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Angela Ivey
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Director of Veterinary Services at the Richmond SPCA after nearly 20 years in private veterinary practice
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In the world of shelter medicine, I must prioritize my day to the umpteenth level. So even though I knew my week to blog was approaching, and it happened to fall on the same week I am on vacation, I left myself a generous grace period to blog over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
I was fortunate this past April to find just the right 49-hour long gap in my schedule to attend my 25th reunion from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. I spent my travel time wondering what everyone had been up to and nervously pondering whether I had lived up to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Times are tough financially, and we are all saving money where we can. However, our beloved pets should not suffer as each of us tightens our wallets. There are many things that you can do, and resources that you can take advantage of, to keep your furry family members healthy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Ever wonder what accounts for the most trips to the veterinarian’s office? A recent survey by Veterinary Pet Insurance, a provider of pet health insurance, revealed that the top ten reasons that canines visited their vets in 2009 were: ear infection skin allergy skin infection or hot spots gastritis and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
It became apparent to me once again last week how the odds can be so unfairly stacked against shelter animals. I am grateful every day at the Richmond SPCA that we are able to deliver lifesaving medical treatment and rehabilitation to pets with conditions we diagnose prior to adoption and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
After reading several different articles over the last several days discussing the state of the economy, veterinary medicine, non-profits, humane societies, shelters and low-cost services, I found myself annoyed with the perpetuation of a falsehood. In my world at the Richmond SPCA, low-cost services are not synonymous with low quality.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
We have discussed the benefits of microchipping in previous blog posts and have held two very successful clinics. That tells me that the community is listening and taking advantage of our affordable price of $20, which includes the microchip, the injection and lifetime registration with the 24PetWatch database. We also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Thanks for reading our posts. You are correct that ferrets, which have a respiratory system similar to humans, were the first pets with reports of H1N1 infection. There has to date been one reported ferret death and I believe 13 total cases, all from homes where the humans had influenza-type illness. I would be really surprised if the canine influenza virus, which was originally an equine virus and is an H3N8 influenza virus, was found to be infective to humans from dogs. A virologist might be able to provide more detail. Presently there is no evidence to support transmission from dog to human. I have included links to the CDC’s as well as the AVMA’s informational pages which stay up to date and reliable. http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/new_virus/default.asp http://www.cdc.gov/flu/canine/
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It was reported in several places last week that a 13-year-old indoor cat in Iowa had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. The cat had visited his veterinarian on October 27 with signs that consisted of depression and weakness. He was tested at the Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog