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Lake Howell Animal Clinic

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856 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 628-8000
Fax: (407) 628-8412

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am1:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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cockatiel_closeupAssessment of Infertility, hormonal behavior and in some cases, undesirable personality changes, may often times be best identified with an endoscopic view of the ovary in female birds. Endoscopic analysis of the ovary can identify abnormal or excessive follicle formation, exudate on the surface of the ovary, tumors of the ovary and cystic ovarian disease. These various conditions may cause symptoms that vary from infertility to feather picking and from obsessive nesting behavior to abdominal enlargement with subsequent generalized malaise. Endoscopy with the aid of endoscopic aided biopsy and/or culture and sensitivity may be necessary in many cases of the afore mentioned clinical symptoms.

Chronic Egg Laying

The three species most commonly associated with excessive egg laying are budgerigars, cockatiels and lovebirds. In these species, the ovary is often a physiologic state of follicle production. Ovarian follicles in varying stages of maturation are usually visible via endoscopy. This condition often affects pet birds of the species mentioned above that generally have no males to stimulate the excessive follicle development.

Tumors (Neoplasia)

Ovarian tumor is not an uncommon finding. Clinical symptoms related to ovarian tumors may involve left leg paresis, abdominal distention, infertility and/or ascites. Some of the most common tumors include:

  • Granulosa Cell Tumors
  • Ovarian Carcinoma/ Adenocarcinoma
  • Lymphoid Tumors
  • Leiomyosarcomas
  • Fibrosarcoma

budgieOorphoritis

Inflammation and/or infection of the ovarian tissue may result in wrinkled, enlarged, firm and/or hemorrhagic appearing ovary. The yolk material within individual follicles may appear coagulated or ‘cooked’. Adhesions between follicles may occur. A milky covering mucus may be visualized on the surface of the ovary. Yolk sac peritonitis often resulted in coagulated yolk material being deposited in varying locations on or around the ovarian tissue. It is common to see abnormalities such as swelling, inflammation and/or discharge involving the oviduct.

Cystic Ovarian Disease

The ovum appears abnormal via endoscopy and may vary from soft to firm and fluctuating to pedunculate. Cystic follicles often are 4-5 times as large as the normal follicles for that species. In extreme cases, the cystic follicles may take up the entire left thoraco-abdominal quadrant and in selected cases may cause intestinal herniation in the abdominal wall.

Orlando Diaz-Figueroa, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Specialty)

Veterinary Services

Welcome to Lake Howell Animal Clinic

"Your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern."

Your Dog, Cat, and Exotics Veterinarian in Maitland, FL
Call us at (407) 628-8000

Veterinary Services:
  • Medical Care

  • Dental Care

  • Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Critical Care

  • Vaccinations

  • Boarding

  • Diet & Nutrition

  • Referrals

  • Education

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

We like the knowledge of both Dr.Diaz and Dr.Perez so much- we moved from another clinic we had been with for ten years. I highly recommend them both.

- Robin L. / Maitland, FL

I can say with much certainty that not many will do what you (Dr.Diaz) did for me. Not many are out there who have so much benevolence in their heart to help out others, particularly in the medical profession. My heart is filled with thankfulness towards you. I would also like to thank your staff which is equally as loving and caring. They showed tremedous sensitivity towards me and dealt with me in kindness.

- Vijai T. / Maitland, FL

Dr Perez has been the vet for my 3 dogs for over 5 years and I can't say enough good things about her care and the well being she has for my pups. Nancy is also very knowledgeable and wonderful. She takes the time needed to answer all my questions and gives me the best course of action when they're ill.

- Janis L. / Orlando, FL

Office Hours

WE ARE CLOSED FROM 12:00PM - 1:30PM ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS. DROP OFF AND PICK UP FOR OUR BOARDING FACILITY NO LATER THAN 5:00PM ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS AND NO LATER THAN 12:00PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.  
DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am1:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY HOURS

Lake Howell Animal Clinic will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5. We will open again on Friday, July 6 from 7am-6pm.

If you have an emergency with your pet, please contact the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Casselberry at 407-644-4449.

Contact

  • (407) 628-8000
  • 856 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL 32751
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