Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

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We would like to say thank you to your wonderful and caring staff for taking care of our boy, Coda. You were so compassionate while helping us say goodbye. We truly appreciate you.
Update on retired K9 Canjo:

The wound was an abscess. They shaved the area, cleaned, and cultured it. It’s 1/2” long and 3” deep. The really crazy thing is that we cannot come up with any explanation as to what caused it. He is so closely monitored to prevent further issue with the compressed spot on his spine. There has been nothing that we can recall to cause this.

The ultrasound showed benign prostatic hyperplasia - non cancerous, overactive tissue. Scans also showed a large amount of sub Q gas along his abdomen. This is actually something I saw while waiting to be seen yesterday. You can see his right side bulging in the one picture. Just like the abscess, none of this presented itself until we were sitting in the room, waiting to be seen yesterday. I’m so glad we were where we were when this all started unfolding. So incredibly thankful for the watchful eye of his favorite treat lady. She knew something was wrong and we were able to act quickly.

While he was sedated, they also took a biopsy of the issue going on with his front right leg. We just want to make sure it’s not connected to everything going on this round. Cultures and the biopsy will take some time to come back and we will share those results as soon as they do.

He will be staying another night. The doctor is going to do some exploring to see, if needed, where they can place a drain to help release fluid and gas. If a drain is placed, it will stay in for 3-5 days. The abscess wound should heal over in about 5 days.

We also talked with his primary vet, Dr. Cline, this morning. He’s been brought up to speed with everything that happened. He has ordered the kit to do the urine test for the bladder cancer. As soon as that comes in, we will get that test done and sent out. That will probably be held off until we get through this abscess ordeal though.

Danielle, a staff member at the center, took some pictures for us to share with everyone. The staff just did a treatment on him, so he wasn’t too happy with them. But he and Danielle have a bond and he looked up for her 💙

We cannot thank the staff at Greater Lansing Veterinary Center for the attention they have shown him. We know they are incredibly busy and working like crazy to help as many people as they can. Thank you to their whole team!

Thank you also to all who have been praying, sharing, and offering donations. With this extra stay and exploring of the abscess, expenses have been increased to approximately $4000. Your support and love of Canjo means so much to all of us. We cannot ever thank you enough 💙
Update on our boy….

The wound was an abscess. They shaved the area, cleaned, and cultured it. It’s 1/2” long and 3” deep. The really crazy thing is that we cannot come up with any explanation as to what caused it. He is so closely monitored to prevent further issue with the compressed spot on his spine. There has been nothing that we can recall to cause this.

The ultrasound showed benign prostatic hyperplasia - non cancerous, overactive tissue. Scans also showed a large amount of sub Q gas along his abdomen. This is actually something I saw while waiting to be seen yesterday. You can see his right side bulging in the one picture. Just like the abscess, none of this presented itself until we were sitting in the room, waiting to be seen yesterday. I’m so glad we were where we were when this all started unfolding. So incredibly thankful for the watchful eye of his favorite treat lady. She knew something was wrong and we were able to act quickly.

While he was sedated, they also took a biopsy of the issue going on with his front right leg. We just want to make sure it’s not connected to everything going on this round. Cultures and the biopsy will take some time to come back and we will share those results as soon as they do.

He will be staying another night. The doctor is going to do some exploring to see, if needed, where they can place a drain to help release fluid and gas. If a drain is placed, it will stay in for 3-5 days. The abscess wound should heal over in about 5 days.

We also talked with his primary vet, Dr. Cline, this morning. He’s been brought up to speed with everything that happened. He has ordered the kit to do the urine test for the bladder cancer. As soon as that comes in, we will get that test done and sent out. That will probably be held off until we get through this abscess ordeal though.

Danielle, a staff member at the center, took some pictures for us to share with everyone. The staff just did a treatment on him, so he wasn’t too happy with them. But he and Danielle have a bond and he looked up for her 💙

We cannot thank the staff at Greater Lansing Veterinary Center for the attention they have shown him. We know they are incredibly busy and working like crazy to help as many people as they can. Thank you to their whole team!

