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Flex

Earning the Master Agility Dog Champion "MACH" title with Flex was a big marker of a difficult journey for both of us. When he broke two tendons in a rear foot and severely injured his shoulder it was devastating. I feel so lucky to have found such a talented surgeon and an extremely dedicated team to support Flex's long and difficult rehab. This achievement marked a lot of hard work from Flex, myself and the CSU team. Many thanks to "Team Flex". Watch Flex competeting for his master agility champtionship title in Florida.

Trax

Our crazy little Golden puppy, Trax, starting limping around six months old, and was diagnosed with sesamoid fractures in both of his front feet. He’s two now, and after wearing braces and getting shockwave therapy at CSU, he is doing much better. Now he goes on long runs and gets lots of exercise and he’s had no problems. He was a test dog in the Mile High Golden Retriever Club hunt test, and is entered in two more upcoming hunt tests. He’s doing a lot of field training and has made a bunch of big turnarounds. We’re so happy now that Trax continues to thrive with no signs of lameness.

Sacha, a White Terrier

We have been taking our three dogs to the CSU VTH since they were puppies. Throughout the past five years, we’ve experienced nothing but care and compassion from several of the hospital's specialty services, including orthopedics and rehabilitation. Last year, we brought our female West Highland white terrier (westie), Sacha, in for an orthopedic evaluation of her knees. Unfortunately, she was found to have unstable kneecaps, or patellar luxations, on both her left and right side. Due to the severity, the veterinarians recommended corrective surgery for her right knee in Sept. 2012.
 
Because Sacha was not recovering from the surgery as expected, we were referred to the rehabilitative services and began working with Sasha Foster. Though she was improving, it was a long road to recovery, especially with her left knee worsening. The orthopedic surgeons suggested another surgery to repair her left knee.
 
We were leery about a second surgery and worried that the recovery process would only be harder. However, in April 2013, Sacha underwent surgery to correct her left knee. This time, we did not wait to begin physical therapy. She was released from the hospital with take-home rehabilitation instructions, and has since recovered from both surgeries.
 
These services played a positive role in Sacha’s recovery. We are so very pleased with all the doctors - especially Drs. Duerr, Hazenfield, Bleakley and Marvel - and Sasha Foster. We can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you to everyone!

Big Sur

As an agility handler of MACH8 Kadell’s Cuevo Gold W RN, otherwise known as Big Sur, physical therapy and rehab through CSU Canine Sports Medicine service is invaluable. Big Sur, a standard wirehair dachshund, is an elite canine athlete and his agility achievements are incredible. I am always trying to be aware of his needs and Sasha Foster, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Specialist, has been able to identity and work areas needing attention. Core conditioning and exercises are key and have helped him greatly.

Rio

In spring 2013, we took our 15-year-old golden retriever, Rio, to the VTH for rehabilitation due to a limp she had developed over the previous weeks. Her limp had caused her to miss out on her walks, which is her favorite part of the day. We received excellent service, diagnosis and therapy from CSU’s Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation team. Rio was back to normal in no time! She was treated with laser therapy and muscle massages. We were given directions on exercises to do at home to help her walk normally. It has been several months now, and I am happy to say that Rio is once again enjoying her daily walks and shows no sign of injury.

 

I've truly appreciated all the dedication and support we've received from the Orthopaedics and Small Animal Rehabilitation services throughout Eva’s surgery and recovery phase. The veterinary team’s ability to develop a comprehensive, post-operative recovery plan saved and restored both functioning and strength in Eva’s hind leg.

After surgery, Eva remained in the hospital and underwent extensive physical therapy, where she received nothing short of the extra love and attention we would have given her at home. One veterinarian who wasn’t even assigned to her case would take the time to stop by and visit Eva during her The continued assistance and encouragement from the veterinarians and staff has allowed us to modify Eva’s rehabilitation routine to maintain her leg’s function and range-of-motion. We are satisfied with the progress she’s made and look forward to future evaluation check-ups.breaks.

The continued assistance and encouragement from the veterinarians and staff has allowed us to modify Eva’s rehabilitation routine to maintain her leg’s function and range-of-motion. We are satisfied with the progress she’s made and look forward to future evaluation check-ups.