In vet school, Dr. Levien was worried about becoming a surgeon, but he made the cut…Just Kidding.
Some people stumble through life, whereas others have a clear vision of who they are and what they want to become. The latter was the case for Dr. Andrew Levien. Growing up around dogs and horses and spending large amounts of his spare time being a spectator at an equine specialist surgical facilityRead more
Tip 1: What is the leading reason for lameness in dogs- that’s right, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease!
Approximately 70% of dogs presented for hind limb lameness that weigh more than 18kg are most likely to suffer from a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament.
Tip 2: The importance of the CCL
The CCl is composed of two parts:
1. The craniomedial band – this band is taut in flexion and extension
2. A larger caudolateralRead more
Tip 1:Signalment influences differential diagnosis in equine lameness. For example a common clinical presentation is proximal metacarpal pain but the causes often differ if the patient is a sports horse or racehorse. In a racehorse the primary suspicion may be primary suspensory desmitis, while in a racehorse and avulsion fracture is higher up the differential list.
The calcaneal bursa ACTUALLY has two components!
1: A bursa underneath the gastroc tendonRead more
Tip 1: What is the benefit of prehab and rehab?
Prehab: Sometimes prehab is considered a luxury but it can certainly make rehab easier. The better the range of motion, flexibility and strength prior to surgery, the easier and faster the rehab will be. Therefore working on these 3 areas, well within the comfort level of the patient, is a great advantage.
Rehab: Rehab can be broken down into 3 phases;
Dear Colleagues,We know how much you LOVE our quizzes – we have HUNDREDS of you take our quizzes each and every month.We’ve put together another Canine Sports & Rehabilitation quiz that you’re going to really enjoy.Click here to take part in the quiz and but your knowledge to the test!As you may already know VetPrac is hosting the Canine Sports And Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop – Jan 28th – 1st 2017.Read more
Written by Dr Cathy Warburton
Ah – a good question indeed. I am sure we all know people that have had fantastic careers without the need for any paid input. I was one of them. I was happy to bounce ideas off colleagues, family and friends and overall it went pretty well. But recently, I have got to wondering just how different things might have been had I met regularlyRead more
Dear Colleagues,We’ve put together a BRAND NEW TTA & Stifle Surgery Quiz.We’d love for you to give it a go, put your thinking caps on and see how you rank against your colleagues!Click here to take the quiz and we wish you good luck!The quiz is completely anonymous.Enjoy!Dr Ilana MendelsRead more
We came across this groovy practical drill cover and thought you might be interested. Here’s what the company has to say about it..
The Drill Cover System is an orthopedic surgical solution so that sterile surgery can be performed by small and large animal veterinarians.
// 100% Sterile
// Excellent Quality
The Drill Cover completely envelopes a hardware drill so that it is completely sterile for orthopedic surgery.
Can I useRead more
In this interview with Dr Tony Thelander we discover a little bit about the business of selling a business…
Hi Tony, Thanks for being apart of today’s interview. Lets start with a bit about yourself… How/When did you get into practice valuation?
After a lifetime of poking my nose into other peoples’ practices, building 2 hospitals myself and 10 years as one of the ASAVA’s Accredited Hospital inspectors, I began doing
As part of our focus on Canine Rehabilitation this Spring we are bringing you some information on new types of therapy for healing. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is not new, but it is worth looking at for your patients. We asked the people at Pulsevet for some info…
In physics, a “shock wave” is defined as a rapid, high-energy pressure wave formed by the sudden compression of the medium through which
The Path of a Specialist – Meet Dr Andrew LevienMarch 10,2017
VetTips: TTA & Stifle SurgeryJanuary 17,2017
VetTips: Equine Nerve Blocks & LamenessJanuary 13,2017
Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy- Top TipsJanuary 05,2017
BRAND NEW Canine Sports & Rehab QuizJanuary 01,2017