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The COMPANION newsletter is published by BluePearl with sponsorship by our Partners in Education for the Sunshine State’s veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants and practice managers. Your  feedback is important to us. If you have any questions or would like follow up on any story, please contact medical director Erick Mears at, Amy Barrett of our veterinary relations team at, or call us at 813.549.7699.

Thank you to our 2018 Partners in Education: Antech, CareCredit, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Stokes Pharmacy, and Zoetis.

Most Recent Newsletters
2018 Fall

Leading with Heart in Vet Med | The Natural Pneumogastrogram: Find Foreign Bodies Easier with a Left Lateral Radiograph | Pythiosis | Coughing Dogs with Heart Disease | Tiger in Your Waiting Room? Understanding Feline Aggression | Welcome new BluePearl clinicians | WANTED: Anemic cats with IRIS stage 3 chronic kidney disease

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2018 Summer

ER Training Program | New Chief Medical Officer | Vestibular Disease | Snake Bites | Feline Arterial Thromboembolism | Fatty Tumors | Meet Our Dermatologist | Osteosarcoma Vaccine Trial

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2018 Spring

ACVO Eye Exams for Service Animals | Feline Osteoarthritis | Obesity and Canine Osteoarthritis | Endocrine Emergencies | Meet Jennifer Mulz, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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2018 Winter

Brush Up on Your Knowledge for National Pet Dental Health Month | The Importance of Veterinary Oral Hygiene | Antibiotic Use for Dental Surgeries | It may be time to start asking: “Does your dog hunt feral pigs?” | Pearls from the ACVIM Forum 2017 | New Addition to Critical Care in Sarasota

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2017 Fall

What’s Happening at BluePearl in Florida | Open Fractures and Treatment Approaches in Orthopedic Trauma Cases | Serotonin Syndrome | Immunosuppressive Drugs | Zygomatic-Mandibular Synostosis

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2017 Summer

Welcoming Graduates into Your Practice | Understanding Feline Aggression | Recognizing and Treating Heat Stroke in Dogs | Autologous Blood Transfusions in an Emergency Setting | Understanding How Cataracts Form and Treatment Methods | Canine Laryngeal Mass? Consider a Thyroid Tumor | WANTED: Dogs with Thrombocytopenia

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2017 Spring

Welcome Sarasota | Tachyarrythmias – from Where? | Portosystemic Shunts | Acute Abdomen | The Complicated UTI | Meet Dr. Katarine Bennett

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2017 Winter

Prophylactic Gastropexy for Gdv | Platelet Transfusions | Oxygen Delivery Methods | Helicobacter | Wanted: Anemic Cats With Neoplasia

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2016 Fall

Xylitol Toxicity | Deciphering Bronchial Lung Patterns| Ophthalmic Emergencies | Palliative Radiation | Clinical Trial: Anemic Cats With Lymphoma

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2016 Spring

Local Analgesia | Osurnia | Is It Lymphoma? | Tracheal Collapse | Cpr | Surgical Wound Healing Complications | Clinical Trials | Continuing Education

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2016 Winter

Color Dilute Alopecia | Marijuana | Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuritis | Pimobendan for Cats? | Canine Demodicosis | Old Cats and Dogs | Clinical Trials

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Newsletter Archive
2015 Fall

CE by the Sea | Feline Hyperthyroidism and Kidney Failure | Food Bloat | Thunderstorm Phobia | Canine Gi Ulcers | Hill’s – What’s New | Elbow Dysplasia

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2015 Summer

Canine Heat Stroke | Feline Vestibular Disease | Pigmentary Uveitis in Goldens | Feline Lepto? | Lost Catheter Tip | Flea Myths | When Is It Critical? | Mammary Carcinoma Trial

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2015 Spring

Pulmonary Contusions | Cue for Osteoarthritis | Ecgs | Anesthetic Gas Risk | New Clearwater Ophthalmology Location | Continuing Education

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2015 Winter

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) | Who Needs Rehab? | Cat Purrs | Cleaning Products | Splitting Tablets | Bleeding Greyhounds | Wanted: Lymphoma Dogs | Avian Mycobacteria | Catnip

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