Dr. Bob Lann will be attending a number of presentations at the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine including topics on neurology, assessing quality of life for pets, pain management, oncology, behavior and heart disease. Our team always stays up to date on the latest in veterinary medicine.
Dental Positioning Training
October 2016 We are happy to announce we have a new dental x-ray machine that will make it easier to assess the mouth when your cat has a dentistry. Cats don't typically get cavities like dogs or humans do. Their teeth most often have problems that start under the gum surface and rot the tooth root or sometimes jaw. That is why it is important to take dental x-rays to get a detailed look at the bone structure and tooth roots. Problem teeth can be removed to prevent the dental disease from spreading through to the other teeth and jaw. The doctors and technicians have been trained in Dental X-Ray Machine Positioning. This four hour class was presented by the Midmark Academy.
The GVVMA (Genessee Valley Veterinary Medicine Association) meeting for April 2016 will be on Oncology, Dr. Bob will be attending. The speaker will be:
Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Dr Sue is a boarded veterinary medical cancer specialist. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), she is one of approximately 300 board-certified veterinary specialists in medical oncology in North America. She is a book author, radio co-host, and an advocate of early cancer detection and raising cancer awareness.
Veterinarians and pet owners know Dr Sue for her positive approach to cancer in pets. Dr Sue’s sessions provide practical cancer information for treating and diagnosing cancer with her inspiring and motivational style. Treating cancer does not have to be depressing and there is hope
Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine
The lecture for February will be given by Dr. Little. Dr. Lann will be attending. Dr. Susan Little, DVM, DABVP(Feline) Bytown Cat Hospital Ottawa, Ontario The topics include: Recognizing and Managing Pain in Cats, Anorexia in Hospitalized Cats, Update on Feline Diabetes Mellitus, Current Concepts in Treating Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
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Dr. Lann will be attending a continuing education program on OSHA and Controlled Substances in October.
Safety is a priority at Cats Exclusively.
Your cat is safe with us and we are safe when using our radiology equipment. Our technicians Sherri and Dave will be attending this continuing education program in October to re-hone their skills.
Two education opportunities in September
Our technicians Dave and Sherri will be attending a presentation by Valerie Smith LVT on FELINE DIABETES. They look forward to sharing with the rest of the staff what they have learned.
The second presentation is on one of our favorite subjects, teeth!
Cindy Charlier, DVM, DAVDC will be discussing what technicians need to know about dental care. Our technicians Dave, Sherri and Kayla will be attending.
Fairport Canal Days Booth
Thank you everybody who stopped by our booth!
Fairport Canal Days 2015
The team at Cats Exclusively Veterinarian is excited to participate at Fairport Canal Days June 6-7 this year!
We hope to see you there.
April is Stress Awareness Month
Stress is one of those things that we are all aware of, even felines! There are several ways humans and felines can help each other out!
What can your pet do for you? Cats provide health benefits and reduce stress by:
Being a companion.Cats are often portrayed as being loners. Though it seems as though we need our space sometimes, we are actually really great company. To be precise, we are America's #1 companion and are present in more than 30% of all households, spreading unconditional love.
Getting attention.We love to seek out attention from our humans and it turns out this benefits not only them but us as well! The repetitive motion of petting a feline and hearing them purr can reduce stress.
Making you laugh.Cat videos are popular for a reason! Felines can do some outrageously funny things - likewearing a shark costume and riding a Roomba- and laughter is, as the saying goes, the best medicine. Laughter can help reduce both long and short-term stress.
What can you do for your pet? Humans can return the favor to their cats by: Making our visits to the veterinarian easier.Humans can do this by making our carrier a "home away from home." If it is a comfortable resting, feeding, or playing location, we'll associate those fantastic feelings with it. Also, if you keep the carrier out, it will be more familiar and we won't run and hide once we see it.Click herefor tips on choosing the best carrier for you and your cat.
Providing us with a healthy environment.Felines, especially indoor cats, thrive in an enriched environment. Ensure we have enough stimulation, places to hide, and can get regular exercise. This will keep us healthy, happy, and stress free.
Getting to know us. The secret to finding out what is right for your cat and what will them stress free, is understanding what is normal. Some of us like to hide more than others or are more affectionate. Taking the time to figure out our individual personalities and embracing them can help us lead longer, happier lives.
