By Dr. Amy Plankenhorn
Dr. Jim Earley and Dr. Amy Plankenhorn traveled to Johnson City, TN, on a recent rainy Sunday to attend a day-long presentation about cancer management. The speaker was Dr. Greg Ogilvie, a respected veterinary oncology specialist from San Diego, CA, who has been on the forefront of cancer research for many years.
They learned about some exciting new developments coming up in veterinary cancer management, reviewed pain management and comfort care, and picked up some interesting facts. For example:
By Dr. Caroline Kiss
Bella is a sweet and gentle 10 year old female Australian Shepherd mix that was hiding a problem so severe that it would cause any human with a similar disease process to be expressing absolute misery. Yet, Bella was outwardly a happy and active dog who was well taken care of and very loved. Bella illustrates how well our beloved pets can hide even severe oral pain and how appropriate treatment can stop the pain and let them truly enjoy life.
Many of you have asked for an update on Magic, the poodle that was rescued by Asheville Humane Society and treated here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Click HERE to see photos of Magic happy in his new life!
An update from Magic's family:
Magic has come a long way since you all saved his life. He's developing his own personality, likes and dislikes, but above all, has become a daddy's boy.
On Tuesday, May 14th, Julie Maccarin will be making a presentation to City Council on behalf of Friends for a North Asheville Dog Park. A possible site for the park has been identified, so she will be requesting Council's endorsement of the group’s efforts, as well as the assignment of City staff to assist in going forward. Friends for a North Asheville Dog Park thanks Councilmember Chris Pelly for all his help during the past few months and for getting the dog park on the agenda for Tuesday, May 14th.