Vlady goes home after surgery

Medford, Ore.– A therapy dog has a new lease on life thanks to your donations. NBC5 News was there Thursday as Vlady received his life-saving surgery, and tonight, he’s back home with his family.

The Gilson’s picked up the 2-year-old German Shepherd at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center Friday afternoon, where they were able to pay for the surgery in full.

“I just thank the whole community and everybody that came together to make it possible,” Veronica Gilson says, “I can’t thank ’em enough!”

Vlady serves as a therapy dog for the Gilson’s teen son Timmy, who is thrilled to have his best friend home  thanks to the community’s support.

Vlady is on antibiotics and pain medication, and will be taking it easy for a few weeks until his leg heals up.


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