Treating an Arthritic Patient with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Tully is a 9-year old Labrador Retriever and our first official hyperbaric oxygen therapy patient. He is also the “best bud” of Dr. Hitt, our AVIM&O Medical Director and the lead on introducing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to our facility in Annapolis. Tully was born with bilateral elbow dysplasia, a condition in which both elbows develop abnormally, resulting in pain and lameness. He underwent arthroscopic surgery for both elbows via CVSS, our surgery group, when he was just 7 months old. While these surgeries improved Tully’s comfort level for the next 7 years, progressive chronic osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia eventually began to
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Celebrating A Milestone for Crockett

Crockett is a 8 year old, Portuguese Water Dog who transferred to Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology from Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in July of 2017. He was admitted to our facility for multiple enlarged lymph nodes, multiple masses in the liver and spleen, lethargy, loss of and poor appetite and diarrhea. He was fairly debilitated at the time of presentation. His diagnosis was consistent with intermediate cell lymphoma. Treatment options were discussed with the owners and the decision was made to start aggressive chemotherapy and Crockett was hospitalized for supportive care. Crockett’s prognosis was considered extremely guarded
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Giving Pets a Second Chance with Chemotherapy

Having a beloved pet be diagnosed with cancer is a painful blow. We know how stressful and scary these situations can be, which is why we do everything we can to comfort anxious owners and give their pets the kindest, highest-quality treatment possible. Every life is precious, and there is always hope that things will get better. Just ask Bart, one of our recent success stories! Bart’s Story Bart is an amazing boy who first came to see our team at AVIM&O in July of 2017 after being diagnosed with lymphoma. He and his mom were understandably nervous when they
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