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  • Look at good girl Suki working out with our friends!! You go, Suki! • @water4dogsnyc Suki has been a dedicated member of the team for years and has achieved pro status! 🤗💕🎉 Special thanks to @kriskoeller and  @jessicasuki for these beautiful photos! 📸
  • Look at good girl Suki working out with our friends!! You go, Suki! • @water4dogsnyc Suki has been a dedicated member of the team for years and has achieved pro status! 🤗💕🎉 Special thanks to @kriskoeller and @jessicasuki for these beautiful photos! 📸
  •  24  2  33 minutes ago
  • From under the microscope 🔬 This one is sure to make your skin crawl! Sarcoptic mange or scabies is an extremely itchy, highly contagious skin mite. These mites burrow into the skin of the affected dog causing intense itchiness, which causes hair loss and scabs. Foxes, coyotes, and wolves can also carry this mite. The good news is Nexgard (the once a month oral flea & tick medication) kills this parasite! #branfordveterinaryhospital #branfordvet #parasites #vettechlife #sarcopticmange #Nexgard
  • From under the microscope 🔬 This one is sure to make your skin crawl! Sarcoptic mange or scabies is an extremely itchy, highly contagious skin mite. These mites burrow into the skin of the affected dog causing intense itchiness, which causes hair loss and scabs. Foxes, coyotes, and wolves can also carry this mite. The good news is Nexgard (the once a month oral flea & tick medication) kills this parasite! #branfordveterinaryhospital #branfordvet #parasites #vettechlife #sarcopticmange #Nexgard
  •  3  0  45 minutes ago
  • Mac is boarding for a few days. He is less than pleased about it.
  • Mac is boarding for a few days. He is less than pleased about it.
  •  7  1  1 hour ago
  • 🔸Crystals🔸 👉🏻Can be normal or abnormal, depending on the type
👉🏻Can form before or after urine collection
👉🏻Formation depends on concentration of components and solubility in different pH 🔸Types of crystals include🔸 🔹Magnesium Ammonium Phosphate (Struvite)🔹 👉🏻May be found in normal urine sample 👉🏻Associated with neutral and alkaline urine 👉🏻Can form calculi 🔹Calcium carbonate🔹 👉🏻Frequently found in normal horse urine-no clinical significance 👉🏻Formed in alkaline urine 🔹Urates 🔹 👉🏻Associated with hepatic disease/PSS, increased in normal Dalmatians 🔹Ammonium biurate 🔹 👉🏻Found in slightly acidic, neutral, and alkaline urine 👉🏻Yellow/brown 🔹Amorphous urates 🔹 👉🏻acidic urine, yellow/brown 🔹Calcium oxalate 🔹 👉🏻Acid to alkaline urine ▪️Dihydrate = common ▪️Monohydrate = associated with ethylene glycol toxicity 🔹Cystine 🔹 👉🏻Hexagonal – formed in acid urine 👉🏻Seen with a reabsorptive defect for cystine ▪️Bilirubin▪️ 👉🏻Reddish needles or granules 👉🏻Can be seen in concentrated dog urine 👉🏻High numbers suggests abnormal bilirubin metabolism 🔹Miscellaneous crystals🔹 👉🏻Needle-shaped crystals may be composed of tyrosine, calcium sulfate, sodium urate, ampicillin, tri-iodated contrast agents
Other findings in urine sediment can include, fat droplets, sperm, bacteria, fungal spores or hyphae (these are contaminants-you see them if urine is kept too long), and parasites.

