We had a blast at the 2017 Long Beach Pride Festival!
We were in our booth Saturday and Sunday to hand out giveaways and information-and we met so many wonderful people! Our team had a great time at the booth, and we were proud to see Amanda from IT complete the 5K and take home a silver medal for being the second fastest woman in her age group!
His major interest is orthopedic trauma and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and he routinely presents his work internationally and is an active member of major national and international orthopedic programs including the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the AO (Association for the Study of Orthopedics), and the Orthopedic Research Society.
Dr. Guiot taught an AO course in Columbus, Ohio last April and enjoyed the lab instruction on dry bones!
We had a blast at ACVIM, which is a veterinary conference for all of the specialties under the Internal Medicine College such as cardiology, neurology, and internal medicine.
We spent two full days in our booth in the exhibit hall to meet new doctors, specialists, and technicians. It was so nice to catch up with old friends Luke and Indy from Puppy Up, and of course our veterinary pals.
Nico is a very big and very handsome Maine Coon who came to see Dr. Steve Cole at ACCESS San Fernando Valley. Maine Coons are one of the largest domestic breeds of cat and they’re the state cat of…you guessed it, Maine!
Dr. Clarisa Roblesis a board-certified neurologist and neurosurgeon who works at our Los Angeles hospital. She’s seen here performing a hemilaminectomy, a surgery in which a portion of the vertebra is removed.
Each vertebra contains two pedicles and lamina, which are bony sections that form the sides of the vertebral arch and function as a base for the vertebra. The purpose of a hemilaminectomy is to remove a portion of the pedicle and lamina while still maintaining the stability of the spine.
The removal of bone allows access into the spinal canal to remove any material compressing the spinal cord, such as herniated disc material or cancerous masses. This helps to release nerve tissue from pressure.
Captain Kappie came in through our South Bay Emergency Department for non-weight bearing lameness of his left front leg and a mysterious skin condition that developed shortly after he started treatment with an NSAID to manage his lameness.
Based on biopsy results, the mysterious skin condition was thought to be a reaction to a commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication reminding us all that, like people, pets can have reactions to prescription medications too! After 36 hours in the hospital, discontinuation of the NSAID, and initiating immunosuppressive treatment, Captain Kappie was back to normal. Dr. Marlene Townsell, an Internal Medicine specialist, is now managing Captain Kappie’s care, making sure he’s comfortable and his immune system stays in check!