This week at Gulf Coast the top veterinarians in Texas treat a Lab with a heart condition, a Peacock with a ruptured tendon, a schnauzer with a 5lb tumor, and a cocker spaniel with hermaphroditism!
This week at Gulf Coast the top veterinarians in Texas treat an English Bulldog with adrenal issues, a rhesus macaque monkey with digestive problems, a Yorkie with four-limb lameness, a Bengal cat with a fractured leg, and a tamandua anteater with an open wound on its tail!
This week at Gulf Coast the top veterinarians in Texas treat a white tiger with an eye mass, a retired K-9 police dog with ankle issues, a terrier-mix kidney problems, a two-toed sloth with chronic abscesses. After a fire breaks out, the Gulf Coast staff alertly evacuates the hospital while accounting for their patients and their owners.
The Elephant In The Room+
This week at Gulf Coast the top veterinarians in Texas treat an Asian Elephant for breast cancer, a giant Schnauzer with a chronic hip fracture, a Pomeranian-mix that becomes septic, a one-eyed reticulated python with a swollen head, and Dr. Hottinger's whippet named Reed, who has a nodule suspicious of cancer.
Down The Rabbit Hole+
This week at Gulf Coast the top veterinarians in Texas treat an Catahoula with a severely broken and infected leg, a Siamese cat with a fractured hip joint, an angora rabbit with a bulging eye problem, a Maltese that has lost the ability to walk, and a African Serval cat suffering from pancreatitis.
This week at Gulf Coast, the top veterinarians in Texas treat a chihuahua and a husky with broken jaws, an anemic rabbit with a liver problem, a rescued hound with a foreign body and mammary masses, and a Labrador with a maimed foot.
On Pins And Needles+
This week at Gulf Coast, the top veterinarians in Texas treat a Yorkie that swallowed a sewing needle, a kitten with injuries to its teeth, jaw, and eye after a dog attack, a king penguin with a swollen ankle, a Swedish Vallhund with excessive thirst and urination, and a West Highland White Terrier with skin allergies.
This week at Gulf Coast, the top veterinarians in Texas treat a blind Labrador, a Great Dane service dog with spinal cord inflammation, an Asian leopard with skin irritation around his eyes and ears, a bulldog puppy with bladder issues, and a rescued chihuahua with a broken back that is unable to walk.
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a high-tech surgical animal hospital serving the greater Houston area. The over 200 Doctors and technicians see over 50,000 patients a year from every walk of life. Over the course of the week, the staff sees several exotic animals and many dogs with advanced health concerns. Mikka, an 18-foot reticulated python finally slithers still for a set of radiographs to insure against pneumonia. Coco the Dalmatian needs a risky surgery to remove a cyst that is hampering her spinal function. The Houston Zoo brings two animals in, Old Lady, a 31 year old Blue-Billed Curassow with a broken leg that Dr. Brian Beale surgically...
Today is a first for Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Nia, a 6-year-old white Bengal tiger, is being brought to them for an ovarian hysterectomy to remove her uterus and ovaries. Complications arise while Nia is on the operating table, and it takes a true team effort to pull Nia back from the brink of death while completing the operation. Harley, a therapy puppy for a little girl, who broke her leg, gets a screw inserted in her leg to help her bone to heal. Spirit the cockatiel fights a losing battle with a growth in her throat. And 9-year-old lab mix Duchess undergoes surgery to remove a growth near her brain that saves her life.
Today at Gulf Coast, Damon, a rescue dog found bleeding and missing a paw, is a candidate for an artificial limb. Dr. Beale gets Damon ready for an operation on his foot to fit the prosthetic limb designed by Animal Prosthetic Maker Bill Bickley. With the new paw, Damon's life is transformed and is now enjoying life with his newly adopted family in Colorado. Two African caracal cats, Nova and Starlord, come to Gulf Coast to investigate why the female Nova is having digestion troubles. After a series of tests, Dr. Chen prescribes medications that do the trick - after a week of treatment, Nova is showing signs of improvement by maintaining a healthy...
Today the staff of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, comes to the aid of the Houston Humane Society after they receive over 200 neglected animals that are confiscated during a pet store raid. Exotic animal specialist Danielle Inman and Dr. Sue Chen treat a wide variety of animals for issues related to neglect and mismanagement. Fortunately, almost all the animals make a full recovery and are placed into loving homes.
Chaos in the OR+
At the Houston Zoo, Chaos, a 17-year-old Chimpanzee, gets not one, but TWO root canals from Veterinary dentist Dr. Chanda Miles from Gulf Coast. Rambo, a seven-year-old mutt, is rushed in as an emergency case after being hit by a mail truck. Pogo, a six-year-old Red Kangaroo from an educational program, comes to Gulf Coast with an abscess on his tail. It's a busy day in Avian and Exotics, as Bertha, a pet chicken, presents with a nasty gash on her backside. Dr. Heidi Hottinger successfully performs a couple of quick procedures; a palate and nasal trim on French Bulldog Emmit, and a bladder stone removal on Jax the Guinea Pig.
Aries, a rescued big horn ram arrives with a front leg that was badly injured in a dog attack. Kiki, a twelve-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo, needs surgery to repair her prolapsed cloaca. Leo, a Terrier Chihuahua mix, comes into Gulf Coast's emergency wing after being accidentally run over by his owner. Sadly, Leo's injuries prove too much to overcome and he passes away. Ronny, a six-year-old Police Dog gets a crown to repair his fractured tooth. Finally, two rescued reptiles arrive at Gulf Coast - Jeffrey, an African Spurred Tortoise, and Rio, a Tegu, sporting evidence of mishandling. After some superficial treatments from the Avian and Exotics team,...