VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital
By Lauren Farrar
Published: February 28, 2014

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Windsor Green Fire

March 16th, 2013

On March 16th, 2013 our community suffered a devastating fire in the Windsor Green community of Carolina Forest. At least 26 buildings were destroyed, which over 109 families called home. Many families suffered the loss of their pets or were injured from the fire. Our hospital offered free exams to injured pets and free boarding to the affected families. Many of the rescued pets were either not claimed or put up for adoption. So far we have placed 4 cats in their forever home. Our Hospital Manager, Melanie Stefanski, and our Medical Director, Dr. Laurel Berger-Bishop, volunteered to answer telephone hotlines for the local news channel raising money for the victims, have conducted countless TV and newspaper interviews. Our receptionist team worked endlessly answering phones, taking names, numbers, and descriptions of missing or found animals to try and reunite owners with their pets. To date, the pets that we treated are still recovering from their injuries sustained in the fire.

Local Cat Found Shot

April 17th, 2013

Roman the cat was found by his owner on the 17th of April, 2013. His owner thought he had been bitten by a snake. He was brought to our hospital with breathing issues. Having taken x-rays, Dr. Ross Larson (staff veterinarian) discovered that he had been shot two times. Dr. Larson immediately prepped him for emergency surgery to fix the damage caused by the bullets. The bullets were unable to be retrieved. Roman is recovering very well with the 2 bullets still inside.


News Links

http://Pets from Windsor Green fire being treated, reunited - YouTube



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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