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Pet Pep

Pet Pep- (Pets and People Education Program) is a voluntary teaching program initiated by the Australian Veterinary Association.  It involves veterinarians and teachers working together to teach primary school students about responsible pet ownership and to enhance their overall understanding of animals.

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Sooki- A Needle Point Shave With Death

Sooki- A  Needle Point Shave With Death

Name: Sooki
Species: Feline
Breed: Ragdoll
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 5 months
Current Weight: 2.9kgs

History: Five months into this world and Sooki is already playing havoc.
One recent Sunday evening, Sooki paid a visit to the Pet Emergency at Stafford. Her owners were concerned about a piece of thread that was hanging from her bottom. She had also vomited once and was showing some signs of abdominal pain. An x-ray was taken of her abdomen at the PET ER and what showed up was quite interesting. Sooki had swallowed a sewing needle attached to a long thread of cotton.

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Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Name: Waggie
Species: Canine
Breed: Boxer
Gender: Female Speyed
Age: 9yrs
Weight: 27.0 kgs

History: Waggie was initially presented at Wilston Vet Surgery with lameness and a head tilt, however during examination Dr Meredith Brothers was also told that she had a lump on her leg. After examining and treating the initial health concerns, more attention was paid to this mysterious lump that Waggle had. It was about 2cm in diameter and was located on the outside of her right carpus (lower leg).

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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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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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