Microsurgery

Microsurgery

This was a satisfying surgery on a rat with an ear tumor. Fortunately, the mass was attached to the margin of the ear, so I was able to remove part of the ear without having to compromise the canal or any major blood vessels or nerves. The black device is a mask that...
So that’s a lipoma!

So that’s a lipoma!

Many who have had a dog with a few extra pounds around the waist have seen lipomas develop under the skin. These are benign, slow growing tumors. Ususally we recommend leaving them alone, but occasionally we’ll remove lipomas that are in awkward locations like...
FANG-FANG

FANG-FANG

One of the reasons to wait until 6 months to spay or neuter a dog or cat is shown above. The upper canine tooth (fang) has come in, but the baby fang behind it never fell out. This is an extremely common problem, especially in toy breed dogs, and will be apparent by 6...
OUCH!

OUCH!

Believe it or not, these are just some of the bladder stones from one dog. I’ve only seen two dogs in 20 years of practice with this particular type of stone. Most stones are made of calcium-oxalate, magnesium-ammonium-phosphate or urate. These unique stones are...
A Difficult Call

A Difficult Call

Dr Bollenbeck found a mass growing inside this dog’s eye (the pink circular mass in the center of the picture). This ten-year-old is a great companion and belongs to one of our best clients. The location of the mass was a little unusual, but the appearance...