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Breed-specific legislation

Across the country, communities have attempted to reduce the incidence of serious and fatal dog bites by restricting the ownership of certain types of dogs, most often pit bulls. But others, including some states, have made these types of breed-specific laws illegal. So are breed-specific laws an effective way to reduce the incidence of dog bites? Or do they unfairly target good dogs whose only crime is matching the description of what some people believe to be dangerous? In this podcast, Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane, an animal welfare scientist at the AVMA, discusses breed-specific legislation.
8 December 2014, 7:00am



Exotic Big Cat Meets its End in Canada

If you're a pet lover with a tender heart you may want to look away. An escaped exotic African cat was unfortunately struck by a vehicle last Sunday night near Otter Point, Canada. The animal had been keeping locals on edge after it was spotted in the Sook area earlier this weekend, as it was far larger than your average house cat.
15 December 2014, 10:35pm


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Animal Specialty Group (ASG) of Scottsdale
is unique - we are the community's premier veterinary surgery center and the only, totally dedicated, purpose-built, surgery specialty hospital for companion animals in Arizona. With an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) board certified specialist in orthopedics, trauma, general and emergency surgery, we provide extraordinary value for your pet's healthcare.


How so? We practice based on more extensive education and training. We maintain a landmark facility. We use only superior orthopedic implants. We operate - literally and figuratively - according to evidence-based techniques. In fact, we can minimize surgical and postoperative complications and avoid unnecessary or inappropriate procedures. The result... efficient treatment, faster recoveries, more consistent outcomes and, importantly, a better and more satisfying client-patient experience.  Come. Stay. Heal.™

ASG is home to Arizona Canine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Group. The only such practice of it's kind in Arizona, this Group's focus is purely orthopedic! We are the Valley's experts in the management of conditions such as elbow and hip dysplasia, fracture management and cranial cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. We also provide the most extensive menu of technologies and techniques available for your pet including knee, elbow and shoulder arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, internal/external bone fixation and joint replacement therapies as well as computerized gait analysis, underwater treadmill therapy and 3D musculoskeletal ultrasound. For more information, click on the Services menu above.

At ASG, we represent medical integrity, emphasize economy and efficiency of care, offer unprecedented transparency including real time OR viewing and demonstrate the highest industry standards for veterinary surgical care. Come see for yourself!

There are fewer than 700 board-certified small animal surgery specialists in the United States, according to the ACVS, and less than 2% of ALL Arizona veterinarians are board-certified surgeons. From Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and Fountain Hills to Prescott, Flagstaff and Sedona, there's only ONE dedicated surgery specialty practice for dogs and cats - Animal Specialty Group of Scottsdale and Arizona Canine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Group.


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