VCA Noah's Place Animal Medical Center

VCA Noah's Place Treating Dog Attacked by African Bees

By VCA Noah's Place
Published: February 18, 2014

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A local pit bull named Mama was brought into VCA Noah's Place Animal Hospital after being attacked by a swarm of Africanized bees. She had over 100 stingers in her head and neck area that had to be removed. She was also on IV fluids and antihistamines to counteract the allergic reaction.

The bees had apparently colonized within the attic of a nearby house. Estimates of the number of bees in that colony are upwards of the tens of thousands. Another dog, named Boss, was sadly killed by the bee stings he received.

Mama (now renamed "Bee") has since recovered from not only her stings, but we've also treated her for being heartworm positive. She is now heartworm negative and up for adoption!

Please call us if you would like to meet Bee and see if she would be a great addition to your family.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Noah’s Place Animal Medical Center provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 727-522-6640. We are located at 2050 62nd Ave. North. St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures while provide quality, compassionate care. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.