Archives: Patient of the Day

Featured Pets of Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology, Colorado (303) 874-2081

Patient of the Day: Bandit, Bassett Hound

If you ever need help sweeping your floors, I’m sure this guy can help!!! This long eared one is Bandit. Bandit is a 7yr old Bassett Hound, and he came to us on emergency on Tuesday. Bandit was running down the stairs when he yelped, and could not get up. He went to his regular […]

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Patient of the Day: Daisy

Daisy has the whitest, softest and fluffiest fur! Ms. Daisy presented 45 days ago after experiencing sudden neck pain and inability to walk. Daisy saw Dr. Lane last month and was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in her neck. Daisy was been treated with medications until her mother could save money to have surgery performed. […]

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Patient of the Day: Caesar

Mr. Irresistible is in the house! Caesar, the “Grumpy Cat” (the kitty internet sensation) of the dog world. He is a sensation here in the hospital, and in no way grumpy!!! Casear came to see us for neck pain, and occasional yelping. He had a cervical MRI on June 9th, and was diagnosed with an instability […]

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Patient of the Day: Panda, Collie Mix

This long tongue belongs to Panda! No, not the actual Panda Bear, but this super soft boy looks very much like one! Panda is a 7-year-old Collie mix, who has a 2-year history of non-painful gaiting changes… getting clumsy, and not being able to climb onto the couch being primary complaints. He originally came to […]

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Patient of the Day: Zeus, Rottweiler

Zeus, a 7-year-old Rottweiler diagnosed with diffuse cerebellar dysfunction in 2012. Even though his condition causes tremors and affects his ability to stand and walk without assistance, Zeus doesn’t let it curtail his sweet disposition and puppy-like playful attitude! With the help of a body harness, Zeus’ loving parents are able to lift this 108lb […]

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Patient of the Day: Barkley

No, this is not ‘Dobby’ from Harry Potter! His name is Barkley! Barkley returned after a 6-year hiatus from back surgery with Dr. Lane. Barkley presented with neck pain and inability to move his right side. An emergency MRI on Saturday showed he had ruptured a disk in his neck. Surgery was performed immediately after […]

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Patient of the Day: Zoee Belle Pinsinski, Yellow Labrador Retriever

Dr Lane, I know I was a little out of character post op, I truly apologize for my behavior. I wanted to let you know I have been a very compliant patient since I’ve been home and my family is indebted to you for saving my life!!! With great appreciation, Zoee Belle Pinsinski Simply click here […]

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Patient of the Day: Pumpkin, Dachshund

This is Pumpkin, a 9-year-old female Dachshund, who came into us as a transfer from the Emergency Department on February 1st. She presented painful, unable to walk, and had been declining for 7 days. Dr. Lane performed an MRI and diagnosed a ruptured disc, then took her to surgery and performed a hemilaminectomy. Her surgery was […]

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Patient of the Day: Bambi

Meet Bambi, our newest patient who transferred to us yesterday morning after presenting to the emergency department unable to walk. It’s not uncommon for our patients to present not walking, but when they weigh over 200 pounds it’s kind of a big deal! Bambi is going to have an MRI this morning and luckily for […]

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Patient of the Day: Hoss, St. Bernard

Hoss is a 10.5 year old St. Bernard mix who presented on an emergent basis yesterday for neck pain and right front leg lameness. He was referred to Dr. Lane for a definitive diagnosis. Hoss underwent an MRI study of his neck and shoulder this morning. The source of pain was determined to be his […]

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Patient of the Day: Cooper

This is Cooper… isn’t he adorable? He presented to his regular vet a little over a week ago for neck pain. They decided to try medical management, which was unsuccessful as he went back for a re-check on Friday screaming in pain and beginning to knuckle (drag the top of his front paws on the […]

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Patient of the Day: Sigmund, Black Short-Hair Cat

Sigmund is a VERY special kitty. His regular veterinarian sent him to RMVN last week for not being able to walk well with his hind limbs. It turns out that he actually had a disk that needed repairing. The special part about Sigmund (other that he is an awesome kitty) is that it is extremely […]

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Patient of the Day: Ninja, Japanese Chin

This is Ninja!!! He’s a little Japanese Chin that presented for being weak in his hind legs. The RMVN patient care technicians have assessed him and gotten him settled in his doggie condo to await Dr. Lane’s exam. He very comfortable, so comfy that right after this photo was taken he laid down in his […]

