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Angell Offers Tracheal and Urethral Stenting

by Shawn Kearns, DVM, DACVIM

Tracheal collapse is a common, progressive, degenerative disease of the cartilage rings that primarily affects small and toy breed dogs. Angell now offers tracheal stenting -- a minimally invasive procedure used to re-establish patency using a self-expanding metallic stent (nitinol) which holds the tracheal open through outward radial force... Learn more about tracheal and urethral stenting at Angell. 

Nerve Blocks: An Easy and Cost Efficient Way to Augment Perioperative Pain Control
by Lisa Moses VMD, DACVIM, CVMA

If you’ve been to a big CE conference in the last few years, you’ve probably heard some buzz about local and regional anesthesia/analgesia. The hype is appropriate; there are few drugs or techniques that can augment pain control as safely, easily, or cheaply as local blocks.

Even if your practice doesn’t have the case load to justify training and equipment for directed nerve block techniques, you can quickly and cheaply add local anesthesia techniques to your multimodal analgesia protocols. In most cases, local blocks cost less than a dollar in supplies and drugs, and only take seconds to perform... Read More »


Seeking Interpretation of a Digital Image?
Angell's Diagnostic Imaging service currently offers online digital imaging consultations. Click to learn more.


Canine Mast Cell Tumors
by Carrie Wood, DVM, DACVIM of Angell's Oncology service

Mast cell tumors are the most common cutaneous neoplasms of the dog.  The cornerstone of treatment has always been surgery followed by careful pathologic review to determine completeness of excision and when and if follow up treatments are warranted.  Currently most pathologists use the Patnaik 3-tier grading system. A recent proposal from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists recommends a revised two-tier grading system… Click to learn more.

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Angell Dermatology's Meghan Umstead, DVM: Dr. Meghan Umstead  completed her residency in Dermatology at Auburn University in July 2012 and joined Angell in January 2013.  Her practice includes dogs and cats with chronic allergy, ear disease, autoimmune skin disease, and other diseases that manifest within the skin.

Auburn University, MS – Biomedical Science, 2012
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2008
Michigan State University, BS – Zoology, Animal Behavior and Neurobiology, 2001


Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Residency in Dermatology, 2009-2012
SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2008-2009

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