Monday , 19 February 2018

Ask A Vet with Lissa Altschuler

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Dr Lissa Altschuler is a born and bred Montrealer where she lives and plays with a wide range of animals. After graduating from Communication Studies at Concordia University, she worked as a production assistant in a film that explored the human-animal bond. The film immediately sparked her interest and a flea bitten dog picked up on the beach in Belize finally convinced her that she had no alternative but to become a veterinarian. She obtained her DMV from the University of Montreal in 2008. She currently shares her time between working at the Animal Health Clinic and running Vetspress, a mobile veterinary home service that operates in and around Montreal. She has a particular interest in the field of shelter medicine and promoting crucial population control through low cost spay/ neuter programs, education and responsible pet ownership. She enjoys spending what little free time she has with Ruby, a marvelous rescue dog that has come into her life.

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  1. When my cat gets neutered when he’s 6 months approx, will he chance pulling a stitch or whatever is used to sew him up by running upstairs ? I, at this moment can’t see him not running upstairs but maybe he won’t following surgery… advice please…

  2. I would like to know how much it would cost for a house call. My cat has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes and he would need to be tested on a regular basis. I am a senior so this is getting difficult for me. But I need to know the cost of a visit and then I guess blood test to see what his number are etc…
    Thank you in advance
    Mrs. Laura Smith.

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