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Lex

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets:
Lex - My Death Row Survivor
By Emily, CUVS Veterinary Technician Assistant (Surgery)

This is Lex, my death row dog survivor. About a month after losing my beloved Pitbull before him, I was scrolling through Facebook and, through Urgent Death Row Dogs of the ACC Shelters in NYC, I found him.

Brodie

This is Brodie. He’s a year-old lab mix and he’s a very lucky dog! Last year he was rescued from a high kill shelter in Arkansas. At the time, he was just a puppy and was anemic and extremely underweight. CUVS Veterinary Technician Assistant (surgery), Shannon, adopted Brodie through Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut in August. “It’s been a journey since we got him, getting him back to health, but he’s a happy boy…. he plays hard and sleeps hard every day.” This photo says it all!

Brodie

 

Cleo

Our Vets, Tech and their Pets!
Remembering Cleo 
by Karen, CUVS Veterinary Technician Assistant, ECC

“Cleo came into my life almost 16 years ago. At the time, I was looking to adopt another cat and had always wanted an orange tabby. I was excited when I found out that my local cat rescue group had a litter of orange tabby kittens for adoption. After applying and getting accepted as a prospective adopter, I headed over to the foster home to select my kitten.

Xavier's Journey

Our Vets, Tech and their Pets!
Xavier's Journey
by Lizzy, CUVS Veterinary Technician, Internal Medicine

“I adopted Xavier from Mount Ida College in 2014. Mount Ida rescues beagles from different laboratory facilities around Massachusetts. The Veterinary Technology program then assigns students a clinical animal to work with and rehabilitate before they are put up for adoption at the end of the year. Well, Xavier was my clinical pet. I picked his name out of a hat for my clinical 1 class and the second I met him I was sold!” says Lizzy.

Tank and Bones

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets!

The Adventures of Tank and Bones
By Carrie, Veterinary Technician Assistant

My two rescues, Bruce and Tobiano (Toby) sure are an odd couple. They are complete opposites in every way. They both took their time warming up to each other and becoming a family. I lovingly refer to them as “The Adventures of Tank and Bones” on social media.

Bruce and Toby

Bruce is a 5-year old Boston terrier.  

Ruby

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets!

The Rescue of Ruby

Mica

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets:
Mica - Forever My Girl

Mica is an 11-year old Lab mix. She was found in Georgia tied to a tree when she was just a year old. She had severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) - a serious and life-threatening manifestation of uncontrolled diabetes. She was very sick, weighing just 33 lbs (which is very little for a dog of her breed). She was hospitalized and treated before being transported by her rescue organization to the northeast.

CUVS technician, Ashley, said; “I had lost my previous dog, DaisyMae, not long before Mica presented to my workplace in 2007. DaisyMae was a diabetic and I donated insulin to the rescue for Mica. Her diabetes, however, was not well regulated.”

Linus

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets:
Linus - Rescued by ROAR. Saved by CUVS. Adopted by Dr. Oli Morgan
By Dr. Oliver Morgan (CUVS surgeon)

My Adopting Story

Our Vets, Techs & Their Pets:
Khaleesi – My Adopting Story

By: Leticia, CUVS Technician Assistant

Winter Pet Safety Tips

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE - WINTER PET SAFETY TIPS

The colder temperatures and precipitation that we encounter in the Winter months can be quite dangerous to our pets. The following is a list of Winter Safety Tips to consider for dogs and cats.

Hypothermia:  Although most dogs and cats have furry coats, they are still susceptible to the effects of cold temperatures and hypothermia. Ideally, allow them outdoors only for the time it takes to urinate and defecate, and for short walks. If the pet stops walking, starts to shiver, or becomes sluggish, seek shelter, and immediately bring them indoors for warmth.

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