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Cape Vet and Cardiac Surgeon Team Up to Save Puppy's Life

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Cynthia McCormick

A playful chocolate Labrador retriever puppy named Shamus is one lucky dog after having thoracic surgery to cure a fatal abnormality of blood vessels in his heart.

Not only did veterinarians at Hyannis Animal Hospital perform the surgery that saved the pup for free, veterinarian Kevin Smith studied up on the surgical procedure for two weeks and even enlisted the operating room assistance of a Cape Cod Hospital heart surgeon.

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