Our hospital is named after Dr. Evan’s personal dachshund, Hope. Hope is a very fortunate little girl that was found on the side of the road in Miami, FL December 2014 with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car. Dachshund Rescue of South Florida (DRSF) was notified of Hope’s situation and quickly went into action to transfer her from the animal shelter where she escaped certain euthanasia (death) due to the severity of her condition. She was in shock, both of her tibias were fractured, along with her femur (leg bones) and her pelvis was dislocated from her spine.
DRSF raised over $14K in less than 7 hours with over 600 contributors. Hope underwent several orthopedic surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Like many dachshund lovers, Dr. Evans followed Hope’s story on Facebook and applied to adopt her, was quickly contacted and approved. Hope continued rehabilitation with Dr Evans as she had many slow-healing wounds and needed extensive care. Hope is now doing well, runs quite fast (although has a minor limp), and is a happy little girl. Our hospital mission is based on the same principals that saved Hope, compassionate people and quality medicine.