Man, Dog to Reunite After Both Hospitalized Following Traffic Accident

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – A man and his dog are scheduled to reunite at BluePearl Veterinary Partners referral medicine hospital here today after both were hospitalized following a vehicle rollover in Le Sueur County Monday.

Andrew Storlie, a 37-year-old resident of Nerstrand, and his dog Abella, a 1-year-old female mastiff, were ejected from the 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer they were passengers in early Monday morning.

Storlie was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries and Abella was taken to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie.

Abella suffered a fractured back right leg and had to have her leg amputated by surgeons from BluePearl.

“From the sounds of it, they’re both very lucky to be alive,” said Dr. Andrew Jackson, a board-certified specialist in veterinary surgery at BluePearl. “Fortunately, though there may be a long road to recovery, hopefully it will be shorter as they’ll be able to heal together.”

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.



Date: Mar. 21, 2013