1. The Symptoms of Meningitis in Dogs

    When most of us hear the word “meningitis”, we get a sinking feeling in our guts. Meningitis, although rare, affects the membranes of the brain and spinal cord (known as meninges). When these meninges become infected by viruses or bacteria, the infection can cause death. Meningitis in dogs is very similar and can result in death as well. This neurological disease inflames these protective memb…Read More

  2. Head Tremors in Dogs: What You Need to Know

    As pet owners, our main job is to take care of our pets. This includes feeding them adequate meals and portions, filling their water bowls, taking them for walks or playing indoors for exercise, and, of course, giving them lots of love. Another one of our jobs as a pet owner is to take our pets to the pet doctor or veterinarian for regular check-ups and when we suspect something is wrong. Thus, wh…Read More

  3. Anesthesia Case Study: Brain Disease

    By Hannah Evans, DVM, Veterinary Anesthetist for VNIoC   A 10-year-old female spayed German Shepherd dog presented to the neurology service for new onset of seizure activity. Her previous medical history included hypothyroidism (well-controlled on medication), anal sac adenocarcinoma (surgically removed 2 years prior), and lumbosacral disc disease (surgically treated approximately 4 months p…Read More

  4. Join Us at the 132nd Annual MDVMA Summer Conference June 24-26, 2018

      Maryland Veterinary Medical Association  132nd Annual MDVMA Summer Conference Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Ocean City, Maryland June 24-26, 2018 Earn 18 CE Credits   The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association is headed to the beach for its 132nd Annual Summer Conference. The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel will host Maryland’s premier event for education, developing busine…Read More

  5. Curry is starting to walk!

    We are so happy to be part of healing these wonderful companions.  Check out these short videos of a terrific pooch making his way back home!  Thanks to all of our vet partners and pet-parents who trust us to get their loved-ones up and atom once again.  …Read More

  6. Simba was hit by a dump truck…

    If you’ve ever been to Healing Hands Animal Hospital on the Eastern Shore, you’ve likely met Simba the cat, who’s been the “practice pet” for the past 11 years. His family signed him over to Dr. Carol Ross Lewis after Simba was hit by dump truck and sustained serious injuries. While Simba healed well, he was left with a crooked jaw and a tongue that often stuck out. As Stephanie Bystra…Read More

  7. Hemi-Spatial Neglect?

    This is a picture of a cat’s food dishes after it had eaten. Why do you think they look like this? We suspect this is an example of “hemi-neglect” in a cat. Hemi-neglect, hemi-inattention or hemi-spatial neglect is a neuropsychological condition in people where they do not have awareness to the opposite visual field after damage to one hemisphere of the brain. For instance, if a person susta…Read More

  8. Q&A with Veterinary Anesthesiologist, Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS

    What Happens When A Pet Is Anesthetized? Q&A with Veterinary Anesthesiologist Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS Q: While the majority of veterinary anesthesiologists are employed by veterinary teaching hospitals., you’ve opted to work in private practice, Veterinary Imaging of the Chesapeake (VIoC). Why is having a veterinary anesthesiologist so important in this type of practice? A: When a patient …Read More