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  • You Can Pay Online!

    Written by Melanie

    Just three easy steps to now pay your invoice online. Whether a client or practicum participant, you can make your payments conveniently from home or on the go. NOTE* This is explaining the process. The Pay Online Button is located on the homescreen; not in this blog article*

    Click the PAY ONLINE button on the homepage located on the right of the screen (NOT IN THIS BLOG)

    Enter Name & Account/Invoice Number - or for practicum participants, Practicum/ Name/Session Date

    Enter the starred prompts for your credit card information and click submit! 


    The PAY ONLINE button is located beneath the features and above the VetNotes buttons on the right of the screen. 

  • Immediate Openings for 2017-2018 Internships

    Written by Melanie


    Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital has openings for yearlong internships, starting this June and July 2017. We are located in the “Heart of Florida” and in “Horse Country”, with ample opportunity for different experiences.

    Equine Veterinary Hospital Internships-- June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

    We are seeking two interns to fill roles in a large equine referral hospital. Clinical exposure will include rotations through Medicine, Surgery, and Sports Medicine specialty services.  The successful candidate will assist in case management and procedures typical for a high volume equine referral hospital during the busy breeding season.  Emergency call and overnight duties will also be expected on a shared, rotating basis.  


  • Roarers—Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy VetNotes

    Written by Melanie


                  Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy, often referred to by the colloquial term of “roaring,” is an inability of a horse to fully abduct (open) the arytenoid cartilages in the larynx, thereby resulting in a hollow whistle on inspiration during exercise. The development behind the roaring disease process is not fully under-stood, but is due to damage to the recur-rent laryngeal nerve which innervates the muscle responsible for opening the arytenoids. This nerve travels from the brain, down the neck to the chest and then turns, traveling back up the neck to the larynx. The left nerve is longer than the right and makes its turn around the aorta. Typical cases thought to have a hereditary component involve the left side only. 

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