We Put the “Special” in Veterinary Specialty Services

Most people are familiar with human medical specialists, but did you know that pets have specialists, too? Veterinary specialists graduate from veterinary school like your family veterinarian, but then complete a year-long internship, and a three- to four-year residency program in their specialty, and pass a rigorous examination administered by their specialty organization to become [...]

Therapeutic Confinement

Therapeutic confinement Often times, pets injure themselves or they have to undergo surgery and they’re put on strict rest by their veterinarian. Just like humans, it is essential for pets to rest so as to not be set back by further injury or delay of healing. If it is a post surgical site, excess movement could [...]

Canine Influenza

It’s flu season again, but did you know that our dogs and cats are susceptible too? All of us at AIMSS are interested in keeping you and your pets safe. If you watch the news you have heard about the flu, both human and canine. The flu is a clinical illness secondary to one of [...]

Toxic Mushrooms

Amanita Ocreata “Western Destroying Angels” The rains have returned and with the rains mushrooms are sprouting again.  The Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team wanted to alert you to a serious potential toxicity for your pet, poisonous mushrooms. The Bay Area is fertile ground for the Amanita phalloides “Death Cap” and Amanita [...]

Filling A Need: A Spotlight On Our Pet Transport Services

As a pet owner and animal lover there are no lengths you wouldn’t go to help a pet in need. Even though we would do anything for our pets, sometimes dealing with an animal in an emergency situation is more than even the most devoted pet owner can handle. Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services [...]

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