Thank you also to all who have been praying, sharing, and offering donations. With this extra stay and exploring of the abscess, expenses have been increased to approximately $4000. Your support and love of Canjo means so much to all of us. We cannot ever thank you enough 💙
The greater lansing area is fortunate to have an emergency vet option like this. MSU is great but costly and the program, in my opinion, has gone down in quality. Greater Lansing veterinary worked perfect for my situation with my sick dog. Without an appointment, there was a wait, but it was well worth it. The staff was very friendly. The girl that answered the phone (in the middle of the night) worked to calm me down and answer my questions. Defiantly will be back and highly recommend!
If you love your cat, please don't bring them here. This is a long review, but it was a long and very frustrating and traumatic visit. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read this, it boils down to – Miscommunication, lack of communication, misdiagnosis, left our cat lay for 3 hours without treatment and while she peed on herself, and almost killed our cat!

On Friday, September 24, 2021, we were (mistakenly) referred to this clinic by our primary care vet's office (we were supposed to be referred to the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Clinic) to obtain an ultrasound for our 16-year-old cat after she was seen at the Great Lakes Pet Emergencies in Saginaw, Michigan, the night before. She had quit eating a few days before this, and after lab work, x-rays, and vet exam in Saginaw, they wanted to rule out pancreatitis versus bowel obstruction versus cancer. After our primary vet reviewed the medical records from Saginaw on Friday, she recommended that we get the ultrasound done emergently. I was called by the office with this information and asked to contact the Lansing Veterinary Center and the vet tech thought this was the clinic that she meant. I therefore called this clinic and asked about obtaining an ultrasound. They told me that they did have ultrasound on site, and I could bring her in but that their vet would have to examine her again before doing the ultrasound. I asked our vet clinic to forward the records so that the lab work and x-rays were not repeated. My daughter wanted to go with me, and she was off work at 3, so I told them we would be down around 4:30 as we were driving from Bay City to Lansing. The vet tech said this was fine, that if the ultrasound techs were not there, they would call one in. We actually got there around 5 p.m. as we ran into some traffic. When we checked her in, we were told that the ultrasound techs had gone home and would not be back in until the next day and could not be called in!

From here, it was total miscommunication. Our cat was not an easy patient, had always had to be sedated when brought into the vet to be examined, and she had been sedated the night before in Saginaw. We didn’t want her to have to be sedated again here, so our vet had given us some gabapentin to give her before we headed down. We gave her the one pill before we left Bay City, and by the time we got to Lansing, she was very sedated, unable to stand, very limp. We asked why were told that she could have an ultrasound, and this was not what we were being told now, and at around 5:30, a vet tech finally came and sat with us to ask what we were “hoping to accomplish” with this visit. We said “ultrasound!” She had looked at the records from Saginaw and repeated what we already knew from that visit but said they could repeat the x-rays to see if these showed any worsening, and the lab work to see if the values had changed. We decided that we wanted just the abnormal labs (her kidney and pancreas values) ran again to see if these had worsened, and to have the x-rays reviewed. This vet tech took the information and carried our cat to the back of the clinic. So we sat and waited. And waited. During this time, several people came in with dogs, and we watched as the dogs were quickly escorted into rooms and the vets came and talked to the owners. After about 3 hours, I heard one of the front desk people say “I’d like to give the cat people some attention now,” and then looked at us and said “I’m a cat person.” At this point, I was like “what does that mean?” I went up and asked what is going on with our cat and was told that a vet tech would come talk to us in a few minutes. Here comes a different vet tech than the one that took her to the back, she sits down and starts asking us the exact same questions we had going over with the first tech 3 hours before! We answered the questions but asked what was going on, we had already told this to another tech, and were just told that the vet was examining her and we would be taken to a room shortly to talk to him. About 9 p.m., we were shown into a room. The vet came in about 5 minutes later. He started asking again the same questions that we had already gone over twice with the vet techs, so we were a bit angry with our responses and repeated that we had just came down here because our primary vet said to come here to get an ultrasound, that we were told an ultrasound tech would be called in before we even left Bay City, and then were told the exact opposite when we arrived. He demanded to know who told us and seemed more worried about that then about what was going on with our cat. We told him we had waited because we were told that she would be examined, and the lab work repeated to see if there was worsening. The lab work had been done at 6:30 p.m., and since that time until almost 9 p.m., our cat had laid back there in a kennel without anything done for her. He comes in and tells us that she is severely dehydrated (!), has a very painful abdomen, repeats what the other vet had said was seen on her x-rays, that she had a very significant heart murmur, she had thrown a clot into her spine and was no longer able to walk and had no femoral pulse, and that she was in critical condition. I don’t know how he made the diagnosis of her having a clot because no diagnostic testing was done to determine this. The heart murmur was also not noticed on the visit in Saginaw?!

We were offered supportive care with placement of a gastrostomy tube, IV fluids and pain medicine, and an ultrasound in the morning, or euthanasia because of her age and condition. My daughter and I were both very upset because it had taken so long for her to be examined and no treatment had been given to her in the meantime; however, we both didn’t really want her to have to go through having a tube put in or having to be hospitalized so far from home, and if now she was unable to walk, that maybe letting her go peacefully was the best thing for her.

After much discussion and many tears, we decided that this was what we were going to do. We were taken back to a room and told they would put in an IV line and bring her to us to spend some time before letting her go. She was brought in wrapped in a blanket, and we took her and sat on the floor with her while the tech left the room. The first thing she did was stand up and start walking!!! We felt her legs, felt pulses and these were warm. We also found out that she had urinated on herself while she was laying in the back. I told my daughter that I was just not comfortable going through with the euthanasia here because obviously she was able to walk and what else could they have been wrong about. We told the tech we changed our mind, asked them to take out the line, and if they would give her some fluids before we left. They took her in the back, gave her some fluids and an injection of an anti-nausea medicine, not sure why, and made us sign a form that we were taking her out against medical advice.

I called on the way home and asked for the medical records to be sent to our vet and for a copy to me. When I received these, the record had NO mention of her having a painful abdomen, in fact, it says “Abdomen palpates soft, nonpainful with no palpable organomegaly.” There is also no mention in the record of her having a “clot.”

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center is a 24/7/365 urgent and emergency care option for your pets. Ani Greater Lansing Veterinary Center (GLVC) is a new multi-disciplinary veterinary center in a newly renovated 10,000 square foot building, located in Williamston, Michigan.

A full-service intensive care unit, comprehensive anesthesia monitoring equipment, and in-house laboratory and radiology capabilities are amongst the many new tools and resources. Our center is home to an around-the-clock emergency service: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We offer walk-in urgent and emergent care for dogs, cats, and some exotics. Our team of experienced emergency

Operating as usual

03/01/2022

In the spirit of March's celebration of the history of strong women, we have 5 we are super proud to call our own this month. Addie is young to the field of veterinary medicine but has definitely found her niche. We love her strong work ethic, constant positive attitude, and how fast she learns. Her smile and laugh truly bring sunshine into a many times stressful work environment.

02/22/2022

With March coming up, we are feeling lucky to have found Natilee. She started her career in veterinary medicine when we opened our doors. We love how fast she has grown in her technical skills and what she brought to our team with her compassion for our patients, especially with caring for the inpatients. We can assure you she is just as beautiful inside as out.

02/15/2022

Happy Valentine's Day ♥️ greater Lansing community!

Today we would ❤️love❤️ to introduce you to a fan favorite of both our staff and clients, Dr. Erickson. We love his dedication to GLVC and his patients, warm-heartedness, and eagerness to continually learn.

02/07/2022

With Valentine's coming up, we have to mention this sweetheart 💜! Baylee is one of our client services representatives and relatively new to veterinary medicine but has jumped right in. We love her compassion for both our two-legged and four-legged varieties, patience, and her general proactive attitude. 🥰

02/02/2022

With ❤️ February ❤️ upon us, we would like to share what we love about our members of our incredible staff. Chastity has been with us even before we opened our doors. We love her dedication to GLVC, her patients, and her desire to learn new things. 🥰

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 12/23/2021

Just a few of our friends that came in to visit us yesterday.

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 12/08/2021

Look at these adorable faces we had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you for choosing GLVC for your care!

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 11/27/2021

Just a few of our friends that visited us. Thank you for choosing GLVC for your care!

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from us all at Greater Lansing Veterinary Center!!

11/25/2021

Only got 1 pic yesterday of our patrons. Thank you for choosing GLVC for your loved ones care.

