Friday, May 20, 2016

Homeland Security to join Free Eye Exams for Service Animals Event this Sunday!!!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mission is to protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. There vision is to provide the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way as a high performing counterterrorism organization. Through hard work, professionalism and integrity the Officers of the TSA work alongside their K9 counterparts to ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce.

Without the keen eyes, ears and noses of these highly trained k9 officers our way of life would be dramatically effected.  

Each year, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital (VCA HAH) and Animal Eye Guys (AEG) of South Florida are participate in the ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam program. Now in its 9th year, the program offers free eye exams for pre-registered service and therapy animals during the month of May by more than 250 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists from around the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.

Join us this Sunday from 12-2, at our FREE Eye Event for Service Animals as TSA Department of Homeland Security demonstrate the skill of their K9 partners.

Sunday, May 22nd from 10a-4p, the VCA HAH will open its doors exclusively for these exams and host pre- registered therapy animals from local individuals and community service organizations. Other groups attending the event will be Officer's from the Jimmy Ryce Center and Patrol Officers from Miramar.

When: Sunday, May 22nd
Where: VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
2864 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, Fl 33020
Event time: 10-4pm
Demontration Schedule 12-2pm
TSA US Department of Homeland Security
Patrol Canine Officer Demonstrations
Jimmy Ryce Center K9 Search & Rescue Officers

Join us!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Patient highlight- Jade!!!

 This is Jade. Jade is a sweet girl who unfortunately had a tumor in her left tibia. The type of tumor she had is known as osteosarcoma.

Osteosarcoma is a primary tumor of bone meaning, that the tumor arises from the cells that make up bone. Bone cancer is not that common in cats however,  of the tumors of bone found in cats, osteosarcoma is the most common type.

Poor Ms. Jade had a tumor that affected the leg so much that the bone broke.  The treatment was, amputation of the leg. The prognosis often depends upon species (dogs often have a different prognosis than cats) and how aggressive the tumor is.

Jade had an amputation with one of the board certified surgeons at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, Dr. Briana Danielson.

Jade did very well with her surgery and while it did take a little while for her to figure out how to get around on three legs, she's doing great now and feels good!

We are hopeful that she will continue to do well and live a very long life. We are so happy for Jade and her family.

It's she so cute rolling on her back to show us her belly. What a beautiful girl she is!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ACVS Foundations Legends Award

This weekend our very own, Dr. Jon Dee, DACVS, DACVSMR was honored to receive the ACVS Foundation Legends Award. This prestige award recognizes Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons who have developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of significant value, proven by becoming the treatment or test of choice for a given condition.

ACVS Foundation Legends Award

The ACVS Foundation Legends Award recognizes ACVS Diplomates who have developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of significant value, proven by becoming the treatment or test of choice for a given condition. The procedure or test has 'withstood the test of time’ and, while perhaps modified over time, remains the treatment or diagnostic method of choice or the scientific basis for the current treatment of choice. The procedure or test is novel and involves advancements in veterinary surgical science and not reapplication of general medical science. The award is marked by the receipt of a plaque and recognition at the Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the annual ACVS Surgery Summit.

The ACVS Foundation Legends Award

2005 - George Wilson, VMD, MSc
2006 - Martin P. DeAngelis, DVM
2007 - Charles W. Raker, VMD
2008 - Marvin Olmstead, DVM, MS
2009 - George E. Eyster, VMD, MS
2010 - Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS
2011 - Robert L. Leighton, VMD
2012 - H. Phil Hobson, DVM, MS
2014 - Barrie D. Grant, DVM, MS
2015 - Donald L. Piermattei, DVM, PhD
2016- Jon Dee, DVM, MS

To learn more about these recipients please read on!!