In the Community

SUNY Delhi Tour for Science Program Students

We had a great time hosting students from the SUNY Delhi Science Program last week! They heard from several team members about a day in the life at a specialty and 24/7 emergency hospital and received a tour! We love the opportunity to help young professionals decide on their careers!

2022 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge

We’re so excited the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge was back in person this year! Every year, UVS joins the 3. 5 mile road race through downtown Albany and encourages staff to join the fun. We also design and provide yearly t-shirts for those that participate. This year, we won 1st place in the humorous category!  

Angel Fund Story: Tiffany’s Emergent Pyometra Diagnosis

Meet 7-year-old Tiffany the Pug! Tiffany was a recent patient at UVS through our emergency service. Her family was concerned that she had a decreased appetite and was lethargic for several days and now had a purulent discharge from her vulva. After the emergency room staff examined her and ran diagnostics, it was determined that she was suffering from a life-threatening illness called a pyometra and needed emergency surgery. A pyometra is when the uterus of an intact female dog…

Dr. Kent Interviews with Real Life, Real Estate

Last week, Dr. Agnieszka Kent, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), interviewed with Suzanne Prezio’s radio program, Real Life, Real Estate. The Real Life, Real Estate podcast focuses not on real estate but on professionals in our community. In the interview, Dr. Kent discusses her journey to becoming a board-certified cardiologist and what brought her to Upstate Veterinary Specialties. The segment discusses what to expect during an appointment with a cardiologist, including signs and symptoms of a cardiology patient, types of procedures performed, and…

Dr. Sedacca Virtually Presents to NYSVMS

Dr. Cassidy Sedacca presented “It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Canine Cardiomyopathy” to the Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, via zoom on Wednesday, April 14. The lecture provided participants with a comprehensive update on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in the dog, the postulated causes of diet-associated canine cardiomyopathy, and the role of taurine in causing the disease. The session also gave participants a management protocol to follow when a dog is diagnosed with…

A Day in the Life of an Emergency Veterinarian

One of our Emergency Veterinarians, Dr. Amanda Little virtually presented, A Day in the Life of An Emergency Veterinarian to Saratoga County’s Cornell Cooperative Extensions 4-H program. The students are a part of the Veterinary Science’s “Doc-in-a-Box” program where they are offered a unique educational opportunity regarding the veterinary industry and receive a box filled with veterinary materials they use during each session. Dr. Little discussed her career, the reason she chose this path, and what it’s like working in…

Dr. Corbett Interviews with Real Life, Real Estate

Dr. Christa Corbett, DVM, MS, DACVO, interviewed with Suzanne Prezio, a local real estate broker, for her radio program, Real Life, Real Estate. The Real Life, Real Estate podcast features industry experts in various areas, such as attorneys, food brokers, insurance agents, and more. In her interview, Dr. Corbett speaks to her journey to becoming a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and why she chose this path. The segment discusses a day in the life of an Ophthalmologist at Upstate Veterinary Specialties,…

Angel Fund Story: Bubba’s Surgery Saves Eye Sight

This sweet boy, named Bubba, was unfortunately caught in a house fire two weeks ago. He suffered severe burns to his front paws and head and experienced melting ulcers (rapid destruction of the corneas) from the smoke damage. Dr. Corbett examined Bubba and prescribed drops to encourage healing. Bubba had a recheck visit with us yesterday, and unfortunately, his condition worsened despite medications. We knew we had to keep working to help save Bubba’s eyes. Dr. Corbett recommended a conjunctival…

Angel Fund Story: Bruno’s Life Saving PDA Surgery

Bruno is a three-month-old Chihuahua who came into our Emergency Room for coughing and difficulty breathing and transferred to our Cardiology team. Bruno saw Dr. Kent, who diagnosed him with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The ductus arteriosus is a normal fetal vessel that allows blood to bypass the lungs and go to the rest of the body. Shortly after birth, this vessel should naturally close as newborns begin to breathe air. However, Bruno’s vessel did not close. When this…