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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Visiting Vet: Our aging pets

Pre-pandemic, when I got to be face-to-face with my clients, here’s what would sometimes happen. An appointment would end. The cat would be back...

Visiting Vet: The jury is still out

One of my favorite families lost two dearly loved dogs in recent years, so I was delighted when they arrived at my door, pre-pandemic,...

’Twas the Christmas of COVID

(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) ’Twas the Christmas of COVID, and all Island pets Were snug in their houses, while down at the vet’s The IVs...

Visiting Vet: French bulldogs

A framed photo of Lili Colette still hangs on my office wall. She was a sweet little French bulldog, one of the first of...

Visiting Vet: Slippers and gratitude

Last week Slippers, the dog, woke up with a swollen face. This time of year dogs with swollen faces are common, often caused by...

Visiting Vet: Open-and-shut case

Sundance, an 8-year-old Golden Retriever, had been increasingly lethargic over the last few days and not eating well, a dramatic change from his usual...

Visiting Vet: Long distance calling

“I think my dog ate a pack of gum,” the caller said when I answered the phone at 9 pm. I had already worked...

Visiting Vet: A tale of two goldens

This past June, I saw my old friend, Zaatar, for his annual physical exam. He had a few minor issues, common in middle-aged golden...

Visiting Vet: The call of the lily

The call came in around 7 pm from a longtime seasonal resident who had recently moved here year-round with her cat, Coral. Coral enjoyed...

Visiting Vet: Annual Labor Day awards

It’s time for Dr. Jasny’s Almost Annual All Creatures Great And Small Labor Day Awards. OK, I’m a little late but, as one Islander...

Visiting Vet: Dogs being dogs

My assistant had just gone home at the end of a busy day when I got an urgent call about Ricky, an almost-2-year-old Cavalier...

Visiting Vet: Pandora’s box

Like many pets we see on an emergency basis during the summer, Pandora is a seasonal resident. A sweet 3-year-old cat, she eschews cold...

Visiting Vet: No picnic

Not long ago, some people called with an urgent question. I always start these emergency telephone conversations by getting basic information. Name. Phone number....

Visiting Vet: On call

Early Saturday morning, an email arrived from another veterinarian who is part of the cooperative system we have for rotating emergency coverage. Dr. One...

Visiting Vet: Hot dogs

It has begun. The season of hot dogs. I’m not talking about the weiners you grilled on the Fourth of July. I’m talking about...

Visiting Vet: Fish hooks

The last time I went fishing was probably 1979, camping with my vet school boyfriend, who liked to trout fish in the Pennsylvania rivers....

Visiting Vet: Did she or didn’t she?

One thing about being a veterinarian, it’s rarely dull. Well, honestly, after 40 years I’m a little tired of fleas and ticks, and vomiting...

Visiting Vet: Humans, please follow directions!

Tired of all COVID-19 all the time? Me too. Since realizing we needed a new way to provide veterinary care for Island animals, I’ve...

Visiting Vet: Pets in a pandemic

Every night after dinner, I retire to the living room to watch television, read a book, maybe do a crossword puzzle. As soon as...

Visiting Vet: Let’s talk telemedicine

“Do you hear that?” my daughter asked from where she sat doing “remote college” homework after dinner. “Hear what?” I asked, ensconced on the...
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