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Welcome to Roseland Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in South Bend, IN
Call us at (574) 272-6100
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If you live in South Bend, Granger, Niles, Buchanan or the surrounding area in Indiana and Michigan and are looking for the perfect place for your pet, give us the opportunity to impress you.
Roseland Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Drs. Sparke, Maske and Dougherty are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments both routine and emergency. We offer preventative care services including dentistry, vaccinations, and wellness examinations and many others. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and as calm as possible so both you and your pet can relax and look forward to meeting your veterinary team.
Your pet's health and well-being is very important to us. We take pride in our work and look forward to sharing our hospital with you.
At Roseland Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Rachel L. Sparke, Dr. Thomas Maske, and Dr. Christina Dougherty
South Bend Veterinarian | Roseland Animal Hospital | (574) 272-6100
52710 SR 933
South Bend, IN 46637
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Bandit has survived quite an ordeal and we wanted to take some space on our front page to highlight him and his recovery. It's been over 2 years since our diagnosis (and 2 cancers later) he is going strong. We are so proud of Bandit and all the effort his family has put forward to help him get better.
Bandit is our 14 year old Maine Coon that we have had since coming to us. His life started out as a rescue cat from a very nice lady in Michigan. We had talked a lot about having us adopt Bandit. It was not till she sent photos of him that my wife was stricken and we said yes. He had been abused by the family that had him and was handed off to Cyndie that took him in.
The day I picked him up we had quit the time chasing him about the house to get him in the carrier. Still we did and his trip to South Bend and a loving home started. The first day he stayed upstairs and was not sure of his new home. Finally he did come down. It was the second day that we found the one thing he likes to do that is to hide.
All day I searched high and low for him thinking that he had gotten out or was somewhere in trouble. Then as I laid on the couch my wife said to have a look that a pair of green eyes are staring at you. It was Bandit, he had been hiding under one of the chairs all day, despite having tuna spread all over the house. We later found that he is not much into fish.
Since then he has been our kitten or a big kitten. He loves to place chase and loves to play paw bat. Of course the ever popular laser light. While he has slowed some he loves to sit next to us and have his tummy rubbed and head scratched. When his sister Pumpkin came to live with us he had a new play mate and someone to chase about the house.
About a year and a half ago we noticed that he seem to be thinning out, and not as playful as he had been. So we made an appointment with Dr Sparke to see what was wrong. She at first thought it might be an infection and dehydration, but a couple of days of antibiotics and IV’s the blood work did not improve. More tests gave us the bad news. He had cancer and growths on his intestines. We were given several options but had the surgery and the start of a new treatment. During the next year of every three weeks of chemo, we noticed that he was becoming the old bandit we knew, playing and most of all eating and gaining back some weight. While we had a few set backs once the treatments were done we were all surprised at how well he has responded.
He is still on daily medication but the last visit showed that he is almost now 10 pounds. All the hair that he lost during treatment has returned. Everyone that knew him from coming in for treatments love to see the old Bandit. He has slowed a little with age, he still plays with His sister that adopted us, a story for another time. Bandit is part of our family and hope to have him for a long time.
We are grateful to Dr. Sparke and the whole staff at Roseland Animal Hospital for their dedication and loving care that they gave Bandit and all the small friends that come to them. Bandit is with us today because of them.
We wanted to say a little something special about Jackson. He is 3 years old. We only met him about a year ago, but his journey has bonded us for life. See, last year this young fellow was diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma. And this picture to the left, well that was taken on the day of his final chemotherapy session over a month ago (today's date 2/12/15). He finished a 17 week chemotherapy protocol like a champ. Jackson is now in remission. We love him and admire his strength and courage as well as that of his owner's. So this is his spotlight. His moment to shine and say "you can't bring me down cancer - no way!".
~Love and hugs, the staff and doctors of Roseland Animal Hospital
Update 6/16/15. Six months post-chemotherapy ending and little Jackson is still going strong and no evidence at this time of recurrence. We are hopeful but cautious and optimistic that he may be forever cured of his cancer. :)
Update January 2017: Jackson suddenly departed this physical world due to unknown causes. He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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