Credit @dvm360mag
  • 🔸Crystals🔸 👉🏻Can be normal or abnormal, depending on the type
    👉🏻Can form before or after urine collection
    👉🏻Formation depends on concentration of components and solubility in different pH 🔸Types of crystals include🔸 🔹Magnesium Ammonium Phosphate (Struvite)🔹 👉🏻May be found in normal urine sample 👉🏻Associated with neutral and alkaline urine 👉🏻Can form calculi 🔹Calcium carbonate🔹 👉🏻Frequently found in normal horse urine-no clinical significance 👉🏻Formed in alkaline urine 🔹Urates 🔹 👉🏻Associated with hepatic disease/PSS, increased in normal Dalmatians 🔹Ammonium biurate 🔹 👉🏻Found in slightly acidic, neutral, and alkaline urine 👉🏻Yellow/brown 🔹Amorphous urates 🔹 👉🏻acidic urine, yellow/brown 🔹Calcium oxalate 🔹 👉🏻Acid to alkaline urine ▪️Dihydrate = common ▪️Monohydrate = associated with ethylene glycol toxicity 🔹Cystine 🔹 👉🏻Hexagonal – formed in acid urine 👉🏻Seen with a reabsorptive defect for cystine ▪️Bilirubin▪️ 👉🏻Reddish needles or granules 👉🏻Can be seen in concentrated dog urine 👉🏻High numbers suggests abnormal bilirubin metabolism 🔹Miscellaneous crystals🔹 👉🏻Needle-shaped crystals may be composed of tyrosine, calcium sulfate, sodium urate, ampicillin, tri-iodated contrast agents
    Other findings in urine sediment can include, fat droplets, sperm, bacteria, fungal spores or hyphae (these are contaminants-you see them if urine is kept too long), and parasites.

    Credit @dvm360mag
  •  7  2  1 hour ago
  • 🔹Casts🔹 👉🏻Casts are long, oval to rectangular objects, formed in tubular lumens and made of mucoprotein secreted by tubular cells plus cellular material or whatever is present when they're formed. 🔹Types of casts🔹 👉🏻Cellular casts (can be fatty, especially in cats) 👉🏻Renal epithelial cells – degeneration of epithelium 👉🏻Erythrocyte casts 👉🏻Indicate hemorrhage and/or inflammation in kidney 👉🏻Leukocyte casts 👉🏻 Indicate inflammation in the kidney(s) 👉🏻Granular casts - mixture of protein and cellular debris 👉🏻Indicate degenerative processes in tubules 👉🏻Waxy casts - advanced stage of granular casts 👉🏻Hyaline casts - all protein (Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein, secreted by kidney. 👉🏻A few (less than 1-2 per LPF) hyaline or granular casts can be seen in concentrated urine of normal animals.

Credit @dvm360mag
  • 🔹Casts🔹 👉🏻Casts are long, oval to rectangular objects, formed in tubular lumens and made of mucoprotein secreted by tubular cells plus cellular material or whatever is present when they're formed. 🔹Types of casts🔹 👉🏻Cellular casts (can be fatty, especially in cats) 👉🏻Renal epithelial cells – degeneration of epithelium 👉🏻Erythrocyte casts 👉🏻Indicate hemorrhage and/or inflammation in kidney 👉🏻Leukocyte casts 👉🏻 Indicate inflammation in the kidney(s) 👉🏻Granular casts - mixture of protein and cellular debris 👉🏻Indicate degenerative processes in tubules 👉🏻Waxy casts - advanced stage of granular casts 👉🏻Hyaline casts - all protein (Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein, secreted by kidney. 👉🏻A few (less than 1-2 per LPF) hyaline or granular casts can be seen in concentrated urine of normal animals.

