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Vet Surgeons Bellingham WA

Some open wounds heal quickly and cosmetically with simple hydrotherapy. Other wounds respond very well to Epsom salt soaks. Surely, there are other examples of patients who may not benefit from surgery.

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital
(360) 325-7310
8880 Benson Rd
Lynden, WA
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Banfield Pet Hospital - Bellingham
(360) 325-7502
4379 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
 
Banfield Pet Hospital - Burlington
(360) 442-4967
1969 Marketplace Dr.
Burlington, WA
 
Little, Shannon, Dvm - Banfield The Pet Hospital
(360) 312-3974
4379 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA

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Banfield The Pet Hospital
(360) 312-4166
4379 Guide Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
 
Birch Point Cat & Dog Clinic
(360) 325-7271
1733 H St Ste 800
Blaine, WA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital
(360) 325-7531
8880 Benson Rd
Lynden, WA
 
Birch Point Cat & Dog Clinic
(360) 325-7366
1733 H St Ste 800
Blaine, WA
 
Mountain Veterinary Hospital
(360) 592-5113
3413 Mt Baker Hwy
Bellingham, WA
 
Village Veterinary Hospital
(360) 647-1980
236 36th St
Bellingham, WA

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Deciphering 13 Surgeon Phrases

A 16-year-old collie had this 6-pound benign splenic hematoma. (Courtesy of Dr. Phil Zeltzman)
Surgeons love quotes. In a few words, a good quote summarizes the wisdom accumulated by past generations. Sometimes borrowed from others, sometimes definitely unique, quotes are important to live by in the operating room as long as we all understand that they are tongue in cheek.

  1. A chance to cut is a chance to cure
    Most of us live for surgery. It’s pretty simple, really: If a patient has a tumor, cut it out. If a dog has a twisted stomach, untwist it (and pexy it!). If the patient is paralyzed, remove the herniated disc.

    Surgeons are more open-minded than many credit them for. For example, most surgeons now realize that a perianal fistula is not a surgical condition. Because of its immune-mediated etiology, it often is best treated with drugs such as cyclosporine.

    Some open wounds heal quickly and cosmetically with simple hydrotherapy. Other wounds respond very well to Epsom salt soaks. Surely, there are other examples of patients who may not benefit from surgery.

    Our musically inclined readers may be interested in this factoid: “A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure” is an album by a San Francisco duo named Matmos. They apparently added their electronic music to recordings of actual surgical procedures: a suction machine, a bone saw, plastic surgeries. Song titles include “LASIK,” “Lipostudio” and “California Rhinoplasty.”
    The CD is easy to spot at your...

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