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Are you sure you want to breed from your dog?

December 3, 2012


I was in the middle of surgery when my colleague walked out and said, get ready for an emergency caesarean. Layla,a 12 month old Great Dane, had been scheduled for a pregnancy ultrasound later that afternoon. Her owner had wanted to check how many puppies were present and to make sure the pregnancy was going […]

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Dogs will eat just about anything…

May 27, 2012


It has taken me almost two whole weeks but I have finally recovered from my horrifying Sunday on emergency..

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Sometimes it is good to be a big headed staffy

April 29, 2012


It was 7.30 p.m. and I was running a little late at work after a pretty full on day. I was feeling quite fatigued and when I realised I was on emergency call, I expressed myself aloud saying: ‘I hope not to receive a single afterhour’s call and if I do, it had better be […]

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Surviving snakebite against all the odds…

February 5, 2012


What a fascinating week it has been… It hasn’t been as busy which is really nice for a change. We all took advantage of the situation and turned it into BRING YOUR PETS TO WORK week. Here are Licorice & Kay, owned by Karen (one of our vet nurses) I had discovered a lump growing […]

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Fetching a stick turns ugly…

January 8, 2012


‘Major’ walked into the clinic and our vet team was stupified. Every staff member that was cruising past me kept saying: ‘Have you seen that dog with the stick injury?’. I was starting to get edgy because I was still finishing up a procedure and was now dieing to see what the whole fuss was about. […]

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Vet Weekend On Call Bonanza

November 19, 2011


It feels so surreal to have my best mate Elin & her fiance Sverre over from Norway… Elin and I practically lived together in our last two years of vet school. She went back home when she graduated and is mainly a large animal vet. They are only here for 4 days but we are […]

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Snakes are out and about

September 19, 2011


So spring has finally sprung and we have been enjoying very beautiful sunny weather. I absolutely love the warmer and hot weather but this season keeps us vets much too busy to enjoy sun bathing. Last week, snake bite season begun. It is a bit early but we definitely encountered a few snake bites and a […]

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Pending puppy

August 6, 2011


Here I was enjoying an afternoon nap after a very big day and I woke up to the vibrations of my mobile phone. I had just missed a call from Alana who was on emergency call. At my clinic, vets do their utmost best to support each other round the clock; that can range from a simple […]

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The curse of ‘they come in 3s’

July 31, 2011


This was my weekend on emergency call. Fortunately being on emergency call has become second nature to me. I don’t stress or sit and dread hearing the emergency phone ring anymore. I mostly do errands and have the mobile handy and my brain is wired into emergency mode! While I have had a cruisy weekend […]

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Jaffa and the folding chair

July 27, 2011


Jaffa is one very special puppy that got trapped in a folding chair and no one knew who caused the accident. She lost a few of her toes on her front legs & fractured her back leg in the process. She was stabilised and then surgery had to be performed to tidy up the damage on her front leg and […]

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