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Lives Saved

At AVVC, we are touched by the extraordinary animals we have the opportunity to treat everyday.  It never ceases to amaze us how our remarkable pet friends face unbelievable health challenges and then beat the odds! 

Enjoy reading some of our favorite "Lives Saved and Happy Endings" stories below! 

The stories outline a variety of veterinary topics and how our resiliant patients beat the odds.  Part of the reason they survive is because of the love and devotion from their caretakers, veterinarians and families who support them during and after treatment.  

Many of the stories below were written by our clients or the doctors who have treated them.  If you would like to share your pet's story please submit your story and picture to

Diagnosis: Post Surgical Pain
Staffordshire Terrier
Age: 7 yrs
Dachshund Mix
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Pancreatitis
Tea Cup Pot Bellied Pig
Age: 1 year old
Diagnosis: Torn paw pads
Labrador Retriever
Diagnosis: Urethral Blockage
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 2 years
Diagnosis: Snail Bait Toxicity
Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Age: 5 months
Diagnosis: Swallowed Gum!
Age: 6 years
Diagnosis: Acute Kidney Failure
Terrier Mix
Age: 2 years
Diagnosis: Lily toxicity
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 9 months
Diagnosis: Benign Mass
Cocker Spaniel
Age: 10 years
Diagnosis: Coyote Attack
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 1 year 10 months
Diagnosis: Holistic Treatments
Age: 3 years
Diagnosis: Fractured femur and dislocated spine
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Canine Reproduction
Belgian Tervuren
Age: 3 years
Diagnosis: Pyothorax
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 5 years
Diagnosis: Foxtail
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 9 years
Diagnosis: GDV (Gastro Dilation and Volvvulus syndrome)
Age: 13 years
Diagnosis: Rattlesnake bite
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 5 years
Diagnosis: Foreign Body Obstruction
Domestic Medium Hair
Age: 17 weeks
Diagnosis: Urinary Blockage
Diagnosis: Degloving injury
Domestic Long Hair
Age: 9 years
Diagnosis: Canine Parvovirus
Age: 8 years
Diagnosis: Three broken legs
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 4 months
Diagnosis: Hit by car
Domestic Long Hair
Age: 4 years
Diagnosis: Lymphoma
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 9 years
Diagnosis: Epilepsy
Domestic Medium Hair
Age: 1 year
Diagnosis: Cracked skull
Domestic Short Hair
Age: 4 years