Vets are the real heroes of everyday life. Every single day of their life, they work to help heal the pets around the world but they still do not get enough credit and praise for all their hard work. But once in a long while, comes someone who holds no expenses too much for showing the utmost of his appreciation and gratitude towards the vets. This is the story of a man named David MacNeil who thanked a group of vets who helped save the life of his 7 years old pet Golden Retriever dog named Scout. Scout suffered from cancer but is now on his way to recovery. MacNeil decided to thank the vets with a Super Bowl Ad for which he paid a sum of 6 million dollars. The best part of this ad is that MacNeil encouraged the viewers for donating money to the vets who have helped save the life of his beloved pet dog. Also, all the funds that are accumulated from this Super Bowl Ad will be donated to the Veterinary School for supporting the research of these real-life heroes as well as to buy them new equipment. This way, these vets will be able to not only diagnose but also treat cancer in not only the animals but also in humans as well.
McNeil said in his statement about the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where his dog Scout is still living as a patient, “Scout’s illness devastated us. We wanted this year’s Super Bowl effort to not only raise awareness but also financial support for the incredible research and innovative treatments happening at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. We wanted to use the biggest stage possible to highlight Scout’s story and these incredible breakthroughs, which are not just limited to helping dogs and pets. This research will help advance cancer treatments for humans as well, so there’s the potential to save millions of lives of all species.”
Vets worked their hardest to save the life of 7 years old pet Golden Retriever dog named Scout. To express his gratitude, the owner of Scout named MacNeil both the vets a Super Bowl ad worth of 6 million dollars.
Watch this 6 million dollars worth of Super Bowl ad in the video below.
Mark Markel, The dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine which is located in Madison said that this Super Bowl Ad is a really big opportunity for Veterinary Medicine across the globe.
He said in a statement, “So much of what’s known globally today about how best to diagnose and treat devastating diseases such as cancer originated in veterinary medicine. We’re thrilled to share with Super Bowl viewers how our profession benefits beloved animals like Scout and helps people, too.”
Scout is the best friend of his owner named David MacNeil.
Scout had less than 1 percent chance of living but his loving owner was no ready to give up on his best pal.
When media asked from Markel about what his reactions were when he heard what MacNeil had done for the Vets, he said, “My first reaction was astonishment—this gift of love for Scout and thanks to our Veterinary School was sincere, extremely generous and unprecedented. It was obvious that Scout’s family was not content in just seeking the best of cutting-edge care for Scout, but that they wished to provide a mechanism whereby cancer treatment breakthroughs would be advanced to benefit all companion dogs and cats with cancer.”
This below is the video that shows how the Vets actually help treat Scout.
According to Dr. Vail, the funds from the ‘Pets Make a Difference Fund’ will be sued 100 percent for the support of the cancer research as well as animal health that is being carried out at the School of Veterinary Medicine. He said, “This support includes the purchase of the new and advanced equipment that is going to be sued not only for the diagnosis and the treatment of the current School’s patients but also for the advanced understanding of cancer and the development of the more safer and newer as well as effective treatments.”
He also continued, “These funds will also be used for attracting a world-class faculty that will work to push the envelope through the cancer research and the clinical trials that will hopefully be able to give hope for the caregivers of the companion dogs that have received the diagnosis of cancer. With the infusion of these funds, the ongoing collaboration of the School of Veterinary Medicine with the UW Carbone Cancer Center is going to advance the cancer care for the 4 legged and 2 legged patients.”
The vets are doing whatever they can to help the recovery of Scout.
Lastly, Dr. Vail shared some other information with media saying, “Primary cancer on the heart of Scout has responded really well to the advanced radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. Currently, his cancer has shrunk by almost 90 percent and he is now not suffering any immediate life-threatening internal bleeding that caused him to be admitted to the hospital in July of last year.”
“What is important is that we have been able to maintain the quality of life for Scout at a very high level as he is beginning to be his usual self like running along the beaches and swimming. However, small nodules have been seen developing in Scout’s lungs which represent the spread of the original cancer e was diagnosed from. Scout is now undergoing additional radiation therapy for the nodules in his lungs and is soon going to be ready for the additional immunotherapy.”
Scout is a very good and loving boy.
The 6 million dollar Super Bowl Ad by David MacNeil is only 30 seconds long and is tilted “Lucky Dog”. The purpose of the ad is to encourage the people to donate money for supporting the vets that are working to save the lives of animals as they did for his buddy Scout.