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Patient of the Day: Riley

Hello, my name is Riley. I’m having a great time here at RMVN! I had surgery yesterday with Dr. Lane for a malformation of my cervical spine and I feel great! I love all my technicians and Dr. Lane too. They keep telling me I shouldn’t get up yet so I’m trying to be a […]

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Patient of the Day: Chica Bean

Chica Bean transferred to RMVN yesterday from our emergency department, unable to move her hind legs. Her owners only adopted her a month ago but love her so much they didn’t even question having little Chica go to surgery. Dr. Lane came in early yesterday morning to perform her procedure before he started his appointments. She’s […]

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Patient of the Day: Greta

This brown-eyed beauty is Greta. Greta presented to Central Veterinary Emergency on January 6th with a recent history of lethargy, inactivity, and dullness, as well as decreased vision. CVES recommended a neuro consult, which was performed by Dr. Lane. Greta had an MRI and CSF tap on Wednesday. Dr. Lane diagnosed Left Frontal Encephalitis. She is […]

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Patient of the Day: Nessie

This beautiful girl is Nessie, who had 4 hours of MAJOR surgery yesterday and is being such a good patient! Nessie had a nerve sheath tumor affecting her left front leg. Her tumor was on her 8th cervical nerve and was causing unrelenting pain. Dr. Lane had to remove the affected nerve from the spinal cord. […]

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Patient of the Day: Brian, Boston Terrier

It’s too bad you can’t hear what Brian is saying in this photo. He’s so happy to be going home after his ventral slot surgery last week that he howls every time you talk to him! If you’ve ever met a Boston Terrier, you know how sweet they sound when they howl. We’ll miss his […]

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Patient of the Day: Bella Luna

This is Bella Luna. She presented through the emergency department last night because she was unable to walk on her hind legs. In the middle of the night she started losing motor function so Dr. Lane was called in to perform emergency MRI + back surgery at 3am Christmas morning, before the paralysis became irreversible. Bella […]

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Patient of the Day: Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie, from the DDFL, came in for an exam with Dr. Lane because she was reluctant to jump up or do stairs. As you may have noticed from recent posts, Dr. Lane sees shelter pets from all around the Denver Metro area. We are always happy to see shelter animals and facilitate them getting […]

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Patient of the Day: Skittles

Skittles has experienced progressive visual dysfunction and behavior change. Skittles parents have pushed for the best for their family member. After undergoing MRI of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid analysis, Skittles is undergoing aggressive immunotherapy for inflammation of the brain and visual nerves. As you can see, we are ready to start chasing the squirrels again…. […]

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Patient of the Day: Da Vinci

This sweet Basset Hound is “Da Vinci”…no relationship to Leonardo. Da Vinci is a 10 year old Basset Hound who experienced a 2 day period of reluctance to climb stairs. Da Vinci’s mother found him unable to move his rear legs Sunday morning. The local fire department arrived at Da Vinci’s home, to help load […]

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Patient of the Day: Nemo

Dr. Lane frequently sees animals from various rescues and animal shelters. Nemo was evaluated last week for the Evergreen Animal Protection League. Nemo came to the animal shelter very weak in his rear legs, muscle wasting in his hindquarters and very ataxic (wobbly) when he walked. Dr. Lane put Nemo on a trial of steroids […]

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Patient of the Day: Miss Ralphie

Miss Ralphie is a repeat offender here at Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Dr. Lane performed surgery on Ralphie in March of 2012 and she recovered very well! Unfortunately Ralphie had another disk rupture further down her spine last week and Dr. Lane had to perform surgery again on Monday. Once again, Ralphie is doing great! […]

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Patient of the Day: Dante

It is very important to keep a patient that just came out of surgery warm, as evidenced by our facebook photo today of Dante. He’s cuddled up with his blanket and one of our Bair Hugger warmers. Dante just came out of surgery about an hour and a half ago and was transfered back to […]

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Patient of the Day: Leo

Leo transferred to RMVN from our emergency department last Thursday because he was unable to walk. This may seem like a common problem with neurology patients, but Leo is a little different than our average disk extrusion. Dr. Lane diagnosed Leo with an infarction on the right side of his brain. An infarction is similar […]

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Patient of the Day: Moxon

Last Thursday Moxon’s mom woke up to find him unable to use his hind legs. He experienced pain and was seen by his regular veterinarian, but his symptoms continued to worsen. When Moxon arrived at the VRCC he was seen on an emergency basis by Dr. Lane, who found he had minimal feeling in his […]

