Veterinary Associates

3717 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV 24701

(304)327-8554

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Pilling Your Pet: Let the Pills Go in, Let Healing Begin!

I have a secret fear that most of what I do is futile. I don’t mean that in an existential way, as in the sun will explode in 6 billion years, so why bother? I ...

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Dog vs. Porcupine: Same Winner Every Time

I can also guarantee that the dog will never learn that the porcupine has no need to run away. Why would a porcupine run? He may only have one defense, but it's ...

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Canine Influenza

The spring 2015 Chicago-based outbreak of canine influenza is a strain called H3N2, whereas this article is about a milder strain called H3N8. The vaccine for ...

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IMHA: Four Letters You Never Want to Meet

Most of the diseases that we see and treat in the ER can be pretty easily comprehended by non-medical folks: trauma, infection, cancer – all of these seem to m ...

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Lipomas (Fatty Lumps)

A lipoma is a soft, round, moveable lump or bump of fatty tissue under the skin. Because they do not cause pain, infection, or hair loss, they’re usually spotte ...

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The Wild, the Weird, and the Wacky: Unfamiliar Species

After spending 12 hours on a strange Sunday on emergency call, going back and forth all day between two locations to treat two horses who decided to live, I beg ...

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