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Malvern Vet is Proud Owner of 30-year-old Macaw

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Dr. Joseph J. Hyduke

Owner, Malvern Veterinary Hospital

pets: Bubba, a 30-year-old blue-and-gold macaw (pictured); Truman, a seven-year-old rescue from Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue; Diesel, a three-year-old boxer/pit-bull rescue from the Rescue Express; and Red, an orange tabby cat. 

First childhood pet: Cookie, a bighearted mutt. 

dream pets: “I’d love to have a few cows, but I don’t have the land to raise them.” 

Most exotic patient: A kinkajou, commonly known as a honey bear.

Most memorable case: A young golden retriever that ate seven helium balloons, the strings, and the lead sinkers attached to them. “I had to surgically remove them from the dog’s abdomen and then treat the dog for lead poisoning.”