When Disaster Strikes: Animal Shelter’s Heroic Rescue of Goats from a Fire

On May 25, 2017, the veterinary team at the San Jose Animal Care Center was finishing up the day’s surgical procedures when they were contacted by the Animal Services Officers who notified them that goats had been injured in a wildfire in Milpitas, California. The officers could not immediately see the condition of the goats Read More …

An Unusual Canine Case – Small Dog with Strange Oral Trauma

When you work in an animal shelter that sees 17,000 animals every year, you see some unusual things. Although this specific case may not be the strangest, it was noteworthy because of how easily it could have been overlooked. This case was so easy to overlook that when our team did a physical examination on Read More …

Tiny 1-Pound Kitten’s Eye Ruptured

A tiny kitten was being cared for by a foster family through the San Jose Animal Care Center. The kitten had been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and was being managed through the VCA clinics that the shelter uses for foster care this year. Although the kitten’s URI improved, he also had an Read More …

Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

A fuzzy kitten arrived at the shelter with a wound on its tail. It was difficult to examine the kitten because it was not very keen on being approached or touched. The veterinary team was able to assess that the cat had experienced some trauma to its tail that had caused part of it to be Read More …

SNR Saves Cat’s Life

An adult male orange tabby found himself in our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a large wound on the left side of his face. Whatever happened to him to cause such an injury also caused damage to his left eye, making it painful and obstructing his vision. The shelter’s veterinary team Read More …