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Farrah

Finding Farrah a Forever Home

Farrah, a six-year-old German Shepherd mix, was brought to the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in March of 2012 as a stray. She was named after Ms. Fawcett for her charming good looks.

While at the shelter, Farrah exhibited repeated behaviors such as barking, jumping, spinning, and tail biting, making her an excellent candidate for a new partnership between Francisvale and the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.

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Leptospirosis: Cause for Concern

Pan was glowing in the dark. He was so jaundiced, it looked like someone had scrubbed him with iodine and forgotten to wash it off. His eyes, face, and ears were yellow.

Mirabel

Golden Girl

Getting old is hard to do, especially if you are a homeless 10-year-old mutt with health problems.

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Dentistry That Makes a Difference

Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera’s unexpected path leads to inspiring outcomes.

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The Stars Align for Skye

She was the first dog Hans Stedman saw when he entered the Montgomery County SPCA. The six-month-old German Shepherd was surrounded by potential adopters. Realizing the puppy was in high demand, Stedman immediately filled out an adoption application and enjoyed some one-on-one playtime with Skye.

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Chip, the Bearded Dragon

Julie Harris’ family has a variety of household pets – a dog named Jaxx, two cats named Army and Navy, and a two-year-old female bearded dragon named Chip.

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Care from the Heart for the Heart

The first pacemaker was placed in a dog in 1967, right here at Penn Vet, by veterinary cardiologist Dr. James Buchanan. Almost 50 years later in the same hospital, this procedure saved the life of a 10-year-old Boxer named Jake.

The Nearly Lethal Lily

It was one lick of a lily that set in motion Elvis’ roller coaster ride.

For Valentine’s Day, Bob Armstrong bought a lovely bouquet of flowers for his wife, Paula. Among the beautiful blooms were a handful of lilies. What Bob and Paula didn’t know is that lilies are highly toxic to cats. After merely licking one of the lilies, Elvis fell ill.

Holden Finds Hope at Ryan Hospital

Anthony Cirado took a break from unpacking to run a quick errand near his new home in Voorhees, NJ. During that 30 minutes, his four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, Holden, decided to explore the boxes in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the item that appealed most to Holden was a large bottle of Ibuprofen.

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Penn Focus: Visit Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital

Walk through the doors of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and it becomes immediately clear this is no ordinary place. The hospital is open 24/7, handles more than 31,000 patient visits a year, and staffs nearly 400 veterinary professionals.

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Bocelli Gets His Voice Back: Quick Thinking Saves Parrot’s Life

Under pressure to save a life, veterinarians at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital found a creative solution that not only gave an African grey parrot a second chance, but also had him on his feet and talking again within a day.

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Life's Not Always a Bowl of Cherries

On a sunny day in late June, Rocky the French bulldog ate some wild cherries in his backyard. What seemed like an innocuous event at the time was the start of a six-week ordeal that brought two-year-old Rocky to multiple veterinarians, each trying to find the cause of his mysterious symptoms.

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Helping Tendons Heal Faster

When Leonard Francesco's yellow Labrador Retriever, Maxine, jumped to catch a ball and landed funny on her back leg, it was clear to her primary care veterinarian what the problem was: she had injured her common calcaneal tendon, also known as the Achilles tendon.

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From Diagnosis to Recovery: Nero Fights Cancer

Few things are as devastating and scary for pet owners as a cancer diagnosis for their beloved pet. And that is exactly how Nancy and Gary Lewis felt when they received the news that their 13-year-old Golden Retriever/Black Labrador mix, Nero, had a soft tissue sarcoma on his right front leg.

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The Buergers - Supporting Potential

Several years ago, Connie Buerger brought her beloved 11-year-old Portuguese water dog, Max, to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital to have a group of masses growing on his left shoulder evaluated. One of the reasons Connie brought Max to Ryan Hospital was because her daughter-in-law, and Penn Vet Overseer, Krista Buerger, had shared with her the excellent care her own Portuguese water dog, Kobe, had received just a year before.

Filling the Gap: Growing Brody’s Bone

In both dogs and children, the long bones in the legs and arms grow from an area at either end of these bones called the physis, or more commonly, the growth plate. When growth plates close prematurely, the bone is unable to achieve its normal length. Surgeons at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital came up with a unique treatment protocol to regrow the bone of a dog with this condition.