Scottie Girl (yes, a Scottish Terrier, born November 1991) was a patient of Dr. Phil Bergman’s and a participant in his Canine Melanoma Vaccine study at The Animal Medical Center in New York from late 2002 until her final visit in May, 2005. During those years – years I believe she would not otherwise have had if she had not been enrolled in his study — she was at The AMC every few weeks for examinations, biopsies, radiation, ultrasounds, and, of course, to receive the vaccine. We visited The AMC at least 36 times during that period.
Scottie was a real trooper – she did not complain, waling stoically into The AMC each time knowing it was not going to be fun, and was patient and sweetly affectionate with the many doctors she saw.
Before she died at about 13.5 years of age as a result of Malignant Oral Melanoma, she was an honored guest at “Tails and Tiaras,” the fundraiser held at Doubles in March, 2003, to raise money for Dr. Bergman’s laboratory. Here is a photo of Scottie and TV star Susan Lucci!
– Jean R. from New York