After being transferred to us on a Friday evening from another veterinary hospital, Max came to us due to a loss of appetite and a possible GI foreign body. That evening, upon initial examination, it was determined Max needed emergency surgery.

Already financially burdened with veterinary bills from the previous vet, his owner qualified for funding to provide the exploratory surgery needed. At 8 p.m. that Friday evening, Dr. Pryor, Tonia and Michelle performed the treatment that the 2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog needed.

Four and a half hours later, the foreign bodies were removed from the perforate intestines and intestines had been re-sectioned. Four days later, Max was discharged. Blood work, eating and drinking had returned to normal.

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