19 hours ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 16
We examined a cat that had chronic kidney disease (CKD) with concurrent diabetes mellitus. One of the complications of CKD is systemic hypertension (high blood pressure) that may affect the eye, brain, heart and kidneys. This is a common and serious disease in cats, you can learn much more at this link:
We also examined a Cocker Spaniel with a history of idiopathic vestibular disease, a cute rabbit with a head tilt, a Rottweiler currently hospitalized for diabetes ketoacidosis and a red-eared slider for shell discoloration.
We also saw a red eared slider for an aural abscess. This occurs with Hypovitaminosis A and husbandry problems. However it is treatable! ... See MoreSee Less
Great job. Love all your posts.
2 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 15
On Saturday I participated in a humerus fracture repair of a red-tailed hawk from our Wildlife Program. (www.lbah.com/wildlife-care/). It was awesome to be part of that surgery, thanks to Dr. Wood! Pre-op and post-op pictures below. You can see the skin stables on the post op radiograph, and also notice the BB is gone.
Today I finally met Dr. P after rounding over the phone for the past three weeks. He is very knowledgeable and definitely enjoys teaching.
I saw a few appointments with him including a wellness exam on a rabbit, a kitten with a URI, and a 17 year old Jack Russel terrier for a VNA treatment and a blood panel.
Later in the day we saw was a female intact dog who had an infected uterus called a pyometra. Can you see the enlarged uterus on the radiograph below? Here is a link for more information: www.lbah.com/canine/spay-canine/ ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 13
We saw multiple cases throughout the day, but the highlight of my day was participating in placing an intermedullary pin in a femur fracture of an opossum. Thanks to Dr. Wood for giving me the opportunity to help her with the procedure. I hope our opossum gets better soon!
We also removed two fish hooks stuck in a turtle's oral cavity! ... See MoreSee Less
It always makes me happy when you guys help wildlife
6 days ago
Extern Daily Diary- Day 12
I began my day with rounding with Dr. P about two different cases. A Rottweiler with a decrease in appetite, and a Papillon with pneumonia. I enjoy going through real-life cases with Dr. P as he breaks down each critical thinking process from the history of the patient to diagnostics to the treatments.
We saw a Guinea Pig who presented for respiratory distress and decrease in appetite. It turned out he had pneumonia. When a patient presents with respiratory distress, we break it down to two main body systems: the respiratory system or cardiovascular system.
Other appointments included a Cockatiel who came in for a recheck wound on its back, a hamster with impacted cheek pouches, a turtle with a fish hook in its mouth, a cockatoo with an eye infection and multiple wellness exams, including an adorable puppy!
A routine day at LBAH! ... See MoreSee Less