Buffalo Academy Presentation for April
Dr. Lann attended the presentation at Buffalo Academy on Poisons and Toxins with Dr. Tina Wismer Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
ABCDs of Rodenticides Household Hazards The Toxicology of Human Medications
Our technicians David Strassner and Sherri Peoples attended a presentation by Nancy Shaffran CVT, VTS (ECC) on sedation, anesthesia and pain management protocols for routine surgery. Sherri said the session was very informative, focusing more on pain control than anesthesia. We are going to review the information they learned to adjust our anesthesia and pain control methods.
Our technician David Strassner and Sherri Peoples attended a presentation by Nancy Shaffran CVT, VTS (ECC) on Feline Heartworm Disease. Yes, heartworm disease is a real problem for cats. It presents itself in a different manner than in dogs often causing irreparable damage to your cat's lungs. Heartworm is also very hard to detect in the blood stream of cats. The best thing to do is use a heartworm preventative to protect your feline friend. Sherri says two main points she took away from the presentation were that heartworm is far more widespread in the US than previously estimated, due to the relocation of southern pets after the hurricane Katrina tragedy, and that sometimes cats who were thought to have asthma actually have lung damage from heartworm. Prevention is the key!
Dr. Fleming attended the New York State Veterinary Medicine Society conference held at Cornell University. He participated in lectures on diverse topics and shared information with his colleagues on complex cases that they have encountered. Andy always comes back to tell us about the advances of veterinary medicine.
September- Update on Select Infectious Diseases of Cats: Agents Assoiciated with Fever, Diarrhea and Upper Respiratory Signs in Cats with Michael Lappin DVM PhD Diplomate ACVIM, Colorado State University
October- Determining Optimal Timing for Spay/Castration in Cats and an update on non-surgical sterilants
November- How image-guided Procedures can help your Patients/Oncology: New Approaches
December- CPR: Basic and Advanced Life Support/Tools for Improving Teamwork
In the Spring of 1952 the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine was organized as a continuing education venture. Since that time it has become an outstanding example of our profession's will and dedication to educate its members beyond the academic environment.
Dr. Lann and Dr. Fleming regularly attend Buffalo Academy to hear speakers on a variety of subjects. Some of the upcoming events are listed here.
January- Ocular Examinations/Fundus Examination/Enucleation with Elizabeth A. Giuliano DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO University of Missouri
February- Radiology and Ultrasound with Margaret Thompson DVM Diplomate ACVR Cornell University Clinical Associate Professor of Imaging and Director of Continuing Education
March- Introduction to Holistic veterinary Care/Nutrition with Katie B Kangas DVM, CVA, CVCP, Integrative Veterinary Services
April- Poisons and Toxins with Justine Lee DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, DABT
A Black Tie Affair! ~ Saturday 8/16/14 ~ 1-3pm
Join us for a "Black Tie Affair!" Black kittens are abounding this summer and we are having a party! Join us for a meet and greet at Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital. We will have lots of kittens and cats that are black and white that are in need of loving homes. Our friends from Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions and Kitten Korner Rescue will be bringing adoptable cats and kittens too! There will be snacks and a raffle and fun feline-loving friends too. We hope to see you there.
The Black Tie Affair was a smashing success! We had about 20 kitties here from here, Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, HopeAgain Cat Shelter and Kitten Korner Rescue. Six kitties got adopted! We are all thrilled and we hope to host future adoption events soon. By the way the four kitties in the video are still here with us and eager to be adopted.
Continuing Education Programs
LVT Continuing Education
Dave and Kayla attended a continuing education program sponsored by Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services. The topic was "Newer Analgesic & Anesthetic Drugs" Dr. Nora Matthews presented.
Continuing Education for June 2014
Dr. Andy went to a presentation by Curtis Dewey DVM on Neurology. They covered the topics of Practical Neurolocalization & Vestibular Cerebellar Disease. Dr. Andy also talked to Dr. Dewey about our own little hospital cat Maxine. When she first came to live with us she was very ill and prone to seizures. She has improved tremendously and enjoys a happy life entertaining our staff.
Continuing Education for May 2014
Sherri Peoples LVT and Andy Fleming DVM will be attending the presentation at the Rochester Academy of Medicine
The topic is Controlled Substances - Easy Guide to Compliance
The technicians and doctors in a veterinary hospital are responsible for medication safety and the proper tracking of the use of controlled substances.
This CE meets New York State's mandatory two hours of Controlled Substance CE requirement
Continuing Ed for April 2014 at GVVMA:
Both Dr. Lann and Dr. Fleming attended the two presentations at the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medicine Association on Cytology and Disaster Preparedness for Pets.
Cytology is the study of the microscopic appearance of cells, especially for the diagnosis of abnormalities and malignancies.Cytology offers a less‐invasive, rapid diagnostic test for veterinary patients. Advantages of cytology include: rapid results, inexpensive (compared with a surgical biopsy) and it often provides a diagnosis or can narrow the list of differentials while causing minimal patient discomfort.
