my new 3 week old foster puppies! Perks of shelter medicine: PUPPIES AND KITTENS!!!
This all came out of one itty bitty puppy.
Truly loving shelter medicine. Getting to work with every breed from chihuahuas to Irish Wolfhound (Seriously the biggest dog!!) I am beginning to think cats come in every color under the sun. We have the post-easter bunnies start to be surrendered.
Spending my summer interning at the county animal shelter’s veterinary clinic.
The little piglet up there was a hog that the vet needed to do a health check before animal control office released it to a better location. The guinea pig was waking up from her spay surgery. The stone was a bladder stone collected from a pomeranian. The cutie in the bottom is about the the size of a frenchie. She is also being fostered out at the moment.
We spend the morning spaying and neutering shelter animals, TNR cats and a few animals from a public assistance program. The afternoon is spent making rounds of the shelter animals. I am seeing such a wide variety of animals in all sorts of conditions.
I’ll try an update more!
Decided to go red, thought the name was appropriate.
"Diarrhea, some people think it’s funny but it’s really wet and runny."
We focused on the respiratory system today in necropsy. One of the lung tumors was from from TVT or transmissible venereal tumor. it started in the nasal cavity went to lymph nodes and then to lungs.
Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor is kind of a unique tumor. It is transmissible between two dogs, typically during copulation. It is really common in Grenada. Tumors are usually on the genitals. It doesn’t typically metastasize.
So they guess this dog inhaled the tumor cells and developed a tumor within its nose!
This is just a jotting down of notes from my tablet. Not really useful for studying purposes but it makes me keep listening during path lab.
FNA: fine needle aspirate
Horse limbs are crazy. Ca-razy. Sometimes you forget because it’s been 3 years since you dissected one in first year anatomy but let me tell, that all comes back around. In hopes of somewhat retaining what I learned this block, I’m going to make some posts explaining limbs and the kind of diseases and treatments we see in different areas of the limbs. It’s too late to do it right this instant but that’s why the gods of vet school invented off blocks! Until then!