This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
Dr. David Pinson (DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACLAM) is a dual certified veterinary pathologist and laboratory animal veterinarian. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing two years in western Kentucky, Dr. Pinson returned to graduate school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his PhD in experimental pathology in 1985 and spent two years in residency at Auburn University and University of Florida. He completed the ACVP board examination in 1986 and the ACLAM board examination in 1990. He is a recipient of an NIH research career development award. He spent 21 years on the faculty of the University of Kansas Medical Center engaged in research on macrophage immunobiology, cancer, and HIV neuropathogenesis. He rose to rank of professor at KU Medical Center. In 2011, He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine, residing on the Peoria campus. He currently holds the rank of professor. His CV lists 92 peer review publications, one book chapter on inflammation, two NIH grants, and he serves on numerous committees locally and nationally. He currently teaches in the second year medical curriculum in pathology and pharmacology. He is chair of the preclinical task force for the Peoria campus and he serves on the four-site curriculum committee of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine. He has continuously maintained a surgical pathology practice for 16 years and routinely reads for Idexx Veterinary Reference Laboratories. He currently serves as Animal Health Center’s Histopathologist, a position crucial to diagnosing cancer and inflammatory related diseases.