Soderstrom Veterinary Surgery

Soderstrom Veterinary Surgery


Thank you from the depths of my soul for giving Minnie a longer life than she ever would have had without your expertise and knowledge. Not only has she survived well past her prognosis but has thrived everyday since her diagnosis.
It is evident Dr. Mark loves what he does and I highly recommend him for your pets surgery. Also a big thank you to Dr. Hershey for her recommendation. My gratitude will remain endless for this special surgeon and his staff! THANK YOU!
Minnie and Mommy!
We can’t thank you enough Dr Soderstrom for the successful bilateral knee surgeries you performed on Ducky! Race has his best buddy back thanks to you and your team. In addition to Ducky’s daily walks, he is now capable of completing a 14 mile hike with a 4000 ft elevation gain.No limp, holding a leg up, or medication after. That’s quite an improvement considering he couldn’t walk around the block prior to surgery!

We are a mobile Veterinary Surgical Practice in Phoenix AZ, specializing in neurology and orthopedics. We work together with your vet for optimal pet care.

Dr. Soderstrom, a native Nevadan, is a 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a small animal internship at Sonora Veterinary Surgery and Oncology and a surgical residency at Oklahoma State University. Following his residency, Dr. Soderstrom accepted a clinical instructorship - postdoctorate in Neurology at North Carolina State University. He is currently pursuing board

Operating as usual


Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend….


Wishing all a very happy and safe weekend !!


The dog named Bamse was chosen to be an official member of the crew of a Norwegian battleship during World War II.

This dog was known for calming down the sailors when there was a quarrel on the ship, his paw on the men's shoulders was enough to calm them down. Bamse was buried with full military honors. To this day, his statue stands in the port of Horten, Norway.


Happy week to all creatures great and small!!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend….


In 1925, diphtheria affected an isolated village in Alaska. Due to the severe cold, it was not possible to transport the medicines by plane and ship, so the transport of the medicines to the town of Noma was organized with the help of mushers (guides or drivers of a dog sled team).

About 1200 miles had to be covered in five days. There were several teams and they took turns on different sections. The Norwegian Gunnar Kasen and his main dog Balto were the first to bring the serum to the village.

It turned out that Kasen had not made a mistake in choosing the main dog, because when the team had an accident, Balto helped his musher, saving him from certain death.

When the storm reached its peak and visibility became low they crossed 52 miles. Balto is considered a hero, and in 1925 a monument was erected to him in Central Park in New York.

He was truly a hero, like all the other dogs during this mission. However, the dog that did the most difficult part of the work was Togo who crossed the longest distance (418 kilometers). He was part of Leonardo Seppala team of dogs. Togo is the husky, in the photo.

Togo was already known for his incredible leadership qualities, which he demonstrated again in this race.

The mission was successfully completed and these brave dogs saved numerous lives.


The way they see us……

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝘀𝘁 was . Thank Dog you were here! 🐶🤗
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But it’s still definitely worth the work!

Digging Deep: What Makes Shiba Inu Dogs So Special? | NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand 02/10/2022

Digging Deep: What Makes Shiba Inu Dogs So Special? | NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand

Digging Deep: What Makes Shiba Inu Dogs So Special? | NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand Japanese dog breeds are now attracting the attention of pet lovers around the world. Among the 6 breeds of Japanese dogs designated as national natural treasures, the Shiba Inu is particularly popular. What captures the hearts of people is the absolute loyalty to its master. On the other hand, Shiba...


Truly inspiring….

Judy, a purebred pointer, was the mascot of several ships in the Pacific, and was captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp. There she met Aircraftsman Frank Williams, who shared his small portion of rice with her.

Judy raised morale in the POW camp, and also barked when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers approached the prisoners. When the prisoners were shipped back to Singapore, she was smuggled out in a rice sack, never whimpering or betraying her presence to the guards.

The next day, that ship was torpedoed. Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole in an attempt to save her life, even though there was a 15-foot drop to the sea. He made his own escape from the ship, but was then recaptured and sent to a new POW camp.

He didn't know if Judy had survived, but soon he began hearing stories about a dog helping drowning men reach pieces of debris after the shipwreck. And when Williams arrived at the new camp, he said: "I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I walked through the gate, a scraggly dog hit me square between the shoulders and knocked me over. I’d never been so glad to see the old girl!"

