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Reptile husbandry

By Arbutus West, on Thursday, August 10th, 2017

We typically see pets for annual health checks, or when they are ill.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone.  What may be surprising is that reptiles typically get ill for very different reasons than mammals or birds which is why reptile husbandry is so important! Cats, dogs, rabbits, have a variety of causes for their ailments.  No […]

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Being a reptile Veterinarian in Vancouver

By Arbutus West, on Friday, August 4th, 2017

Being a reptile Veterinarian in Vancouver…   There are few things that can make your average veterinarian panic more than a lizard or snake in their appointment list.  Vet school has the impossible task of teaching you how to treat every animal under the sun in just 4 short years.  It does a pretty good […]

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Parasites Pt. 2

By Arbutus West, on Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We ended last post by promising to go over internal parasites are worms and protozoa (like giardia).   They can cause severe disease in puppies and kittens, or diarrhea in adults when present in heavy numbers.   Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) a healthy adult can carry a heavy burden and not show any clinical signs, […]

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By Arbutus West, on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Parasites, parasites, parasites!   Can any other health topic elicit such a visceral reaction?  A shiver down the spine?  A look of disgust? No one likes creepy crawlies, but because of their close relationship to the environment, our pets a probably the only way that parasites will enter our lives.   Luckily they rarely pose […]

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$100 for referrals and free dental checks!

By Uri Burstyn, on Friday, April 8th, 2016

We’re excited to offer some promotions to our family of clients in April.  Springtime is a busy time for pet owners, and a great time to come in for boosting vaccines for the summer, getting your pet ready to travel for the holidays and last but by no means least, starting that flea and worm […]

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Get your pet safely through Christmas: 10 things to be aware of!

By Mai Lyngby, on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  Christmas is for a lot of people the most lovely and jolly time of the year. It is the month you spend with your loved ones and hopefully make some great new memories. However, not all people are aware of that our beloved pets can be exposed to a lot of dangerous things during […]

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Getting Informed | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Getting Informed

By Uri Burstyn, on Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Access to medical information on the internet can be both great and frustrating.  The sheer volume of data out there is more than anyone can sort through in one lifetime, and unfortunately it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.  We all want to make informed decisions, to be better informed about […]

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Thanks, Vancouver (Part 2) | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Thanks, Vancouver (Part 2)

By Uri Burstyn, on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

In the last post I spoke about how fortunate I feel to work with the clients who walk through our doors, but maybe pet owners are the same anywhere you go? Is there any real difference between the way Vancouverites relate to their pets and say…folks in Winnipeg, or rural Texas? When I speak to […]

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Thanks, Vancouver (Part 1) | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Thanks, Vancouver (Part 1)

By Uri Burstyn, on Monday, May 5th, 2014

Being a veterinarian is a tough gig.  I don’t think anyone who has spent time in a vet hospital would argue with this.  You work long hours, often in emotionally stressful situations.  You have to always juggle patient needs, owner needs, financial limitations, equipment limitations and your own limitations while trying to do the right […]

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