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Dr. Sitara Alahan, DVM

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Sitara is a 2018 graduate from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Washington State. She was born near Seattle and has also lived in Hawaii, India, and most recently, Nanaimo. Sitara has been immersed in emergency practice since graduating. Her clinical interests include soft tissue surgery and endoscopy. She has also studied veterinary acupuncture and would like to pursue this field further in the future. Sitara lives with her husband, Deva, and their cat, TurtleBird, and she enjoys reading, hiking, and kayaking in the amazing local area.

Dr. Sitara Alahan, DVM

Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community, Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.

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