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Dr. Mike Derkevorkian
Our Appreciation of Dr. Mike at Maple Veterinary Hospital
Late in the spring of 2011, our dog, Lily, a sweet, lovable six year old Nova Scotia Duck-tolling Retriever mix developed rapid onset lymph node symptoms. Very concerned, we took her to Dr. Mike at Maple Veterinary Hospital. After several consultations and extensive investigation of veterinary medical texts, Dr. Mike diagnosed Lily with Juvenile Cellulitis, more commonly known as "puppy stangles," a very rare and frequently lethal disorder that suppresses the puppy's ability to breathe. It is almost unheard of in adult dogs. Our exhaustive internet search revealed no dog with this condition was as old as Lily, and because of the rarity of the disease, fewer than 2% of all veterinarians in the United States can correctly diagnose and treat Juvenile Cellulitis. Fortunately for us, Dr. Mike is one of those veterinarians! He prescribed a multi-month regimen of antibiotics and steroids, and Lily has made a complete recovery.
In August of 2011, my wife and I noticed a new small lump on Lily's chest. Again, we took her to Dr. Mike. He aspirated the area but the cellular analysis proved inconclusive. He decided to remove the lump and surrounding tissue. The biopsy revealed Stage I cancer, but the laboratory results indicated that the cancer was not invasive to surrounding tissue. Thanks to Dr. Mike's quick diagnosis and decisive action, Lily is completely cured and no medical or surgical follow-up is needed.
Needless to say, we are very grateful to Dr. Mike and his colleagues at Maple Veterinary Hospital! They are dedicated, knowledgeable, and competent. We have every confidence in their abilities, and without reservation would recommend them to anyone with a pet. My wife and I have lived all over the world and have enjoyed the loving companionship of numerous dogs and cats. Believe me, Dr. Mike is the very best veterinarian we have ever found.
Steven Reif, Ph.D
Royal Oak, Michigan