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Patient of the Day: Max

Max is one of the friendliest patients this week! He was diagnosed with Peripheral Vestibular disease, also referred to as Old Dog Vestibular Disease. Idiopathic disorder (which means the cause is unknown) affects the balance center in the brain, causing vertigo. Dogs with this problem often have symptoms, including nystagmus (eyes bouncing back and forth) […]

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Patient of the Day: Bandit

Bandit was rushed to RMVN for an emergency exam yesterday afternoon and within the hour underwent emergency MRI and surgery. He’s doing great today and is right on track to go home in a few days. Some of you may notice the large percentage of Dachshunds on our facebook page. There are a number of […]

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Patient of the Day: Jager

Jager is an 8 year old male Schnauzer who was brought in on emergency yesterday, displaying back pain after being jumped on by his housemate. Following MRI evaluation this morning, Jager went straight to surgery to repair a disc in his cervical spine. He is recovering quietly this morning, snug in a bug with his […]

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Patient of the Day-Buddy

Buddy is an 8 year old male English Bulldog that experienced his first seizure at the end of October. When Buddy continued to have seizures, even after being placed on an anti-convulsant, he was brought in to see us for an appointment this afternoon. Buddy came in as a sweet and VERY energetic boy that […]

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Patient of the Day-Bandit

Bandit is a 5 year old male Dachshund who came to us with no motor function or deep pain in his rear legs. He went into emergency surgery immediately, hoping to restore some function to his rear legs. A few days passed after surgery and Bandit was still not displaying any movement in his back […]

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Patient of the Day-Vienna

This adorable lady is Vienna. Her dachshund brother had surgery with Dr Lane in 2009. Vienna heard that we have such a good time here at RMVN that she wanted to try it out as well! She went down in the hind end and was unable to move her legs on Friday afternoon. Vienna had […]

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Patient of the Day-Ginger

This hard to resist face is Ginger Johnson. She is a bit shy at first but once you get to know her she is very sweet. She came to see Dr. Lane earlier this week for some neck pain. She was scheduled for a cervical MRI, diagnosed with an IVDE at C2-C3, then had her […]

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Patient of the Day-Manfred

Dear Dr. Stephen Lane, DVM; and all of the staff at the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology Hospital: I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you did for our beloved 5-year-old Dachshund, The Baron Manfred Von Richthofen “Manfred” – as well as for my family. Manfred had surgery today to correct large ruptured […]

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Patient of the Day-Shultz

Schultz is a 7 year old, male German Shepherd who was brought to RMVN unable to use his rear limbs. After evaluation via MRI, Schultz’s outlook seemed a bit grim, but it was agreed that surgery was his best chance at recovery. Surgery corrected compression on Schultz’s lower back, but internal infection had severely compromised […]

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Patient of the Day-Jesse

This handsome gentleman is a 2-year-old MN Cornish Rex that was transferred to RMVN after some seizure activity was noticed by the ER team. Jesse’s seizures were very mild, and have responded well to medication while in the hospital. While the staff is very sorry to see this sweet boy go, they are thrilled that […]

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Patient of the Day-Mingus

This happy Dalmatian Mix is Mingus. Believe it or not, this handsome man is 13 years old. He woke up completely fine this morning, but after some time he couldn’t walk. He came to see Dr. Lane on emergency and is scheduled for a cervical MRI +/blog- surgery very early tomorrow morning. Get some rest […]

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Patient of the Day-Frankie

Little Frankie has had quite the busy weekend. He just adopted three little humans on Saturday, when he learned he couldn’t walk. His parents unfortunately had the same thing happy last year to his dachshund sister, Beth, so they knew they had to rush him in. He had his MRI and surgery early Sunday morning. […]

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Patient of the Day-Scotchie

If you couldn’t tell Scotchie is ready for Christmas. He had a Ventral Slot at the end of September and has completely forgotten he had surgery. Owners have found it hard to keep this little guy quiet. Dr. Lane is happy with the recovery! Bring on the presents, Scotchie.

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Patient of the Day-Denver

This is Denver Levin. This little stud had spinal surgery in February this year. He has since fully recovered and comes every 6 months just to make sure he is continuing to do great. We sure do love the little coats he is always wearing. See you next year Denver!

