A Day in the Life of a Chemo Patient

What is Chemotherapy Like from a Dog’s Perspective?  Read on! By Jessica Bisgaard, LVT Hi, my name is Cooper. I’m a 7 year old Labador Retriever. I was diagnosed with a type of cancer called hemangiosarcoma and I’m being treated at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists. My people have just dropped me off for my next chemo treatment. I come here … Read More

Olive, the Little Dog With a Big Heart

Chemotherapy in Pets Might Not Be What You Think By Jocelyn Axelson, CVT Olive, a nine-year-old mixed-breed rat terrier, first came with her family to our oncology department in September 2016 looking for options to treat her recently diagnosed lymphoma. Olive wasn’t really showing any signs of illness other than some swelling. Olive’s family had taken her to their family veterinarian to investigate the cause … Read More

What is a Veterinary Specialist?

By Jane Snyder, Hospital Operations Coordinator These days there are nearly as many fields of specialty medicine for pets as there are for their human caretakers. You are probably familiar with the specialties of cardiology, dentistry, radiology, surgery and oncology. Veterinarians can specialize in these – and many more – fields of medicine as well. Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists in … Read More

Ayla Preston, Our Critical Care Specialist, Provides Excellence in Care With Love

By Jane Snyder, Hospital Operations Coordinator Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Poly-trauma. Acute kidney injury. These are the thorny cases that criticalists feast upon. For Ayla Preston, a board-certified emergency and critical care specialist and ER/ICU director at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists, critical patients are her bailiwick. “I thoroughly enjoy critically thinking through complicated cases that are on numerous constant rate ... Read More

It Takes More Than a Mint to Fix Bad Breath

It’s can be easy to overlook the importance of a healthy mouth, to not even think about it until a problem arises with a pet in the form of a broken tooth or stinky breath, known as halitosis.  But, for the overall health of their pets, dental care is something every owner would be wise to consider before problems become evident. Periodontal disease … Read More

A Day in the Life of the ER

What’s it like to work in an emergency veterinary clinic?  Periods of boredom followed by periods of fast-paced action!  It truly can be a rollercoaster.  In one day in our emergency room, we saw a multitude of cases.  Here are a few highlights: a dog experiencing vomiting, lethargy, a fever. He was diagnosed with kidney disease and is at home … Read More

The Women Who Started It All

Exactly who is taking care of your beloved pet when you come to Four Seasons?  When you entrust your pet’s care to us, rest assured, our team will work together to provide the absolute best approach for you.  That may mean anything from emergency surgery, overnight observation in the ICU, or, perhaps, sending them home for palliative care.  We work … Read More

The Best Medicine Has to Offer

In this modern age of veterinary medicine, the care available for household pets rivals that of their human owners. Diagnostics, treatments and procedures unheard of a decade ago, are now de rigueur for animals.  These days dogs and cats routinely get root canals and endoscopies and ultrasounds from specialists.  Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists opened its doors on March 17, 2014 to provide … Read More