It was a beautiful June morning, heading to a soccer camp with my daughter in CT for the day. I awoke about 4:30am and took our Wheaton terrier Molly,who is 10, outside to do her business and she ate a snack when she came back in but she just didn’t seem right. She was panting a lot and moving like a snail. She has a very sensitive stomach so I just attributed her panting to her tummy not feeling well. But it was more than that. She had a look in her big brown eyes that was asking for help but I didn’t understand. She began to pant more and her nose was extremely dry and she was starting to have trouble walking. It was at this point that I decided to not go to CT but instead take Molly to the emergency vet. Our vet of 20 years didn’t open until 9 and this seemed to serious to wait another second. I looked up emergency vets and the closest was AES. My daughter and I put Molly into the car, she was now barely able to stand up and breathing very heavy, and headed there. Within 5 minutes they had a diagnosis and solution and that was before I even meet the veterinarians themselves. I would do anything I could to save my best friends life but I didn’t even know these doctors. As soon as I met Dr Loudin I felt very comfortable with her because of her passion, compassion and warmth, not even knowing her credentials. It turns out there was a mass in Molly’s spleen that ruptured and she was bleeding into her abdomen, basically drowning in her own blood. Dr Loudin recommended an emergency splenectomy and possible blood transfusions but with such an understanding for how I was feeling that there was no question about how we were going to proceed. The scarier part was once the spleen was out there was a chance it could be cancerous but we would have to wait for the biopsy to know. The surgery was a complete success and Molly was so well taken care of by Dr Loudin and her staff that she was released in 2 days with no complications and a barely noticeable incision across most of her abdomen. I’m not a wound person by this was amazing how it was done. I took Molly to her vet the next day to check the wounds and her vitals and they were impressed by how well she was recovering just 3 days later. I found out that our vet knows Dr Loudin and recommends AES to people needing emergency care. The best news is the biopsy came back negative and there was no cancer. We, the Havrilla family, including Molly, want to thank Dr Loudin and her staff for the excellent care and overwhelming compassion they showed for our beloved family member,pet, and to us!