Veterinary Medicine Specialists of D/FW

★★★★★
  • 2700 W. State Hwy 114

    Grapevine, TX 76051

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  • 682-223-9770

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We cant thank Dr. Caeley Melmed enough for her excellent treatment of our dogs Angelee and Bear. Angelee, diagnosed with Cancer in September of 2010, was the first dog Dr. Melmed treated. Her compassion for the well-being of our dog (and us) left us with no doubts about the type of care and treatment our dogs would receive. When our Golden Retriever, Bear, was also diagnosed with Cancer in October of 2013, one of the first things she helped us understand was our treatment options. The overall goal was to make sure neither of our pets was in pain and that they had a good quality of life while under her care. Angelee lived for 2 more years, she continued to play and eat well and at times I seriously doubted she was even ill. She truly was a happy dog all the way to the end of her sweet life.
Bear, or as I often refer to as my heart, is currently under her great care. We appreciate her honesty when it comes to what we should expect with his diagnosis. She has been very meticulous in explaining our options and what we can expect from those treatments. Bear is probably not going to beat this horrible disease but we are confident he is going to have the best care possible provided by the best specialist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
We recommend Dr. Melmed to anyone that considers their animals as part of their family. You will not find a more competent and caring veterinary specialist in this area.

Respectfully,
Robert & Velina U.

5
★★★★★

We cant thank Dr. Caeley Melmed enough for her excellent treatment of our dogs Angelee and Bear. Angelee, diagnosed with Cancer in September of 2010, was the first dog Dr. Melmed treated. Her compassion for the well-being of our dog (and us) left us with no doubts about the type of care and treatment our dogs would receive. When our Golden Retriever, Bear, was also diagnosed with Cancer in October of 2013, one of the first things she helped us understand was our treatment options. The overall goal was to make sure neither of our pets was in pain and that they had a good quality of life while under her care. Angelee lived for 2 more years, she continued to play and eat well and at times I seriously doubted she was even ill. She truly was a happy dog all the way to the end of her sweet life.
Bear, or as I often refer to as my heart, is currently under her great care. We appreciate her honesty when it comes to what we should expect with his diagnosis. She has been very meticulous in explaining our options and what we can expect from those treatments. Bear is probably not going to beat this horrible disease but we are confident he is going to have the best care possible provided by the best specialist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
We recommend Dr. Melmed to anyone that considers their animals as part of their family. You will not find a more competent and caring veterinary specialist in this area.

Respectfully,
Robert & Velina U.

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In June 2010, our beloved cat Dracule challenged the myth that cats have nine lives. Thanks to Dr. Caeley Melmed and her team at Veterinary Medicine Specialists of DFW, along with the Animal Emergency Hospital of N.Texas, Dracule is alive, healthy, and very happy today. We first met Dr. Melmed when our 5 yr-old cat Dracule had a near-death experience that began with subtle symptoms on 6/16/2010. We noticed Dracule licking a stone Aztec temple statue brought home months earlier from a trip to Mexico. While Dracule was known to eat anything, we noted this odd behavior and quickly relocated the statue to a higher shelf. Later we noticed him licking the exact spot on the shelf where the statue had previously been placed. Then Friday evening something more bizarre happened, Dracule didnt try to steal our dinner. This was exceptionally unusual behavior for our voracious eater. That Saturday morning we had a previously scheduled veterinarian appointment for our dog Pete and called to see if Dracule could get a quick check up too. Dracule appeared fine and we felt silly telling the veterinarian that we were concerned because Dracule didnt try to steal our food nor did he lick every crumb from his bowl. Bloodwork, a fecal and a B12 injection was given. We went home to wait for the lab results to come in on Monday. On Sunday, 6/20/2010, Dracule was more listless so we took him to the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas. Since we didnt do x-rays, we were concerned that Dracule might have an internal blockage and knew this hospital had relationships with specialized veterinarians. The attending ER veterinarian examined Dracule and promptly contacted the lab to intercept the prior days blookwork results. To our horror we learned that his red blood cell count (HCT) was 10.7 percent (normal range is 25 - 45 percent). The ER vet ran in-house bloodwork to discover Dracules count had dropped to 7.6 percent. X-rays didnt show any significant findings so Dracule was immediately placed in an oxygen tent, given antibiotics, and prepped for a life-saving blood transfusion. Yes, our cat named Dracule needed blood. We were given a guarded prognosis that he would survive the transfusion. To add to the stress, Dracules blood didnt match the hospitals donor cats. After four cross-matches, we hit a match with one of the three cats I borrowed from friends. Fittingly, the ideal match was a formerly abandoned cat who was solid black, chunky, and could have been easily mistaken for Dracule. We found Dracule as an abandoned 6 wk old kitten so it was a perfect match. Dracule earned his name by his vampire bat-like play with our other cats, which included him running, jumping on their backs, and biting their necks. At the time, he was so tiny that it was amusing.
Dracule survived the transfusion and on Monday he was transferred to Dr. Melmeds care. In attempts to diagnose his illness, she performed bone marrow aspirations, ultrasounds, further blood tests, and a series of hormone injections that would, with hope, get his body to begin producing red blood cells on its own.
Finally, 4 days later, we were able to take our beloved cat home with a recheck schedule for 2 days later. At that recheck, Dracules HCT was 24 percent. While still below normal, we were given some relief that this increase meant that his body was responding to the treatments.
Needless to say we are beyond grateful to Dr. Melmed and her team and the ER clinic for saving our cats life. Dracule has regularly scheduled rechecks with Dr. Melmed. These rechecks proved to be most valuable because at his one-year anniversary recheck his lab work revealed signs of possible relapse. Dr. Melmed prescribed medication and once again got his body functioning properly.
Thank you Dr. Melmed for giving us the opportunity to treasure every meow and purr for many more years and for us to dote on Dracule, making him one ridiculously spoiled cat.

