Dr. Oz Saves Baby Racoons In Kelowna


Article Credit: Carmen Weld – Jul 6, 2016 / 3:21 pm Repost from: Castanet They were hungry, dehydrated, orphaned and about to die – but now three baby raccoons have a new lease on life. The three little male raccoons were discovered by a Kelowna man is his yard. While he initially tried to get the BC Conservation Office to come save … Read More

West Kelowna vet steps up to the plate again

By Kelly Hayes Video Journalist  Global News WEST KELOWNA — A West Kelowna veterinary is getting more recognition for going beyond the call of duty in saving a young dog’s life. The dog was part of a litter of five-week-old Border Collie pups discovered earlier this month at a Princeton ranch by two ladies on horseback. The pup was missing a … Read More

Veterinarian Ready To Help

July 19, 2015 Castanet – by Darren Handschuh Once again, Dr. Oz of Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital is opening his doors to cats or dogs displaced by the Bear Creek fire. While no evacuation orders have been given, Oz said should people have to evacuate their homes, they can bring their pets to his clinic at 2476 Westlake Rd. “I … Read More

Allergic reaction to insects

Pet Allergies

Camping season is in its prime. I am always fascinated how the nature of many of the cases I treat in my clinic is directly related to the season. With our patients running around in nature, naked, and fascinated by all things moving, insect bite allergic reactions are a familiar presentation for vets. Many of these unfortunate encounters between the … Read More



For those of you unfortunate enough to have suffered from an ear infection, you know how terrible the pain and discomfort can be associated with ear aches. So can you imagine having tiny creatures living in your ear canal, constantly causing itchiness and inflammation? One, or probably even the most common cause of ear infections in cats are ear mites. … Read More

Marijuana intoxication in pets

Marijuana & Pets

It was 4 AM and I was finally sleeping after a very busy weekend at the hospital when I got a phone call on my emergency line from a panicked dog owner. The owners are a young, bubbly couple.  They had just finished partying when they noticed their 10 month old puppy was acting very strangely. The dog suddenly became … Read More

Behavioral problems in dogs

Behavioral problems in dogs

Back in history it was very uncommon for people to take medication for mental issues. People that were treated medically were considered crazy. Going to a psychiatrist was the last resort and was done secretly and accompanied by feelings of of shame. Nowadays things have changed, people are aware of the importance of good mental health. Our modern society is … Read More

Patellar luxation

Interestingly enough, I’ve noticed in all of my history with veterinary medicine both as a student and as a doctor, that cases tend to appear in pairs or multiples. Very often, I find myself dealing in the same week with three blocked cats, or two snake bites for example. This phenomenon has no logical explanation, but somehow it is just … Read More


Constipation is not a disease by itself, but a symptom of some other underlying problem. Animals are very individual when it comes to the number of bowel movements per day. There is no set number of bowel movements per day representing a normal function of the intestine. A normal animal usually passes stool once or twice  a day in average. … Read More

Heartworm prevention

The good news are that the winter is over. The bad news are that we are not the only creatures that are going to enjoy the upcoming spring, mosquitoes are also thriving in warm weather. Beside being a nuisance to people, mosquitoes have the capability of transmitting a dangerous disease to our pets known as Heart worm. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) … Read More