Our furry babies – the cat Lestat and two little Schnauzers Jackson and Maggie – have been patients of Dr. Holmberg for over 11 years. Lestat is now 18 years old and continues being a very active mischieving cat doing just phenomenal for his senior years.
Jackson came to our family almost 11 years ago as an adorable 8-week old pup – and had fallen in love with Dr. Holmberg and his team ever since his first puppy wellness evaluation (well he is still not sure about that “little accident” when he left Dr. Holmberg missing some essential male parts of his body). Jackson has been definitely an easy patient over the years – that is until 2 years ago, when, during his regular wellness check-up, Dr. Holmberg called my office to tell me he does not like the appearance one of the anal glands during the routine examination. He asked me to take a tissue sample for histology – and next day the result came back as a highly aggressive rectal cancer (adenocarcinoma). Dr. Holmberg literally saved Jackson’s life by an early diagnosis, not leaving any tiny details, referring us the same week to the oncology and surgery team at the VRCC. Jackson had a successful surgery less that a week after his “accidental” diagnosis, followed by a radiation treatment – and now, 2 years later, he is doing phenomenal and in complete remission – all thanks to Dr. Holmberg.
Finally, our old lady Maggie is a very special patient of Dr. Holmberg. We adapted her from the Schnauzer Rescue of Colorado 6 years ago – as a very neglected, completely blind, old 9-year Schnauzer. She was in a very rough shape – almost no fur from poor nutrition, highly obese from countless pregnancies and luck of exercise, arthritic pain, with the chronic ear infection. You would not recognize our Maggie now, 6 years under the ongoing care of Dr. Holmberg – an adorable and energetic 15-year old Schnauzer, with a beautiful white/silver hair, no arthritis thanks to fish oil, anti-inflammatory medication, diet and exercise, no ear infection (Dr. Holmberg literally tried each and every antibiotic available and had finally succeed!). And – following Dr. Holmberg’ recommendation, Maggie had an eye surgery at the VRCC (cataract removal) – and her vision has been restored for over 6 years now!
Jackson, Maggie and Lestat are sending their love to Dr. Holmberg thanking him for all he has done for them – and we are looking for our next Belleview Clinic visit.