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

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,”

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

May 22, 2023

Sammy, a nine-year-old, Golden Retriever seemed depressed, according to pet mom Rosita Sandoval. For a few months on and off, the sweet girl was limping and breathing heavy. Initial treatments with steroids had little effect. One day, after a sudden onset of lethargy, Ms. Sandoval brought Sammy to Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Davie (South

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

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

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

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

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

April 2, 2019

What One Pet Mom Learned in the Race to Save Her Sweet Pup “Doctors said if I would have waited even 5 more minutes to bring him to the hospital, he would have died,” says Sandra, mom to Besos, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix. And, while Sandra’s afternoon was spent rushing to save her critically

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

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