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I use this blog each month to share information with you on trends I am seeing in our practice, interesting new medical technologies in veterinary medicine, concerns I have and to answer questions from you. Please always feel you can contact us with your questions.


Hurricane Irma's rain brings mosquitoes (and possibly heartworms!)

Hurricane Irma's rain brings mosquitoes (and possibly heartworms!)

Hurricane Irma was the first major hurricane to make landfall in Florida in many years. Many of us here on Florida's west central coast were lucky, suffering only minor damage, if any at all. Hours after…

Sep 19 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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To pee or not to pee...

To pee or not to pee...

A few months ago, one of my blog posts discussed the myriad of reasons why we want to examine your pet's poop each year. (you can see that blog post here). Equally as important as checking your pet's poop…

Sep 05 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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Glaucoma and your pet's vision

Glaucoma and your pet's vision

I am often asked about diseases or conditions that can affect both humans and our pets. Some of them are zoonotic, which means they can be passed from our pets to us (these are rare, and I'll discuss those…

Aug 22 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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Simple 4th of July Safety Tips

Simple 4th of July Safety Tips

When you think about the Fourth of July holiday, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Many of us think about cookouts, pool parties and of course, fireworks. While these are all fun things for us,…

Jun 29 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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June 2016 Rabies Alerts for Hillsborough County

June 2016 Rabies Alerts for Hillsborough County

If you own a cat or a dog, there is one vaccine that is required by state and local laws. That vaccine is the Rabies vaccine. There has been a lot of recent coverage in the news across Florida- and other…

Jun 07 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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Hurricane Season 2017- What's your plan?

Hurricane Season 2017- What's your plan?

Hurricane Irma is churning away in the Atlantic, is potentially one week away from impacting Florida.  Although the exact forecast track is still uncertain, the certainty is that this is a dangerous storm.…

Jun 01 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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Canine Influenza is back- Is your pet at risk?

Canine Influenza is back- Is your pet at risk?

Canine Influenza has recently been confirmed in Florida. Several dogs have been diagnosed with the potentially deadly virus, according to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Many…

May 30 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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The Deadly Cane Toad (AKA Bufo Toad)

The Deadly Cane Toad (AKA Bufo Toad)

At Tampa Veterinary Hospital, we love seeing all types of animals- not just the furry ones! We enjoy seeing lots of reptiles and amphibians- but there are some toads out there that we wish just weren't…

May 16 2017

by: Dr. Webster

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