Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake
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Happy Tails


Nina: A Very Happy Tail

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Elvis, A Happy Tail

The nine-year-old male Pekingese had a history of chronic neck and back pain that wasn't responding to activity restriction, anti-inflammatories and steroids after 18 months of treatment.

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Ollie: A Holiday Happy Tail

"Ollie has always been super-active," says Mary, his owner. "He loves to play hard. Thanks to Dr. McDonnell, he's back to his active self."

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Houligan the Pug and the Canine Vaccine Trial

In April 2015, VNoC announced that it is participating in two brain research projects that, long-term, could have implications for humans. One research project is a canine vaccine trial at the University of Minnesota, that is studying malignant gliomas and meningiomas and has shown extended survival with both tumor types.

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Rudy: A Happy Crooked Tail

"Rudy was born 10 years ago last December, the month that I retired," says Kathy Corry. "My sister was the breeder, and because he was born with a crooked tail, she gave him to me. One of 12 puppies in the litter, he was named after one of Santa's reindeer: Rudolph, because he was the different one!"

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Diamond's Facets: Age Is Just A Number

Diamond actually belongs to Rose's son, but it's easy to see how much Rose loves the 13-year-old Pitt Bull. When Dr. McDonnell diagnosed Diamond as having a ruptured disk that was causing compression on the spinal cord, Rose never hesitated: Diamond would have the ventral slot decompressive surgery to repair the damage.

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Beefcake's Tale: A Rare Surgery for A Unique Dog

One look at Beefcake and you know: This is one unique bulldog.

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The Indomitable Lewis

Amy W., Lewi's owner, tells us the moving story of Lewis, a two-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

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Cody the Wiener Dog

Hi, my name is Cody. I'd like to tell you what I've been through and how I met Dr. Jay McDonnell and his staff at Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake. My story starts last summer when I took a spill down the stairs and hurt my back.

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Baba Booey the Great Dane

Recently Dr. McDonnell received an email from Victoria R. whose harlequin Great Dane, Baba Booey, underwent surgery for Wobbler's Syndrome in March. She sent along links to several YouTube videos.

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