• April 29, 2020

    In 2016, Franny was rescued from a puppy mill, where she was kept in a small kennel her whole life. The 11-year-old Shetland Sheepdog was experiencing a severe deformity in both of her front legs from inflammatory arthritis. Leg wraps didn’t help, and bone eventually became exposed from the way Franny was having to awkwardly bear her weight.

  • April 10, 2020

    When hyperthyroidism and blood pressure problems caused Isabel cat to go blind, her care team at the VMC helped give her the gift of full sight.

  • October 8, 2019

    On September 3, Marina Leis, BSc, DVM, MVSc, DACVO, joined the Veterinary Clinical Sciences faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), where she is leading the Veterinary Medical Center’s (VMC) ophthalmology service.

  • October 8, 2019

    In July 2018, Annette Hakala began fostering a sweet, female pit bull mix who was full of surprises—four, to be exact. Within days, Hakala was ushering puppies into the world. Firstborn Barley quickly captured Hakala’s heart, but was lethargic, had little appetite, and struggled to keep up with his siblings. A trip to the vet revealed he had a severe heart murmur.

  • October 2, 2019

    In recent years, do-it-yourself cat owners, pet companies, and cat-friendly contractors have begun creating patios for their furry feline friends, which keep cats safe while letting them enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature.

  • October 2, 2019

    As the anti-vaccination movement gains momentum around the country, pets are finding themselves caught in the crosshairs. 

  • July 10, 2019

    Pet retail chains are starting to recall bulk pig ears—commonly given to dogs as treats—in 33 states after an outbreak of salmonella in pet owners. 

  • June 26, 2019

    Summer is the season of fireworks and thunderstorms. The sporadic and unexpected sounds can scare your pets. They can also make dogs, in particular, feel threatened or trapped. Kristi Flynn, DVM, is an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine says that there are a few key things to keep in mind when helping your pet through those loud and scary booms.

  • May 23, 2019

    Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN, is a leading authority in a specialty that’s only existed since 1988—veterinary nutrition. There’s no physician corollary in human medicine, and there are fewer than 100 board-certified veterinary nutritionists in the United States.

  • March 26, 2019

    After becoming slightly tangled in her leash on a walk, Raven began losing control over her hind legs. Her owner, Sadie Ward, began bringing Raven in to the Veterinary Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services.