    Credit @dvm360mag
  •  7  2  1 hour ago
  • 🐕 DYK there’s a higher incidence of bladder cancer in 14 breed of dogs, including Beagles. And these 14 breeds account for about 1/3 of all cases of bladder cancer. ⁣⁣
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😍 Meet sweet Fiona. This adorable  Beagle is my new patient,  and I’m treating her for bladder cancer which is extending into her urethra. ⁣⁣
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🚽 Unfortunately bladder cancer - called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) - is often found late as its symptoms look like a urinary tract infection (UTI) - bloody urine, straining, incontinence, frequent peeing. ⁣⁣
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💊 And many dogs also have a UTI so the symptoms temporarily improve on antibiotics. ⁣⁣
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🧬 There is also a new commercial urine test that detects a mutation found in bladder and prostate cancer and can be used for diagnosis. It’s called the BRAF mutation test, and I love that it’s non-invasive, can detect the cancer early, and there are no false positives. (That means if the test comes back positive we are confident in the result.) ⁣⁣
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👉🏼 So what can you do? Because early detection & diagnosis are important. ⁣⁣
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✔️Know if you have a dog at increased risk (swipe to see the list of breeds). But remember other breeds & mixed breeds can sadly be diagnosed  too, even though it is relatively rare. ⁣⁣
✔️If you own a high-risk breed, it might be worth talking to your veterinarian about the CADET Braf test. I consider screening at-risk breeds every 4 to 6 months with this easy-to-collect urine test. ⁣⁣
✔️If your dog has these symptoms or multiple UTI, talk to your veterinarian or a specialist about additional tests (abdominal ultrasound,  the BRAF urine test, cytology or biopsy - it will depend on the case). Especially if your dog is over the age of 6. ⁣⁣
✔️ If your dog is diagnosed with TCC, there are treatment options (most common ones are chemotherapy, NSAIDs, and sometimes surgery but there are others), and treatment is well tolerated. ⁣⁣
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♥️ That’s the goal with sweet Fiona. To #kickcancersbutt &⁣⁣
#livelongerlivewell
  • 🐕 DYK there’s a higher incidence of bladder cancer in 14 breed of dogs, including Beagles. And these 14 breeds account for about 1/3 of all cases of bladder cancer. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    😍 Meet sweet Fiona. This adorable Beagle is my new patient, and I’m treating her for bladder cancer which is extending into her urethra. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    🚽 Unfortunately bladder cancer - called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) - is often found late as its symptoms look like a urinary tract infection (UTI) - bloody urine, straining, incontinence, frequent peeing. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    💊 And many dogs also have a UTI so the symptoms temporarily improve on antibiotics. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    🧬 There is also a new commercial urine test that detects a mutation found in bladder and prostate cancer and can be used for diagnosis. It’s called the BRAF mutation test, and I love that it’s non-invasive, can detect the cancer early, and there are no false positives. (That means if the test comes back positive we are confident in the result.) ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    👉🏼 So what can you do? Because early detection & diagnosis are important. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    ✔️Know if you have a dog at increased risk (swipe to see the list of breeds). But remember other breeds & mixed breeds can sadly be diagnosed too, even though it is relatively rare. ⁣⁣
    ✔️If you own a high-risk breed, it might be worth talking to your veterinarian about the CADET Braf test. I consider screening at-risk breeds every 4 to 6 months with this easy-to-collect urine test. ⁣⁣
    ✔️If your dog has these symptoms or multiple UTI, talk to your veterinarian or a specialist about additional tests (abdominal ultrasound, the BRAF urine test, cytology or biopsy - it will depend on the case). Especially if your dog is over the age of 6. ⁣⁣
    ✔️ If your dog is diagnosed with TCC, there are treatment options (most common ones are chemotherapy, NSAIDs, and sometimes surgery but there are others), and treatment is well tolerated. ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    ♥️ That’s the goal with sweet Fiona. To #kickcancersbutt &⁣⁣
    #livelongerlivewell
  •  40  3  1 hour ago
  • 👉🏻Centrifuge 5-10 ml (try to consistently centrifuge the same amount) of urine in a conical centrifuge tube for 5 minutes at approximately 2000 rpm. Decant the supernatant into another container leaving approximately 0.5 ml of urine in the tube.
👉🏻Mix the urine sediment by flicking the bottom of the tube, then place a drop on a slide and cover with a coverslip. Examine under the microscope with the condenser racked down and low light. If a sediment stain is used, it's highly recommended that an unstained slide also be examined. A drop of stain is added to the drop of urine sediment and it's then covered with a coverslip.
