Saying Goodbye to my Sock Monster

Guest Blogger: Trishia Brinkman, ICU Nurse at Southern Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine I know that while I may spend many a waking moment prioritizing and embracing this concept, the whole human-animal bond thing is not something everyone grasps. I mean, I am going to be talking about a dog here. However, I also know I have a tremendous amount of people who will read this and totally understand why I took the time to write it out. I truly thank all of you for your support. [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Dog and Cat Care: When Should My Pet See A Specialist?

Why a Specialist’s Opinion is Not Just a “Second Opinion” By Karin Cannizzo, DVM Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine We all want the best for our pets and when they are ill or injured we want to know we are doing all we can.  As a veterinary internist, I specialize in advanced medical care for pets and I see pets every day who have been struggling with their illness. Many pet owners are reluctant to inquire about a specialist because they [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Tipping the Scales in Favor of M&M’s!

Misty and Midnight were both treated for cancer with chemotherapy by Dr. Karin Cannizzo. By Karin Cannizzo, DVM, DACVIM As a veterinary internal medicine specialist, we see tough cases every day, cases that are beyond the care possible by other veterinarians.  Our job is not typically about fuzzy puppies and wiggling kittens; it is more commonly filled with critical illnesses, serious traumas and cancers.  So what makes me smile when I look at tomorrow’s schedule?  M&Ms! But for me, it’s not about green [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles By Our Doctors, Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tipping the Scales in Favor of M&M’s!

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the delivery of 100% oxygen under pressure. It's the very same treatment used on SCUBA divers that suffer from decompression illness (also known as "the bends"). During hyperbaric oxygen therapy the patient is placed safely and comfortably in a large chamber with 100% oxygen at pressure 1.5 to 3 times that of normal atmospheric pressure. Treatments may last from 1 to 2 hours and are given1 to 3 times daily with at least 4 hours between sessions. Most patients appear [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog, News|Comments Off on What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Now Offering Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Small Animals

SCVIM now has veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy available for your pet! This is a non-invasive therapy that is easy on your friend. There is significant research showing many, many benefits to treating your pet with veterinary HBOT. The list below is extensive, but not all-inclusive. HBOT can help treat a host of problems, of which these are just a few. The following is a list of some conditions in veterinary medicine currently being treated with HBOT often in addition to conventional therapies:  Pancreatitis, particularly when [...]

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Now Offering Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Small Animals

Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Making history in veterinary medicine, and we have it here!!!! What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (aka HBOT) you ask? HVM Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the delivery of 100% oxygen under pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has rapidly grown from being used only in the treatment of SCUBA divers with decompression illness ("the bends") to a large number of clinical applications throughout the world. There are now thousands of healing centers in the United States utilizing HBOT in [...]

By | February 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: |Comments Off on Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy