Part One: O'Hana Rescue took in a horse on Jan 21,2010 in near death condition. This horse had been attached by a viscous dog, and had been starved. The horse barely had the energy to stand. The horse had a large cancerous tumor under her one eye. After a month of rehab consisting of weight gain, and healing abscesses, the horse was able to withstand surgery.
Surgi-Care, and Dr.Richter took all the horse's needs into consideration when the surgery was being preformed. Dr. Richter with her steady and caring hands was able to work around her eye and successfully remove the cancerous tumor. She then inserted chemo beads into the incision. This would enable her eye to still receive cancer treatment. Isabell has had two more surgeries to insert more chemo beads, and has one more tomorrow. Dr. Richter has done this procedure to insure if there were anymore cancer cells still in her, that the chemo would kill them.
Surgi-Care went way and beyond with the care of my horse. The staff was also very caring, and understanding of any questions I might have had. I never once was concerned about the care that was given to my horse. I have been to the hospital with my horse several times, and each time there has been other horses in Surgi-Cares care, and I watched the care that they were given. They take the time and caress the horse, they talk to the horses, they let the horse know that it is ok. The stalls were always clean, and there was always fresh water. I could probably go on and on about Surgi-Care, but the one thing that is for sure and has to be said..IF YOU EVER HAVE A HORSE IN NEED OF ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURE, I WOULD RECOMMEND SURGI-CARE, THEIR STAFF, AND THE SURGEON, DR RUTH-ANNE RICHTER.
Carrie Young, O'Hana Rescue
May 12, 2010
Part Two: On Jan 21st 2010, I took in a horse that was 400 lbs underweight, had been attacked by a viscous dog, and had numerous injuries to her face. Her right eye had a HUGE cancerous tumor that was eating at her face. The previous owners had neglected the horse horribly. When I got her into the rescue, I immediately started her care. I called around to see who would perform the surgery needed to remove the cancer and hopefully save her eye and ultimately her life. Surgi-Care was there for me. We made the appt for a month in the future because the horse needed to put on some weight.
In March 2010 Isabell went for her first of three surgeries. Dr. Ruth-Anne Richter was able to save the eye during the first stage of the surgery. Keeping the eye would depend on how well Isabell took to the chemo that was inserted into her face. After three surgeries, all at Surgi-Care and done by Dr Richter, we were told that Isabell was cancer free. And her eye had no damage. Thru out the course of three months, we were back and forth to Surgi-Care, each time Isabell had surgery. I was always treated with the utmost respect by all the staff. When I called from home to check on how Isabell was doing during her overnight stays, I was always answered with care. The staff at Surgi-Care is wonderful. They are not just there doing a job, you can tell they really care about the horses. I would bring any horse, and recommend Surgi-Care to everyone that was in need.
Carrie Young, O'Hana Rescue
July 16, 2010