By Alan Green and Sophie Jesty

There are many diseases that we have successfully created effective prevention for. One of the more devastating and common diseases, especially here in the Lowcountry is heartworm disease. This month, our esteemed colleague, CVRC board certified cardiologist Dr. Sophie Jesty, describes the disease, its transmission and methods of prevention.


By Alan Green and Rachel Seibert

This month’s case presentation is an example of why thorough and collaborative medical input is so important for successful outcomes. This month’s specialist contributor is Dr. Rachel Seibert. Dr. Seibert is one of CVRCs esteemed board certified surgical specialists. Along with Dr. Sophie Jesty, our board certified cardiologist, you will see how collaboration and expertise allowed this patient to have the best of medical outcomes, in spite of a very complicated and unusual presentation.

By Joe Elmore

This month, Audubon South Carolina, alongside Charleston Animal Society, launches its “Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest” campaign to educate South Carolina residents and visitors about the fragility and wonder of coastal birds. The campaign is designed to teach the importance of reducing human disturbance to popular beaches and coasts on which declining shorebird species depend.

y Alan Green and Lisa Olsen

No matter where we live, it is important to understand the potential risks of that environment. As more and more people inhabit the Lowcountry, we must be aware of these risks to us and our pets. This month’s guest contributor is Dr. Lisa Olsen. Dr. Olsen is one of CVRC’s critical care specialists. Her topic is important to both pet owners and pets. Snakebites are extremely common. At CVRC we saw approximately 150 such incidents in 2016. Dr. Olsen does a great job at explaining this important and interesting subject. 

By Alan Green, Jennifer Au and Tracy Pejsa

There are many diseases seen in veterinary medicine that are not frequently discussed. In this edition, we see how profound an impact the combination of excellent diagnostics and expert rehabilitation capability can have on outcomes. Dr. Jennifer Au is CVRC’s lead surgeon and one of only a few board certified specialists in sports medicine and rehabilitation in the region. Tracy Pejsa is a licensed veterinary technician and certified in veterinary rehabilitation. Along with others on their team, they have made CVRCs departments of surgery and rehabilitation among the best in the country. They are this months guest authors.

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