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Officials from the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) recently launched a corporate partnership with Pet Helpers, a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter, adoption center, and spay and neuter clinic on James Island, South Carolina. 

The center will give the shelter financial backing, and will work with shelter staff to offer free emergency and specialized services to pets being cared for there. 

The CVRC is a longtime supporter of Pet Helpers. With the new partnership, animals at Pet Helpers will have even more of CVRC's resources available to them. 

The Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) – a premier advanced-care veterinary hospital in the region – is pleased to announce its continued expansion with the appointment of board-certified veterinary cardiologist Sophy A. Jesty, DVM, DACVIM.

Dr. Jesty has spent 10 years in the field of veterinary cardiology and has extensive experience in electrocardiographic and radiographic interpretation and cardiac ultrasonography. She has also completed hundreds of catheterization lab procedures such as pacemaker implantation, heartworm retrieval, PDA closure, and balloon dilation valvuloplasty. In addition to clinical cardiology, Dr. Jesty has an interest in exercise physiology, as it relates to the cardiac system.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 4, 2015) – The Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) – a premier advanced-care veterinary hospital in the region – is pleased to announce its continued expansion with the appointment of board-certified veterinary cardiologist Sophy A. Jesty, DVM, DACVIM. As of July 28, Jesty is now leading the hospital’s Cardiology Department.

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center's Neurologist, Dr. Katherine Crook, was featured on The Pet Place Radio segment.  She was interviewed about an uncommon disease called Myasthenia Gravis, which affects both dogs and people causing musculoskeletal abnormalities.   Dr. Crook discussed the disease process including; clinical signs, breed predilections, diagnostics and treatments.  Also on the radio show were the pet parents of a dog named Joy, who suffered from this affliction and was diagnosed and treated by Dr. Crook.  Please take a listen to learn about this interesting disease process. 

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Charleston Veterinary Referral Center had many goals when we opened our doors 4 ½ years ago.  The most obvious was to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care, in an environment that put a large emphasis on client experience.  Additional goals included providing education to area veterinarians, veterinary technicians (veterinary nurses) and the pet owning public.  We also wanted to ensure we gave back to the community in a variety of ways.  One of those ways was working with local shelters and rescue groups, to help pets in need when financial resources would not allow for emergency or specialty care.  To further our commitment to help these animals in need, CVRC has recently entered into a corporate partnership with Pet Helpers

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 21, 2015) – The Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) – a premier advanced-care veterinary hospital in the region – is pleased to announce that it has entered into a corporate partnership with Pet Helpers, a non-profit, no-kill shelter, adoption center and spay/neuter clinic located on James Island.

By Alan Green and Carly Conrad

A disease that is a true killer both in dogs and cats is one transmitted by mosquitoes. Here in the Lowcountry we have our fair share of these annoying and potentially deadly insects. It gives me great pleasure this month to introduce one of CVRC’s outstanding and highly skilled emergency doctors, Dr. Carly Conrad. Dr. Conrad has written an important and detailed piece on heartworm disease. I would urge all of the readers to educate yourselves on the disease and preventive measures you can take to protect your furry family members.

By Alan Green and Samantha Nelson

As pet owners, we often lovingly provide our furry friends a variety of treats and toys. As veterinarians, we often are faced with solving serious and often life threatening scenarios as a result of what our pets consume.

I am pleased to introduce the newest member of the CVRC Surgical Department, Dr. Samantha Nelson, DVM DACVS. Dr. Nelson gives us an important article on what you need to know about dietary indiscretion in our pets.

The CVRC nursing staff is truly the backbone of our hospital. And lucky for the pets of the Lowcountry, we continually attract exceptional ones! CVRC is thrilled to welcome Casey Harding to our emergency and critical care departments nursing staff. Casey has an extensive background in veterinary emergency and critical care and joins us from an emergency and specialty hospital in Indiana.

Dr. Samantha Nelson has joined the surgery unit at the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center. She has experience with cranial cruciate ligament injury in dogs and specializes in trauma, oncology and minimally invasive procedures. Previously, she was a staff surgeon at the Veterinary Specialists of Western New York. She has a degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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