Dog with deformed front legs smiles happily

Patient Profile: A Rare Jem

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When Jason Bleedorn first met Jem, he saw that the pup’s front legs “curved inward like a banana.” A young rescue dog from Indiana, Jem had a bone deformity in both front legs, likely stemming …

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 …