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Patient Success Story: Albert

Posted by: Cindy Rice

Patient Success Story: Albert

Albert
8-year-old Domestic Shorthair Cat
Owned by Sherry Sturgis
Twin City, Ga.

Editor's note: Albert's story was written by his owner Sherry Sturgis

Albert’s case depicts what the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital is all about. Albert was found as a stray under a car. Little did I know I was rescuing a kitten that would impact my life forever. He was my first child. He walked with me and loved me through years of difficult infertility, infertility treatments, a miscarriage, and then the success of a pregnancy. Albert slept on my belly throughout my pregnancy and welcomed home a new baby “brother” in 2011. He lived, loved, ran and played, like most cats; he just required more care and attention ...

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Patient Success Story: Woody

Posted by: Cindy Rice

Patient Success Story: Woody

Woody
30-year-old Thoroughbred Horse
Owned by Terry Gantt

Editor's note: Woody's story was written by his owner, Terry Gantt.

Woody came to me in June of 1994 as a 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding retired off the track. He had a full career of 101 starts with 10 First Place, 13 Second Place, and 14 Third Place Wins. It took a lot of work and patience to get the racehorse out of Woody. Fortunately for me he had a very sweet disposition and loved to jump. We became very close and had a lot of fun competing in local hunter shows

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Patient Success Story: Daisy

Posted by: Cindy Rice

Patient Success Story: Daisy

Daisy
5-year-old mixed breed
Owned by Barbara Miller and Judy Powell

Editor's note: Daisy's story was written by her owners, Barbara Miller and Judy Powell.

In September 2014, we were referred to the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital with our 5-year-old dog Daisy. She arrived in intense pain, and we were met at the car by a team of wonderful students who took over and were so kind to us and our dog. We met with the neurologist after testing and she explained to us that Daisy had two herniated discs and would require immediate surgery.  Daisy’s prognosis was 50-50 as she had virtually zero spinal cord response to her lower body.

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Canine Influenza Facts

Posted by: Kate Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM Jeremiah Saliki, DVM, PhD, DACVM

On May 19, 2015, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory determined that H3N2, a new strain of canine influenza responsible for an outbreak in the Midwest, was the cause of illness for a dog that had been diagnosed with canine influenza on May 15.

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Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event

Posted by: Cindy Rice

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The event was created to honor service animals and their work. Service animals include guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue and registered therapy animals. Registration is required for service animal owners and handlers to participate and is open through April 30.

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