Surgery-free solutions

Tallulah, an 8-year-old English bulldog, suddenly began exhibiting blood in her urine. Upon further inspection, Lindsay Merkel, DVM, DACVIM, suspected that Tallulah’s left ureter (a tube that connects the kidneys to the bladder) was draining blood into her bladder. Merkel referred Tallulah’s case to Chris Stauthammer, DVM, DACVIM, who spared Tallulah of an incision by first inspecting her bladder through a scope, and then injecting a solution that stopped the bleeding.

Now, Tallulah is back in action.

“This is only the second time that we have performed such a therapy,” Stauthammer says. “And it’s the first time we were able to do so without an incision. Tallulah has an excellent prognosis.” 

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Walking on sunshine

In 2016, Franny was rescued from a puppy mill, where she was kept in a small kennel her whole life. The 11-year-old Shetland Sheepdog was experiencing a severe deformity in both of her front legs from inflammatory arthritis. Leg wraps didn’t help, and bone eventually became exposed from the way Franny was having to awkwardly bear her weight.

Be on the lookout for equine infectious diseases this summer

As summer is officially here, and opportunities to travel with your horse abound, there are some infectious diseases of importance to protect your horse against. Please consult with your veterinarian about specific vaccination recommendations based on your horse’s specific needs.

VMC blanket drive

Join in the spirit of giving with the Veterinary Medical Center’s Holiday blanket drive!  Drop off new or gently used blankets and large towels from December 16th to December 23rd.