Advancing patient care through discovery
Strengthened by the generosity of our community and backed by our clinical research, our uniquely specialized and compassionate care is helping Minnesota’s pets live longer, healthier lives. Together, we are advancing veterinary medicine every day.
When the Carters picked up their new puppies, Rudy and Holly, from an adoption shelter after meeting the pair two weeks prior, the sight of the two labradors was startling. Rudy weighed 5 pounds while Holly had grown to 11 pounds. They turned to the VMC and Chris Stauthammer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) to help identify Rudy's condition and give him a chance to thrive.
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. Without proper treatment, Isabel may have suffered from a lethal brain bleed or stroke within months. Isabel will turn 14 this year, but due to her successful treatments, she could live upwards of four to six more years.
On a scorching day with temperatures reaching triple digits, Reinder and his owner Kari Hill were in Mason City, Iowa, for a show. The usually spunky horse seemed subdued. An examination by Fausto Bellezzo, DVM, DACVS revealed a broken navicular bone in his left foot. After a long and sometimes uncertain recovery, Reinder is back on the show circuit.
Franny, an 11-year-old Shetland Sheepdog was experiencing severe deformity in both of her front legs from inflammatory arthritis. To provide her with the most comfort possible, Betty Kramek, DVM, MS, DACVS, amputated Franny’s front legs and fitted her with prosthetics. Now, Franny is on the move.
After a great performance at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Leinie began to experience colic and was diagnosed by the Piper Equine Hospital team with enterocolitis caused by a bacterial infection. Treatment began immediately and around the clock care allowed Leinie to recover and return back to competition.