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January 20, 2019

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Most people talk about breeders needing to understand the genetics and how to breed or vets understanding the diseases and knowing how to diagnose and treat.  These first two points are extremely important and will always be important but of equal importance is the need for the pet owner YOU t...

June 13, 2017

TapVet allows us Veterinarians to post pictures of cases for which we'd like see comments and opinions from our peers and other veterinary professionals. These are often (not always) difficult or rare cases. 

In this blog, I'll post some of the more interesting cases presented on TapVet as well as some from my personal experience.

Here's an interesting one:

Signalment: 12 year old female poodle admitted for hind leg lameness.  Dog displayed pain on abduction of the coxofemoral...

June 13, 2017

The world of telemedicine and fitness smartwatches has finally reached the world of animal care in our homes. When we look at animal care for owners it breaks down to two areas: Safety and health.  Collars have evolved in functionality to help pet owners with safety and health concerns. This article introduces you to available collars in both categories.


In this category there are 3 different safety concerns addressed through wearable collars: Identity/awareness using i...

May 15, 2017

The three smartphone optical adapters that I have chosen to review in a clinical setting are the Gosky Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter, the HookUpz 2.0 Smartphone Optics Adapter, and the Universal Digiscoping Mobile adapter. All three were purchased on eBay and Amazon and all three arrived in a timely manner.  

Packaging ranged from the more elaborate HookUpz to the simplicity of the Universal Mobile. The cost of all three ranged from CAD $9.57 - $79.00.  (eBay - Iniversal Digiscop...

May 1, 2017

Dental exams begin at the home, which is why I feel it is so important to brush your pet's teeth. Even if you use dental diets or topical cleaners, I strongly feel that once weekly or monthly you should exercise dental cleaning with a brush. This is the best way to pick up dental issues before they become horrible or painful and potentially costly. In essence, you do a routine dental exam on your pet.  If you pick up any abnormalities, it will be early and there is time to explore opt...

May 1, 2017

This was a 12 year old dog on FNA diagnosed as having a MCC (Mass Cell Carcinoma). The image was captured on my iPhone through the microscope eyepiece. I posted the picture on TapVet and the community confirmed my diagnosis.

In a vet clinic there are many images created daily and most are difficult or impossible or costly to capture and save. Images are important so we can educate clients by showing them what we are seeing and also as baselines to compare with follow-ups.  


April 29, 2017

Here are 3 lesions in 3 different dogs.  Three great cases all posted on TapVet to help educate, ask for opinions and motivate, allowing everyone of us to function in a multi-man practice. 

Case 1: One  year old Wheaten - chronic ulcerative lesion at mucocutaneous junction. 

Diagnosis : Discoid Lupus responsive to Tacrolimus topical. 

Case 2:  Five year old Poodle with erosive lesion on nose. 

Diagnosis: MRSP diagnosed with culture and biopsy - responsive to mupir...

April 24, 2017

Whether we create a visual image via an exam or one with an x-ray or one through endoscopy or one with ultrasounds or MRI's or our microscope or otoscope or ophthalmoscope we now have something to share.

Either we want to share to educate or share asking for opinions from our colleagues, the TapVet mobile app has become an indispensable tool in our hectic workplace to do exactly this.

TapVet for Professionals is exclusive to veterinarians, technicians and vet/tech students all sh...

April 24, 2017

TapVet is the mobile app built to aid owners trying to assess the severity or importance of a problem with their pet and get suggestions on what to do.  

Posting and asking for help has become the new norm in our digital world.  TapVet has created an essential app for pet owners to safely and easily receive and give advice   Point, click, post and wait for the input of a vibrant pet loving community.

Through our Blog, we at TapVet will help educate pet...

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