The Expert Vet ®

Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, is The Expert Vet on this show for dog and cat owners and other veterinarians who need help with 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 to Halo, Purely for Pets — her TV appearances with Ellen DeGeneres — and her widely-quoted dog and cat health advice in print and on radio. Dr. Donna’s veterinary consulting service, www.SpectorDVM.com enables her to work with pet owners and their primary veterinarian, through telephone and email communication and transference of medical records, to help determine the most effective diagnosis and treatment plans. Want to get to know Dr. Donna? Go here: https://youtu.be/yW3j-_NDz2Q

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Dr. Donna Spector


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Warning Tale (about tumors) with Happy Ending

The Expert Vet (02-01-2016) #5056: A warning tale (with a happy ending) about jumping to conclusions about an old dog with a tumor on the spleen. It may not be life-threatening! Many vets assume it is cancer and way too many dogs get euthanized “on the spot”.   Dr. Donna tells the story of a 12 year old Golden who had a HUGE mass on his spleen whose people almost chose to euthanize him — but he is alive and well doing great!