A special thanks from Fudgy’s family.
Fudgy passed away just over a week ago at 14 years old. Fudgy was a cute, friendly dog who could often be found at Winslow Animal Hospital events, with his Pet-Parents and Bon Bon, a 4-year-old Pomeranian.
The family brought us a moving thank-you card and fudge pops to honor Fudgy’s memory.
Thank you to everyone at WAH who helped us take good care of Fudgy. He enjoyed life with us for 14 1/2 years. We will miss our Fudgy very much, but have many loving & fun memories. We really appreciate the kindness shown to us as Fudgy got older and sick, especially the last few weeks. Thank you so much!
Linda, Chris & Bon Bon
To the staff at WAH, especially Christine
and Dr. Draper:
With much sadness Blackie passed away this morning 10/20/15 at 8:45am. We kept Blackie comfortable and I held her as she quietly passed. My mom and I want to thank you all for everything you did even if it was brief. Blackie was a joy and she was loved. She gave us joy to the very end. I have learned a lot thanks to Blackie and any future pet that comes into my life will be treated by the great doctors of WAH. Thanks again for everything.
Rosaria and Toni LaMazza and Blackie
Thank you for all the great care that Harley received over the years from your hospital. He always received the best of care no matter when he came in for an appointment. We never had an unreturned call or felt as though any of our questions or needs were not important to you. I will never forget some of the best times with Linda and Amy, having acupuncture with Dr. Hinze, and the many times Harley had to be babysat because of his bad separation issue with us. We really miss him and he left a void in our hearts, but we had to do what was best for him. I hope someday in the near future I will be able to walk through your front doors with a little bundle of gray. Again, a huge thank you to you all. You are an awesome group of caring people.
Sincerely, Cindy & Steve Simpson
To the Winslow Animal Hospital Staff:
I would like to thank the entire staff for being so professional, loyal, & loving to my beagle Binky (Donna Valentine). You made him smell good & hair shiny. Your staff truly cares about all animals. So from the bottom of my heart, I would like to say, “Thanks & God bless you all!”
Winslow animal hospital has done a fantastic job with my 3 year old pit mix, Cairo. He had surgery on his right knee performed by Dr. Coudrai on June 4 for a luxating patella. From the vet techs, to Dr. Coudrai, to the administrative team, to the physical therapist Linda, Winslow Animal Hospital has been nothing but phenomenal and I am so pleased and impressed with their service. Cairo was very timid at first in therapy and Linda was extremely patient and handled him with kindness and understanding. She made sure he always left on a positive note and he now gets excited when we go to the vet for his therapy and can’t wait to get there! Thank you for all you have done for my little man!! Pretty soon he will be better than ever all thanks to your hard work and effort! Thanks again!!
I would like to say thank you to Dr. Coudrai for taking such good care of Bear during his surgery yesterday and Linda Franzini for walking me through every step of Bear’s upcoming rehab and the ENTIRE staff at Winslow Animal Hospital for going above and beyong in keeping us informed every step of the way. I appreciate each and every one of you! Sincerely, Mary Ann H
Winslow Animal Hospital is blessed to have Dr. Bohn. She is the most compassionate, caring veterinarian we have ever met! Yesterday we could have saved almost $200.00 to take our girl to another place to be put to rest, but it was so much more important to us that Dr. Bohn be there with us during our difficult time. She knew our pet and cared for her. We didn’t have to explain. Your support staff was incredible as well, and the room was so comforting and warm like home. We will continue to visit with our kitties, one who was saved by Dr. Draper’s medical expertise. Thank you so much! xo
Quinn says “Hi!” to everyone there, especially Dr. Coudrai. 3 tough surgeries and multiple rehabs later and she is living the best life a doggie could ask for! Thanks all!
