"This is a happy post just to say thanks to Goat Vet Corner! This is a doe I bought earlier this year. As you can see, she was in pretty rough shape when I got her. After following some other posts and after trying a couple different treatments. I was able to get her healthy again with a nice shiny new coat! Meet ugly ol' Betty. Thanks again for all you do!" -- Elizabeth Vanasse
"This isn't a story about saving a sick animal, but Dr. Ken is helping me and a lot of other people save a boatload of money on dog and cat flea and heartworm medicines. After years of paying an arm and a leg every month I happened to notice that ivermectin was the main ingredient on one of the heartworm medicines (in a ridiculously minuscule dose no less), so I asked him if it was OK to use the same stuff I use for the goats. He said yes, he's done it for years. So I did a little more research and found that many of the other components in flea and tick meds were available as generics. I did a WHOLE BUNCH of calculations, wrote them up, had Dr. Ken review and double check them, and the result was the file on Cat & Dog Homemade Flea, Tick, Heartworm Meds now posted on Goat Vet Corner." -- Lisa Montague
"Because of Goat Vet Corner, we knew that Dr. Nanette Chastine practiced in our area and she treated an injured kid, Harley. Also, the GVC page is a great resource and learning tool. Many thanks from Georgia!!"
"My husband and & are so very grateful for your (Ken's) wisdom and teachings on the Goat Vet Corner, along with the dedication of the other volunteer vets. Recently, info we learned over time of reading your fb page, by submerging a newborn kid with a temp of 93.4 in very warm water saved his life. We were present when he was born, but his legs were just weak and he couldn't stand. He was chatty, but we couldn't understand why he couldn't stand nor want to eat. After taking his temp we realized how serious this was. We've heard of doing this, but friends say, it may cause pneumonia, so they don't do it. It was a last ditch effort and it worked. We decided we could treat pneumonia if it happened, but we couldn't treat a dead goat. The buckling is back with momma and is happy, healthy and eating well. Thank you again so very much. We can't say enough how grateful we are. Hoping our donation helps. I'm sure, we'll donate again."
--Debbie & RB Jones
Amber had a terrible case of mastitis that had to be treated for about three weeks, total. Her owner is elderly and lives alone and couldn't manage Amber's treatment on her own physically or financially without help-- but she absolutely loves her goats. Dr. Ken examined her (a total of three times), prescribed Spectramast medication, and a volunteer came and milked her out. While she will always have a saggy teat due to damage to the suspensory apparatus of the udder, she will not require an amputation. The swelling is gone and Amber is a comfortable goat again!
What is RVO's impact? How are we helping animals and those who care for them? Here it for yourself, straight from those we help.