Tag Archives: Dogs

Capping off 2012 with IFAW’s Animal Action Award

December 30, 2012


On the 21st of November 2012, I attended the IFAW Australian Animal Action Award Ceremony…

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Eye injuries in pets are true emergencies!!!

February 26, 2012


It has still been very steady at work which is great for a change. I have had a very interesting case load from routine general anaesthetics and dentals to working up a parrot with a non-weightbearing lameness to a behavioural consultation dealing with inter-dog aggression within the same household. Ah my line of work definitely never gets boring. […]

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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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The big heat wave

January 28, 2012


I have had a rather steady two weeks at work. However, my weekends have been rather interesting. Last weekend I threw Alana (my colleague at work) an 80’s dress up farewell party. She is off to the UK in February and I will miss her heaps. We have a great vet working relationship and have […]

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Atypical bleeding cases continued…

September 26, 2011


Getting back to my interesting anaemic case load. I was still mentally trying to get my head around ‘Myff‘ and what I could have done better in her management, then I admitted another seriously anaemic patient. The owner brought in ‘Cass’, her 12-year-old female desexed labrador cross that had crashed overnight. The owner said ‘Cass’ […]

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Jinxed with atypical bleeding cases

September 25, 2011


I really don’t know what I did to deserve so many complicated bleeding cases over the past two weeks. I was starting to think that our in-house blood machine was not working because every case I handled seemed to be suffering from anaemia (low red blood cell count). I had to collect blood from a […]

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Big highs & lows

August 20, 2011


This week has been a very interesting one. It was pretty hectic the first half but then it slowed down on thursday and friday. I think it got quiet because of the horrid rainy and windy weather. Lots of our clients either cancelled their appointments or simply rescheduled. It has also been a week full […]

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How does the time go…

August 12, 2011


I really never find that I have enough time to accomplish all the tasks I have set out to do at work. I have been carting around this piece of paper with all these calls, cases and paperwork that needed doing. I have only managed to cross a few items from the long list on […]

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A true labrador never stops wagging his/her tail

August 10, 2011


The dark cloud has still not lifted and I am still encountering very challenging and heart breaking cases for my 4th week straight. I really need a few good winners to brighten up my spirit. Just got back from an afterhours emergency call and it is almost 1 a.m., my patient is stable and has gone home but […]

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Pets age just as we do

August 9, 2011


Every day I come across a consultation with a geriatric patient with untreated arthritis. My clients often mistaken signs of arthritis as being normal and part of the aging process. While arthritis is a disease of geriatric animals, obesity nowadays is also leading to early onset of arthritis in animals. Dogs and cats will not […]

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