Dr. Draper, I cannot thank you enough for your compassion, gentle bedside manner and guidance on Oct. 14th when I was there with our sweet Sarah. I knew in my heart it was not going to be a good visit when I called in tears to bring her in…. I said a prayer you were working that day and you were! You are the only Dr. I wanted to deal with and I guess God knew ahead of time we were going to need you. You are so amazing at what you do and I appreciate all the patience you had with me on Tuesday and helping me find some comfort in the dreadful decision I had to make. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so understanding of my emotions and so gentle with my Sarah in her last few hours. We miss her terribly but are finding comfort in the 17 years of loving memories she left in our hearts. God Bless You Dr. Draper
“Einstein” was rushed into Winslow Animal Hospital by his panic stricken owners one day in early March. A white, 2 ½ year old bichon/poodle mix, Einstein had been viciously attacked by another dog while out on a walk with his owner and her daughter.
Einstein was in very serious condition, as the other dog – who was much larger than little 15 lb. Einstein- had severely bitten him on the forehead and jaw area, and it had taken much effort to get the dog to release Einstein’s head from his powerful jaws. It had been a very frightening and traumatic experience for both Einstein and his owners, and poor Einstein had lost a lot of blood. A severe laceration covered the entire length of his left jaw, and several deep puncture wounds dotted his forehead area. Einstein was immediately examined by Dr. Phil Coudrai and his nursing staff.
Einstein stoically tolerated all the activity and handling…we could see straight away what a special and brave little dog he was! An IV catheter was placed in his front leg, and IV fluids were started to treat for possible shock. Antibiotics and pain medications were also administered.
After a thorough examination, no additional wounds or injuries were found. However, each time Einstein breathed, air could be seen bubbling up from the puncture wounds on his forehead , as well as puffing up from under the uninjured skin of his face…Einstein was actually exhaling through his forehead! Dr. Coudrai had never seen an injury like this before, but realized the dog’s frontal sinus cavities had likely been fractured during the attack, causing him to blow air through his crushed sinuses as he breathed.
X-rays showed that Einstein’s puncture wounds were going to need surgery to repair, as the bite had indeed badly damaged his frontal sinuses. Surgery would have to wait, though, until he was more stable. Until then, Dr. Coudrai sedated Einstein and temporarily stapled those puncture wounds closed. Next, he turned his attention to treating the 4 inch laceration along Einstein’s jaw. Dr. Coudrai flushed the wounds clean with saline before stapling this shut as well.
With pain medications and antibiotics, Einstein was able to go home with his owner that night. Two days later, he returned for the surgery necessary to repair his damaged face. His owners were still reeling from the shock of what they had experienced, but were hopeful Dr. Coudrai would be able to repair the damage done to their beloved pet. Poor Einstein’s face was very swollen and sore! He was still “exhaling” through the wounds of his face, causing him some respiratory distress. As before, Einstein allowed us to prepare him for his surgery as bravely as he could.
During surgery, Dr. Coudrai removed the fractured pieces of bone, tissue, and nasal fragments from Einstein’s bite wound. He then began the painstaking process of piecing the sections of salvageable bone back together, using plates and titanium screws. After several hours of surgery, Dr. Coudrai was finally satisfied with the results. Einstein’s fractured face was repaired, and he could now breathe properly without losing air through his open sinus cavity. To manage his post-operative pain, a rubber catheter, called a soaker hose, was sutured into his incision so that pain medication could be injected directly into the surgery site. After recovering for several hours in the ICU unit at Winslow Animal Hospital, he was transferred to an emergency hospital for continued overnight care.
Since then, Einstein has been a “regular” at Winslow Animal Hospital, coming back frequently for follow-up visits for continued care as his wounds healed. Amazingly, after such a traumatic experience, Einstein was always happy to return for his rechecks, and he became a big favorite of the staff. His perpetually wagging tail and enthusiastic attitude throughout his ordeal were an inspiration. His last visit was bittersweet, for as glad as we were that he had healed so well from such awful injuries, we would miss seeing his sweet little face and cheerfully wiggling body as he made sure to stop to say “hi” to each of the staff during his visits with us.