Waggin’ Tales: VRCC Oncology’s Patient of the Month

Fall 2015 Oncology Featured Patient: Shasta

October 8th, 2015|1 Comment

The featured patient for Oncology is Shasta, an Australian Shepherd who is almost 12 years old. Shasta first came to see the VRCC Oncology department in January of 2012 for a confirmed diagnosis of anal sac gland adenocarinoma. After the initial consultation, Shasta's family decided to pursue surgical removal of [...]

August 2015 VRCC Oncology Patient of the Month: Cody

August 1st, 2015|Comments Off on August 2015 VRCC Oncology Patient of the Month: Cody

Our August 2015 patient of the month is the brave and courageous Cody. He is an 8 year old lab/golden mix who first saw the VRCC Oncology department in January of this year. Cody is a search and rescue dog who is typically very active and energetic, so [...]

July 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Scarlet

July 1st, 2015|Comments Off on July 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Scarlet

Meet the spectacular Scarlet, VRCC Oncology’s July 2015 patient of the month. She is a 13 year old Siberian husky who first came to VRCC in December of 2011 with a history of elevated liver enzymes on blood work, and a liver mass noted on abdominal ultrasound. After meeting [...]

VRCC Oncology Patient of the Month – Cutaneous Melanoma: Right pinna – Stella

June 1st, 2015|Comments Off on VRCC Oncology Patient of the Month – Cutaneous Melanoma: Right pinna – Stella

Stella is a 6 year-old, spayed female, Airedale terrier who was first presented to VRCC Oncology in May of 2010 with a diagnosis of a high grade cutaneous melanoma. The blueberry-sized tumor had been removed from her right ear, but with narrow surgical margins.  57% of patients with malignant cutaneous melanoma will have disease spread and [...]

May 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Molly

May 1st, 2015|Comments Off on May 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Molly

Our May 2015 patient of the month is sweet Molly. She is a purebred Welsh terrier who will be 9 years old this month. Molly is an AKC Champion and the dam of 3 other champions. Molly first came to see VRCC Oncology in January of 2013, after being diagnosed [...]

April 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Cody

April 1st, 2015|Comments Off on April 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Cody

Our patient of the month for April 2015 is the beautiful Cody. She is a very sweet German shepherd who is almost 12 years old. Cody first came to VRCC Oncology in March 2013 with a 2-week history of decreased appetite, increased water consumption and urination. Upon physical exam, her [...]

March 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Vail

March 1st, 2015|Comments Off on March 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Vail

Vail is our March 2015 patient of the month. He is a very handsome 9.5 year old, neutered male, lynx point Siamese cat who first came to VRCC Oncology in October of 2012 for a presumed diagnosis of intestinal lymphoma. He had presented to his family veterinarian about a week [...]

February 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Josh

February 1st, 2015|Comments Off on February 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Josh

Our February patient of the month is the very handsome Josh. He is a 10.5 year old, neutered male, blonde, golden retriever who is such a sweetheart! He first came into VRCC Oncology in August of 2013 with a history of limping for a couple of months, and a lump [...]

January 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Pearl

January 1st, 2015|Comments Off on January 2015 Oncology Patient of the Month: Pearl

Happy New Year! We kick off 2015 with our January patient of the month, Pearl. She is a sweet and playful 6 year old, spayed female West Highland white terrier. We first saw her 2 years ago in January of 2012. She presented with cytology confirmed melanoma metastasis in the [...]

December 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Sir Jackson

December 1st, 2014|Comments Off on December 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Sir Jackson

Sir Jackson is our December 2014 patient of the month. He is a 10 year old, neutered male, Schnauzer who is just the sweetest boy! Jackson was in to see his family veterinarian for a routine exam and vaccines, when a left sided anal sac mass was palpated. An aspirate [...]

November 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Cleo

November 1st, 2014|Comments Off on November 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Cleo

Our 2014 November patient of the month is the lovely Cleo. She is a 19.5 year old, domestic shorthaired black cat. We first saw her in August of 2008 for her initial consultation. She had a history of projectile vomiting, lethargy, poor appetite and a fever. Intestinal wall thickening and [...]

October 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Bethany

October 1st, 2014|Comments Off on October 2014 Oncology Patient of the Month: Bethany

Our 2014 October patient of the month is the beautiful Bethany. She is an 8 year old black lab who presented to the emergency department at VRCC for enlarged lymph nodes and a decreased platelet count. She was diagnosed with a B cell lymphoma with a large cell variant, meaning [...]