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Western Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

Primary Location
2012 W FM 2105
San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: (325) 703.6450

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30am7pm
Tuesday7:30am7pm
Wednesday7:30am7pm
Thursday7:30am7pm
Friday7:30am7pm
Saturday7:301pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Flicka is an 8 Y.O. Quarter Horse mare used for barrel racing and all around ranch horse. She is owned by the referring veterinarian Dr. Tracy Colvin, DVM and her family in Uvalde, TX.

Flicka most likely got her right hind leg kicked by another horse and she became very lame. Radiographs (X-rays) revealed that she suffered a lateral splint bone fracture (MT4) and that it had multiple fragments (arrows depicting broken pieces of the splint bone).  She was initially treated with antibiotics, regional limb perfusion, anti-inflammatories (Bute), and bandages.

She was referred to the Western Veterinary Hospital for further diagnostics using a new Robotic Computed Tomography technology (known as Robotic CT scan) because there was a concern that the cannon bone could be fractured (broken) as well.

Good news! Robotic CT scan revealed that the Flicka’s cannon bone was not involved. However, the splint bone fracture extended very close to the lower hock joint where it could cause instability to the hock.

See CT Images and 3D reconstruction below. (arrows indicate  the proximal fracture).

Therefore, based on the robotic CT scan, Flicka was taken to surgery and most of her lateral splint bone was removed. See radiograph below. The recovery from anesthesia was uneventful and her bandage was changed 48 hrs after the surgery. See Picture below.

Flicka went home and she is doing very well. She is on a rehabilitation program for 60 days with gradual increase in hand walks and then trot. And if she is doing well in 60 days she will gradually return to a routine exercise program.

DOCTORS ON STAFF

Gary D. Hodges, DVM

Aloisio (Al) Bueno, MS, MV, DACVS

Kerbey Johansen, DVM

Tanna J. Villarreal, DVM

Carol H. Akers, DVM

Cullen Cooper, DVM

Karen Roberts, DVM

"For Doctor's Bio's go to "ABOUT US", and click on "MEET OUR TEAM"

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Email us for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Call us at:(325) 703-6450.

For dog & cat boarding call: (325) 703-6451.

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Dog & Cat Boarding (325) 703-6451
Boarding Hours 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat

Have weekend pickups upon request

WE ARE NOW AN OFFICIAL COGGINS LAB!

 

      
 

Hours of Operation

Animal Hospital:
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during lunch)
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday
Available 24/7 for Emergency Calls

 

Cat & Dog Boarding: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon-Fri / 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat
Weekend Pick-up upon request

Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients through:  AquaPacer Water Therapy and Conditioning Treadmill, Kinemagine Robotic CT Unit, O-Scan MRI, PRP, IRAP, Shock Wave Therapy, Dental X-Ray, Ultrasonography, Lameness Locator a Dynamic Endoscope as well as other Endoscopic exam units.

We now have a coggins lab on site.

ROBOTIC CT SCANNING IS HERE!

Click on the Services tab for more information.

     


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Western Veterinary Hospital, PLLC
2012 W FM 2105
San Angelo, TX 76901
Hospital:  ​(325) 703-6450
Cat & Dog Boarding:  (325) 703-6451
Email:  westernveterinaryhospital@gmail.com
Serving the San Antonio, Abilene, San Angelo & Midland, TX areas.
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