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Watch Lily Run After Her Second ACL Surgery

Check out these fantastic videos we received from Lily and her owners Gary and Cathy S. Lily had not one, but two ACL surgeries with Dr. Vinayak, one of our board-certified veterinary surgeons. We are so thrilled to see Lily happily running in the weeds and doing so well after her knee surgeries. Lily’s owners also sent us […]... READ MORE

Lucky is Breathing Quietly Following Surgery to Fix Her Tracheal Collapse

We received this great video from Lucky and her mom Leslie S. showing how well Lucky is doing after her surgery. Lucky was diagnosed with Tracheal Collapse last fall and soon after underwent surgery with Dr. Arathi Vinayak. Dr. Vinayak performed an Extraluminal Tracheal Ring Placement procedure to correct Lucky’s airway and help her breath […]... READ MORE

Stockings Follow Up: On the Road to Recovery

If you’ve been following the story of Stockings, a remarkable kitten born with severe birth defects in his rear legs and rescued by Tree House Humane Society, you’ll want to check out this great follow up piece by our friend Karen Meyer at ABC 7 Chicago. It’s hard to believe the story of this little […]... READ MORE

Surgery STAT: An overview of cutaneous mast cell tumors in dogs

The surgery department’s own Dr. Steven Neihaus contributes an article on mast cell tumors found in the skin of dogs to popular veterinary website DVM360. Click here to read the full article.... READ MORE

What’s Your Interpretation?

By Jason Crawford, DVM, DACVR “Nube” is a 16 year old spayed female DSH that presented to the emergency department after the owners were out of town for four days, and returned home to find “Nube” hunched over with difficulty using her rear limbs.  On physical examination, there was lumbar spinal pain and decreased rear […]... READ MORE

Kiko the Shiba Inu Returns to Agility Competition after Surgery

We received this wonderful video from Amy R. and her dog Kiko. Kiko and her mom participate in canine agility competitions, but after being diagnosed with a patellar luxation back in September, Kiko had to be sidelined.... READ MORE

A Case with an Unusual Twist – Minimally Invasive Testicular Torsion Surgery

Steven Neihaus, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Wrigley, a 5 month old male Golden Retriever mix, presented to the CVESC emergency room for vomiting, lethargy, panting and generalized discomfort over a 24 hour period. Physical exam was normal except for a painful abdomen and cryptorchid right testicle. Abdominal radiographs were taken and showed gastric and small intestinal […]... READ MORE

Evaluation of a Collagenase Generated Osteoarthritis Biomarker in the Synovial Fluid from Elbow Joints of Dogs with Medial Coronoid Disease and Unaffected Dogs

Adam Prink, DVM, Key Hayashi, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Sun-Young Kim, DVM, MS, James Kim, DVM and Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS Introduction Canine elbow dysplasia is a term used to describe a group of lesions primarily comprised of ununited anconeal process, osteochondrosis and fragmentation of the medial portion of the coronoid process.1 Of these, fragmentation of the medial […]... READ MORE

Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric and Obese Patients

Kevin Jones, DVM, CCRP Geriatric dogs and cats are a part of every general and specialty companion animal practice across the United States. Each patient has specific requirements to maintain his/her body in optimal condition. Having a healthy Body Condition Score (BCS) and a regular exercise routine is essential for these pets for increased longevity, […]... READ MORE

Palliative Radiation Therapy

Jayme Looper, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology) Chicago Veterinary Cancer Center Veterinary radiation oncology plays an integral role in the management of quality of life for many veterinary patients that have developed cancer, even when prognosis is poor for cure or long-term survival. Palliation of nonresectable or advanced cancers is an often overlooked capability of radiation […]... READ MORE