Obstipated Yorkie and the Glamorous Life of a Vet

A little Yorkie ended up in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center, a municipal animal shelter in San Jose, California. During the Yorkie’s physical examination, it was noted that the little guy had a bulge on his hind end to the right side of his tail and adjacent to his anus. It Read More …

Shelter Helps Senior Dog with Giant Mass

At 11 years old, Viola found herself in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center. Like many dogs, Viola was scared in the unfamiliar shelter environment. The shelter’s behavior team worked with her to help her feel more comfortable in her new environment. Once she was finally warming up to people, it was time Read More …

Carla

Moonlite

At 7 years old, Moonlite’s owners surrendered her for euthanasia at the San Jose Animal Care Center, stating that she was lethargic, not walking much, and had a giant mass on her belly. Moonlite’s owners said the mass had been there for a while, but they couldn’t specify for how long. The shelter’s staff brought Moonlite to the shelter’s medical clinic for Read More …

Facial Reconstruction Surgery on a Pomeranian

On November 3, 2016, Animal Services Officers brought Leonard, a Pomeranian, to the San Jose animal shelter’s veterinary clinic. Leonard had clearly sustained some sort of head trauma. The front part of his lower jaw was hanging down and dripping blood. On closer inspection, the veterinary medical team could see his lower incisor teeth pointing downward instead of Read More …

Lily – Strangulated Pyometra Hernia

When Lily was brought to the San Jose animal shelter as a stray dog, it was obvious that something was not right about her. She had a large mass arising from her belly and between her hind legs. Given the location of the mass, we suspected that it might be due to an inguinal hernia, something Read More …