Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patient of the Week: Miracle Maggie

Every month Maggie is with us, is a gift. A Yorkshire Terrier, born the runt of her litter in April 2009, Maggie has faced numerous medical challenges since birth. The first clue for us, was her inability to rid herself of internal parasites, at a very young age, after repetitive treatments. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What Do Veterinary Technicians Do?

Just like a human hospital, vet’s offices need more than just doctors to keep things running smoothly. That’s why at VCA-VRA, we hire only the best veterinary technicians! While our veterinarians handle prescribing medicine and deciding on treatment, vet techs help do a lot of the heavy lifting when a sick pet comes to our animal hospital.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Patient of the Week: Lily Johnson

Lily Johnson was referred to the VRA emergency department on January 25th after being attacked by a larger dog on a walk. The owner was able to pick her up, however, the offending dog jumped up and snatched her away from the owner. A neighbor was fortunately able to help get the owner and Lily back to their house safely. Lily was taken to a nearby veterinarian and was stabilized with pain medicine, antibiotics and fluid support. Chest x-rays were taken and revealed multiple rib fractures and pneumothorax (free air in the chest). Lily was referred to us for further aggressive care and possible surgery.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Quick Look at the Benefits of Having a CT

As we’ve discussed in Pt. 1, The Benefits of CT Over X-Ray, and in Pt. 2, So What is CT Anyway, obviously, CT is much more efficient and accurate when compared to X-ray (or Ultrasound) and delivers conclusive results; often showing diagnosis that X-ray (and Ultrasound) have “missed”.