Our favorite ultrasonographer Dr. Wiley from Alamosa Enterprises came in and assisted us today. He did 2 ultrasounds and a biopsy on one of them to help diagnose a couple pets whos’ families are desperate for answers to their pet’s health issues.
After 8 years of unwavering service to our clinic, our sweet Peggy has retired. Many of you knew her as the best kennel tech you could ask for. She took care of and loved many of your pets over the years, and you could always count on her to pay close attention to them an notice anything that was off the mark. We will miss her dearly, but we’re so happy that she gets to take time to herself and travel and do what makes her happy. Please join us in wishing her the very best!
We love you Peggy, we’ll see you around!
Every now and then, we get to see something different that keeps us on our toes! This week, we’ve been working with a duck to get her back in tip top shape. Though we’re not specialists in Avian medicine, we have great success with Avian cases, and we hope this one will be no different.
While on vacation in Puerto Rico, Dr. Rickey ran across a baby chicken in need of some help! He was able to get the chick walking back with his flock without Momma getting upset. Go Dr. B!!!
Often, our practice is far busier than our small town staff can handle, especially when we are surprised by patients with longstanding, preventable issues. This little female dog was only four pounds and presented to us today with a uterine infection, a mammary tumor of her right sided chain, and huge ovarian cysts that must have been chronically painful.
We had to stop everything and take her into emergency surgery . Its hard to believe that this little gal had cyst the size of grapes on her ovaries. She ate within two hours of our getting this mess out, and that was the first meal in over two days. We hope she continues to mend. Please consider spaying your female pets to prevent disease! It is an important step in both saving money and longevity.
Remember that there is an old wives tale that a female dog should go through her first heat cycle before she is spayed. We have known for thirty years that this is not true and is not recommended. Feel free to open and read this one page handout: http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/mammary-tumors Let’s avoid having to deal with mammary cancer later in life, save money, and give our patients better odds at a nice, long, pain free life.
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