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Patient of the Day-Gidget

This ball of fluff is Gidget, who came to see Dr. Lane because of falling, and imbalance and trouble walking. After an MRI of his brain and a Spinal Tap (CSF Tap), Gidget was diagnosed with a disease called GME, which causes inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord. Gidget […]

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Patient of the Day-Piper

This cutie is Piper. She is a 2003 Model, that initially came to see Dr. Lane on November 26th for subacute ataxia (lack of coordination), nausea, and a head tilt. After diagnostics were performed, Dr. Lane was able to rule out an inflammatory CNS cause or a mass lesion. Sometimes the causes of neuro signs […]

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Patient of the Day-Jasmine

This spry little Min Pin is Jasmine. She is being treated for GME, an inflammatory disease of the nervous system. It has been managed with medications up until recently when she relapsed. Jasmine needed to come see us again for more aggressive IV treatment. She is back today for a recheck and to check her […]

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Patient of the Day-Walter

Walter is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon who is a little frustrated with his confinement in the hospital, but he has to stay for a couple of days while he receives medications to treat his meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and coverings of the brain). He’s already started to show some improvement on the medications and […]

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Patient of the Day-Keyser

Keyser Schaffer first came to see Neurology a couple weeks ago and was diagnosed with 3 chronic compressed discs as well as Degenerative Myelopathy. He was started on steroids and today, his dad says he is almost back to 100%. Yay Keyser!

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Patient of the Day-Sassy

This is Sassy Schuster, an 8 year old spayed female Dachshund. She presented to the emergency department the evening of Monday, November 26, unable to stand on her hindlimbs. By the time she transferred to us the next morning, Sassy had no motor in her hindlimbs and was unable to control her bladder. Sassy underwent […]

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Patient of the Day-Stella

Remember this irresistible face? This is Stella, back for her post op exam from neurosurgery in September. She is doing great functionally, happy, and pain free!!

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Patient of the Day-Fitzgerald

  Meet Fitzgerald. Would you have guessed he’s 14 years old? Yes, he is a lovable Border Collie that is a long time client of Dr. Lane. He has had multiple surgeries over the years and was presented today with vestibular signs. He is getting all the love in the world while receiving a daily […]

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Patient of the Day-Macho

Who is the cutest 4 year old Maltese ever? Macho!! Macho was admitted to Dr. Lane on the 16th of November. He was presented with a disturbance of brain function and having some issues with his cerebellum (balance center in the brain). Dr. Lane performed an MRI and a Cerebral Spinal Tap. He was been […]

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Patient of the Day-Charlotte

This is Charlotte, a 6 year old Border Collie mix who is a total love bug. She was admitted to Dr. Lane on the 12th of November, lying on her side and was not responsive. She was diagnosed with Leukoencephalitis. We are monitoring her and she is currently on her second dose of Cytarabine. She […]

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Patient of the Day-Ginger

This is Ginger, a precious and adorable 9 month old Jack Russell Terrier. She is a previous client of Dr. Lane’s and came in yesterday for seizure activity. We have controlled her episodes with a Valium drip and she is under close monitoring and receiving plenty of TLC. Depending on her exam and comfort level, […]

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Patient of the Day-Little Daisy Mae

Little Daisy Mae has been having trouble walking on her back legs for a couple of weeks and was being treated by Maxfund with medications. Unfortunately, medications did not help and LIttle Daisy Mae lost all function of her back legs this week. Dr. Lane performed an MRI and back surgery to relieve the compression […]

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Patient of the Day-Hamilton

Remember little Hamilton? This adorable Frenchie was loved by everyone when hospitalized with us last week for seizures. He returned for a recheck this morning and is doing great. He’s acting more and more like a puppy every day, and has not had any seizures since going home. He is responding very well to the […]

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Patient of the Day-Broadway

Broadway is a cute little puppy with an unknown history that was rescued by Maxfund from the streets of Denver. He has a neuromuscular disease and is responding positively to treatment. He is returning to Maxfund today for continued treatment and hopefully adoption!

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Patient of the Day-Max

Dear Dr. Lane and Staff, Happy Halloween from Max Bahr! Max is still going strong after his surgery on December 30. Thanks again! The Bahrs

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Patient of the Day-Allie

Allie is a 10 year old female German Shepherd who was brought to us for weakness in the hind limbs. After MRI review, TWO disc issues were found (one chronic and one acute), and were addressed with surgery. Since her surgery, Allie has been improving steadily, gaining her strength back a little every day. She […]

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Patient of the Day-Stanley (Update)

Stanley Update! Remember Stanley?…the 4 month old Siamese kitten that presented with acute weakness in his hind limbs 24 hours following vaccination. He was diagnosed with Vaccine Induced Polyradiculoneuropathy, which was managed medically. Stanley improved quickly and was able to go home. He is back with us today for a recheck, and is bounding around […]

