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Mixed practice keeps you on your toes

March 11, 2012

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I sure love mixed practice. I have been treating a myriad of cases lately from birdies to doggies and kitty cats. I also received a phone call from one of my favourite clients giving me the heads up that her cows are due to start calving. She had a bad season last year requiring us to […]

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A Movie Star in my house

February 19, 2012

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Surprise visits are the best. I had planned to blog about my very interesting eye cases today but a unique visit has prompted me to postpone the eye case discussion. We got a phone call this morning from the owner of a SUPER STAR PET asking if she could honour her promise. Although I was […]

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Twice lucky

August 8, 2011

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I would love to share with you the story of my neighbor’s chicken or as we call it here down under ‘chook’. Jesse has two pet chooks in her well enclosed backyard. It is a hobby farming area with homes back to back. I was driving out to work one morning and my neighbor came running towards […]

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Christopher you broke our hearts…

August 7, 2011

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Today we were filled with sorrow because ‘Christopher‘, our famous guinea pig deteriorated in spite of all our efforts. He had improved over the first two weeks but since friday, he started to go downhill. Today, Erin & Dave, his god parents were horrified to see he had developed a pressure sore over his right […]

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Pretty…pretty…pretty…birdie

July 30, 2011

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Meet Our Larry ‘Larry’ is our very loved galah parrot. He is obnoxious, hilarious, lovable and cheeky just like Larry David.We adopted him  at 9 months of age to help us get over the tragic loss of our previous parrot ‘Nachos’. He was hand raised and was already starting to talk and was mostly used to females. […]

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Tiny pet with huge impact

July 29, 2011

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A lady called the vet practice a few days ago because her son was very distressed about their pet guinea pig. He had just discovered the guinea pig was paralysed in its back legs. She could not bring in the pet until the next morning and had serious financial constraints. When you continuously hear this scenario, you start to […]

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Slithering snake

July 27, 2011

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I have been very fortunate in my experiences as a vet. I have seen quite a wide range of cases that not many vets would have. I feel blessed and quite thankful for that. It has made me a much better and more well-rounded vet. I am simply ready to tackle any species and am so […]

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The sequel on ‘China’ the goose

July 22, 2011

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We followed through with our plans with ‘China’. He was admitted for full workup and I got great information from Dr. Colin (from Melbourne bird clinic) and he confirmed the diagnosis of bumblefoot based on the pictures I emailed him. I took lots of footage but will not bore you with all of it. I will just […]

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Goose Specialist Alert!

July 20, 2011

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Here I was today examining a very much loved goose named ‘China’. What are the odds, seriously? Maybe the word has gotten out that there is a goose specialist in town. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely crave learning more and more about every creature. ‘China’ is a very much loved pet Chinese goose that […]

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This Goose is loose…

July 14, 2011

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After work and whenever I am on call, I absolutely dread being called out to a property when it is pitch dark and mostly if is freezing cold.I got home one night and the afterhours phone rang a couple of hours later. I held my breath, crossed my fingers and then took the call. This […]

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