We get ridiculously excited when we have a visit from a breed we don’t see all that often. Today we met Charlie and Hugo the #italiangreyhounds who were equal parts excited and confused by their bigger ‘cousin’, Betty the #greyhound . Same, same but different.
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Wylie 🐶 Would you just look at that faaaaaace! 😍 Wylie visited us last week for his desexing procedure and was an absolute gem 💎
We will be closed on Tuesday 6th November and will reopen at 8am Wednesday 7th November. If your pet requires emergency veterinary treatment please contact @advancedvetcareaus in Kensington on 9092 0400 or @arhvets in Essendon Fields on 9379 0700
Find someone that looks at you the way these guys look at birthday cake...😍 🐶Jake and Rocky🐶
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Elmo. We are always impressed when our patients like to put in that little bit of extra effort when they come to visit us and Elmo wasn’t going to leave the house without his most favourite and lucky tie! Now Elmo has a winning smile to match his winning style 👌🏻#winnersaregrinners #fullwindsor #catdental #persiancat
🐍 We treated our first snake bite patient of the season this week🐍 The photos above are of the most common causes of snake bite in Victoria - #tigersnake and #easternbrownsnake If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake, if you have seen a snake near your pet, or if you pet is acting strangely after being in an area where snakes are likely to be found (particularly in the warmer weather), seek veterinary attention immediately. In the inner suburbs, GP clinics do not stock the life saving anti-venom due to it’s high cost and short use by date. If your pet is bitten, take them to the nearest 🚨EMERGENCY CENTRE🚨 You do not need to identify the snake for your pet to receive #antivenom , so please DO NOT attempt to catch/kill/chase the snake. . Signs of a #snakebite may include: • shaking or muscle twitching •difficulty blinking and breathing •hind limb weakness followed by collapse •loss of bladder and bowel control •vomiting •paralysis •salivation •enlarged pupils. . These symptoms can very between patients and although dogs will show symptoms immediately, cats can take up to 24 hours (or longer) to become unwell so often owners don’t even consider snake bite as a possible cause of illness. . Where possible we also recommend pet owners phone ahead when bringing in a suspected snake bite, so that the Veterinary team can prepare and prioritise your pets life saving treatment.
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Rocco! Rocco came to visit us after his mum caught him ‘helping’ with the landscaping at home. Rocco had taken a liking to some #kaffirlily in mum’s backyard and wasn’t feeling too good. We all know lillies are toxic to cats, but there are also many plants that are toxic to dogs as well! 🌱 Rocco was very lucky his mum got onto us straight away as lily toxicity is often fatal. He was an absolute champ and we enjoyed all the cuddles, too 🐶🤗 ***If your pet eats something it shouldn’t have, please call your Vet for advice***
❤️Patients of the Week❤️ Meet Indy & Maya! These two may look like double the trouble, but when they were in for their dental surgery last week they were the perfect patients! These two are inseparable, so there’s no show without punch when it comes to these lovely ladies 🐶🐶
With #spring now upon us, there are also lots of #babyanimals being born💕 If you see a baby bird on the ground, please follow this guide from @birdexoticsvet before you pick it up and bring it to a Vet Clinic. If a #fledgling is not injured, please leave Mother Nature to do her thing 🐦
When someone mentions there’s cake in the staff room... 🍰😍 What are the chances that all of ERVC’s #amazing #vetnurses are all celebrating their birthday within the same week?! 🎂There’s sure to be a steady supply of baked goods making their way into the clinic 😋 #letthemeatcake #happybirthday #vetnurselife
Happy Grand Final Day! We hope all our clients and patients enjoy the days festivities 🏟
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Harley Marley. This pup always travels in style and just because he was visiting us for a dental and some delicate (anal gland) surgery, doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy the home comforts his favourite blankie or 2 😉 Harley Marley is a very brave pup and clearly doesn’t mind posing for the camera 📸
❤️Patient of the Week❤️ Meet Steve 🐶 He’s a #chesapeakebayretriever and came to visit us after his owner noticed he seemed to be pulling up a bit sore after tearing around with his mates at the park. He was admitted for xrays and has been visiting us weekly for pentosan injections. You can’t help but smile when you see Steve and those #puppydogeyes have definitely ensured that treat jar gets a workout when Steve is around!
Today is #ruok day 👍🏻 Did you know that the Veterinary industry has one of the highest rates of #depression and #suicide - 4 times greater than that of the general public. We love our job and wouldn’t do anything else but sometimes our caring nature can lead to unfortunate burnout. If you know someone who you think may be feeling a little blue, don’t be afraid to ask the question 😊
❤️Patient of the Week ❤️ Coco the #Pomeranian was in a couple of weeks ago for patella surgery. She may only weigh in at 2.5 kgs but had the heart and soul of a lion 🦁 Coco is recovering well and we loved have this little one in our ward - there is no shortage of hugs and love with Coco around 💕