March 29, 2024

Pet Insurance is a Lifesaver for Luca and Siblings “I thought he was going to die,” recalls a teary-eyed Chrissy Wright. Her sweet Italian Greyhound Luca was not well. “He was having diarrhea which was not unusual, but then it was accompanied by vomiting with blood,” she added. Chrissy took Luca to a veterinarian, but

February 27, 2024

Nearly 1 in 4 Female Dogs is At Risk   “It was a very big emergency and life threatening,” recalls Dara Griner of her dog Daisy. A nearly 8-year-old Boxer, Daisy historically had a regular menstrual cycle. But recently, when her heat cycle lasted unusually long, Dara became concerned. “There was a lot of blood,

November 29, 2023

“I knew he was going into shock,” recalls Ed Ziao of his sweet Yorkie, Chewy. “I was running red lights and giving him CPR,” Ed explains as he rushed Chewy to Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie, FL. Just minutes before, Chewy was playing in his backyard, like any typical day. “But, he came hobbling

July 17, 2023

“Oreo is such a good boy and he’s been through so much,” says Nesryn Escander of her sweet pup. Before meeting doctors at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie, FL, Ms. Escander noticed something was off with her Shih Tzu baby.“ He was just lethargic and wasn’t really eating his food,” she says.  He loves

October 11, 2022

Teamwork, Expertise and State-of-the-Art Technology at AVCC Provides Advanced Emergency Care for Soco “Her odds of survival were not great,” recalls pet mom Lynn of her sweet dog Soco.  The 13-year-old Shih Tzu Mix  woke up one morning and was not breathing normally.  “It was like she couldn’t catch her breath and nothing seemed to

May 25, 2021

Four Pet Parents Share Personal Stories of Saving Lives “Sometimes it’s a matter of life and death,” says pet owner Lorraine Gacitua, as she explains the difficult decision many pet owners make, when their pet requires specialized or emergency care and they can’t afford it. “I’ve read about people having to put their pet down,

March 29, 2021

Candy Defies the Odds at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie “It really was a miracle. They saved her life,” said pet mom Lucy Rodriquez, after her dog Candy survived two emergency surgeries at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie (Broward County). “Something was off,” Lucy explains when she first noticed Candy was not feeling

December 31, 2020

From FDA.Gov  – Updated January 11, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in cooperation with the state departments of agriculture for Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, is investigating certain Sportmix pet food products manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins.  On

September 21, 2020

Learn How the Quick Action of Two Pet Parents Saved Their Sweet Golden Retriever “He had lost his vision and complete movement in his body. His brain was swollen and his internal temperature was high,” recalls Denisse and Marcus of their golden retriever Buddy, after they rushed him to Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie

April 9, 2020

24/7 Specialty and Emergency Veterinary Practice Works to Combat Coronavirus Both Inside and Outside the Hospital This week, Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie donated our in-hospital mechanical ventilator to the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. “Every day we learn more and more of the devastation caused by Coronavirus,” says Dr. Jon Rappaport, Co-Medical Director

March 26, 2020

Kelly the Maltese Undergoes Chemotherapy at The Cancer Center at AVCC in Davie “One morning, he got up, ran to me and fell over on his side,” recalls pet owner Susie Mirrer. “Within a few minutes, he was a shaky.” Susie’s dog, Kelly, a sweet Maltese rescue, was suddenly and clearly not well.  After a

March 20, 2020

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe during these very concerning times. As providers of essential services, we want you to know that AVCC remains committed to providing specialty and referral veterinary services including emergency care for your pets. Most importantly, we remain open for care 24 hours a day, 7 days

March 10, 2020

Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie is excited to now offer minimally invasive surgery! Arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy have become the gold standard of care for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. These techniques provide the surgeon with a magnified and illuminated view that can improve our ability to detect subtle abnormalities in our

January 24, 2020

Minutes Matter in Riley’s Rush to Advanced Veterinary Care Center! “He was moments from passing away,” recalls Mary Moreno. Mary had gotten a call that her granddog Riley, a sweet Siberian Husky, wasn’t acting right. “My son’s girlfriend was working from home.  She noticed Riley rubbing on her leg and then he would disappear,” says

