disease. Myxomatous mitral valve disease … [Read more...] about Heart Murmurs in Small Breed Dogs
In Conversation: Internal Medicine Mentorship
In conversation with Professor Rob Foale; what is mentorship and what could I gain through it? Dr Ellie Duffy VVS Commercial Manager Here at VVS we are so proud of the Internal Medicine Mentorship Programme. It is unique and personalised CPD, that is tailored to each mentee’s … [Read more...] about In Conversation: Internal Medicine Mentorship
A Vizsla with Ventricular Premature Complexes
Investigating an ‘incidental’ arrhythmia By Dr Ellie Duffy VVS Commercial Manager Lottie, a five-year-old female neutered Visla, presented to her primary care vet with an acute right hindlimb lameness, and a suspected cruciate ligament injury. The rest of her clinical … [Read more...] about A Vizsla with Ventricular Premature Complexes
Thoughts on Omeprazole use.
Why I am concerned about Omeprazole use! By Professor Rob Foale VVS Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist You may read the title of this blog and immediately think that I need to get out more! Whilst you may actually be correct in this assumption, the clearly … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Omeprazole use.
Internal Medicine: A Problem-Orientated Approach
Peggy, the inappetent Persian cat Professor Rob Foale VVS Internal Medicine Specialist Read this engaging case by Professor Rob Foale as he shares his thoughts and problem-oriented approach to Peggy, the inappetant Persian cat. Peggy is a 7-year old neutered female Persian … [Read more...] about Internal Medicine: A Problem-Orientated Approach
Vet Nurse Awareness Month- May 2022
This Vet Nurse Awareness Month, VVS have enjoyed recognising and celebrating some of the amazing veterinary nurses that work within our partner practices with the launch of VVS Vet Nurse Awards, 2022! We invited all of our partner practices to nominate the outstanding individuals in their team … [Read more...] about Vet Nurse Awareness Month- May 2022
Mitral Valve Disease
The Asymptomatic MVD Patient Dr Nuala Summerfield and Dr Brigite Pedro VVS Cardiology Specialists Mitral valve disease (MVD) is the most common acquired cardiac disease in dogs. There have been some fairly recent innovations in staging and treatment of MVD. Read on to find out … [Read more...] about Mitral Valve Disease
The BOAS Patient
Medical Management of the BOAS Patient for Sleep and Gastrointestinal Disorders Dr Stefanie Mitze RCVS Internal Medicine Specialist Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is a chronic conformation-related respiratory disorder. Affected dogs show mainly noisy and … [Read more...] about The BOAS Patient