Sam is a patient that will always be in the hearts of all of us here at Pet Medical Center. He was one of the most well-mannered dogs we had the privilege of caring for. He passed away peacefully on February 1st of this year, after a long battle with cancer that started approximately 16 months ago. After having part of his bladder resected due to a carcinoma, Sam went through chemotherapy and was able to live a normal life until additional lesions appeared in his lungs and left eye.
Sam was one of those dogs that came in to the hospital with his tail wagging, always eager to see his friends (the doctors and staff) and make new friends with everyone sitting in the lobby. He was extremely social, and made sure to greet everyone he saw. He would greet you with a smile (literally!) and would sit on your feet with his tail thumping the floor as he gazed up at you. Such a sweet boy! He thoroughly enjoyed his visits here.
During his visits, if he required any treatments, he would happily venture to the treatment area. For some reason, he always wanted to go to the radiology room, and jump up on the x-ray table! (Perhaps he liked having his picture taken?) Getting a blood sample from Sam was a breeze, he didn’t even flinch for vaccinations, and was just happy to have people touching him.
Our hearts go out to Sam’s family in their time of loss. He will be missed greatly and we will think of him often.
Meet Bailey, our Pet Medical Center pet of the Month for September, 2014!
Bailey is an active, happy three year old Akita who injured his knee. Dr. Bach diagnosed him with a common canine injury called ruptured anterior (cranial) cruciate ligament rupture. The best treatment for this condition is surgery. Bailey had his surgery here at Pet Medical Center by a board certified veterinary surgeon and is recovering well. He was very brave and sweet while he was hospitalized and always appreciative of a pet or snuggle from one of our dedicated animal nurses. We expect Bailey to make a full recovery, and be back to his normal life soon!
For more information on this type of injury: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1975
For more information on the surgery Bailey got (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy – TPLO): http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3547
Meet Sam, our June, 2014 Pet of the Month! Sam is an 8 year old Golden Retriever. He is a super nice and handsome boy who always greets us with a smile, literally! In March, his mom noticed he was urinating more frequently with some blood in it. Suspecting a routine bladder infection, she brought him in to be evaluated. Ultimately he was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bladder cancer. He had surgery at Pet Medical Center by a surgical specialist and is currently being given ancillary medical treatment by an oncology specialist.
He is taking it all in stride! His mom says he is still smiling at home. She says, “You wouldn’t even know he was sick!” We are proud of Sam and his family and wish him the best of luck!
We found Charlie on our way home one night. The coyotes were waiting for us to leave him there so that they could attack him.
We took Charlie home with us and on 3/19/2013 we took him to your center. Charlie was approximate 4 months old at the time we found him. It has been a long recovery progress for him but he is doing great now.
He is just the sweetest boy ever!
Thank you so much for your support and help in his recovery process.
Written by Doug and Jeri Lee Ingles – Charlie’s Owners
Titan and Sampson
The weekend of May 12th Robb and I were walking through the mall and Robb always makes it a point to stop in the Pet Store to check out all their animals. I happened to come a across a baby Chug and thought he was the cutest thing ever. However, I didn’t think he was $1,600 cute lol. When we got home Robb went online looking for Chugs and came across a Craiglist posting for 8 Chugs (2 females and 8 males). On Monday, March 14th we went to go see them and only the boys were left. I immediately was attracted to the lightest colored one because he looked exactly like the one we had seen in the
mall. So that afternoon we brought home 8 week old Titan. We went to go see the Circus Du Soleil show on Wednesday which was Titan’s first night by himself and we felt bad leaving him all alone. So by the end of the week Titan’s brother, Sampson was added to our family. Shortly thereafter (1 1/2 weeks later to be exact) Robb secured a contracting job overseas. So it has been just me and the boys. Titan and Sampson enjoy hanging out in the backyard, laying out in the grass, chasing eachother or fighting like they are in a UFC fighing ring lol. As much as they enjoy each others company don’t be fooled by their cuteness. They fight over their chew toys, rawhides, chew sticks and hide them from eachother. They are currently just a little over 3 months old and they have learn to sit and go to their beds for their treats. They are also on their way to being potty trained and just recently leash trained. I am anxiously awaiting their final shots in August so we can go on walks and I can start taking them to places with me to show them off!! It will be neat to watch them grow and see all their changes between now and when Robb returns next June
- Written by Debbie, Titan and Sampson’s owner
On May 15th I met Titan! He had come in for his first visit at 8 weeks old and he brightened my day just by being carried through the door. He had such a cool little personality and so darn cute! . After Titan was done receiving his first set of vaccines, I asked one of the technicians how he did and even she was amazed at how easy going he was throughout the entire visit. Although I enjoy all the wonderful patients we have at Pet Medical Center, for some reason I kept thinking of Titan that day and it made me smile.
For a moment I was concerned to see him (or what I thought was him ) being carried back in by his dad ( Robb ) only six days later. To my surprise- Titan had a brother in his litter and Robb decided to go back to where he got Titan and get him too. His name is Sampson and sure enough he was just as breath-taking to me as his brother was. Robb, who is retired military, had joked when he came in that second time with ANOTHER new addition, that his wife, Debbie was probably going to kill him for adopting not one…but TWO rambunctious 9-week-old puppies for her to deal with by herself right before he headed overseas for a year for work.
To watch them walk in now every few weeks with their mom, showing off new manners and tricks they have learned since their last visit, still brings that same smile to my face. My hat is off to Deb for having two very well-behaved little boys and being to take on the whole ” puppy thing ” while solo for the time being. I’m glad I have the opportunity to continue to watch them learn and grow.
- Written by Kaylan, Receptionist