Patient Name: Josephine Bone-A-Part
Brief History of Pet
Josie came into our lives in April 2015. Josie has been a special and wonderful member of our family from the day she came home. She was super sweet and friendly with all people and pets – becoming best friends with her “cousins” (our daughter’s dogs) a Boston Terrier and a Bulldog.
She suffered from a Cruciate Ligament Rupture- and had TPLO surgery. Post-surgery Josie has battled osteoarthritis in that leg. She was recommended to VSMR by both her surgeon at VCA Aurora and by Dr. Mellissa Trupia, a Holistic Vet who was doing acupuncture, laser and massage therapy in our home. Three years after the rupture on her left leg she ruptured her right leg and had TPLO surgery. The right leg has healed with no issues.
Love and Attention
How VSMR has helped
VSMR has lovingly provided Josie with a water treadmill, laser therapy and massage regiment along with exercises and medical expertise that have proven to be invaluable in her care. She can take her daily walks with greater mobility and less pain.
Jose took to obedience training like a pro and at 16 months became a certified Therapy Dog at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was an instant hit with patients, doctors, nurses, and staff alike. She loved going to the hospital Josie worked at least twice a month until she injured her left rear leg.
I support the Animal Assisted Therapy program in Naperville through the Edward Hospital Foundation.