Patient Stories: Highlighting Your Successes

As part of a new series on, we are looking to feature stories of patients who have overcome life-threatening illnesses because of treatment by a Board-certified ACVIM Diplomate, along with the help of their owners and a general practitioner. Each animal featured should have a unique story of survival made possible by specialty veterinary internal medicine. By highlighting these inspiring success stories, we hope to show the animal owning public the value of veterinary specialty medicine and the Triad of Care in action!


“When I heard the ACVIM was looking for success stories, Penny immediately came to mind. The process was simple. I called the family who I had come to know well to ask if they were comfortable with my sharing their phone number. Filling out the online form was quick, and the team from the ACVIM took it from there. The authors reached out to the family and beautifully narrated their experience.”

- Christine Swanson, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)




"I love the story and how it all came together. Thank you for featuring us— it means so much to me." 

- Evelyn MacKay, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)


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