The Expert Vet ®

Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, is The Expert Vet! This show is for dog and cat owners as well as vet techs and other veterinarians, who need help diagnosing, understanding and treating complicated medical conditions and nutrition issues. The show offers detailed explanations of medical conditions and Dr. Donna’s opinion about chronic, complicated or unusual problems, advice about pain management, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and even how to avoid unnecessary vaccinations. Dr. Donna Spector is a board-certified veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist who is also an active member of the Association of Holistic Veterinarians, knowledgeable about traditional Western medicine as well as alternative therapies and points of view. Dr. Donna is widely recognized for her role as consulting veterinarian and her widely-quoted dog and cat health advice in print and on radio. Dr. Donna practices Internal Medicine in the Northern Chicago area.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Dr. Donna Spector


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Spleen tumor may not be malignant

The Expert Vet (10-26-2015) #5056: Have an older dog with a tumor on his spleen? Do not despair! And do not rush to that conclusion. Many vets assume these tumors are cancerous, but many are not — they are benign tumors that are treatable! Dr. Donna tells a story with a happy ending about Rocko, a 12 year old Golden Retriever who had a huge mass on his spleen. Luckily his people went to Donna for an opinion before putting him to sleep, as their vet recommended. Lo and behold it was a benign mass and Rocko responded well to medical management and he is alive, well and enjoying life with them!