November 26, 2019

Tips to avoid the E.R. from the experts at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie As you get together with loved ones this season and prepare your home for a jolly holiday, keep these pet safety tips in mind. It could prevent a less than merry visit to the emergency room! Chestnuts Roasting on an

October 22, 2019

Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie is pleased to now offer full-time board certified veterinary oncology.  Our comprehensive cancer service will be led by Sindy Piscoya, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology). “Although our community is already blessed with a number of capable veterinary oncologists, the need for prompt oncology services still exceeds the availability, especially in the

October 10, 2019

7 Things to Know Right Now About Leptospirosis in South Florida “He came up to me and I noticed he was yellow. His eyeballs were yellow. His entire body was yellow,” recalls pet owner Steve Norrito. That’s when Steve knew for sure, something was very wrong with his dog Max. In the days prior, the

October 1, 2019

Advanced Veterinary Care Center is thrilled to welcome Barry Brower, DVM, DACVS-SA to our surgical team. Dr. Brower joins AVCC’s Director of Surgery, Dr. Shiara Arulpragasm in offering a complete array of specialized surgical services. “Dr. Brower brings a breadth of surgical experience to our community,” says AVCC Co-Medical Director Dr. Jeff Toll. “In addition

September 13, 2019

Tyson Was “Dying By the Minute” When He Came To Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie “He was in a hunched position, groaning, gagging and panting pretty heavy,” recalls pet dad Brian Schafler. It soon became clear that Brian’s dog Tyson, a 9-year-old lab, was having an emergency. “We let him outside and he walked

July 26, 2019

Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie Works Quickly to Save an Unconscious Pup “He was literally dying on the way to the hospital,” recalls Nina as she rushed her 6-year-old dog Koda to Advanced Veterinary Care Center (AVCC) in Davie. “He was making these awful sounds that I’d never heard and as soon as we

June 12, 2019

Snake bite season is in full swing in South Florida. From April through October, Advanced Veterinary Care Center (AVCC) in Davie, a 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital sees an increase in snake bite emergencies. This is when venomous snakes become more active. Dr. Chris McLaughlin, board certified emergency and critical care specialist and Director

April 16, 2019

The Team at AVCC Combines their Expertise with Advanced Technology to Save Riley “If he was in any number of other hospitals, he wouldn’t have the same outcome,” exclaims Steve Romaniello of Ft. Lauderdale. Steve is referring to the level of care he received for his 4-year-old bulldog Riley at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in

December 21, 2018

Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie Gives Holiday Hope to Squirty and Meep! When Cathy Conrad of Coconut Creek noticed her three-year-old cat Squirty was not acting right at home, she took him to her primary care veterinarian. X-rays suggested a potentially fatal infection in his abdomen. Cathy was advised to bring Squirty right away

November 9, 2018

Advanced Veterinary Care Center’s Dedicated Team Saves Bella! “I know in my gut she would have never survived if I had taken her anywhere else,” exclaims Dr. Diana Drogan, a relief veterinarian in South Florida. Dr. Drogan brought her sweet 13-year-old yellow lab Bella to Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie after the pup had

October 29, 2018

Keep your furry loves safe this Halloween with these tips from Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie! The emergency veterinarians at Advanced Veterinary Care Center (AVCC) in Davie are urging pet owners to keep their four-legged friends away from chocolate this Halloween. “Chocolate toxicity is a very common veterinary emergency,” according to Dr. Jon Rappaport,

October 23, 2018

Maggie Jayne Gets a Much Needed “Win” at Advanced Veterinary Care Center! It has been a few months unlike any other for Ray King of Pembroke Pines. His mother recently passed away of congestive heart failure. Then, just weeks later, her beloved Chihuahua Pebbles who came into Ray’s care also suffered congestive heart failure and

August 7, 2018

Advanced Veterinary Care Center is pleased to announce that Shiara Arulpragasam, DVM, CCRP, DACVS-SA has joined our team as Director of Surgery. Dr. Arulpragasam earned her Bachelor of Science in 2007 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 from Tufts University. Following graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical

May 17, 2018

Advanced Veterinary Care Center now offers professional veterinary care 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. We serve clients, patients and primary care veterinarians throughout Broward, Dade and Palm Beach county. If you are having an emergency with your pet, please call 954-500-8387 or come to our Davie location.