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The Specialist's Role in Veterinary Healthcare

Debra Channick, PhD

    The care of pets has expanded, following the path of human healthcare utilizing specialists to address specific medical conditions beyond the scope or caseload of the general practicitioner.  Debra Channick, PhD explores some of the fields of specialists in veterinary medicine.  Read the entire article here. (Adobe Reader required).

Reprinted with permisison of The Courier Magazine, the official publication of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc.; September/October 2011 issue.

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Before: “Sadie” was diagnosed with mycobacterial infection, caused by a special type of organism called Atypical mycobacteria.

After: Hard to believe that this is the same dog! Coat has grown back and recovered well.

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