👉🏻Scan area on low power (10X) looking for casts. Report the average number per low power field and identify them (e.g. finely granular, hyaline, etc.)
👉🏻Go to high dry (40X) and examine then report the average number per field of RBC's, WBC's, crystals, epithelial cells (squamous or transitional), and bacteria. Other findings include fat droplets, sperm, etc.
👉🏻To confirm the presence of bacteria if there is a question, remove the cover slip, allow the slide to dry, then stain with Dif-Quick or gram stain. (Credit @dvm360mag)
  • 👉🏻Centrifuge 5-10 ml (try to consistently centrifuge the same amount) of urine in a conical centrifuge tube for 5 minutes at approximately 2000 rpm. Decant the supernatant into another container leaving approximately 0.5 ml of urine in the tube.
    👉🏻Mix the urine sediment by flicking the bottom of the tube, then place a drop on a slide and cover with a coverslip. Examine under the microscope with the condenser racked down and low light. If a sediment stain is used, it's highly recommended that an unstained slide also be examined. A drop of stain is added to the drop of urine sediment and it's then covered with a coverslip.
    👉🏻Scan area on low power (10X) looking for casts. Report the average number per low power field and identify them (e.g. finely granular, hyaline, etc.)
    👉🏻Go to high dry (40X) and examine then report the average number per field of RBC's, WBC's, crystals, epithelial cells (squamous or transitional), and bacteria. Other findings include fat droplets, sperm, etc.
    👉🏻To confirm the presence of bacteria if there is a question, remove the cover slip, allow the slide to dry, then stain with Dif-Quick or gram stain. (Credit @dvm360mag)
  •  13  1  1 hour ago
  • Check out our plastic vet tech bottles! Perfect for the tech on the go. 👩‍⚕️ 🐾 👨‍⚕️ https://etsy.me/2XTmyoX
  • Check out our plastic vet tech bottles! Perfect for the tech on the go. 👩‍⚕️ 🐾 👨‍⚕️ https://etsy.me/2XTmyoX
  •  7  1  1 hour ago
  • Check out this handsome man! Look at my picture before this for a comparison! He’s doing so well!! Unfortunately, his brother didn’t make it. So I’m spending extra time with him. But he is thriving!
  • Check out this handsome man! Look at my picture before this for a comparison! He’s doing so well!! Unfortunately, his brother didn’t make it. So I’m spending extra time with him. But he is thriving!
  •  118  4  1 hour ago
  • Bottle-feeding Ginger the Serval kitten. Shes already grown so much in a few weeks 😍
We wear blue quarantine gowns to ensure that she has minimal attachment to the human that's feeding her.
  • Bottle-feeding Ginger the Serval kitten. Shes already grown so much in a few weeks 😍
    We wear blue quarantine gowns to ensure that she has minimal attachment to the human that's feeding her.
  •  236  2  2 hours ago
  • Feeling all sorts of emotions today as I prepare for my month of travel.... A dear friend from veterinary school lost his brother this past week. When confronted with death, I always realize how very little I know despite enduring extreme loss within my own family. How do you console someone who lost someone so important to them? Someone who was only 20 years old. Someone who faced death with such grace and autonomy that he left his family in awe when he passed. All I could think about was this quote by Arundhati Roy from The Cost of Living.
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”To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
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From my own experience, words are useless. The one thing that matters is that you are there, listening. Fully present through their grief. Not telling them how strong they are, everything happens for a reason, everything will be ok... 11 years ago nothing was ok for me. And still the waves of extreme emotions roll over me when I sit and think of those I have lost.
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But today, I share with you this picture of my last weeks in France. I went to Nice for my first yoga retreat. In this beautiful place, I healed my soul just a little bit more. Healing is a journey. A long one. A journey that might never end. A journey that might be cut short at any time. The one thing all life has in common is that we are born and we die. If you are friends with someone who has experienced loss, check in with them. Ask how they are really doing... and sit. I am so grateful for all the messages and love I received yesterday for Father’s Day. I am thankful for all who thought of me. And I apologize that I didn’t reach out to those of you who have also lost their fathers. Your messages meant so much.
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Give love always, receive love graciously. You never know what someone is truly going through.
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Love and light.
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  • Feeling all sorts of emotions today as I prepare for my month of travel.... A dear friend from veterinary school lost his brother this past week. When confronted with death, I always realize how very little I know despite enduring extreme loss within my own family. How do you console someone who lost someone so important to them? Someone who was only 20 years old. Someone who faced death with such grace and autonomy that he left his family in awe when he passed. All I could think about was this quote by Arundhati Roy from The Cost of Living.

