This gallery will show some of the many medical cases we see each month. Most of our medical cases are taken to Dr. Macquisten and staff at the Townline Animal Hospital in Abbotsford BC.
Very skinny leopard gecko that arrived April 17th 2016. It’s eye was crusted shut, is severely underweight and has an old prolapse that needs to be removed..
After moistening the eye and getting it open you can see the yellow substance that needs to come out.
A prolapse on the same gecko with they eye and weight issues that has gone necrotic and needs to be amputated. The surgery was a success and the gecko is now in recovery.
This corn snake was found in the Abbotsford recycling depot. Sadly, it was crushed and severely injured by something. It had a large laceration on its abdominal area and there was a lot of fatty tissue hanging out. It’s back was also badly broken during the incident.
At first we thought there might have been part of an organ hanging out of this injury but it was just fatty tissue.
The fatty tissue was cleaned throrougly and then carefully placed back inside of the snake. The wound was then stitched up.
You can see the severety of the break in the snakes spine. Luckily, the spinal cord was somehow not severed and the snake was not paralized.
This snake now has a cast on it and is on a long road to recovery. We still have to be very careful and keep its movements limited as there is still a rist that the spinal cord could get severed. Luckily, he was in great body condition so he will be ok missing a few meals while he recovers. We do not want to feed him until his back has had some time to heal so that we don’t cause further injury.