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Recovery of Roz

Meet Roz Kirk. Roz had been attacked by two dogs in September. He suffered severe injuries to on the abdominal inguinal skin and muscle. When Roz came to us in October, he was dehydrated, not eating and had developed pressure sores from the bandaging. Along with the massive wounds, Roz had contracted a Pseudomonas infection, […]

Acupuncture in Animals

Acupuncture is the process of placing needles below the skin to help stimulate muscles and nerve fibers to promote healing. Acupuncture points are located where nerves enter or pass between muscles and fascia. Stimulation of these points helps to relax tissues and release mediators that reduce pain and inflammation. The needles used in acupuncture can […]

June Patient of the Month

Waylon is our June patient of the month.  She was riding in the back of a pick up truck when she fell/jumped out and shattered her femur.  Although the vehicle was not traveling very fast, it was enough to cause some serious damage.  Broken bones such as the femur or the humerus can actually be […]

April Patient of the Month

Spur is our April Patient of the Month.  While he was playing at the dog park one night, he was rolled by a larger dog.  He came up with a limp and was taken to PETS, the small animal emergency hospital and then brought to All West Veterinary Hospital the next day for a cast and […]

Mango – March POM

Our March Patient of the Month is Mango, the Sun Conure.  Mango came to All West Veterinary Hospital with a broken leg.  The broken bone was Mango’s right tibiotarsal bone.  He was taken to surgery and the fracture was repaired by ESF, which is external skeletal fixation.  This technique allows the fracture site to be […]

February Patient of the Month

Meet our February Patient of the Month – Blue the Cat Unlike our previous patients of the month, Blue has had no illnesses. He is a completely healthy 1 year old indoor cat. So you may wonder why we are featuring him this month! He has a super power – he is a blood donor! […]

Meet Baby, our January Patient of the Month!

Baby is a 3 year old female Neopoliton Mastiff who presented to the pet emergency clinic (PETS) when her mom came home to find her lethargic and gagging. Baby was able to walk into PETS, but collapsed shortly after arrival. Her oxygen levels (sPO2) were dangerously low, so the doctor decided to sedate Baby and […]

December Patient of the Month!

Meet Rudy, our December patient of the month! Rudy is sweet little Pomeranian mix puppy. At just 16 weeks old Rudy was doing what any puppy loves to do, playing with his bigger dog friends! During all the playtime fun Rudy sadly got stepped on by the bigger dogs. Shortly after the incident Rudy’s parents […]

October Patient of the Month

This is Hank (on the left), our October Patient of the Month!  His Mom, Sam, is one of our large animal technicians.  Sam noticed one night that Hank was acting like he didn’t feel well – he was a little lethargic and seemed like he may be a bit nauseous as he was drooling.  He […]

September Patient of the Month

The fall has been busy here at All West, but we did have an interesting case in September we still wanted to post as our patient of the month. This horse is a 6 year old Missouri Fox Trotter.  He was seen in the field for lameness that was present for several days in his […]

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