Want to see Bam Bam, the male African Lion we treated? Curious about our most recent wolf surgery? Please browse our photo galleries, which showcase some of our patients as well as some of the special cases that we see at LVVSC. And if you’d like to submit a pictures of your pet, please email us!
Dr. Lyon (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Weatherton (VECC) saw an unusual patient recently, Bam Bam, an African lion. Bam Bam was very handsome and gentlemanly, but for everyone’s sake he was placed under anesthesia for his exam and diagnostics. Dr. Weinstein joined in to examine Bam Bam’s eyes as well. It was an exciting and unforgettable day for our team!
Romeo the capybara came to the surgery department at LVVSC for a fracture repair. The capybara is related to the guinea pig, and an adult can weigh from 77 up to 150 pounds, and stand 20 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder. Romeo is just a little guy still, he has a lot of growing to do! Capybaras are very vocal and they can make dog-like barks. They are herbivores, and chew food by grinding back-and-forth rather than side-to-side. Romeo came through surgery with flying colors and is recovering nicely at home.