Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paging Dr. Schoenborn - Jacksonville's top radiologist

I've done a bit of research and it appears that this is the best person to consult regarding Skelly's ultrasound. I don't remember exactly, but I think this is the guy Dr. Fish is trying to get a hold of. 

I tried calling around to a few other vets in town. Apparently Schoenborn is mobile and serves multiple clinics. Consequently, I can't seem to get a hold of him directly. I put a call into Dr. Fish to confirm that we're seeking the same radiologist. He won't get in until 10. 
Dr. William C. Schoenborn, Board Certified Radiologist

Dr. Bill Schoenborn is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University (1994), following which he completed a Small Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota (1995). Before deciding to pursue a career in radiology, Dr. Schoenborn was a small animal practitioner in Syracuse, NY for four years (1995-1999). In 1999 he applied for and was accepted into the radiology residency program at the University of California at Davis. After completing his residency and passing the board exams, he was awarded Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2002.

Diagnostic imaging often plays a pivotal role in many clinical cases, both surgical and medical. Dr. Schoenborn's primary goal is to advance pet health care by consulting with area practitioners and providing diagnostic imaging expertise (ultrasound exams, ultrasound guided biopsies and radiographic interpretations).

Dr. Schoenborn was born and raised in New York but spent five years in northern California (San Francisco Bay area) prior to relocating to Jacksonville and establishing First Coast Veterinary Imaging, P.A. He and his wife immensely enjoy spending time with their young son and vicariously re-discovering the world through a child's eyes. Dr. Schoenborn enjoys golfing, swimming, most professional sports and The Sopranos. His motto is "I'd rather be mowing grass than shoveling snow"!
Skeletor has been eating heartily on the steak and green bean soup I made for him.  I've been feeding him many small meals in hopes of helping him keep it all down. So far, so good.

He's now taking 3 different medications. Cephalexin to fight infection, Enalapril to lower his blood pressure and make it easier on his struggling heart, and Prednisone to lower the chances of an auto-immune reaction.


  1. Small meals are good, keeping them down is better. Sounds like thats a good person you are trying to get Skelly in to see. It will all work out.

  2. Oh Dr Bill please answer your calls!! Skelly needs you pronto!

    I;ve got everything everything crossed for Skelly. It's so great to know that he ate heartily and has kept his food down. Go Skelly!

    Take care

  3. Come on, Master Skelly! Hang in there!

  4. Well it sounds like you are doing everything you can to keep him as well as possible - we hope you hear from the doctor soon!

  5. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed and my chi's have their paws crossed that everything will be ok for Skelly. I'm so scared for him. At least he's keeping his food down which is a good sign!

    God knew what he was doing when he sent Skelly to you.


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