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Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D.

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Visiting Vet: Cats’ eyes

Ketzeleh, a sweet older cat, came in for an appointment. Her owner reported the cat’s eyes had been a little runny for a few...

Visiting Vet: Mako’s miracle

The answering service relayed the message to me at 7 pm by quoting the client’s exact words — her dog, Mako, had eaten “a...

Visiting Vet: A Great Dane’s final journey

The phone rang. 10:30 pm. Alannah, a 6-year-old Great Dane, was acting oddly — restless, panting heavily, and occasionally making a “throat-clearing” noise. Late-night...

Visiting Vet: Frolicking Fenster

It was just a freak accident. Fenster, a beautiful but shy Tabby-Siamese mix, somehow got one of her hind legs caught under a double-hung...

Visiting Vet: Considering euthanasia

Everybody, please. Sit down and take a deep breath. One of the hardest things veterinarians deal with is helping owners with decisions regarding euthanasia....

Visiting Vet: Read the signs

Benedict, a 5-year-old English setter, recently arrived on the Vineyard after a two-day drive from down south. “He’s usually a good traveler,” his owner...

Visiting Vet: Mushroom mayhem

It’s been a particularly soggy July. Everything’s damp. Even the dry laundry doesn’t feel dry. And let’s not talk about my hair. Know what...

Visiting Vet: Belvedere is back on his feet

“I think my dog is paralyzed,” the owner said when he called on emergency one afternoon. “He’s fourteen, a Labrador. Something’s really wrong.” I...

Visiting Vet: Simple treatment can work wonders

Roro, a 3-year-old cat, lives a freewheeling feline life rambling around the backwoods of West Tisbury, but coming home regularly for food and affection....

Visiting Vet: A different kind of wake-up call

5:30 a.m. I am good at sensing what time it is by the way the morning light angles in through my bedroom window, by...

Visiting Vet: Keeping cats happy

Back in the 80s, before the Land Bank acquired the Duarte’s Pond property and removed the buildings there, I lived on the edge of...

Visiting Vet: What a day

I should have known it was too good to be true. My Thursday 24-hour shift on call had been exceptionally quiet. Friday looked to...

Visiting Vet: The case of Wynken’s ear

After a visit to a local rescue operation, a couple of my clients who had lost their elderly cat in January went home with...

Visiting Vet: Terrier Tyson and Hounddog Holyfield

Throughout the pandemic, I have taken our dog Quinna for regular playdates with her buddy Fergus. We humans sit outside in the fenced backyard,...

Visiting Vet: Vaccines for your cat

Like many people, I’ve been thinking a lot about vaccinations lately. When will everyone be able to get one? How to navigate the challenges...

Visiting Vet: Cause and effect

The night before my father died, he had liver and onions for dinner at the Howard Johnson’s where we were staying in Milwaukee. My...

Visiting Vet: Touchy toes

Sally, the Australian shepherd, was out with her owner on a nature walk when something happened. One minute she was completely fine, leaping and...

Visiting Vet: Southern charm

Two kittens, Hope and Joy, born down South, somehow found their way to a South Carolina branch of the Humane Society. Arriving as “strays,”...

Visiting Vet: Baby, it’s cold outside

My weather app assures me temperatures will soon creep back into the 40s, but I suspect that will not last long. As I write...

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...
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