Photos from Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association's post 11/20/2021

Photos from Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association's post

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 11/18/2021

Thank you for being patient today while waiting to be treated. Here are a few of our friends that came to see us today! ❤️

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 11/17/2021

Thank you for visiting GLVC!
Just a few of our friends that came to visit today! ❤️

11/16/2021

Thank you to all who visit. We love your pets! We are working our very hardest to accommodate all needs thoroughly and as efficiently as humanly possible.

We are an emergency clinic and triage and treat on emergent need.

**REUNITED** NOVEMBER 2021 11/15/2021

We are still missing our kitty. I would be so grateful if you could share this. LOUIE PROFILE LINK ~ Please check for or provide updates here:

https://www.facebook.com/264553563570926/photos/a.265677033458579/7359942544031957/

*HAPPY TAILS*

Reunion DeTAILS: "Jorge has been found, we are overjoyed. He was huddled down in someone’s shed. She was kind enough to bring him food until she saw a post. Thank you everyone for the support and shares. 🥳😺"

**MISSING** Please share and help contribute to a reunion!

County: INGHAM
City: WILLIAMSTON
Location Details: PUTNUM / EAST MIDDLE
Date: 11/4/21

Name: JORGE
Gender: NEUTERED MALE
Breed(s): HIMALAYAN MIX
Coloring: BEIGE / BLACK
Physical Features: LARGE SCAR ON HIS SIDE
Age: 5 YEARS
Weight:
Collar/Microchip/Other: MICROCHIP
Contact:

Additional Information: DESCRIBED AS VERY SWEET BUT SHY, KNOWS NOTHING OF THE OUTDOORS

OP: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=7359910534035158&id=264553563570926 AND https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=7359916094034602&id=264553563570926
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11/11/2021

Just one of our wonderful friends who visited us yesterday! ❤️

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 11/08/2021

Thank you to all of our patrons who waited a while to be seen. We appreciate you!!

11/07/2021

Thank you all for coming out to support us at our ribbon cutting ceremony!

07/17/2021

☀️With nice hot weather right around the corner we must keep in mind that our furry friends cannot handle the heat like us humans ☀️

‼️Unlike people, dogs can not sweat to regulate their body temperatures. They do so by panting. But sometimes panting is not enough to keep them from overheating. ‼️

Signs to look out for:
🐾 Heavy panting
🐾 Bright red or purple gums and tongue
🐾 Episodes of collapsing or staggering
🐾 Racing heart
🐾 Excessive drooling

What to do?
🌤 Move your dog somewhere cool
🌤 Offer small amounts of water
🌤 Place cool (not freezing cold) towels on your dog
🌤 Contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinarian ASAP! It only takes 15 minutes of overheating for organs to be in serious trouble.

🐾GLVC is always a call away 🐾

**Photo credit: International Canine Behaviourists**

05/31/2021

GLVC thanks all the men and women who have served our country, and for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, we remember them and their families today. Thank you for our freedom! 🇺🇸

Remember your pets today. They will easily sneak things off the barbecue pit and should not be fed from your tasty picnics today. Keep them locked away and tagged or microchipped for possible firework festivities this evening.

Happy Memorial Day! 🎆 🇺🇸

04/22/2021

Look at this handsome guy! He certainly looks different from when he entered our doors but still just as sweet! He will make some family very happy!

RALPHIE UPDATE
By now, most of you have heard Ralphie’s story. He came to CAHS after being found abandoned in Sharp Park on February 2. He was covered in urine and f***s, had several puncture wounds, and suffering from starvation. We truly didn’t know if Ralphie was going to make it.

We are excited to announce, after recuperating in a wonderful foster home for almost three months, Ralphie is ready to find his new home. A home where he will be loved and treasured, and he will never have to feel hunger again.

Ralphie’s foster mom reported that he is house-trained and crate-trained. He got along well with his canine and feline foster siblings, but we always recommend a slow introduction to resident pets. He is a sweet boy, who is looking for an active family. He would do best in a home with older children, as he could easily overwhelm a small child with his happy-go-lucky self.

Ralphie was the victim of animal abuse and part of a cruelty investigation. Although, he has fully recovered, and we do not anticipate he will need further medical care, due to his abuse, potential adopters will be heavily screened. This will include a special adoption questionnaire, interview, home visit, and criminal background check. Please understand that we need to take these extra steps to ensure the best possible outcome for Ralphie.

