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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Visiting Vet: Selene

Over the weekend, the family noticed something was wrong with their 1-year-old cat, Selene. On Saturday, she vomited, and was shaking her hind legs...

Visiting Vet: Giardia

Tijax, a bouncy golden retriever puppy, belongs to an exceptionally knowledgeable owner who gives her new companion state-of-the-art healthcare. She educates herself about each...

Visiting Vet: Otitis

Limo, the German shepherd, cruised into my office last month with a complaint of lethargy and inappetence. OK, he didn’t exactly cruise. He kind...

Visiting Vet: Entropion

“It’s about time,” I said with a smile when a former client returned with a new puppy. It had been years since his old...

Mini goats

Several winters ago, a couple of goats got loose in Chilmark. The rambunctious creatures broke into the summer house belonging to some friends of...

Rabies is no joke

It was a lousy day for a rabies clinic — rainy, windy, cold. Spring playing an April Fool’s joke. The Animal Shelter of Martha’s...

Islanders Talk

Last year I joined Islanders Talk on Facebook to find recommendations for oral surgeons to remove my daughter’s wisdom teeth (Thank you, Dr. Langston!),...

Reverse sneezing

The movie had just gotten to a good part when my phone buzzed out the Morse code for S.O.S! I have an ongoing emotional...

Pancreatitis

At the conclusion of our last column, our hero, Poosky, the Jack Russell terrier, had disappeared overnight, then arrived at my office vomiting, panting,...

Poosky

Last Sunday afternoon, leaning in a doorway at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, waiting for State Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Dylan Fernandes...

Hairballs

My husband, a city boy from the Bronx, has a pair of soft canvas shoes he calls his “indoor” shoes. Having spent much of...

Jamaican cats

I’m at my desk now, looking out at gray leafless trees, the chill blue sky of New England winter, but over the holidays my...

Bullmastiff rectal tumor

When I first met Helios, he was 11 weeks old and already weighed 30 pounds. Not surprising for a bullmastiff puppy. (Yes, one word...

Merry Chanumas!

Three years ago, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (alternative spellings include Chanukah and Hanukah, because even we Jews can’t agree on how to transliterate...

Christmas plants

None of my patients got sick this year from eating Halloween chocolate or Thanksgiving turkey, but a worried friend called recently. She had come...

Dog fights

A number of years ago, taking leave of friends on the Cape in mid-November, I wished each “Happy Thanksgiving” as I headed out. One...

Exercise-induced collapse

Jupiter is a handsome Australian shepherd with a lush tricolor coat. Adopted at 4 years old from a rescue organization, he has one eye...

HAC treatment decisions

Despite being the doggie equivalent of 90 years of age, and despite being mostly blind due to cataracts, Brexit, an elderly shepherd mix, still...

Burrs and Paint

My little veterinary practice is definitely “old school” — a few rooms attached directly to my home. So at night I can hear if...

Boomerang

“Hi, Boomerang,” I greeted the big tan dog in my exam room. But wait. The person sitting beside the husky greyhound cross wasn’t her...