Intervertebral Disc Disease

What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral discs sit between the vertebrae in the spine and function as shock-absorbers to dissipate the force placed on the spine. Intervertebral disc disease occurs when those disks degenerate, lose water content, and calcify, causing them to rupture or protrude. Discs that herniate are known as type I intervertebral disc […]

Meet Scout: One of thousands of patients that has been helped because of MRI

When “Scout,” a 9-year-old German Shepherd mix, walked into the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he went to work right away. Calm and obedient with friendly eyes and a large scar across the top of his head, he lies down on the mat his owner, Anne Hensley, puts down for him. She kisses his head, and […]