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Case Studies

Hugo Recovers Well from Surgery for Foreign Body Obstruction

Case Report: Foreign Body Obstruction in Intestinal Tract

Hugo is a very sweet and well-mannered three and a half year old Olde English Bulldogge. His foster mom picked him up through Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). She noticed he wasn’t as active as he should be and was not eating. After a couple of vomiting episodes she took Hugo to her regular veterinarian.

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Fitz is Doing Much Better after Perineal Urethrostomy

Case Report: Perineal Urethrostomy

Fitz is a one and a half year old grey male Domestic Short Hair. He has a history of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis which is a condition when the bladder becomes inflamed for an unknown reason. This can cause cats to have inappropriate urination, frequent urination, and blood in the urine among other symptoms. Click here to read more…

Jack’s Unusual Elbow Fracture Is on the Mend

Jack, a four-year old Hound Mix, was admitted to the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia’s Emergency Division after an unknown trauma to his left front leg. The owners were out of town and their brother was watching the dog. Jack evidently escaped from the fenced-in yard and came back holding up the left forelimb. Click here to read more…

Radley Makes Significant Progress with Aggression toward Other Dogs

Case Report: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Fear-Based Aggression, Redirected Aggression, Conflict Aggression, and Resource Guarding

Radley is a four-year old, spayed female Labrador mix. Her family brought her to see Dr. Amy Pike of the Behavior Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia because Radley had started to develop aggression towards the other dogs in the household and she was becoming reactive towards unfamiliar dogs on leash walks. The family also reported that she had always been exceptionally anxious, even as a puppy. Click here to read more…

Vivian’s Aggression Has Significantly Improved

Case Report: Conflict Aggression

Vivian is a six-year old spayed female Pekingese. Vivian’s foster family brought her to see Dr. Amy Pike of the Behavior Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia because she was aggressive when people handled her, including when petting her if she didn’t solicit it on her own. In addition, Vivian was very aloof with the other dogs and chose to spend a lot of her time by herself in another area of the house. Click here to read more…

Maggie is a Healthy, Happy Dog Again!

Case Report: Gastric Dilatation Volvulus/Bloat

Maggie, a 12-year old female spayed German Shepherd, came to the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia’s Emergency Division. Maggie was diagnosed with an emergency condition commonly known as Bloat and was rushed into emergency surgery. The medical term for Bloat is Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or GDV. GDV occurs when a dog’s … Click here to read more…

Reggie Escapes a Difficult Condition

Case Report: Splenic Torsion

Reggie’s family brought him to Caring Hands of Bristow for increased thirst and urination (also called PU/PD), decreased appetite, vomiting, and a painful abdomen. Caring Hands of Bristow performed a thorough work-up on Reggie. Reggie’s veterinarian decided to refer him to the Internal Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia (VRC-NOVA). Click here to read more…

Lucy – The Promises Animal Rescue Puppy Survives and Thrives

Case Report: Persistent Right Aortic Arch

Lucy was an eight-week old, intact female German Shepherd mix weighing only 4.3 pounds. She was being cared for the Promises Animal Rescue group. Lucy was first brought into the Emergency Division of the Veterinary Referral Center (VRC) on February 11, 2016.  Click here to read more…

Buoy – The Beautiful Lab Puppy That Beats the Odds

Case Report: Bilateral Ectopic Ureters

Buoy, an eight-month old intact female Labrador Retriever, presented to the Surgical Division of the Veterinary Referral Center on September 25, 2015 with a long history of urinary incontinence and urinary “accidents.”  Medically Buoy was in excellent health.  All routine complete bloodwork was within normal limits and no urinary tract infection was present.  The patient was referred from the Banfield Pet Hospital of Gainesville where she had received excellent wellness care and had been started on Proin (phenylpropanolamine) to aid in urine control.  The tentative diagnosis was ectopic ureter. Click here to read more…

Max – The Super Hound Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking!

Case Report: Salter II Femur Fracture

Two adorable four-month old Hound Mixes (brother and sister) stole the heart of a wonderful dog lover.  On the way home, Max (the brother) rolled down the car window on his own and jumped out!  Fortunately his sister was more cautious and stayed in the car.  Luckily for Max his owner was one of a kind.  She brought him to us for surgery the next day and now he is as good as new! Click here to read more…

Willow – The Wonder Border Collie!

Case Report: Fragment Foreign Body in the Neck

Willow came to our practice as if nothing was wrong.  She was a playful and happy patient.  Who would have thought there was such a big problem lurking under the surface?  Click here to read more…