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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Visiting Vet: Matted fur

Duchess, the big German shepherd, was not happy to see me. I was grateful her owner handled her well, muzzling her gently so I...

Visiting Vet: Ringworm

Ben and Jerry, two kittens from Texas, recently arrived on the Vineyard. They had received good care prior to adoption, including feline leukemia (FeLV)...

Hate has no business here

While visiting her children in Takoma Park, Md., Chilmark resident Bonnie George noticed that store after store had the identical poster prominently displayed in...

Visiting Vet: One dizzy cat

Ten years ago I was camping with my family at Nickerson State Park on the Cape. I love camping there. The kettle ponds are...

Visiting Vet: Aslan’s big ‘ow’

Aslan, a middle-age German shepherd, had a serious problem. Over the past four months he had developed multiple deep, oozing sores under his tail....

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...