Today on The SFVS Blog, we are happy to introduce you to an 8-year-old Boston Terrier named Gracie.
Gracie is a therapy dog, and she works regularly with people with developmental disabilities. She brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of people (including her lovely guardian, Ann).
On a recent Friday night, the normally mild-mannered Gracie started acting, well, like a “raving lunatic” (her owner’s words, not ours!) after ingesting a narcotic. Ann brought her to the VCA SFVS emergency services department, where Gracie was treated by Dr. Emily Wong, one of our emergency veterinarians. Luckily, Dr. Wong was able to fix Gracie right up. Ann writes, “Dr. Wong has a no-panic, take-charge attitude that inspires confidence. She took control of the situation, did what was necessary to get Gracie back on her four feet.”
Gracie also sees VCA SFVS dermatologist Dr. Carlo Vitale on occasion for her allergies.
Now, here’s a little more about Gracie, courtesy of her guardian: “[Gracie and I have] been together for seven and a half years. She’s sweet, funny, low maintenance, well mannered … and she knows some pretty neat tricks, too. She is NOT crazy about exerting herself. Her favorite motto, I think, would be ‘How sweet it is to do nothing and then rest afterwards.’ So … when Dr. Wong saw her last week, it was NOT the typical lazy Gracie she saw. It was Gracie ‘on fast forward.’ It was bizarre – and a little nerve-racking – to see her behaving so out of character. I am very thankful to Dr. Wong for her care, attentiveness and expertise.”
Stay cool, Gracie! We are honored to be a part of your veterinary care team.
– VCA SFVS