Cancer and I Are on a First-Name Basis
As a veterinary pain specialist at Steele Pain Management & Rehabilitation Center in Palm Harbor, Florida, Dr. Elizabeth Baird has become intimately familiar with treating patients suffering from a variety of cancers.
“Hemangiosarcoma, lymphoma, mast cell tumor, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma—the list goes on and on,” Dr. Baird explains. “I spend far too much of my average week speaking with my clients about cancer and consoling them over losing their beloved pets to this aggressive disease, in all its many forms. A disproportionate number of these dogs are Golden Retrievers, with their joy-filled lives cut so terribly short.”
Dr. Baird joined a long list of veterinarians who are supporting the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study when she not only began providing veterinary care for dogs enrolled in the study, but she also enrolled her own dog, Keeva Rue.
“It didn’t take much thought to realize that we, as a family, would be happy to share our youngster with this study and make the commitment to help further this research,” she says.
Dr. Baird sees the study as a powerful way to understand cancer in new ways and help all dog breeds. “By working together, we can strive to find answers to save our friends and family in the generations to come.”
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