So today I had to remove a HUGE abscess on a canary… I was about to close him up when he got into cardiac arrest
:( Poor guy, he couldn’t even eat or drink water properly, ‘cuz that thing was SO heavy that he had to lean his head to the right all the time :(
Removal of a testicular tumor from a cryptorchid dog. Tumors are more likely in cryptorchid (undescended) testicles, so neutering is even more important for these guys!
This has to be the biggest skin graft operation that I’ve seen so far in my life! This dog was run over by the owner’s grand-daughter, and had almost all her skin around the torso stripped off. This is Operation No. 2, a caudal epigastric and inguinal skin flap was utilised to try and close the defect. A third operation is going to have to happen, because we had to keep the anaesthetic under two hours, as this patient also has MMVD and renal disease.
Sadly, I don’t have a post-op photo, but man, it was awesome to watch! This is why being a surgeon is always the ultimate goal. Always.
Tough surgery today. Knee joint dislocation, patella and femur fracture and damaged cartilage on the left hind leg of a 4 months old female husky, fixed with an intramedullary rod and and metal wire ( pictures 1 and 2).
The last picture shows the wound sutured by me, my first suture on a live animal :-)
Lily on Three Legs
Photo: Mike Kelly
A rescue dog named Lily. She was found limping in the alley. After a trip to the vet we learned that her hip was dislocated and she had a hairline fracture. She is resting up nicely.
Why spay? I’LL SHOW YOU WHY!
I don’t know why her face was blacked out, but it made me laugh a wee bit :)
Anywho, GET A LOAD OF THE SIZE OF HER UTERINE HORNS!
haha well, um… Here you see a 2kg pyometra that was removed from a 3kg cat (weighed post-op).
I honestly cannot believe those were actually inside of her! Poor kitty.
Happy Valentines Day!
So tempted to put this on a greeting card haha
Gotta love a good ol’ pyometra and its um… pus-filled goodness.