Our Veterinary Clinic’s Patients
This is our patient, Ya-Yo. He is an 8 year old Akita. He is about the nicest dog you’ll ever meet, and is the official firehouse dog for Engine 311 Hook and Ladder 158 in Queens. He enjoys lounging around the firehouse and taking strolls in his Springfield Gardens neighborhood. The guys at the firehouse take great care of him, and noticed a large tumor developing on his upper left eyelid, that was causing the eye to become red and irritated.
We successfully removed the tumor (which thankfully was benign) and corrected a lid abnormality called an entropion (this is when the lid rolls inward, causing severe irritation to the eye). Seen here, he is fully healed from the surgery. He is now back to taking leisurely walks through his neighborhood and resting with his adopted family at the firehouse.
This is our puppy patient Bruno. He’s a 6 month old bull dog – beagle mix. He’s awesome. The abnormal area seen at his left eye is the gland of the third eyelid. The condition is known as cherry eye. The gland is replaced and sewn into the conjunctiva to hold it in place. Shown here are the pre and post surgical photos.
This is Tiffany, an 8 year old mix breed dog. She looks scary, but she is a “gentle giant”. We diagnosed her with a severe infection of the uterus, known as a pyometra. This condition is relatively common amongst non-spayed middle aged – older female dogs. It can cause kidney failure, septic shock, and even death in some cases. Simple use of antibiotics is ineffective in clearing the infection. The primary treatment is emergency surgical removal of the uterus, aggressive fluid therapy and antibiotics. Tiffany did great! Shown here, the day after surgery, she is resting comfortably on one of our memory foam mattresses.