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,

February 7, 2024

Doctors at Advanced Veterinary Care Center Work to Save Pac’s Life “I saw blood coming out of his chest area and we were about 60 miles from any town,” recalls Ben D. of his Labrador Pac. Ben and Pac were duck hunting in Arkansas when Pac ran into a sharp piece of metal. “He was

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

August 22, 2023

Louie’s dad Curtis McLean sensed something was amiss when he couldn’t see his four-month-old Merle French bulldog on the security camera. “This dog is my life. He goes everywhere with me,” Curtis explained about his shared bond with Louie. But, it was the pup’s bad habit of chewing bike tire spokes that got him into trouble

August 1, 2023

CT Scanning Now Available 7 Days a Week   In our pledge to continue to provide the highest standard of care to our veterinary patients, Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie has acquired a new state-of-the-art 32 slice CT scanner. “This will expand the quality of care that we provide in a few significant ways,”

April 17, 2023

The Cancer Center at AVCC in Davie, FL is proud to offer ELIAS Animal Health’s ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI®) treatment for Canine Osteosarcoma. This treatment option offers a complete new approach to canine osteosarcoma treatment. In offering ECI® to AVCC patients, we continue our promise to bring pets the very best and most advanced care available in

February 27, 2023

AVCC Doctors and Nurses Work in Collaboration to Save Albus   “There were genuinely times…where my husband and I went home and we didn’t think we would see him again,” recalls Kim Hauth of her dog Albus. Just before the holidays, Albus started a little cough.  “It was nothing major.  It was like a single

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

June 4, 2022

Minutes Matter in Saving Ricky’s Life   “If I had waited even five more minutes to get Ricky to the hospital, he would have died,” recalls Nadia Abiroud, of her 10-month-old puppy.   Nadia noticed something was very wrong, after she peeked in on the little English Bulldog, using her home cameras while at work.  She

October 1, 2021

Insurance Allows Ouzo to Get the Emergency Care He Needs   “One night he came into the bed and I saw he was walking strangely,” recalls pet owner Terri Josephs. Her sweet cat Ouzo was licking his leg and side. “I know that’s not a good sign,” she added.“ When I patted him, he yelped.”

July 23, 2021

Sweet Pup Fights to Survive Multiple Emergencies “It’s a miracle she’s alive,” recalls Belinda Murray of her dog Yankee Doodle (or “Doodle” for short). The sweet Labradoodle had a loss of appetite and more, a few days leading up to what would become her first life or death battle. “She was lethargic,” adds William Murray.

May 3, 2021

Experts at Advanced Veterinary Care Center Help Skippy Make an Incredible Recovery   “It was horrible seeing him roll under the front wheels,” recalls pet owner Jan Heinrich. Her 6-year-old retriever mix, Skippy, had been hit by a car in front of her house. “I knew I had to get him to a veterinarian. When

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

January 6, 2021

Specialists at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie Collaborate to Save Tiki   “She was not eating the hard food on her plate, for like 3 days or so,” says pet owner Glenda Hannan, of her sweet 12-year-old mini schnauzer Tiki. “Then, my daughter noticed a black mass on her gum.” Glenda took Tiki to

December 29, 2020

The most common primary bone tumor in dogs is osteosarcoma (osteo= bone, sarcoma = cancer).  This is especially true for large and giant breeds. Osteosarcoma (OSA) is most often seen in middle aged to older dogs.  But it has also been reported in younger dogs (1-2 years old). Osteosarcoma is a locally aggressive tumor, characterized

November 11, 2020

What is radiation therapy for cancer treatment in pets?   Radiation, as a cancer treatment for pets, can be broadly divided into electromagnetic and particulate radiation. Electromagnetic radiation is a form of energy that is present all around us and takes many forms including radio waves, microwaves, infrared (visible) light, ultraviolet, x-rays and gamma rays.

October 20, 2020

Multiple Specialties at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie Collaborate to Bring Schaefer’s Cancer into Clinical Remission “Schaefer had been a healthy, active dog with no unusual symptoms prior to his annual exam,” according to mom Janice.   It was during routine blood work for Schaefer, a super sweet standard poodle, that doctors discovered he had

August 25, 2020

Chemotherapy is a very important treatment modality used for many types of cancers in dogs and cats. It has been applied in different ways including as sole treatment for certain systemic cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia with the goal of achieving remission. Chemotherapy has also been used in combination with other treatments: –to shrink

July 29, 2020

, Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs. It is a cancer of a type of immune system cell (lymphocyte) and lymphoid tissues present in the body.  This includes the lymph nodes, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, thymus and bone marrow.  However, they may arise in almost any tissue in the body. The

Will chemotherapy make my pet sick? Chemotherapy is very well tolerated in most dogs and cats. Most patients experience no side effects.  Around 15% will have mild side effects that will last for a few days and many will improve on their own. About 5% of patients can experience more moderate side effects and less

Cancer is a complex disease! Genetics, environment, nutrition, hormone and viral exposure play a role in different degrees. No one knows exactly why some pets get cancer, while others do not. However, there are preventative steps we can take to minimize the risk of developing cancer in our pets. Here are 7 ways you can

Cancer is the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age. Below are top 11 warning signs of cancer in companion animals. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult a veterinarian as soon as possible. 1. Abnormal swellings (lumps or bumps) It is important to check your pet’s body

July 21, 2020

The Cancer Center at AVCC in Davie Helps One Family With Their Critically Ill Dog   “He had a fever.  It was bad. He was dying,” says Julio Sautie. It was Super Bowl Sunday 2020 when Julio noticed his sweet Labrador wasn’t feeling well. His dog, Blacky, wasn’t eating. The nine-year-old pup had lost weight

June 5, 2020

The Cancer Center at AVCC in Davie Helps One Family Get Through a Tough Diagnosis Dixie, a gorgeous 10-year-old Border Collie was suddenly not well. She was urinating a lot more than usual and straining during the process. “She was really uncomfortable,” says Dixie’s mom Allie. “We took her to our local veterinarian and thought

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

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