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Small Animal Clinical Case Challenges

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Cat)

A 15-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of polyuria/polydipsia and weight loss despite a good appetite. He weighed 9 pounds (4.1 kg) with a body condition score of 4/9. Moderate atrophy of… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Oncology (Cat)

Oral Mass in a Cat History and Physical Exam:  An 11-year-old, castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of a rapidly growing mass along his left rostral maxilla. The owners reported that hyperemia of the mucus… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Opthalmology (Dog)

  Challenge:   The right eye of an 8 year old MC German shepherd presented for an annual recheck of his eyes. The nucleus of the lens is noted to be cloudy bilaterally. The rest… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Behavior (Dog)

Phobias may be related to living or inanimate objects, or noises.

Clinical Case Challenge: Oncology (Dog)

Cranial Mediastinal Mass in an Old Dog History: An 11 year-old, spayed female Labrador retriever presents for polyuria and polydipsia.  The owners report mild lethargy but the dog is otherwise doing well.  Physical examination reveals… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Emergency and Critical Care (Dog)

Labrador Collapses: What’s Your Diagnosis? History: An eight-year-old, spayed female Labrador retriever presented for evaluation of acute onset of diarrhea and collapse. The owner reported that the dog was completely normal until 3 hours prior to… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Anesthesia and Pain (Dog)

Anesthesia and Pain Case Challenge History: An 8-year-old, 30 kg, mixed-breed dog presents with recent onset of left hind leg lameness.  Radiographs and subsequent biopsy revealed the presence of an osteosarcoma of the distal femur. The… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Orthopedic Surgery (Dog)

Minimally Invasive Surgery Case Challenge Shanti Jha, DVM, Resident in small animal surgeryMichael Kowaleski, DVM, DACVS, Associate Professor of Surgery Background: Boomer, a 7 year old, CM chocolate Labrador retriever was evaluated to determine the… Read More