UC Davis Veterinarians Honored For Saving K-9 Officer’s Life

A San Joaquin County K-9 who nearly died in 2014 after being stabbed by a suspect, was being saved yet again, this time by the veterinary team at UC Davis.

This past March, seven-year-old K-9 Haakon was taken to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Hospital for a ruptured bladder.

Haakon and his handler, Deputy Joshua Stillman, share an unbreakable bond. So when Haakon started to get a little sluggish one night after work, Stillman knew something was wrong.

“We came up to UC Davis and found that he had a broken uterine tub, basically leaking urine into his body cavity and it was toxic,” Stillman said. Read More