Huge thanks to VSH: Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

In addition to last week’s snow, we took four animal over to VSH in Durham. The Veterinary Specialty Hospital along with Dr. Cindy Godshalk of East Coast Veterinary Imaging donated their facility, services, and staff to ultrasound and radiograph four of our animals. AND, this isn’t the first time they’ve stepped up and helped out: The first time was 3.5 years ago when Cassandra needed an ultrasound. Last year we brought two snakes to VSH in Cary for ultrasounds withRead more

QuikPost: X-rays

Recently, some of our animals went to the vet for radiographs, or x-rays.  Godzilla, our Bearded Dragon, has been having issues with his back legs, and one of our corn snakes is have some fusing issues of her spine. I’ve attached links at the end to previous posts where you can see x-rays of other animals. Do you remember x-rays or scans we’ve shared of other animals? Yona’s rads. Yona’s CT scan. Cassandra’s x-rays.Read more

Cassandra update

It’s about a month since I told you about Cassandra’s brush with death.  She continues to surprise us and is doing really well. Her illness and issues are a mystery. Even after repeated testing I fear we may never know what the initial problem was. I guess this is a good problem to have: that she appears to be fine now. We took her in last week to for repeat ultrasound and radiographs (x-rays). Everything looked good. Below are someRead more

Yona’s visit to the Vet School

What a long day.  In February I wrote about Yona’s first radiographs. Today, Tuesday, was the next step. Many of you know that Yona went to North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching Hospital today. Today was the day to do whatever tests were needed to figure out what was going on with her leg. Whatever is going on is not stopping her from doing anything she would normally do, but we know something is just not right withRead more

Don’t put a camera in your back pocket when trying to sedate a bear

I told you we took Yona to the vet for radiographs, and I also told you I didn’t have any photos ’cause I busted the camera. I am still waiting on some of the photos that others took, but I can show you the broken camera. It still works, the old-fashioned way, by looking through the view finder and then waiting to look at the photo you snapped later. We’re likely going to replace the camera (any suggestions as toRead more