Welcome to our DVM Blog! We are lucky enough to have vets on our team who specialize in physical therapy, acupuncture, cardiology, and eastern medicine. In their (very limited) spare time they share some of their knowledge with us. Here you will find articles on canine health, eastern medicine, rehabilitation strategies and other great resources for pets and owners alike.


Toenails – the long and short of it

The quick is shiny and moist-- like living tissue, and has a different texture than the nail.

In the practice of canine rehabilitation medicine, we spend a lot of time focusing on knees, backs, hips, shoulders and elbows, but it is important to remember the importance of feet. With regards to the texture, temperature and firmness of the ground, the feet are the first line of communication between the land and the body.

Imagine wearing stiff new shoes or high heels if you are not used to them. What if you… Read More



OCD Lesions

October 20, 2014

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA

3.4OCD (or osteochondrosis dessicans) is an orthopedic condition where the cartilage of a developing joint matures abnormally. OCD can occur in any joint, but is especially common in the shoulders and elbows of young, large breed dogs. As a dog grows, cartilage is gradually replaced by bone, a process… Read More 


Iliopsoas Myopathy

September 11, 2014

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA

Dr. Barsky's Canine Sports Medicine Blog 3.1Iliopsoas injury is one of the most common sporting injuries in dogs, and is also frequently misdiagnosed as other conditions.  Any dog that accelerates quickly, jumps, or makes tight turns, is prone to iliopsoas strains.  In particular, dogs that are sporadically active or inappropriately conditioned for exercise or work may be at risk for… Read More




Common Injuries in Canine Athletes

August 2, 2014

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA

Blog 2.3Over the last 10-20 years many dog sports have been gaining in popularity. With this trend has developed the field of canine sports medicine – the customized and specialized care of canine athletes.

Sports like agility, disk dog, tracking, dock diving, flyball and earthdog have joined more established pursuits like dogsledding, greyhound racing and… Read More



Sports Medicine Veterinarians – Specialized care for your sporting and working dogs

June 6, 2014

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA

Dr Barksy's Canine Sports Medicine Blog Two Hands Four PawsVeterinary Sports Medicine is a term for the branch of veterinary medicine dedicated to the health and well-being of the canine athlete. The term “athlete” describes sporting dogs, working dogs, and pets who exercise for health or recreation… Read More



Don’t Hold Them Back! – Why Weight Matters And What To Do About It.

May 13, 2014

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA

Dr. Barsky's Blog- Why WeightYou may be like many of us, and think that a little extra pudge on your pet is cute, but think again.  With 54% of dogs and cats in the United States classified as “overweight” or “obese”, all those extra pounds here or there are adding up to a big problem. Many factors contribute to obesity, from genetics to nutrition and exercise, and the psychology of overfeeding, but here’s why weight matters…Read More

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