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Dog’s mystery illness solved by extern

USA   –  Man’s best friend gets a second chance at life; thanks to an extern.  Ollie, a 10-year-old Sheltie from Portland, Oregon, was moments from being euthanized when a veterinary extern spotted the problem that left the dog fighting for his life.

The dog’s owners had a tough decision to make when his health started to rapidly deteriorate. Ollie wasn’t eating or drinking, he couldn’t eliminate on his own and was almost completely paralyzed.  After multiple tests and no sign of a solution, Ollie’s owners, Al and Joelle Meteney, decided it was time to end his suffering.  “We were at a complete loss,” Al Meteney said in a press release. “What do you do in that situation? He is part of our family, and we’ve always tried to provide the best care we can for him.” Dr. Adam Stone, DoveLewis Animal Hospital, and extern Neena Golden, who is a visiting veterinary school student, began prepping the dog for the euthanasia procedure. As Golden was comforting the dog, she felt a strange lump in the thick fur behind his ear…[+]