Angel Fund Story: Klaus’ Emergency Surgery

Klaus is a 4-year old terrier mix who presented to our emergency service earlier this month for progressive anorexia, vomiting, and lethargy. Klaus was scheduled for an outpatient ultrasound the following Monday but rapidly declined over the weekend. Our emergency team moved up his abdominal ultrasound, and upon their findings, Klaus was transferred to the UVS surgery service for suspect GI foreign body obstruction and emergency explore laparotomy. Dr. Palamara, DVM, DACVS-SA confirmed an intestinal foreign body causing an obstruction. Klaus also suffered multiple adhesions related to the passage of the foreign body through earlier parts of the small intestines. Dr. Palamara performed emergency surgery and removed the obstruction via an enterotomy. Klaus visited UVS last week and has made a full recovery. Due to the surgery’s urgency, the UVS Angel Fund provided funds to help cover the costs and ease the financial stress for our client.

The UVS Angel Fund is our charitable donations fund that helps provide clients financial assistance during hard times. We’re so thankful for everyone who has donated to our Angel Fund and helped save pet’s lives. To learn more, or donate to our Angel Fund, click the link below.