This is Biscuit – one of our favorite older feline patients. Biscuit had a carpal arthrodesis surgery (a fusion of his wrist) after having his carpus completely deranged following trauma. He is now eight weeks ‘post op’, out of his bandage and splint, and starting to use the limb well again, and on the road to a full recovery.
Oh, and he likes to snuggle and sit in laps when he comes to visit us…
(Here he is catching some quality time with Dr. Jana Norris at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital, San Fernando Valley.)
…not always true for two of our hard-working team-members – Rachelle Surrency, Chief Operating Officer, ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital Group, and Dr. Joyce Lee, who works in our Critical Care and Emergency Department at our San Fernando Valley Hospital.
Billy, a two year old Pacman frog, otherwise known as an Ornate Horned Frog, was brought to ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital (Los Angeles) on emergency for a possible dislocated shoulder. After we performed a complete physical exam, we found he had an impaction in his stomach which was so large it was pushing his arm and shoulder in an abnormal position.
Our ‘Exotics’ veterinarian, Dr. Petritz, anesthetized Billy to perform endoscopy of his stomach in coordination with one of our internal medicine specialists, Dr. Branter .
The great news is that Dr. Petritz, Dr. Branter and their team were able to relieve the impaction, and are happy to report Billy is back to his normal self, and croaking away.