For the past three years, California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) has turned to its innovative staff to take part in their employee holiday art competition. It’s a fun opportunity to share the otherwise hidden talents of many of its staff members as well as add a personal touch to the CVS holiday card.
The winner this year is Chief of Radiology, Lenore Mohammadian, DVM, MSpVM, DACVR. Her repurposed mixed media piece is an image of Stifler, a Boston Terrier with a personal connection.
Dr. Mohammadian decided to pay it forward to her fellow employee, Carlsbad RVT Surgery Technician Kari Hutton, who is a pet parent to nine-year-old Stifler. Last August Stifler was diagnosed with prostatic cancer, a transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). Stifler is a patient of CVS radiation oncologist Dr. David Proulx who recommended cyberknife treatments which Stifler underwent for three consecutive days in September. Right now, Stifler is feeling great, and his energy levels are better than ever.
Cyberknife treatments deliver the precise dose of high-intense radiation directly onto the tumor.
“I knew if I was going to enter the holiday art contest, I wanted it to mean something to someone — I thought it would be a good way of honoring Stifler and making a submission to the contest as well,” shared Dr. Mohammadian.