    ”To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

    From my own experience, words are useless. The one thing that matters is that you are there, listening. Fully present through their grief. Not telling them how strong they are, everything happens for a reason, everything will be ok... 11 years ago nothing was ok for me. And still the waves of extreme emotions roll over me when I sit and think of those I have lost.

    But today, I share with you this picture of my last weeks in France. I went to Nice for my first yoga retreat. In this beautiful place, I healed my soul just a little bit more. Healing is a journey. A long one. A journey that might never end. A journey that might be cut short at any time. The one thing all life has in common is that we are born and we die. If you are friends with someone who has experienced loss, check in with them. Ask how they are really doing... and sit. I am so grateful for all the messages and love I received yesterday for Father’s Day. I am thankful for all who thought of me. And I apologize that I didn’t reach out to those of you who have also lost their fathers. Your messages meant so much.

    Give love always, receive love graciously. You never know what someone is truly going through.

    Love and light.




  •  181  6  2 hours ago
  • Sciencey stuff! Are you tired of looking at numbers on the anesthesia machine and going WTF? Me too. We've all been there.

Are you afraid to ask someone for clarification? 🤐

Did you just simply forget one of the million things you learned in tech school? 🙌

What about asking someone and they just ramble a bunch of medical jargon at you and you're still scratching your head? 🤯

Here's some quick tidbits and quick fixes for FREE, instead of paying several hundreds of dollars for a crash course.* SPO2: Also known as the dumbest parameter ever discovered, only because it never works. 😜 It is the measurement of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood. 
Oxygen + blood = good
Oxygen - blood + veins = bad
Blood - Oxygen = bad. Catch my drift?

EtCO2: Does not stand for endotracheal tube CO2, but End Tidal Carbon dioxide; Detects the maximum volume of carbon dioxide at the end of the exhaled breath. 
RR: spontaneous breathing with little to no ventilation is prefferd. But manual or mechanic ventilation is performed in specific cases. The respiratory rates is how many breathes are in a minute. I'll usually count to 6 seconds and smack a zero at the end of the number to get my breaths per minute.

HR: I count this the same way as I do with RR. Heart rate is the measurement for beats per minute. *Before you sharpen your talons and clean your keyboard, I'm not saying social media is a substance for comprehensive CE.* But, knowledge is power and it's worth sharing quick bits as much as possible for the care of our patients. 
#veterinarymedicine #vettech #veterinarian #vettechlife #veterinary #vetnurse #vetmed #veterinarystudent #veterinarytechnician #veterinario #surgery #surgeon #doctor #prevet #vetschool #veterinarynurse #vet #vetlife #lvt #rvt #cvt #veterinaria #mentorshipnotcensorship #orthopedic #orthopaedic #ortho
  • Sciencey stuff! Are you tired of looking at numbers on the anesthesia machine and going WTF? Me too. We've all been there.

    Are you afraid to ask someone for clarification? 🤐

    Did you just simply forget one of the million things you learned in tech school? 🙌

    What about asking someone and they just ramble a bunch of medical jargon at you and you're still scratching your head? 🤯

    Here's some quick tidbits and quick fixes for FREE, instead of paying several hundreds of dollars for a crash course.* SPO2: Also known as the dumbest parameter ever discovered, only because it never works. 😜 It is the measurement of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.
    Oxygen + blood = good
    Oxygen - blood + veins = bad
    Blood - Oxygen = bad. Catch my drift?

    EtCO2: Does not stand for endotracheal tube CO2, but End Tidal Carbon dioxide; Detects the maximum volume of carbon dioxide at the end of the exhaled breath.
    RR: spontaneous breathing with little to no ventilation is prefferd. But manual or mechanic ventilation is performed in specific cases. The respiratory rates is how many breathes are in a minute. I'll usually count to 6 seconds and smack a zero at the end of the number to get my breaths per minute.

    HR: I count this the same way as I do with RR. Heart rate is the measurement for beats per minute. *Before you sharpen your talons and clean your keyboard, I'm not saying social media is a substance for comprehensive CE.* But, knowledge is power and it's worth sharing quick bits as much as possible for the care of our patients.
    #veterinarymedicine #vettech #veterinarian #vettechlife #veterinary #vetnurse #vetmed #veterinarystudent #veterinarytechnician #veterinario #surgery #surgeon #doctor #prevet #vetschool #veterinarynurse #vet #vetlife #lvt #rvt #cvt #veterinaria #mentorshipnotcensorship #orthopedic #orthopaedic #ortho
  •  242  6  3 hours ago

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  • Check out this handsome man! Look at my picture before this for a comparison! He’s doing so well!! Unfortunately, his brother didn’t make it. So I’m spending extra time with him. But he is thriving!
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