Industry Insights

August 5th, 2015

The Wonderful, Colorful World of Veterinary Thermography.

Thermography at ASGvets

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or thermography is a highly sensitive diagnostic test that scans and measures infrared radiation or heat at the body’s skin surface. These measurements are translated into an accurate graphic image called a ‘thermogram.’ by Debra Voulgaris, DVM, MA, CVA, CCRP, CCT, Certified Tui-na Practitioner, Certified Veterinary Ozonotherapy It has been long […]


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March 3rd, 2015

What it means to be a Veterinary Specialist or Board Certified in Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Steven Bilbrey: Board-Certidied Specialist

Veterinary Medicine has made tremendous strides in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in our animal patients. The explosion of knowledge and technology is hard to keep up with and has led to specialization in veterinary medicine, as it has in human medicine. by Stephen Bilbrey, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons Introduction […]


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June 20th, 2013

Update on Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Degenerative Myelopath

by Stacey A. Sullivan, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Historically, in veterinary medicine, the clinical diagnosis of canine degenerative myelopathy was a diagnosis of exclusion – if the symptoms were consistent with Degenerative Myelopathy and spinal imaging, and CSF were normal, DM was considered the most likely diagnosis. There was, however, no confirmatory […]


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January 29th, 2013

Diagnostic Imaging (MRIs) Means Nothing Without an Interpreter

neurologist’s neurologist Dr. stacey Sullivan

Digital Imaging (MRIs) When biopsy samples are taken, those samples are processed by a lab, and the slides are “read” by a pathologist. That pathologist has received several years of training, staring through microscopes all day. It is your veterinarian’s job to take that pathologist’s interpretation and use it to formulate a plan for your […]


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January 22nd, 2013

The Dark Side of MRIs

Dr. Sullivan and dog during MRI Scan

If you’ve had an MRI, you’re probably familiar with the dark side… Chances are, you’ve had a magnetic resonance imaging scan, or you know someone that has. The biggest drawback (if you have insurance) – the suffocating claustrophobia, especially when your procedure isn’t just one hour long, but sometimes several! Theoretically, “open” MRIs have relieved […]


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