Surgery

Here at Wilston Vet we are able to provide your pet with both routine as well as advanced surgical care. If we have a complex surgical case, we enlist the skills of itinerant surgeon Dr Lynn Minhinnet. Extremely complex cases such as spinal surgery are referred to Queensland Specialist Surgeons at Stafford.

Bakan – Fell 9 Stories And Lived To Tell The Tale

Bakan – Fell 9 Stories And Lived To Tell The Tale

Name: Bakan
Age: 6 months old
Weight: 3kg
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Male, desexed

History: Bakan, a super cute rescue kitten from Pets Without Partners, was living a fabulous life with his mum and dad in their unit. One night, Bakan’s owners realised that they hadn’t seen Bakan for half an hour or so. They then shortly afterwards received a call from PetER at Stafford Heights. A good Samaritan had found Bakan lying in their driveway and had kindly rushed him straight to the nearest emergency centre. It appeared that Bakan, being such an inquisitive and adventurous kitten, had taken a plunge from their 9th story unit!

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Jim – A Torn Knee Ligament

Jim – A Torn Knee Ligament

Name: Jim
Age: 9yrs old
Weight: 36kg
Breed: Bull Mastiff X
Sex: Male, desexed

History: Jim limped through Wilston Vet’s door in July this year. His owners had noticed that he had been intermittently lame on his right hind leg for a little while. A partial tear of his cruciate ligament was suspected by another vet in February after x-rays of the right knee showed inflammation and evidence of degenerative joint disease. A couple of days prior to coming to Wilston Vet, Jim had twisted his right leg and was now much more painful. Jim’s left knee had been operated on for a cruciate tear using a de-angelis procedure 7yrs ago. Jim had been doing so well since then so his owners were wondering if Jim’s right knee was also a candidate for the same surgical repair.

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Angus – A Foot Tumour

Angus – A Foot Tumour

Name: Angus
Age: 8yrs old
Weight: 7kg
Breed: Australian Terrier
Sex: Male, desexed

History: Angus is a delightfully boisterous terrier who happens to be our Practice Manager Tabatha’s number 2 child – along with Gemma the Miniature Fox Terrier, Pee-Nut the ‘heinz variety’ terrier, Paolo the parrot, and Bearded Dragon’s Brett and his girlfriend Maxi (Maxi was April’s Patient of the Month). Tabatha brought Angus in to see Dr Kate as she was concerned about a large mass which had suddenly appeared on Angus’s right hind paw.

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Gina – A Cruciate Ligament Tear

Gina – A Cruciate Ligament Tear

Name: Gina
Age: 12yrs old
Weight: 5kgs
Breed: Australian Silky Terrier
Sex: Female

History: Gina came in to see our vet Nichola on a Saturday morning in late November. She walked into the clinic holding her right hind leg off the ground. Gina’s owner had noticed that she had suddenly started limping on the previous Thursday night after she had been running around in the garden. Her lameness hadn’t improved since then.

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