Porcupine

The Prickly Porcupine

It is a beautiful spring day and you are walking with your dogs, soaking in as much Vitamin D as possible. All of a sudden, your dog comes out of the bushes foaming at the mouth and franticly pawing at their face. They have, what looks like a white beard, which can only mean one […]

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Maisie and Canaan

Maisie

Maisie, a four-year-old kerry blue terrier came to BEVS after having her left front paw run over by a car.  The emergency team assessed her condition and determined she was stable. She was sedated and her wounds were flushed and bandaged. She had a severe degloving injury (the skin was missing) and two fractured metacarpal […]

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So Merry and Bright

Holiday Pet Hazards

On an average evening, our emergency service at BEVS regularly sees pets suffering the effects of partaking in the holiday spirit a bit too joyfully. To keep your holidays both festive and safe for your pets, keep in mind a few of the hidden holiday hazards for animals. Chocolate – While we at BEVS see […]

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Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein

South African Sunrise

This past September I made the difficult yet exciting decision to leave the safe familiar confines of BEVS to embark on a 5-week Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) trip to South Africa.  I had the privilege of traveling to rural places in South Africa including Viljoenskroon, Welkom, Ladybrand, Bloemfontein, Colesberg, Queenstown, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, […]

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Finding trouble

Bogey*, a big, funny golden retriever, wasn’t quite acting like herself. She was sleeping for most of the day and didn’t have her usual enthusiastic appetite. When she wouldn’t chase her tennis ball, her owners knew something was wrong. They took her to the vet, who performed an abdominal x-ray on Bogey and saw the […]

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SOX

Meet Sox!

Meet Sox, an adorable, spunky 6 month old miniature dauschund. 6 weeks ago Sox presented to our hospital after being hit by a car. He was having difficulty breathing, he was pale, he had a very low blood pressure and he was very painful. He was given some pain medications and radiographs were quickly taken […]

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My Internship at BEVS

My Internship at BEVS

My internship at BEVS has been an exciting challenge, with opportunities to learn something new every day. The advantage of working at a specialty clinic with multiple doctors has been invaluable. The best example I can recall occurred on a Friday, when I was the veterinarian receiving emergency cases. A very sweet and handsome Golden […]

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