DeAnna and Sebastien
Dracules people

5
★★★★★

In June 2010, our beloved cat Dracule challenged the myth that cats have nine lives. Thanks to Dr. Caeley Melmed and her team at Veterinary Medicine Specialists of DFW, along with the Animal Emergency Hospital of N.Texas, Dracule is alive, healthy, and very happy today. We first met Dr. Melmed when our 5 yr-old cat Dracule had a near-death experience that began with subtle symptoms on 6/16/2010. We noticed Dracule licking a stone Aztec temple statue brought home months earlier from a trip to Mexico. While Dracule was known to eat anything, we noted this odd behavior and quickly relocated the statue to a higher shelf. Later we noticed him licking the exact spot on the shelf where the statue had previously been placed. Then Friday evening something more bizarre happened, Dracule didnt try to steal our dinner. This was exceptionally unusual behavior for our voracious eater. That Saturday morning we had a previously scheduled veterinarian appointment for our dog Pete and called to see if Dracule could get a quick check up too. Dracule appeared fine and we felt silly telling the veterinarian that we were concerned because Dracule didnt try to steal our food nor did he lick every crumb from his bowl. Bloodwork, a fecal and a B12 injection was given. We went home to wait for the lab results to come in on Monday. On Sunday, 6/20/2010, Dracule was more listless so we took him to the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas. Since we didnt do x-rays, we were concerned that Dracule might have an internal blockage and knew this hospital had relationships with specialized veterinarians. The attending ER veterinarian examined Dracule and promptly contacted the lab to intercept the prior days blookwork results. To our horror we learned that his red blood cell count (HCT) was 10.7 percent (normal range is 25 - 45 percent). The ER vet ran in-house bloodwork to discover Dracules count had dropped to 7.6 percent. X-rays didnt show any significant findings so Dracule was immediately placed in an oxygen tent, given antibiotics, and prepped for a life-saving blood transfusion. Yes, our cat named Dracule needed blood. We were given a guarded prognosis that he would survive the transfusion. To add to the stress, Dracules blood didnt match the hospitals donor cats. After four cross-matches, we hit a match with one of the three cats I borrowed from friends. Fittingly, the ideal match was a formerly abandoned cat who was solid black, chunky, and could have been easily mistaken for Dracule. We found Dracule as an abandoned 6 wk old kitten so it was a perfect match. Dracule earned his name by his vampire bat-like play with our other cats, which included him running, jumping on their backs, and biting their necks. At the time, he was so tiny that it was amusing.
Dracule survived the transfusion and on Monday he was transferred to Dr. Melmeds care. In attempts to diagnose his illness, she performed bone marrow aspirations, ultrasounds, further blood tests, and a series of hormone injections that would, with hope, get his body to begin producing red blood cells on its own.
Finally, 4 days later, we were able to take our beloved cat home with a recheck schedule for 2 days later. At that recheck, Dracules HCT was 24 percent. While still below normal, we were given some relief that this increase meant that his body was responding to the treatments.
Needless to say we are beyond grateful to Dr. Melmed and her team and the ER clinic for saving our cats life. Dracule has regularly scheduled rechecks with Dr. Melmed. These rechecks proved to be most valuable because at his one-year anniversary recheck his lab work revealed signs of possible relapse. Dr. Melmed prescribed medication and once again got his body functioning properly.
Thank you Dr. Melmed for giving us the opportunity to treasure every meow and purr for many more years and for us to dote on Dracule, making him one ridiculously spoiled cat.

DeAnna and Sebastien
Dracules people

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