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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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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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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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Stolen Giraffe

Stolen Giraffe

HELP US FIND HENRIETTA! Last night brazen thieves stole our 120 kg bronze giraffe “Henrietta”. She has been gracing the entrance of our surgery for three years and George(our other giraffe) is missing her terribly. If you saw or heard anything PLEASE call us asap on 33573882. A 10 ft high giraffe traveling in the back of a ute would be highly suspicious, and hopefully someone saw something.

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Dec 2014 Facebook Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jane Hutson- our 2014/15 “Like us on Facebook” winner. Jane was chosen randomly  from our large pool of Facebook followers to win $2000 worth of pet care for her and her family/friends. Do not despair though as we run the competition every year so you may be our lucky winner this year. Jane was ecstatic and this was her comment on facebook when she found out…..”Misty the cat says thank-you so much! As do her owners Jane and Holly! As we only bought our cat 2 weeks ago this is perfect timing and the perfect birthday present for her poor student owner Holly, who will be 20 on Wednesday. Thanks again Wilston Vet, Leionie and Tabitha. Facebook Jan 2015

 

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Lucy – The Old Feline With A Toothache

Lucy – The Old Feline With A Toothache

Name: Lucy
Species: Feline
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 15y 8m
Current Weight: 2.9kgs

History: Lucy is a much loved patient here at Wilston Vet. She presented to the clinic to see Dr Kate as her appetite had recently decreased and she seemed to be losing weight. A complete blood profile had been performed earlier in the year and happily her results had been normal, ruling out many of the causes for weight loss and reduced appetite in older felines.

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Hurry- Follow us on Facebook before Christmas to win $2000 vet care

“Like Us” on Facebook to win a years free vet care. At the end of each year, one of our facebook “likers” will be randomly chosen to receive a year’s free vet care from Wilston Vet to the value of $2000.  Vet Care includes all veterinary services i.e. vaccination, consultation for illness, heartworm injection, worm flea and tick prevention, medication, x-ray,blood tests, surgery, hydrobathing and nail clips. Basically any veterinary service we can provide at our clinic.

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