cat crawls under low bars on therapy mat as excited staff look on.

Patient Profile: Willow Bounces Back

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How do you lure a reluctant cat through a rehab exercise program? With feather toys, cooing, and lots and lots of treats. For Willow, a three-year-old domestic shorthair who fractured both elbows last summer, physical …

Donkey shown in a field eating grass standing on his artificial leg.

A Leg to Stand On

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Previously plagued by a leg deformity, Ferguson is now standing strong with an artificial limb – the first large animal to receive an amputation and prosthesis at UW Veterinary Care   The crowded surgery room …

Man sits in car with his dog, Sarge, wearing a plastic head cone.

Miracle Mutt

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Shot and abandoned, Sarge is now healed and loved. Sarge has come an incredibly long way since the frigid January morning when he was found abandoned on a rural roadside in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, suffering …


Emergency Surgery for Periwinkle the Blue Crane

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This story is republished with permission from the International Crane Foundation. View the original story Periwinkle, a 7-year-old female Blue Crane, received a life-saving surgery at UW Veterinary Care, the teaching hospital at the University …

Neglected Donkey Gets Artificial Leg After Rare Amputation at UW

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When Angela Langoski took in Ferguson, a miniature donkey, at her donkey rescue center east of Fond du Lac, his front left hoof was so disfigured it had formed a large abscess. At the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, a veterinarian amputated part of the animal’s leg and a prosthetist fit him with an artificial limb. Now the gray-and-black creature who spent most of his days lying down in pain is standing, walking and developing some equine attitude.

Patient Profile: 835 More Days with Dutch

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Last fall, the School of Veterinary Medicine and hospital director Ruthanne Chun received a letter of gratitude from the Leahey family, whose Golden Retriever Dutch had received treatment for lymphoma at UW Veterinary Care. Sadly, …

Gray and white cat, with large eyes, is held by technician with blue gloves.

Patient Profile: Good Golly, Molly

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  In the moments after handing Janet McGowan a parking pass to place in her car, UW Veterinary Care (UWVC) reception staff member Julie Cotton sensed that something was seriously wrong with McGowan’s cat, Molly, …