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March Musings with Dr. Andrea Dubé-Collum

March brought all kinds of interesting and exciting things to me, and the Nemarket practice. The March weather, save for a few fabulous days, was all Lion as far as I was concerned. So WET, and so COLD – combined! … Continue reading

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Equine SOS

The phone rings. We have just finished laughing about the squirrel outside our window that we have named “Nutty,” guarding his tree from fellow wildlife. We answer. On the other end of the receiver is a teary voice, indicating that … Continue reading

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Finding Nutritional Value!

This past year, McKee-Pownall has started doing nutrition consultations for patients with specific medical or performance issues.  We’ve found it to be very helpful to provide some medical guidance for our clients and patients, and rewarding to work together with … Continue reading

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Challenges of Supplying Medications

With the advent of online pharmacies in the US, as veterinarians, we are often asked why we don’t carry a certain product, or why prices are sometimes higher in Canada than what is advertised on a US online pharmacy. The simple answer is that Canada and the US do not share drug approval systems; so what is available and approved in the US may not be approved for use in Canada and vice versa. Also the product manufacturers often have separate Canadian and US divisions or suppliers. Believe it or not we share these same frustrations and often ask our suppliers these same questions. Continue reading

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Veterinarian or Chiropractor- What hat will I wear today?

I want to start today by thanking our clients- I have been intensely gratified by the interest in chiropractic care for your animals and the enthusiastic response that Dr Surasky and I have received now that we are certified practitioners. … Continue reading

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Animal Chiropractors – Are they all the same?

Well,  final examinations are now over for the 5 week long Animal Chiropractic course that myself and Dr. McKee have been attending.  I am sad that it is over, since the wealth of knowledge and passion the instructors possessed was … Continue reading

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The Silent Dialogue

I can’t believe it, but we have finished the practical and course material! Now we just have to get through exams and final case presentations before we are truly pushed out of the nest. I shouldn’t say “just the exams” … Continue reading

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The Fear of Power

“The power float cut the inside of my horse’s mouth and there was blood everywhere!”.  “My horse wouldn’t eat for days after power floating!”.  “Power floats remove too much and kill the teeth!”.  “Power floats cause heat damage and kill … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Accreditation: Almost There

So Dr.Kathryn Surasky and I are well over halfway through our training to become certified as animal chiropractors! The workload over the first several modules was surprisingly intense, we learned not only the theory and techniques of chiropractic but also … Continue reading

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Back to School: Equine Chiropractic Accreditation

I have to admit – 6 years ago, when I wrote my final board examination at the start of 4th year vet school, I was so excited to be finished exams!  Don’t get me wrong, I loved school, I loved … Continue reading

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