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Rufus

in loving memory

In Loving Memory of Rufus

DOB: 9th September 2009
Passed away: 12th October 2016

This is how Rufus will always be remembered by his doting owner-tail held high and racing around (usually following Skye to make sure she is ok…)

Dear Rufus you will be sadly missed by us all. You were a very special patient and we so enjoyed our time with you. ( The Wilston Vet Ladies). Rest in peace darling boy xxoo.

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Wilston Vet Wins Nationwide AVA Practice of Excellence Award

Wilston Vet Wins Nationwide AVA Practice of Excellence Award

Last week Dr Meredith was invited to go to the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Conference in Adelaide so that she could receive our “Practice of Excellence” award. This nationwide award recognises outstanding vet practices that excel in customer service. Here she is accepting our award with one of the Award Sponsors (Maureen from Hills) and the AVA president (Dr Robert Johnson).

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“Cat”- A Wrestle With A Clothesline

“Cat”- A Wrestle With A Clothesline

Name: “Cat”
Species: Feline
Breed: Ragdoll
Sex: Male Neutered
Weight: 4.4kg

History: “Cat” presented to Wilston Vet as an emergency consultation. Minutes earlier, Cat had sustained two severe facial injuries after impaling his face on a metal indoor clothes line.
( please note next page contains a gruesome photo which may not be suitable for some- reader please be aware)

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Dusty- Double Trouble!

Dusty- Double Trouble!

Name: Dusty
Species: Canine
Breed: Beagle
Sex: Female spey
Age: 9y 2m
Weight: 18.2kg

History: This is a tale of a patient who presented for one procedure and ended up having another! Dusty is a lovely Beagle who first presented to Dr Kate with a very sore back leg after running around outside one night. Dr Kate prescribed anti-inflammatory pain medication and strict rest for 5 days. Dusty’s lameness improved initially with treatment, but recurred, so Dr Kate recommended x-rays of the leg under anaesthesia.

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Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Name: Stella
Species: Canine
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 10y 2m
Current Weight: 18.1kgs

History: Stella has been a patient at Wilston Vet since she was a wee puppy! Watching her grow up from a 9wk old puppy into the active and affectionate 10yr old dog she is today has been a wonderful journey. Recently, Stella became lame on her right hind leg. Given her age and very active nature, Dr Kate suspected that she had some arthritis or an acute soft tissue injury (such as a muscle or ligament tear or strain). Stella was started on anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication. However, her lameness persisted so Dr Kate decided to perform x-rays and manipulations of her leg under anaesthesia.

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RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015

Well Millie is very happy with her RSPCA Cupcake as are we. Thanks to everyone who came in and donated and ate some cupcakes with us! Thanks also to those who donated on line and a big thank-you to our Wilston Vet chefs. We managed to raise a total of $880 for the RSPCA with our cupcake day. Wilston Vet matched donations dollar for dollar. A special thank-you to Dr Karen who was the baker who baked all the pet friendly cupcakes! Millie will agree that they were sensational!

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Henrietta’s Repair

Henrietta is nearly ready to grace the front of the surgery again. For now she is still legless……….but it will not take long for the amazing guys at GB Engineering to complete her delicate surgery and re-attach her beautiful long legs.

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Prinny- An Itchy Scratchy Ordeal

Prinny- An Itchy Scratchy Ordeal

Name: Prinny
Species: Feline
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 2y 6m
Current Weight: 3.8kgs

History: Prinny is a lovely cat with a gentle temperament. Prinny first presented to Wilston Vet when she was 1y 6m age as her owners had noticed that she was starting to develop a severe generalised dermatitis. It was the end of Spring and Prinny had just recently started to lick and scratch at her fur and some fleas and flea dirt were also noted. (Fleas are a common problem all year around, however often are most prevalent in the Spring and Summer months.) Some animals can develop a condition called ‘flea allergy dermatitis’ which can cause a generalised itch and discomfort even from the bite of one single flea. Flea prevention had been applied to Prinny prior to her visit, however she had continued to lick and scratch at her fur.

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