More information can be found on Disaster Preparedness for Pets at Lollypop Farm's website:
Dr. Andy at Lollypop's Fundraiser & a note from the team at Lollypop:
What a night we had at our annual gala, "It's Raining Cats and Dogs", Saturday, June 14! From the moment the silent auctions kicked off to the generosity during the live auction to the crowd dancing to the Skycoasters, the evening was packed with an exciting energy that made the whole event magical! The event far exceeded our goal, and raised $200,000 for the animals in the shelter.Thank you to all who joined us and supported the event!
If you ever want to have a private tour just let us know and we are always happy to show you around :)
Such a great open house you hosted on Saturday….and I’m so glad that you had such a huge turn out. You all are very special…and the mere fact that so many people took the time to come to the open house is a testament to your wonderful care.
Susan, Ava, Purrl, Alfredo, Syrus and Lilly
Congratulations to Kitten Korner Rescue and Buster who got adopted during our Open House
Saturday April 5th, 2014 from Noon to 2pm
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Everyone is welcome to come take a tour of our hospital. Check out our newly renovated Luxury Feline Boarding. Meet the team, ask questions! There will be door-prizes and raffles and fun!
Dr. Bob Lann & Dr. Andy Fleming attended a continuing education seminar in March presented by Darcy Adin, DVM, DipACVIM (Cardiology). The seminar will discuss, Companion Animal Cardiomyopathies, Using Cardiac Biomarkers in Clinical practice and When standard heart failure therapies are not enough: Case Discussions.
Dr. Adin provides state of the art care for dogs and cats with heart disease and compassionate care for the people that love them.Dr. Adin has published articles advancing the knowledge of cardiac troponins, feline cardiomyopathy, and emergency heart failure treatments that are now in use at veterinary hospitals worldwide. She has written chapters forClinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, as well asCurrent Veterinary Therapy XIV. She is also a reviewer for theJournal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,Journal of Veterinary Cardiology,Journal of Veterinary Science, andResearch in Veterinary Science.Dr. Adin lectures internationally and has presented her work at the World Congress in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, as well as at meetings of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
February is Dental Health Month!
Tartar Buildup and Gum Inflammation
These before and after pictures (on the left) show a cat with minor tartar and gingival inflammation. We would show you some of the more serious cases but the images are quite disturbing.
Since cats don't usually allow their owners to look in their mouths very easily, dental disease is often overlooked. That is why having your pet's mouth examined regularly by a veterinary professional is so important. Most cats have some degree of dental issues by the age of three. Just think, if you never brushed your teeth, what would your mouth be like? Dental problems are caused by a combination of things including genetics and food composition. The cat foods we feed contain carbohydrates. This is much different than a wild cat's carnivorous diet. Carbs/sugars cause a buildup of the bio-film on teeth that daily brushing is necessary to prevent.
The doctors at Cats Exclusively do recommend daily brushing, but how many of us are able to keep up with it?
A dentistry can be the best way to stay on top of things and prevent tooth loss and dental disease.
Schedule a dental for your cat with us between February 1st and March 31st and receive a Dental Health Month discount of $30
After cleaning and polishing!
The Cats Exclusively staff met with a representative from Trupanion Pet Medical Insurance to get a better feel for what Pet Insurance Companies can do to help provide the best possible care for our cats. What we discovered is that a person with pet insurance can often do more for their pets because they are not limited by financial constraints. Trupanion has a simple plan that covers a wide range of conditions. They wanted to let us know that a cat deemed healthy by our vets (between the ages of 8 weeks and 14 yrs) qualifies for a promotional certificate that gives immediate coverage for 30 days with no obligation. Please talk to any of our doctors or staff if you have questions about this certificate. For more information or to get a quote from Trupanion you can go to www.trupanion.com or call them at (800)569-7913.
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Dr. Andy Fleming attended the NYS-VC from October 3rd-6th
This year's conference featured outstanding speakers in companion animal, equine, bovine, small ruminant/camelid, backyard poultry and laboratory animal tracks. Highlights include a focus on ophthalmology, emergency medicine, toxicology, disaster recovery, and interactive imaging lectures and laboratories.
In September Kayla LVT, Dr. Andy and Dr. Bob attended a talk on Feline Dental Disease and Dental Radiology put on by the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medicine Association.
