Frankie’s Friends recently received a donation in honor of BluePearl Veterinary Partners surgeon Andrew Jackson, DVM, DACVS, and the staff of BluePearl’s  Blaine, MN, facility. The gift also honored Sassy Bunch, an English setter seriously harmed in a lawn tractor accident. Donor Rhonda Ganske, DVM, of Elm Creek Animal Hospital in Champlin, MN, was inspired by the care provided at BluePearl in August 2011 for Sassy, who was trapped under a lawn tractor for several minutes. Sassy suffered severe burns and trauma to her face, neck and shoulder. Sassy’s family brought their dog to Dr. Ganske, their family veterinarian, who stabilized the dog and arranged for her transfer to an emergency hospital for follow up care.

Dr. Jackson, a board-certified veterinary surgeon performed reconstructive surgery, closing the gaping wound and allowing Sassy to heal quickly with less risk of infection.

“I would like to recognize Dr. Jackson’s talents and generosity,” says Dr. Ganske. “It is my hope that another animal can be saved whose family is unable to pay for an unexpected illness.”