They spent a year together at that camp in Sumatra. "Judy saved my life in so many ways," said Williams. "But the greatest of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look into those weary, bloodshot eyes and ask myself: 'What would happen to her if I died?' I had to keep going."

Once hostilities ceased, Judy was then smuggled aboard a troopship heading back to Liverpool. In England, she was awarded the Dickin Medal (the "Victoria Cross" for animals) in May 1946. Her citation reads: "For magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners, and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness".

At the same time, Frank Williams was awarded the PDSA's White Cross of St. Giles for his devotion to Judy. Frank and Judy spent a year after the war visiting the relatives of English POWs who had not survived, and Frank said that Judy "always provided a comforting presence to the families."

When Judy finally died at the age of 13, Frank spent two months building a granite and marble memorial in her memory, which included a plaque describing her life story.

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Test fitting!!


Smoky was found in a foxhole in New Guinea in Feb 1944. The American thought she must have been a Japanese soldier's dog, but when he took her to a POW camp, they found out she didn't understand commands in Japanese or English. The soldier sold Smoky to Cpl. William Wynne of Cleveland OH for 2 dollars Australian.
Over the next two years Wynne carried Smoky in his backpack, fought in the jungles of Rock Island and New Guinea, flew 12 air/sea rescue, She survived 150 air raids on New Guinea and made it through a typhoon at Okinawa, made a combat jump in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, in a parachute made for her. She would warn G.I's of incoming artillery and was dubbed the "angel from a foxhole."
Early in retaking the Philippines combat engineers were setting up a telegraph line to an airfield. The joints collapsed filling them in with sand. Cpl. Wynne knew that Smoky could climb through the pipe with a new line and that is what she did. Smoky's work saved approximately 250 ground crewmen from having to move around and keep operational 40 fighters and reconnaissance planes, while a construction detail dug up the taxiway, placing the men and the planes in danger from enemy bombings. What would have been a dangerous three-day digging task to place the wire was instead completed in minutes.
In her down time she preformed tricks with the Special Services to improve the moral of the troops and visited hospitals in Australia and Korea. Visiting with the sick and wounded, she became the first recorded "therapy dog".
After the war she became a sensation back int the states, had a live TV show, and often visited Veterans hospitals. Smoky's work as a therapy dog continued for 12 years. Wynne had Smokey 14 years before she passed away. He buried her in a 30 caliber ammo box in Rocky River Reservation, Ohio.
Smoky, the smallest war hero weighing in at 4 lbs even and standing 7 inches tall.


Best medicine ever!


so true ??? 😛

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Applewood Animal Hospital

This morning we celebrate Alicia! Originally from Spain, Alicia has worked in the veterinary field for over 30 years, the last 3 1/2 here at Applewood. If Alicia has been the nurse for your pet, odds are good that he or she loves coming to the hospital: her patients love to see her (just ask Louis, pictured)! Her talents and skills are exceeded only by her compassion and kindness. And her single-handed forcefullness of making all of us more environmentally conscious by recycling! We celebrate you, Alicia!


Little Rascals Rescue

Met this sweet angel this last weekend who needed a little guidance and advice. We were planning on trying to help remove some of her tumors. Spotsies went in for a consultation with my amazing Cancer Specialists Dr. Soderstrom. Unfortunately the tumors that we can see on the outside of her body are not the only issue. After a quick chest x-ray we immediately saw what the main problem was. She has metastasized cancer throughout her whole body poor girl. Her owners are amazing and I am working with them to take a natural approach to keeping her comfortable for as long as we can. Please send all your positive energy to her and her family 😍


Animal Hearts

Dogs waiting to enter the hospital rooms of sick children for animal therapy. SHARE if you support them!



Chi Chi is wonderful. We had the honor of meeting her when she came to see Dr. Soderstrom for an exam.

She is such a fighter! 🐶💕


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Every day is an adventure with your best friend! 🐾
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Not everyone at Soderstrom's Veterinary Surgery specially with the nice temperatures we are beginning to experience!! just the ones very keen on naps (we are not giving any names)......

These animals perfectly show how I plan to spend my weekend 😂😂





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