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Here is our Archive of past posts of trends in the veterinary field, interesting new medical technologies in veterinary medicine, concerns I have and to answer questions from you. Please always feel you can contact us with your questions.


Holidays and your pets

Holidays and your pets

The holidays are a special time for the entire family- and that goes for your pets too! I know there's lots of potential for stress, and your pet is not immune to it either. Whether your pet is one who…

Nov 22 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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The Screwworm- a Major threat to Florida UPDATED

The Screwworm- a Major threat to Florida UPDATED

UPDATED 1/11/17   The Florida Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first case of screwworms found on the Florida Mainland. A stray dog in Homestead was found to be infected with the parasite.…

Nov 16 2016

by: Dr. Webster

Dr. Webster of Tampa Veterinary Hospital describes the threat the screwworm poses to our state

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The scoop on your pet's poop

The scoop on your pet's poop

Every day at our hospital, and at animal hospitals all around the country, people bring us gifts. We really appreciate the thoughtfulness of our guests who bring us the occasional box of doughnuts, bagels,…

Oct 18 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Could your pet be suffering in silence?

Could your pet be suffering in silence?

Several years ago, I suffered a fall from a horse and was hurt pretty badly. I still feel the effects of that fall to this day, and am constantly speaking with my doctors and specialists as to the best…

Aug 08 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Can the Zika virus affect my pet?

Can the Zika virus affect my pet?

As I go through my morning routine- which consists of a shower, coffee, feeding the dogs and cat, and putting on my scrubs- I almost always have the news on in the background.  For months, the Zika virus…

Jul 20 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Controlling noise phobias

Controlling noise phobias

Summertime is back, and so are our summertime thunderstorms. Although most of our storms bring little more than an inconvenience for us, they can bring anxiety for your pets. I am often asked what is the…

Jun 07 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Ultrasound- what is it, and why could my pet benefit?

Ultrasound- what is it, and why could my pet benefit?

For almost as long as I can remember, I knew that my calling was to help animals.  Growing up in upstate New York, I watched (and sometimes assisted) my mom, who volunteered as a wildlife rehabilitator.…

Jun 07 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Hurricane Season 2016

Hurricane Season 2016

I thought I would have had more time to update this blog, as it's one I update every year. It's not even mid-June, and we've already experienced our first tropical storm, TS Colin. This storm was a real…

Jun 07 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Keeping cool in the summer

Keeping cool in the summer

Many of you know that I'm not originally from Florida. For those of you that didn't know, I'm originally from upstate New York. Growing up, it could get hot in the summer, but nothing like what we have…

Jun 07 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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What to expect during your pet's wellness exam

What to expect during your pet's wellness exam

One of the things I love about being a veterinarian is that I can never really know what my day has in store for me each time I walk into Tampa Vet. Of course, I know I'll be seeing lots of different patients…

May 11 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Microchips and Lost Pets

Microchips and Lost Pets

As a veterinarian, I get asked all the time “How many pets do you have?” Sometimes, I feel like saying “Thousands” because I truly feel that I am responsible for each and every pet that comes in to Tampa…

May 06 2016

by: Dr. Webster

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Vacationing With Your Pet

Vacationing With Your Pet

I love caring for your pets. My husband jokes that I spend more time with your pets than I do with him. It's true. I spend a lot of time here at Tampa Veterinary Hospital, because caring for your pets…

Jul 10 2015

by: Dr. Webster

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Crate Training Your Pet

Crate Training Your Pet

Why Crate Train Your Dog? •They learn it is their 'Room'- even with the door open •Provide a safe, cozy place that she can call her own and sleep in at night. •Gives you a safe way to transport your…

Feb 12 2015

by: Dr. Webster

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Traveling with your pet

Traveling with your pet

Does the sound of your car keys jingling make your dog excited? Do the words 'car ride' send them into a frenzy? Many dogs love the excitement of a ride in the car. It's fun for them, and we want to make…

Dec 17 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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Is my pet overweight?

Is my pet overweight?

We hear about it all the time. That we, as humans, need to eat less and exercise more to maintain a healthy weight. We see articles in magazines and newspapers. We see stories on the news telling us about…

Sep 16 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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Leptospirosis is a real threat. Are you and your pets protected?

Leptospirosis is a real threat. Are you and your pets protected?

Leptospirosis. The threat is real. Is your pet protected?There has been a recent  troubling spike in cases of a potentially fatal bacterial infection among dogs — which can be spread to humans.The disease,…

Apr 15 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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Puppy Bowl 2014: Treats for the Big Game

Puppy Bowl 2014: Treats for the Big Game

Dogs Need Super Bowl Snacks Too! No, they likely won’t be watching Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl, but if you have a dog in the house and will be spending plenty of time this weekend in front of the…

Mar 21 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

As I sit down to write this, and look at the calendar, it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right on our doorstep! We all have many reasons to give thanks, and I am thankful for all of the wonderful…

Mar 20 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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Hurricane Preparedness for your pet

Hurricane Preparedness for your pet

Living in Florida has numerous benefits- especially the tropical climate which makes for an abundance of year-round outdoor activities.  As all Florida residents know, one of the downsides to our tropical…

Mar 19 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness  Month

Springtime is my favorite time of year, perfect for outdoor activities with my family- which of course includes my pets! Warmer temperatures, however, bring back many unwelcome pests in larger numbers.…

Mar 17 2014

by: Dr. Webster

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