GU-Wausau’s Sweetheart Chelsea gets healthy with Vet Tech Program’s help

Chelsea: GU-Wausau’s Sweetheart


I have some exciting news about the super sweet girl Chelsea
who is here this week from Langlade County Humane Society.  Some of you my have had the pleasure of meeting Chelsea, a 1- year old Border Collie mix.  She came in to the Society with an injured leg– she has not been able to bear any weight on her right front leg.  The Vet Tech program’s partnership with Langlade County provides spay services– Chelsea was spayed yesterday during surgery/anesthesia class.  Also during class
x-rays were taken of her injured limb while she was under anesthesia.
After reviewing the x-rays it became apparent that Chelsea has had a broken leg
for a considerable amount of time since bone changes were already
occurring.   The Vet Tech staff and students desired to help Chelsea recover and regain as much mobility and as peaceful a life as possible.

Dr. Diane Scott and colleagues at Oakview Veterinary Medical Center in Plover have decided to  graciously providing the site, time and  surgeon to amputate Chelsea’s leg tomorrow afternoon 2/3/12 at 1:00pm.  Several Veterinary Technology instructors are also donating their time to assist with the surgery.  We are currently
looking for one additional student who is either in Surgery/Anesthesia or has
already completed Surgery/Anesthesia to help assist with the surgery.  The
first person to sign up in the Veterinary Technology Office will be the lucky
student!

There will be a donation jar placed at the front desk to
help raise funds for Chelsea’s medications and surgery.  The Humane
Society is not covering the cost of the surgery since this is all being done
for their benefit and Chelsea’s benefit.  Please help us provide a happier
and healthier life for Chelsea.

~ Jamie Cihlar, CVT

Veterinary Technology Program Chair

Globe University – Wausau Campus

1480 County Rd. XX

Rothschild, WI 54474

E-mail: jcihlar@globeuniversity.edu