Patient Of The Week Candidates for the week of March 4th – 8th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  March 4th – 8th, 2013

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient. The poll is in the far right column under our YouTube channel.
The patient with the most votes wins the “Patient of the Week” title.

Then the POTW with the most votes in a month will be dubbed Azzore’s Patient of the Month, and will receive an extra special prize package from the Azzore Staff.

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Harriet

is a 15 year old Airedale, who suffered from a mass on her right elbow, and on her face. Dr. Kaga at Town & Country Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed Tumor excisions. The prognosis is fair for uncomplicated soft tissue healing. It is very likely that tumor recurrence on the maxilla will be noted within 1-12 weeks. When tumor recurs an enucleation should be considered immediately.

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Holly

is a 9 year 5 month old Rottweiler who suffered from Right forelimb lameness. Dr. Preston at Best Friends Pet Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan. The prognosis is good for recovery from the procedure. The long term prognosis will be discussed after a definitive diagnosis is obtained.

 

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Saur

is a 10 year 8 month old American Pitbull mix, who suffered from swelling on the lateral aspect of the stifle. Saur had a TTA in 2010 and had recovered well until recent swelling. Dr. Hayden at Village Pet Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a hardware removal. The prognosis is good for return to normal weight bearing, maturation of the healed bones and closure of the pin sites.

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Heidi

is a 10 year 5 month old Dachshund, who suffered from suspected squamous cell carcinoma on the digital pad of the fourth digit. Dr. Hartman at Hartman Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Digit Amputation. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing. The biopsy results will help determine the long term prognosis.

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Kramer

is a 7 year 9 month old Labrador Retriever, who suffered from lameness in the right fore. Dr. Mounts at Briarwood Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Osteophyte removal. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Little Lulu

is a 10 year 11 month old Yorkshire Terrier, who suffered from shoulder luxation. Dr. Lechelt at Rodney Parham Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed an Luxation Reduction. The prognosis is good for normal osseous healing.  Bandage care and exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

 

 

 

 

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Tibby

is a Terrier mix, who suffered from cervical pain. Dr. Remer at Remer Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and Ventral Slot. The prognosis is good for healing and resolution of cervical pain.

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Blackie

is a 9 1/2 year old Dachshund who suffered from right rear lameness. Dr. Baeyens at North Hills Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed Radiographs of rear limbs, Fine needle aspirate of soft tissue mass right metatarsus . The prognosis is good for recovery from the procedure. The fine needle aspirate results will be used to determine treatment options and prognosis.

 

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Buddy

is an 11 year 9 month old Labrador Retriever who suffered from a mass on the left of the maxilla. Dr. Turner at Cornerstone Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew. Dr. Dew performed CT Scan. The prognosis is good for recovery from the procedure but the long term prognosis is poor.

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Tweaker

is a Rat Terrier who suffered from severe glaucoma. Dr. Brown at Hot Springs Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed an enucleation. The prognosis is good for recovery.

 

 

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Perro Negra

is an 8 year old Labrador Retriever who suffered from corneal defect. Dr. McCarver at Southwest City Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival Pedicle Graft. The prognosis is good for recovery and resolution of the defect.

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