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Why The Hemopet Team?

With over 50 years of experience, clinical and research scientist, W. Jean Dodds is considered one of the foremost experts on thyroid diseases, vaccinosis, nutrition, blood diseases, and autoimmune diseases in companion animals (dogs, cats and horses). Jean Dodds is an integrative veterinarian, which means she employs both holistic and conventional diagnostics and therapies to aid companion animals. With her colleagues at Hemopet Holistic Care, she provides comprehensive care for her own patients, and can also work together with your veterinarian and you to help with the diagnosis and management of your pet’s condition.

Consultation Specialties

Bloodwork and Medical Records Interpretation The Hemopet Consulting Team  will thoroughly review any laboratory results and clinical history provided and will recommend further testing if deemed necessary. In concert with your veterinarian, the team can help diagnose and advise on the management of your pet’s condition. In regards to a review of thyroid test results, The Hemopet Consulting Team will need complete results that include Total T4, Free T4, Total T3 and Free T3, and TgAA for canines, preferably run by a reference laboratory such as Hemopet’s Laboratory, Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, or a commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory. (The Hemopet Consulting Team’s interpretation is provided free of charge if Hemopet’s laboratory, Hemolife Diagnostics, runs any of the blood tests.) Examples are: Blood Disorders/Diseases

Examples are: Blood Disorders/Diseases

  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) / Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Other platelet disorders
  • Acquired bleeding or thrombotic disorders (liver disease, anticoagulant poisoning, DIC)

Adverse Vaccine Reactions & Other Diseases/Disorders

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Gland tumors (pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pancreas)
  • Cushing’s syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)
  • Diabetes Type I and Type II
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism

Breeding Management

  • Responsible breeding practices
  • Male and female fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Whelping
  • Puppy and kitten vaccinations
  • Vaccination protocol