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Dr. Sandra Sargent Interviewed About Increase in Tick Bites

November 15, 2011

Dr. Sandra Sargent of the PVSEC Dermatology department was recently interviewed in a KDKA feature on the increase in tick bites seen in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Dr. Anthony Pardo Receives Faculty Appointment at University of Pittsburgh, College of Medicine

August 18, 2011

In July, 2011, Dr. Anthony Pardo, of the PVSEC Surgery department, accepted a faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh, College of Medicine. Dr. Pardo will still remain at PVSEC full time as a veterinary surgeon, and will assume additional duties with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of orthopedic surgery. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Pardo will present periodic lectures to interns and residents in the department of orthopedic surgery, consult on the department's research on knee surgery, and participate in teaching rounds with the department's interns, residents and fellows.

Dr. John Payne Accepts Faculty Appointment at University of Pittsburgh, College of Medicine

July 26, 2011

In July, 2011, Dr. John Payne, of the PVSEC Surgery department, accepted a faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh, College of Medicine. Dr. Payne will still remain at PVSEC full time as a veterinary surgeon, and will assume additional duties with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of orthopedic surgery. As an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Payne will present periodic lectures to interns and residents in the department of orthopedic surgery, consult on the department's research on knee surgery, and participate in teaching rounds with the department's interns, residents and fellows.

Looking for Dogs with Non-seasonal Atopic Dermatitis

June 17, 2011

Dr. Sandra Sargent is starting another clinical study with an investigational drug for atopic dermatitis. This study, a multi-locational clinical field trial, is to confirm the efficacy and safety of this medication in a population of atopic dogs. This investigational drug belongs to a new class of biotherapeutics and is a targeted immunomodulator. This agent has not yet been licensed for use in dogs or any other animal.

There are strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. The dog must have a one year history of NON-SEASONAL atopic dermatitis. Other causes of chronic, recurrent pruritus must have been ruled out. Dogs will need to be able to tolerate withdrawal of steroids and cyclosporine for 4 weeks prior to enrollment. While costs of the drug and all visits, etc are covered by the drug company once enrolled, the client must be willing and able to cover the typical costs for the initial visit to determine if their dog is eligible. Please contact your family veterinarian, if you are interested in involving your dog in this study.

Dr. Koichi Nagata and PVSEC Cancer Center featured in Post Gazette article

May 23, 2011

The PVSEC Cancer Center was recently featured in Kathy Samudovsky's Pittsburgh Post Gazette article about treating cancer in dogs and cats.

The article includes perspectives from several specialists at PVSEC, including radiation oncologist, Dr. Koichi Nagata, medical oncologists, Dr. Rebecca Newman and Dr. Todd Erfourth, and surgeon, Dr. Anthony Pardo.

PVSEC Medical Messages now available on www.pvs-ec.com!

May 23, 2011

The first six medical messages (Cardiology, Radiation Therapy, Dermatology, Surgery, Emergency/Critical Care and Ophthalmology) can now be viewed by going to the associated department's pages.

Click the links above to watch these medical message videos now. More messages are currently in production, be sure to check back!

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