She is an 11-year-old German Shepherd who came in Thursday night exhibiting signs of the dreaded “bloat”, also known as GDV. Her signs were subtle, but fortunately her owners brought her in anyway and she was able to get the surgery necessary to untwist her stomach. She is recovering well so far and hopefully will get to go home tomorrow. Best wishes Keisha!
Couldn’t resist snapping a picture of Haley here, all snug in her bed. Sending HUGE get well wishes her way!!
Thank you everyone for making THIS possible! Charm and her beautiful babies are all doing well.
Just received a generous donation to our VEC fund, in memory of Rusty Piechocki, a much beloved Welsh Corgi. Our thoughts are with you, and thank you for your support!
This little girl could use your help! Her name is Shay and she is 13 weeks old and less than 4 pounds. Another dog in her household got too rough yesterday and fractured her lower jaw. Miraculously, despite puncture wounds on the top of her head and on her chin, as little as she is, she has no evidence of head trauma or other serious injuries. We were able to stabilize the jaw last night, but she needs to see a surgeon about permanent repair. Her owner has some funds available to start the process, but worries she won’t have enough for surgery. If you are willing to donate towards Shay’s recovery, you can donate by clicking “DONATIONS” on the banner top right and we will pass the funds along. We take get well wishes too! Thank you!
Sadie needed an emergency c-section earlier this month, as a little female pup was blocking her birth canal and didn’t want to come out. That little girl was in serious shape as we could see via ultrasound that her heart rate was getting dangerously low. We went to surgery quickly and were able to save all the puppies- 7 in all! Her owner just shared with us these awesome pictures of all of them thriving. Great job Sadie!
Cash here has beat all the odds- he was diagnosed with a tumor on his spleen in August, and unfortunately, the vast majority of splenic tumors in Golden Retrievers are malignant and aggressive. However, after 4 months of Cash remaining asymptomatic, his family decided to pursue surgery to remove the spleen. His ultrasound and bloodwork revealed no evidence of systemic disease, so he had surgery last weekend. He is recovering remarkably well, and his biopsy came back today- it is a type of lymphoma that may be localized to just his spleen, in which case, his prognosis is good! Congratulations Cash and family! You deserved the good news!
This is Lola, a Japanese Chin who spent the last 2 nights with us after having ingested what we suspect was a toxin from outside. She went into severe shock and had a rough first night, but is doing much better now! Good luck on your continued recovery Lola!
Smokey has been living with us for about 3 weeks. He had a urinary obstruction and ended up needing surgery to fully correct the problem. It has been a long road, but he has the BEST family and they never gave up on him! Smokey, we are going to miss you terribly, but are so glad you are finally back with your family!
This little miracle is Nina, aka Puppy. She was run over by a car this weekend and came in with a very large abdominal wall hernia and a couple of fractured ribs. After repairing her hernia in surgery, we found that air was leaking dangerously into her chest cavity causing her lungs to collapse. It was a harrowing few hours of correcting THAT problem, but by the next day she posed for this picture looking so much better! Continue to get well Nina!