Las Vegas Animal Blood Bank
In this show, I’m talking about blood, in particular, the Las Vegas Animal Blood Bank.
My guest is Kelly Tantalo LVT, VTS(ECC), a licensed veterinary technician with a specialty license in emergency and critical care at Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care
VE+CC has been providing the Las Vegas area with cutting edge emergency care since May 2011.
2 locations, VE+CC provides the only fully staffed, dedicated 24-hour emergency hospitals in southern Nevada.
VE+CC is associated with the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC), allowing for rapid consultation with specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, and neurology. The combination of VE+CC and LVVSC allows for rapid intervention, diagnosis, and treatment, across a broad range of specialties. All the doctors at VE+CC and LVVSC work together to provide the highest quality of collaborative medicine to ensure your pet is treated with the highest level of care.
My guests in the second half of the show are Baby Roger and Sam Raymond
Baby Roger is a canine blood donor and we get to learn why he became a donor and the process of donating blood.
Roger reclining during the interview.
MEET THE DONOR: ROGER!
“Hello, my name is Roger, or rather “baby Roger” as I am known by my family and friends, even though I am 4 and a half years old! My mum says I am always in a good mood, which is true because I really do love life. My very favorite toy is my ball, especially the one that has treats stuffed in it. I also love to sleep and when I sleep my tongue always hangs out of my mouth! I love my daily walks and I also love going to the mountains to play in the snow, because I can eat the snowballs (but I never eat the yellow ones!!!) I like it when I donate blood, because the people at the clinic spoil me and give me lots of treats and my family tell me I’m a hero”
Thank you to Roger and Roger’s family for being so supportive of our blood donor program and helping to save so many special doggie lives!