The lecturer was Dr. Fraser Hale, DVM, FAVD, Dip. ACVD. The presentation was about Intra-oral Radiology, Extractions, Chronic Gingivostomatitis and Tooth Resorption. Oral health in pets is often overlooked, but not at Cats Exclusively. We strongly believe that having a healthy mouth can help your cat be healthier in general. Since many cats will not allow you to brush their teeth every day, professional dental cleanings and dental work may become necessary.
The doctors and technicians at Cats Exclusively can rate your cat's oral health on a scale of 1 to 5 and let you know what things you can do to make them healthy and keep them healthy. Please feel free to call and talk to us about it at any time (585)248-9590.
Radiology (4 views cat jaws)
After cleaning and polishing
September is Happy Cat Month!
The CATalyst Council has compiled a list of ways to fill your cats life with bliss!
The staff enjoyed taking a tour of the new facility at Lollypop Farm this month. We got to see the new surgery suite and check out the other enhancements they have done.
C. Andy Fleming DVM of Pittsford, NY helped staff the Hall of Veterinary Health on August 26th! Andy answered questions about veterinary medicine and explained the HVH exhibits. There was a hands-on exam table for children, an interactive computer area for teens and adults, DVDs, videos and live demonstrations with all kinds of animals.
C. Andy Fleming DVM
NYSVMS Meeting on Monday August 12, 2013
I was at the New York State Veterinary Society Board Meeting. Interesting stuff. We are moving animal health forward. We have a new program to promote preventive health. The public will get new information of how to better care for pets. The American Veterinary Foundation will be promoting it. Watch for it in the media!
Dr. Michelle has expanded her horizons on the west coast
In July Dr. Michelle Robinson left Cats Exclusively to move to Oregon with her family. The staff misses her very much!
We can forward messages to her if you like, just contact us at
Please be aware that many of the plants in the Lily Family can be toxic to your pets! Easter Lilies and Daffodils in particular. We do not recommend you bring these types of plants indoors. Enjoy them with your kitty through the window.
Amazing story about a cat who made it home!
Cats Exclusively Veterinary Staff recommends
Microchip your pets!
Click this link to watch the story!
Dr. Fleming and Dr. Lann attended a Continuing Education program on Joint Replacement Surgery and Intervertebral Disc Disease. Although these types of problems are far more common in dogs, they can occur in cats as well.
At Cats Exclusively, we are motivated to stay on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Toward this end Dr. Fleming attended a continuing education program on the "Management of Opthalmic Emergencies" given by Kent Burgesser DVM, DACVO.
Kent Burgesser, DVM, DACVO attended Colorado State University where he received both a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he was awarded an internship in medicine and surgery at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, which he completed in 1994. A clinical instructor in ophthalmology at the Ontario Veterinary College and resident in ophthalmology at Colorado State University, Dr. Burgesser was inducted as a Diplomate into the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2000.
Our Bayer representative gave a presentation on Tape Worm, yuck, gross, I know, but studies show they are more prevalent than anyone realizes. Should we all consider prophylacticly treating even indoor cats for tape worms? Cats who hunt as well as cats who go outdoors are at even higher risk. Studies show that many cats have tape worm even though they are testing clear of parasites on their fecal test.
If your cat goes outside for one hour once a month, would you treat for parasites as though they are an outdoor cat? Can you track parasites into the house on your shoes or pant legs? We have indoor cats come in to the office and are diagnosed with flea infestations frequently, even in February. Should you be treating your cats with flea control all year round?
Dr. Lann most recently attended a continuing education program discussing the treatment of Feline Kidney(Renal) Disease. Other topics included the diagnosis and treatment of anemia in cats.
Dr. Fleming attended the New York State Veterinary Medical Society meeting. There was a symposium on Feline Hyperthyroidism. Dr. Peterson spoke there.
Dr. Mark E. Peterson is a world-renowned specialist in endocrinology (hormonal disorders) of the dog and cat. He specializes in endocrine problems such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing's and Addison's disease. http://endocrinevet.blogspot.com
Feline Retrovirus Management Guidelines
Recently there has been increased interest in herbal and natural medicines and treatment. Some of these treatments can be very helpful and when applied properly may promote better overall health. There are also traditional, natural and organic medicines that may pose a significant risk of side effects and toxicity. Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe. For example Pennyroyal oil is a potentially effective flea treatment. It can be found in “Natural” flea collars along with Eucalyptus oil. However use of these collars can cause severe liver damage, pulmonary edema, abortion and death. Always consult a Veterinarian before using any product on your cat. If you suspect your pet may have been exposed to a harmful substance, but is not showing signs of illness, stay calm! Contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435 first.
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