Vesicular Stomatitis

“Any livestock (equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, or cervidae) entering Oklahoma from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last thirty (30) days or a county that contains a premise quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection dated within five (5) days of entry.” 

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Bart the Cat

I examine Bart and notice his mucous membranes are extremely pale, very white.  His temperature was 104.0 (high).  Heart and respiratory rate were within normal ranges.  When palpating (feeling) his abdomen though, his spleen was very enlarged.

Numerous fleas were also noted in the exam.  Despite having multiple issues he still seemed fairly alert and responsive.

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Change is Coming

The past two and half years of my veterinary career have been some of the best years of my life.  Not only have I been given the opportunity to learn from Dr. Brian McNeil at Cushing Veterinary Clinic, but the clients there have been so supportive of my crazy ideas and passion for veterinary medicine.  Due to the high volume of clientele at Cushing Veterinary Clinic, I have been able to learn so much and greatly expand my skills as a veterinarian. 

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