Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

What's new at IHPH

Can you guess what this is?


While working in the lab, Dr. Pawluk  was looking at a blood sample under the microscope from Meische (pronounced "My-chee"), her own dog, when she noticed a heart shaped cell.  This cell is a monocyte; a type of white blood cell that fights infection. This particular monocyte happened to have a nucleus shaped like of a heart which is very unusual! Perhaps Meische was telling her Mom how much she lovers her!