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Shadow and His Heart of Gold… or Titanium Alloy

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Last month, SVS received a call from Shadow Murry’s pet parents that Shadow hadn’t been acting “normal.” Come to find out, Shadow has an abnormally slow heart rate caused by Sick Sinus Syndrome and needed a pacemaker. Shadow and his family drove from New York all the way to Florida to seek c...

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SVS is a CROW Drop Off Location

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If you have found a distressed, injured or abandoned baby animal that you believe needs help, first call CROW, then call us. We will be sure that CROW makes arrangements with us to pick up and treat the animal. CROW (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife) can evaluate the animal’s situation, and...

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Did You Know… Pets Suffer From A-Fib Too?

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Lately, it seems like every time you turn on the television, you see a commercial about atrial fibrillation, or ‘A-Fib.” Did you know dogs suffer from this same disease? From 2014-2016, SVS participated in the clinical trial: Efficacy of Ranolazine for Preventing Relapse of Atrial Fibrillation i...

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Dr. Cavanaugh Has Published Findings on Splenomegaly in Small Breed Dogs

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Ryan Cavanaugh, DVM, DACVS participated in conducting a six-year scientific study on small animal dog breeds suffering from splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen as seen if a mass or tumor develops within the organ).  Veterinarians needed to know if splenomegaly affected small dogs the same way i...

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Meet Jake! Find out how he was able to receive an autologous tumor vaccine!

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Jake is a 10 year old Golden Retriever who came to Specialized Veterinary Services due to a 3 week history of progressive hind limb weakness. His examination by Dr. Reese, our Board-Certified Neurologist, showed that while he walked, his front legs were stiff along with a moderate hind limb weakness...

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A New Beginning for Sara!

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Sara, one of precious patients here at SVS, was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Watch this informative video to see how our talented veterinary team helped give Sara a new lease on life! She is feeling better than ever just 15 short days after her procedure! ...

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A Special Patient at SVS, Rosie the Great Dane, Receives a Prosthetic Foot

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Rosie debuts her brand new prosthetic! SVS is so lucky to be a part of her amazing journey! She is one special pup ❤ This has been a true collaborative effort. Together with Hanger Clinic and Big Hearts for Big Dogs Rescue all of this has been possible!...

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Join SVS at the 5th Annual GCHS “The Fast & The Furriest”

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Meet SVS technician Paige Price. She and her dog Coors were winners in the 2014 "The Fast & The Furriest" 5k hosted by the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers. Paige, Coors, and GCHS were recently featured on Fox 4's Morning Blend to talk about this year’s event which will be held on A...

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SVS & LCDAS Help Save a Puppy’s Life and then some.

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SVS specialists, Dr. Ryan Cavanaugh and Dr. Jennifer Messinger, diagnosed "Rudy" with a rare congenital lung disease called Congenital Lobar Emphysema. Rudy, a resident of Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) and member of Lee County’s "Cell Dog" Program, needed surgery urgently to hav...

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Meet SVS ‘Top Dog’ Rachel

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Meet Rachel! Rachel is an emergency and ICU nurse at here at SVS. Recently, Rachel was voted “TOP DOG” by her SVS co-workers for her outstanding nursing and mentoring skills. Rachel works tirelessly to ensure patients receive treatments, monitoring, and the TLC needed to recover from maj...

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Cardiology at SVS is also ‘for the birds’

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SVS Cardiologist, Dr. Sarah Scruggs recently had the chance to assist the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The beautiful Swallow-tailed Kite pictured here needed an echocardiogram to investigate for congenital heart disease. Dr. Scruggs performed the echocardiogram with the assistance o...

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Dr. Eisele Receives 2014 Animaltarian Award

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On February 28, the Humane Society Naples honored Dr. Jason Eisele of Specialized Veterinary Services as their 2014 Animaltarian. Dr. Eisele received the award for providing surgery and other specialty services to their shelter pets. ...

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Interventional Radiology Used to Treat IHPSS

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Dr. Ryan Cavanaugh, a board-certified veterinary surgeon with specialized training in Interventional Radiology, treated a congenital liver defect in a 10-month-old Labradoodle at Specialized Veterinary Services on Saturday without ever making an incision....

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Dog with heart trouble gets a Pacemaker at SVS

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Last week, SVS’s cardiologist (Dr. Sarah Scruggs) implanted a pacemaker in the heart of a miniature Poodle with “Heart Block.” Heart Block is a disease of dogs and other species wherein the electrical system of the heart stops working properly. Without pacemaker therapy, Heart Blo...

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New Location Opening on December 9th

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Our new specialty and 24 hour emergency hospital is set to open on Monday, December 9th in Fort Myers! We will now be Specialized Veterinary Services and 24 Hour Animal Emergency....

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