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  • February is National Pet Dental Health Month

    The first picture is a dog with moderate to severe periodontal disease. The second is after a thorough cleaning we did at Briarcrest.  February is National Pet Dental Health Month. But dental care for your pet is important every day and every month.

    Posted at January 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Dental Health | Comments Off on February is National Pet Dental Health Month
  • Orthopedics at Briarcrest

    Here's a list of the orthopedics we performed at Briarcrest in 2012: Hip surgery to treat hip dysplasia Hip surgery to repair hip fratures Fracture repair of long bones-humerus, radius, ulna, femur, tibia, etc. Knee ligament repair Corrective patella surgery Amputations for cancer

    Posted at January 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Briarcrest | Comments Off on Orthopedics at Briarcrest
  • Fracture!

    Unfortunately a dog was hit by a car and sustained a fracture of her tibial bone. Fortunately we were able to do surgery to fix it by using a stainless steel pin. The pin will remain in place until the bone is healed and then it will be removed. We expect a full recovery! Here are X-Rays of the fracture and the repair. Initial ...

    Posted at January 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Briarcrest | Comments Off on Fracture!
  • New Year Wishes!

    Happy New Year to all of our furry friends and their families. Thank you for being a part of our Briarcrest Veterinary Care Center team in 2012. Our doctors and staff want to extend their best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013. Don't forget annual wellness checks and dental exams to ensure your pet has a great year!

    Posted at December 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Briarcrest | Comments Off on New Year Wishes!
  • Take a video tour of our hospital

    Click here for a video tour of our hospital  

    Posted at December 17, 2012 | By : | Categories : Our Hospital | Comments Off on Take a video tour of our hospital
  • Emergency! What About Pets.

    Superstorm Sandy packed a strong punch along the East Coast in late October, and many people who count a furry friend as part of their family had an added burden placed on their shoulders. As was the case with Gulf Coast residents seven years ago during Hurricane Katrina, many peoples had to scramble to find shelter and faced some tough decisions about whether they could ...

    Posted at December 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Owner Info | Comments Off on Emergency! What About Pets.
  • Abnormal Liver Blood Tests

    We encourage all of our clients to have periodic blood tests run on their pets. Most of our clients participate in our healthscreen and wellness plans (see section of website "Wellness Plans" for details") which include important blood tests. Occasionally we see an elevation in a liver test called ALT. The following post explains what an ALT elevation means for your pet.  

    Posted at November 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Canine Health,Cat,Diagnostics,Dog,Pet Health,Preventative Care,Veterinarian,Veterinary Care | Comments Off on Abnormal Liver Blood Tests