Our adoption process for Ralphie will look a little different. We will accept applications starting today, April 21 through Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Applications will be reviewed and potential adopters, who fit our adoption criteria, will be contacted next week to schedule a time for an interview.

If you are interested in adopting Ralphie, or would like more information, please email our Shelter Manager, Anne Enright at [email protected], or call (517) 626-6060. Thank you.



"How it's going" photo credit: Cheryl Rice and Linda Gates

03/30/2021

Keep grapes and raisins away from our four-legged friends!

BREAKING NEWS
Veterinarians at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in the USA think they have worked out the reason why grapes are toxic to dogs.

After receiving reports of vomiting and kidney injury following exposure to cream of tartar, veterinarians put two and two together and worked out that tartaric acid and potassium bitartrate, compounds present in cream of tartar, are also present in grapes.

This may finally answer the long standing question as to why dogs develop kidney injury following ingestion of grapes. It also answers the question as to why some dogs are affected and others are not. This conundrum lies in the variability in tartaric acid concentration in grapes with concentrations changing based on grape type, locality and ripeness.

Whilst 20g of grapes per kg (approximately 5 grapes per kg) has been reported to cause kidney damage, there is a report of a dog eating 1/2 grape per kg developing kidney injury also. So the best advice out there is still to avoid feeding your dog grapes and sultanas!

01/29/2021

Another common emergency is dystocia (difficult birth) for various reasons. So many people tell us, “Wow, you must love your job playing with puppies and kittens all day!” These mommas leave our hospital pretty quickly, but it is nice to “ooo and ahh” over these little furballs from time to time.

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 01/24/2021

We have enjoyed this adorable guy! With all these new Christmas and “COVID puppies,” make sure they have chew safe toys or are under your supervision. This is one of the most common emergencies we see, especially in puppies. We are always amazed at what these kids will eat that unfortunately require surgery to have the item removed. Other common favorites with toy parts are socks and underwear so please be sure to keep these items picked up with your new puppy! Good thing Ollie is so cute!

12/25/2020

🎶 We’re dreaming of a White Christmas... 🎵

🎄 Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at GLVC. Enjoy spending time and making special memories with your loved ones today, both two legged and four. 🎄

Keeping pets safe throughout the holiday season 11/26/2020

Keeping pets safe throughout the holiday season

Thanks to our friends at MSU Veterinary Medical Center for sharing these important reminders to help ensure your pets have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving too! 🦃🐾💙

Keeping pets safe throughout the holiday season While some people plan to alter how they celebrate the holidays during the pandemic, many hope to continue traditions and keep a sense of normalcy. Even with celebrations modified, many still present risks for family pets.

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their information in their About section. 11/17/2020

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their information in their About section.

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their information in their About section.

Admission Form - Greater Lansing Veterinary Center 11/17/2020

Admission Form - Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

Does your pet need emergency care? Fill out an admission form prior to your arrival here:
https://glvetcenter.com/forms-surveys/admission-form/

Admission Form - Greater Lansing Veterinary Center Download Printable Form Patient Admission FormPlease fill out information completely. Client InformationName* First Last Primary Address* Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Secondary Address (if applicable) Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Co...

10/14/2020

Happy Halloween! 🎃 GLVC doesn’t mind these two crossing our paths. We love seeing our patients feeling better and even getting into a little trouble, having a bit of fun in paper litter.

10/12/2020

A week does not seem enough to recognize veterinary technicians, especially the ones we are lucky to call our own here at GLVC. They seldom receive the recognition they deserve, and we could certainly NOT do it without them. Thank you to GLVC’s technicians and veterinary assistants and all those along the way, who have helped shape the doctors of GLVC.

10/04/2020

We are finally open! GLVC opened the doors Monday, September 28th. We are excited to serve the mid Michigan communities!

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their phone number. 09/29/2020

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their phone number.

Greater Lansing Veterinary Center updated their phone number.

09/16/2020

The signs are going up! We are becoming official now.

Photos from Greater Lansing Veterinary Center's post 09/02/2020

Fresh paint and new flooring in progress! More exciting updates coming soon...

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