VCA University Veterinary Clinic

February 2014 Champion of the Month

By Dr. Swieter
Published: February 25, 2014

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This month’s Champion is Jett Lloyd. Jett is a 5 year old intact Norwegian Elkhound that was hit by a car on December 26th 2013.

He was immediately brought to VCA University Veterinary Clinic for evaluation and treatment where he was diagnosed with a broken left foreleg. Luckily, Jett did not sustain any other serious injuries.

The leg was splinted and bandaged with instructions to have the bandage changed every 1-2 weeks for 8 weeks.

Over the past 2 months, Jett has undergone several splint and bandage changes and other than some minor skin irritation, has healed nicely.

As of 2-21-14 Jett is now bandage free! He is still recovering, learning to use the leg comfortably while he continues to build strength. With good care and management, Jett is expected to regain full use of his leg.


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 703-385-1054. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

- The Hope Center, 703-281-5121, 140 Park Street SE Vienna, VA 22180

- VCA South PAWS, 703-752-9100, 8500 Arlington Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22031