This is an English Bulldog with a disease called "Seasonal Flank Alopecia": a disease where dogs will lose hair from their sides for reasons unknown (not allergies), and it does not itch. The hair usually grows back.
These are the remains of a corn cob that were taken out of a dog's stomach via exploratory gastrotomy. The owner's were not neglectful or anything, the dog rumaged through their trash while they were away. I (jokingly) wanted to say to the owners, "I hope you enjoyed the corn, because that was the most expensive corn cob you'll ever have."
Here is a leopard gecko that suffered some serious burns along its back. My initial thought was that the owner was using a heat lamp that was too strong, however the reptile expert at the hospital thinks it was potentially due to too much UV light.
For those of you who have never seen one of these, this is a Sphinx cat, a hairless breed. While their appearance may not appeal to everyone, they have fantastic personalities and (from what I've heard) good for people who are allergic to cats. However, they have a plethora of health problems, like difficulty developing a proper immune system. This one in particular had pneumonia.
This is a xanthoma (a common benign tumor of birds) on the wing of a parakeet. In this case, the tumor was so large that the bird not only couldn't fly, but it couldn't remain on perches because it would fall off from the weight. The bird went to surgery and the mass was removed, but because of extensive local invasion, it will likely recur.
Here is a young boxer dog that presented with a huge abscess (mentioned in my previous post) under his jaw. The abscess was not removed in its entirety because the post-operation care is rather intensive. We just lanced it open, drained it, and placed a drain in it to keep it as small as possible till the owners returned home to NC where the full procedure should take place. This dog was a really great patient and incredibly sweet.
This here is a tumor with a bird attached to it. We made a valiant effort to take this bird into surgery and have it taken out, but sadly, the bird did not make it through surgery. I will be taking a biopsy of the mass back to the vet school to find out what type of tumor it is.
I apologize for the quality of this picture, but here is a parakeet that was brought in from a Petsmart because its right leg was just a dead husk, and thus completely useless. We have no idea what the inciting incident was to injure the leg, but it had to go, so the leg was amputated.