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Sun Valley Animal Center Saves a Bengal Tiger

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Ketchum, Idaho

If it’s summer in Sun Valley, you can hike up Bald Mountain with your dog in tow or visit nearby lakes like Redfish and Alturas Lake, which have designated dog beaches. In winter, the Wood River Valley’s extensive cross-country network has select trails that allow dogs. At the Limelight Hotel Ketchum, which opened in 2017, you’ll get a European-style breakfast spread and free fat-bike rental, and your dog is met with a bowl, leash, and Frisbee upon arrival. The Sun Valley Animal Centerhas $25 per day doggie daycare if you want to ski or bike without your furry friend.

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Dr. Randy Acker's TATE Ankle™ and TATE Elbow™ Featured in SVPN

Dr. Randy Acker, DVM, Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeon, and Medical Director of Sun Valley Animal Hospital, was recently featured in an article in the July 2020 issue of SVPN. The online article, written by Danielle Vigueria, highlights Dr. Acker’s groundbreaking TATE Ankle™ and TATE Elbow™ orthopedic surgery for dogs. After Dr. Acker’s yellow Labrador, Tate, developed elbow dysplasia and advanced arthritis at a young age, he set out to find a solution to help his furry best friend, which would later become a revolutionary orthopedic procedure to help dogs everywhere suffering from osteoarthritis.

Read the eloquently written article to learn more about Tate’s story and Dr. Acker’s pursuit in pioneering this cutting-edge veterinary procedure, which has since provided a safe and effective solution for relieving arthritic pain and restoring the full function and motion of the elbow and ankle joints in dogs. Contact Sun Valley Animal Hospital to find out if your canine companion is a candidate for the TATE™ procedure.

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Vigueria, D. (2020, July). SVPN, Healing Tate: local veterinarian becomes orthopedic pioneer.
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