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Patient of the Day-Cleo

Say hello to Cleo. She is a 13.75 year old Piebald Dachshund who came in to us acutely down in her hind limbs. MRI was performed. It was determined that she had ruptured her L2-L3 intervertebral disc. A left Hemilaminectomy was performed to remove the pressure from her spinal cord. Cleo is recovering fine and […]

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Patient of the Day-Lido

We tried to sneak up and take a picture of Libo while he was fast asleep (and snoring), but he awoke when we opened up the kennel. Libo started having trouble walking back in August. He progressively got worse despite rest and steroids. His family spent the last couple months raising funds to have his […]

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Patient of the Day-Ruby

This is Ruby, potentially the cutest miniature Daschund ever! She was having trouble using her hind legs and underwent MRI and back surgery on Wednesday morning to relieve a spinal cord compression from a ruptured disc. She’s feeling so much better, would like to run and play like normal and doesn’t understand why she’s not […]

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Patient of the Day-Stanley

This adorable little kitten is Stanley, who came to see us because he suddenly started having great difficulty walking. He is improving quickly and has won the hearts of just about everyone at the VRCC with his adorable face and wonderful personality.

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Patient of the Day-Poppy

This is little Poppy. She has seen several specialists at the VRCC for a multitude of congenital abnormalities. She has difficulty walking and her newest venture is to learn how to walk better with the use of this tiny para cart. She has been using it for a week now, and is starting to get […]

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Patient of the Day-Dudley

This is Dudley Phillips….a little beagle that Dr. Lane did back surgery on 2 weeks ago. He came in for suture removal on Friday and is doing great….as you can tell by his mom’s embroidery talent. 🙂

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Patient of the Day-Harley

Who can resist this personality? “Harley” Porter-Harper is recovering from thoracolumbar decompressive surgery due to an acute intervertebral disc extrusion. Prognosis for Harley to recover is considered good.

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Patient of the Day-Chancie

This precious little lady is Chancie Davis. She came to us on Tuesday for exercise induced weakness and mega-esophagus. She has since been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular junction and neurotransmitter problem. She is doing great and should go home to her human mom and pop tomorrow.

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Patient of the Day-Shayla

Julie & Jeff Hill. “Shayla” Julie Hill has been a long time client of the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado. Julie was first seen in 2002. Julie has presented 5 of her dogs to the VRCC for specialized care since that time. During this time period, Ms. Hill was approached by the ophthalmology and neurology […]

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Patient of the Day: Dillon, Dachshund

Look at this wide-eyed sweetie pie! This is Dillon, a 6-year-old dachshund. This little guy lost function to his rear legs late Saturday night. Dr. Lane came in on Sunday morning at 4:00am to perform emergency MRI. Dillon was diagnosed with a ruptured disc and went straight to surgery. He is recovering well and function […]

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Patient of the Day: Dottie, Parson Russell Terrier

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Dottie is an absolute darling Parson Russell Terrier! She just turned 5 months old and was visiting Dr. Lane’s household this week from North Carolina. She is the first puppy for Dr. Lane’s daughter and husband. Tobie, Dr. Lane’s JRT, is showing Dottie the ropes….and Dottie is stealing Tobie’s bed, treats, toys and PATIENCE!

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Patient of the Day: Piper

Piper came in today for a recheck with Dr. Lane. She’s been through a number of homes and has finally found her FOREVER home! She’s doing well today and is looking forward to going home this afternoon with her new family to run and play in the park! Whoo Hoo for Piper!

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Patient of the Day: Maddie, Miniature Dachshund

Maddie came to us after being examined by her regular vet on May 2nd for back pain and ataxia. She was given medications to go home with, but her pain and wobbliness did not resolve. She was so painful that she was brought here to VRCC Emergency, and by 1am, Maddie was not able to […]

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Patient of the Day: Kito

Kito underwent surgery yesterday morning and is enjoying his pain medications! Dr. Lane believes that post operative pain management is VERY important. Our surgery patients are on a constant rate infusion of pain medication for at least the first 24 hours after surgery. They are then maintained by a pain patch and sometimes even oral pain […]

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Patient of the Day: Trooper, Golden Retriever

Freedom Rescue saved Trooper, this 5 month old Retriever mix, from a home in Missouri where he was not being properly cared for. He arrived in Colorado very thin, with a wound on the side of his face and pneumonia. He was being treated at Deer Creek Animal Hospital immediately upon arrival to Denver, and […]

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