My 12 year old cocker spaniel (Autumn) had a growth between her front to legs (under the skin) and it was diagnosed as cancer last September by my local vet. I was told she was not a candidate for surgical removal of the tumor because of a chronic coughing condition she has had for years. So, with that said I had prepared myself for her not to live much longer. Finally, in January of this year I felt like she was not getting worse, however, the tumor was getting larger. I started researching vets online and came across Dilworth Animal Hospital. I took her in to see Dr. Wheelock just at the right time. We basically had to make a decision that day: remove the tumor or put her down. I had a hard time making that decision because she was still a happy fun loving dog in good spirits. This massive tumor was the only real life threatening issue. I did inform Dr. Wheelock that I was told by my local vet that she was not a candidate for surgery and wanted his opinion. He felt that she was in overall good health and would probably survive the procedure. With that I put my little girl in his hands that day. Thank God!!! She survived the surgery as he said and has been doing well every since. Dr. Wheelock said that it was actually a localized cancer and would probably grow back in 6-7 months unless I chose to seek radiation treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer treatment is too expensive for me so I've just spent the time giving her extra TLC. The tumor is back like Dr. Wheelock predicted, but once again I find myself in the same situation and will be making an appt to see Dr. Wheelock very soon. I totally trust him with my baby and admire his work and companion for our non speaking friends that make life more enjoyable. Dr. Wheelock was spot on with Autumn and took care of her right away. No one knew Autumn was going to have surgery that afternoon. We were there for a second opinion only. However, it turned into an emergency and because of his quick actions my dog is alive today. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!
Pros: Compassionate, Caring, Knowledgeable, Experienced