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Feline Lymphoma: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on Jun 30, 2021 7:33:00 AM

Feline lymphoma is a malignant cancer of the lymphatic system, the exquisitely structured arrangement of internal organs and tissues that directly or indirectly influences virtually every aspect of a cat’s physical existence.1

Here is a case study Vet Students can review to help them with the correct questions and topics to cover. 


You’re two months out of vet school and finally finding your groove as a new grad in general practice. One busy afternoon, an 11-year-old MN Siamese cat named Ricky presents for a two-month history of weight loss, intermittent vomiting, and soft stool. 

Before entering the exam room, you review Ricky’s medical record and history. You see that Ricky is an indoor cat and is the only pet in his home. He is up to date on all preventive care; he receives core vaccines, yearly fecal parasite exams, yearly bloodwork, and regular dental cleanings.

He was last seen seven months ago for an annual exam and his bloodwork and urinalysis were normal at that time. He has definitely lost weight, though; he weighed 12.1 lbs seven months ago and today he is down to 9.1 lbs. 

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Topics: Case Studies, Feline Lymphoma

Glucose Curve Interpretation: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on Sep 14, 2020 7:46:06 AM

On a busy Friday afternoon, you walk into an exam room to see Sophie, a 9-year-old Bichon. Sophie’s owner, Mrs. Smith, just moved to the area and is looking for a new veterinarian.

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Topics: Case Studies, Glucose Curve Interpretation, Glucose

Feather Plucking: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Feather plucking is a common and frustrating complaint in avian patients. This condition is challenging because it can have many potential causes, ranging from medical conditions to behavioral concerns. A thorough medical workup is essential, to rule out underlying medical conditions. If the cause is determined to be behavioral, extensive environmental modifications may be required, along with adjunct medications.

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Topics: Case Studies, Birds

Pancreatitis Case Series: An Unfortunate Problem During the Holidays

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on Nov 12, 2018 7:43:24 AM
With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, there’s a high chance you will see pancreatitis cases this time of the year. If you have a canine patient that is having symptoms such as vomiting and anorexia and possibly other clinical signs such as diarrhea, lethargy and a painful abdomen, then one possible differential is pancreatitis. 
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Topics: Case Studies, pancreatitis

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