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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.


When a dog “chokes,” check out its mouth

"Our dog is choking!" the voice shouted frantically.

The things pets carry, even on Martha’s Vineyard

In a poetic confluence of events, I recently found myself reading Geraldine Brooks's book "Year of Wonders, A Novel of the Plague" during the same week I was preparing for our Passover seder, collecting items to represent the ten plagues enumerated in the book of Exodus.

Visiting Veterinarian: Lone Star tick risks for Martha’s Vineyard

The longer I practice, the less I seem to know, so I recently enrolled in an online class about tick-borne diseases.

It’s Motrin, not a munchie

Honey is a 12-year-old cat.

The challenge of choosing and naming pets

Veterinary Pet Insurance company just released their list of top pet names for 2010.

Visiting vet: The importance of the MRI

The dog in the video is leash-walked by a young woman in scrubs.

Sussing out canine vision problems

It was shaping up to be a complicated day.

When topical irritations indicate real problems

Who can resist a basset hound? Those outrageous floppy ears, plaintive eyes, and soft, droopy lips? Holden was just such a pup that I had seen recently for a routine physical and vaccinations.

When a canine squabble leads to the ICU

Big Dog didn't mean to hurt his friend, Tiny Dog.

How old is that doggie…?

Saturday is my daughter's Bat Mitzvah.

Lucky, the unfortunate Sheltie

Lucky is a middle-aged Sheltie adopted by his current owner from the MSPCA six years ago. Other than minor problems, he seemed a healthy dog.

Treatment odds for Martha’s Vineyard pets

"What's wrong with Baby Buck?" I cried one day years ago when I spied my cat dragging one leg laboriously as she limped across the yard.

Eye-popping affenpinschers

The affenpinscher is an adorably funny-looking breed whose German name translates as "monkey terrier.

Attention on hypertension

At my doctor's office, the nurse takes my blood pressure.

Flea control

"Hey Doc," the voice blares through the phone.

Saving Camille

They're called the Spanish Virgin Islands — Culebra and Vieques, two small municipalities off the east coast of Puerto Rico.