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Nikki’s Big Tumor Removal

Nikki’s Big Tumor Removal

October 17, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

I met Nikki for the first time three weeks ago. A ten-year-old female Husky, she was referred to me for excision of a tumor involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue…

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Laser Therapy for Amelio

Laser Therapy for Amelio

October 6, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Amelio, a sweet male Ragdoll cat, was born with everything going against him -- a congenital malformation of his spine that rendered the rear half of his body non-functional. He…

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More on Black Bears

More on Black Bears

September 29, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

The Black Bear talk last Wednesday evening was a real success. Ralph Taylor from MassWildlife spoke to 40 or 50 of us at the Forbes Library about black bear biology,…

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Our Neighbor, the Black Bear

Our Neighbor, the Black Bear

September 10, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Free presentation on Wednesday, September 25th, 7:00 PM at the Forbes Library in Northampton. Do you ever wonder about the presence of black bears in our neighborhoods? How do you…

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Broken bones are fun to fix

Broken bones are fun to fix

January 27, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Broken bones are fun to fix. No question! When I started out as a young veterinarian, leash laws were lax, and the caseload from auto/dog encounters was high, so I…

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Two little kittens with big problems

Two little kittens with big problems

November 26, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Piff and Phoenix were brought to Riverbend about a week apart. They were a lot alike . . . talkative, incredibly cute little grey kitties with big personalities and big…

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Condor 03

Condor 03

October 13, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Last September with two friends, Annie and I backpacked for nine days in the Grand Canyon. We took a little-known route we discovered 25 years ago, off the North Rim,…

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Skunked

Skunked

September 16, 2012 • ,
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Tiny Tim, our overly curious Pug, was skunked a few weeks ago. Worse things could happen you might rightfully say, but in the midst of dealing with that headache-inducing smell,…

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Rowley

Rowley

August 17, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Like many other vets and vet techs in the area, I started my career in veterinary medicine at the Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital on Bliss Street in Springfield. The hospital…

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Therapeutic Laser Therapy

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

July 20, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

A hot topic at our professional meetings and in the journals, laser therapy seems too good to be true. Lasers are claimed to do almost anything you want . .…

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