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Milo makes it…

Milo is a two-year-old dog who came to ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital with severe injuries.

Milo was with a pet sitter, and just before he was about to be picked up, he went missing. Hours later, he was discovered on the roof of an apartment building next to the building where his pet sitter lives. Firefighters were able to get Milo off the roof and into the arms of his owners, who brought him to the hospital.

In addition to a broken metacarpal, or wrist, our doctors discovered that Milo did not have any feeling in his hind legs. His spine was broken in the middle, causing the spinal cord not to work. Dr. Laurent Guiot, a board-certified surgical specialist, performed a surgery to repair the spine and put it back into place.

Dr. Guiot was able to place a plate in Milo’s spine to stabilize it, as well as repairing the injury in his wrist. Today, he rests comfortably in our ICU with pain medication after two surgeries, receiving lots of love and careful cuddles from our team.

While Milo’s front legs are expected to function as normal, the severity of his injuries will likely render him permanently paralyzed from the waist down. With the help of a wheelchair specially made for dogs, Milo should be able to get around on his own for the first stage of his recovery.

We hope to have Milo go home with his family this weekend, and if anyone has information on how he sustained his injuries, they are encouraged to contact the LAPD.

 



The Woolsey Fire and Tipper’s Story…

WARNING: Graphic photos included.

Tipper, a young male cat, was found by ABC7 Reporter, Veronica Miracle, during the Woolsey Fire. According to Veronica, firefighters pulled Tipper from his burning home. Veronica then called around trying to find somewhere that could help him—that’s when she found ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital at Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley.

Tipper was admitted to the ICU on November 9th to be treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation. He had significant burns on his paws, belly, and chest, and had a wound over his right hip, which was surgically repaired. He had a feeding tube placed to ensure he was getting all the nutrients he needed to get better.

Thankfully, Tipper is microchipped, which made it possible for us to find his owners and reunite them while he was being treated!

After almost three weeks in the hospital, Tipper went home to be with his family on November 27th. He’s going to need regular bandage changes and he’s continuing his antibiotics and pain medication at home to keep him comfortable and continue the healing process.

“Remembering Sydney”

Please follow this link for a memorial honoring Sydney.

www.patrickmahaney.com/animal-treatment/memorial-for-sydney-the-goldendoodle/

Meet Milo

 

Milo is a super sweet eight-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. He was adopted along with his sister, Luna, and his owners noticed Milo wasn’t as active as she was, even though he seemed like he wanted to play. They then realized he seemed to be in pain when attempting to walk, run, or play.

It turns out Milo has severe joint disease — specifically hip and elbow dysplasia. Even though he’s just a baby, he moves as if he is a senior dog with arthritis.

His owners learned Milo would need state-of-the-art arthroscopy and joint replacement surgeries, and came to ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital to meet Dr. Laurent Guiot in the Bone & Joint Center.

Dr. Guiot presented Milo’s family with treatment options and they agreed surgery would be Milo’s best shot at walking, laying, and playing comfortably. Milo had his first procedure recently, on his elbows, and did well!

Can’t get enough of this cutie? Stay tuned for updates on his journey!

Grilling up good times…

Our San Fernando Valley hospital had a little cookout for the team this week and it was a blast! The team especially enjoyed our vegan options.






Dog Gets A Pacemaker In The Valley

Dr. Amelia Sinkin is a veterinary cardiologist, and just like human cardiologists, she sometimes has to implant a pacemaker in her patient.

A pacemaker monitors the heart to make sure everything is working properly. If the pacemaker detects an irregularity, it will send an electrical pulse to the heart to help get it back on track.

We Did the Wii Dance Challenge!

Our three hospitals went head-to-head in creating their own Wii Dance Challenge videos!

Who do you think did the best?

Go to our YouTube Channel to ‘like’ and comment on the video so we can see your votes!

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Saving Bhakti the Lynx

Bhakti is a Lynx that is in the care of an approved sanctuary and she wasn’t doing well.

At just five years old, she was experiencing lameness and ataxia, meaning she wasn’t in full control of her movements. Bhakti wasn’t able to jump, run or play – until she met Dr. Jeremy O’Neill and Dr. Yonathan Buks!

Check out our video to learn more.

*Certain exotic animals, like Bhakti the Lynx, are not meant to be kept as pets. She’s in the care of a sanctuary and is not kept as a house pet. Speak with a veterinarian, zoologist, or exotic animal professional when looking for a proper avian or exotic pet.

Mighty Mouse!

‘Little Mouse’ came to see the cardiology team at ACCESS San Fernando Valley.

We love the quality time we get with our patients, and the opportunity to bond with them!

Loving Lela…

Lela came to see board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Steve Cole, and stole the hearts of everyone she saw!

 

Locations

South Bay

2551 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504

Tel: (310) 320-8300 - Fax: (424) 293-7254

Los Angeles

9599 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Tel: (310) 558-6100 - Fax: (310) 558-6199

San Fernando Valley

20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Tel: (818) 887-2262 - Fax: (818) 704-0323

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