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Small Animal Clinical Case Challenges

Clinical Case Challenge: Ophthalmology (Dog)

Case description A 4-year-old male, neutered, mix breed dog, Canon, presented to the Ophthalmology Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for a two-month history of ocular redness and discharge involving the left eye… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Soft Tissue Surgery (Dog)

An 11- year-old castrated male Boxer cross presented to the referring veterinarian with a four-day history of vomiting once per day, which was very unusual for him. The owners had also noticed that his abdomen appeared… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Cardiology (Dog)

Case description: “Sadie”, an 11-year-old female Pit Bull, presented to the Cardiology Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for further evaluation and treatment of a cardiac mass and signs of persistent right-sided congestive heart… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Neurology (Dog)

Case description A 1.5 year old neutered Labrador retriever, Rimadyl, presented to the Neurology Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for a two week history of neck pain. Rimadyl improved for about one… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

History: A 6-year-old female spayed Lionhead rabbit presented to Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals with a one-day history of inappetance. She also had a recent history of urine scald. On physical examination the rabbit… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Dermatology (Dog)

A 9-year-old intact male Labrador retriever presented to Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals for further evaluation of history of painful gait, chronic atopic dermatitis/pododermatitis (for years) and the recent discovery of of increased liver… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Dermatology (Cat)

Clinical case challenge History: A 5-year-old sprayed female domestic short haired cat is brought to her veterinarian for evaluation of raised pink lesions on the medial thighs of 2 weeks duration.  The owners report that… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Dog)

Maxy, a 2-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever, presents for her first weigh in after starting a weight loss program. Her initial physical exam reveals no abnormalities other than a body condition score of 9/9 (normal… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Diagnostic Imaging (Dog)

History An 8 year-old spayed female Golden Retriever was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals with a three-week history of right forelimb lameness. On physical examination the dog would not bear weight on… Read More