Birthday: July 20, 2010

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Date of Surgery: June 15, 2017

Product: BFX® THR

Surgeon: Dr. Mark Rochat; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

“In September of 2012, Athena, a K-9 from Oklahoma, was taken to our local vet because she stopped using her back legs. We were referred to Oklahoma State University where we met Dr. Mark Rochat, who recommended a THR which was performed shortly thereafter. The procedure was successful, and Athena returned to work following a three-month recovery. For the next two and a half years, she continued to assist two local police departments making countless arrests. Eventually, Athena’s other hip required care, leading to a second THR which was performed in Texas. Due to several complications, we decided it would be best for her to retire. Athena now enjoys making public appearances and hanging out at home.”

– Contributed by Polly Culver