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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 38,502
38,502 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

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Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
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Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
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