Hemodialysis Available for Southern California Patients

Hemodialysis is available for Southern California patients at the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD), a satellite facility of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Since 2002, the Advanced Extracorporeal (Hemodialysis) and Urinary Disease Service at UCVMC-SD has been treating life-threatening acute kidney failure and managing long-term renal conditions. Nephrology and urology expertise for less critical conditions is also available. The service also supports a unique fellowship program at UCVMC-SD to expand advanced training in this growing discipline.

Dialysis Saves Dog with Acute Kidney Injury

Daisy, an 8-year-old female collie/terrier mix, grew up in Malibu, so she loves the beach. She’s always been a well-seasoned beachgoer, prepared for anything that might come her way. But a recent trip to Pacifica Beach proved too much to handle after she ingested something that severely upset her system, nearly killing her.

Dog Forges on After Year on Dialysis

If you let her off her leash at the front door of the UC Davis veterinary hospital, Bebe, an 8-year-old American bulldog, could probably find her own way to the Hemodialysis Suite. That’s because for the last year, Bebe has been coming to UC Davis twice a week for dialysis treatments. Bebe is so well known that she can’t walk the halls of the hospital without a dozen people stopping her to say hello.