Monday, July 9, 2018

SUCCESSFUL CRYOSURGERY; SKIN TUMOR FREEZING IN A LABRADOR DOG.





Charcoal, a thirteen years old large Labrador was presented for a an ulcerating mass that was growing and disturbing him on his skin. Fine needle biopsy confirmed a tumor which was not malignant, but was growing fast and could transform into a malignancy.

In the exam room with local anesthetic and with Charcoal very busy eating doggy cookies, the tumor was frozen using a small cryo-chamber that fit snugly on the mass. A few cycles of quick freeze and slow thaw were applied with no notable discomfort for Charcoal, who was pleasantly eating his favorite treats all along.

The mass fell off with 14 days and both Charcoal and his owner are delighted that general anesthesia surgery was avoided.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Margate, Florida

Phone: 954-972-5900

Thursday, March 15, 2018

GENTLE VET ANIMAL HOSPITAL, MARGATE, FLORIDA: AFFORDABLE PET HEALTH PLANS






Affordable pet health plans starting $76.00 yearly for adult dog & cats. Puppy/Kitten plans start at $199.00. All plans include vaccines & exams with vaccines.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

GENTLE VET ANIMAL HOSPITAL: AFFORDABLE PET HEALTH PLANS





Affordable pet health plans starting $76.00 yearly for adult dog & cats. Puppy/Kitten plans start at $199.00. All plans include vaccines & exams with vaccines.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital: Affordable Pet Health Plans




Affordable pet health plans starting $76.00 yearly for adult dog & cats. Puppy/Kitten plans start at $199.00. All plans include vaccines & exams with vaccines.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PETS' CONCIERGE WELLNESS PLANS




GENTLE VET ANIMAL HOSPITAL: CONCIERGE WELLNESS MEDICINE


A highly personalized health assessment and health management program with prompt and increased access to Dr. Ehud Sela. The program will emphasize preventive medicine and early diagnostic tests as a way to maximize quality of life and length of life. The pet owners have peace of mind knowing that they receive comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care tailored to their pet’s individual needs.
Dr. Ehud Sela offers various levels of concierge service to tailor your pets’ healthcare needs.

Concierge Plan Puppy/Kitten:


Puppy/kitten vaccine series
Two comprehensive fecal tests sent to reference lab
Two comprehensive Urine Tests sent to reference lab
Two Dewormings
Free Exam with vaccination
Ten percent discount on preventive veterinary products
Price: $450.00. Plan duration 12 months
Includes oral Kennel cough vaccine & canine influenza series.
plan can be used as a house call plan for an additional $100.00

Concierge Plan adults:

Includes all the benefits of the puppy/kitten plan plus:

Unlimited exam/consultations

Ten percent discount on all veterinary services and products

Price: $850.00. Plan duration 12 months

Add:
One ultrasound & two x-rays views & one additional view same time
One comprehensive blood work: cbc/diff/ general health panel.
Fifteen percent discount on all veterinary services and products.
Price: $1595.00. Plan duration 12 months.

Plan can be used as a House Call plan for an additional $200.00 

Premier concierge plan

Unlimited exams
Unlimited vaccines
Unlimited blood work
Unlimited fecal tests to reference Lab.
Unlimited urine tests to reference Lab.
Unlimited x-rays
Unlimited ultrasounds
20% discount on all products and medications

Price: $3900.00. plan duration 12 months.

Plan can be used as a House Call plan for an additional $300.00

Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE SHAMEFUL USE OF SCARE TACTICS AND GUILT TACTICS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE TO GENERATE REVENUE






I have been encountering over the last years more more the use of words that tend to convey to the pet owner a sense of guilt and fear.

The following statement with some variations is used: You have declined diagnostics and treatment at this time, as well as humane euthanasia. It is very likely that your pet will continue to decline without treatment and may die at home.

Wow! What a statement; how frightening.

So, are there cases when a pet is so critical that the above is true? Of course there are. But I have encountered cases—and too often—in which the statement is used to scare and create a feeling of guilt.

A true assessment needs to be done, and if true financial hardships are present, then a less costly venue can and should be pursued. In my practice I explain in detail the possible differentials of the illness, being frank and open. Often, with the understanding and acceptance of the owner, a course of treatment will be ensued, and if feasible, and most time it is, I send the patient home, where they are more comfortable. Usually a follow up visit is set for the next day. I explain that this approach has significant limitations, as at this point we do not have a diagnosis, but we can try and see how we are doing with treatment that addresses the symptoms. Of course some medications cannot be started without diagnosis—as they can do harm in certain situations—but at least we are trying to help the pet and the family.

If the patient improves, then, gradually and judiciously we’ll do tests to further define the illness, continue or modify the treatment, and try and get a prognosis.

The bottom line has to be compassionate veterinary care with good communication with the owner, and a relationship of mutual trust.

Dr. Ehud Sela

The Gentle Vet

Margate, Florida.

954-972-5900

www.thegentlevet.com


© Dr. Ehud Sela. No work herein may be reproduced in any way without expressed permission from the author.