After an examination, radiographs and an MRI, it was discovered that Auggie’s spine had a congenital defect. Dr. Jeff Brourman, WestVet Chief of Staff, performed surgery on Auggie’s back to hopefully repair the defect. Auggie did well through surgery and recovered nicely.
Now he is participating in physical rehabilitation to gain strength and movement. He has undergone massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and laser therapy. Dr. Teri Dowdell, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist is pleased with his progress. She says he is making steady gains in his strength and coordination