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Emergency Veterinary Nursing Positions – Melbourne

 

NURSES

Full Time & Casual Emergency Veterinary Nursing Positions

Animal Accident & Emergency would like to announce that we now have a full time nursing position and casual positions available.  We are looking for people who are excited by emergency nursing and are looking for a challenge.  These positions would ideally suit an experienced nurse. 

Animal Accident & Emergency operates on a 24 hour basis and employment is shift based.  Shifts are scheduled to include night, day and weekend work.  This would be a great opportunity for those looking at completing a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Successful applicants will be required to work at both our locations, Point Cook and Essendon Fields.

Applications will close on Friday 5 June 2014.  The positions available are for immediate start.  Please send a résumé including a referee list to jobs@animalemergency.com.au .  Attention your application to HealthCare Team Manager and advise which position you are applying for.

Please note that this is not a training a position. Applicants must have as a minimum a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. All applicants will be contacted after the application close date.

For more information please visit our website: www.animalemergency.com.au

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Permethrin toxicity in cats

Vet Emergency Permethrin toxicity in cats

A common cause of toxicity in cats presented to emergency vet clinics is the application and/or accidental exposure to canine insecticide and flea products containing the active ingredient permethrin.

Permethrin is part of the “pyrethroid“ class of toxins which affect the central nervous system. As a general rule, any product containing pyrethroids should not be used in cats as they are very sensitive to these toxins.

Clinical signs usually occur within hours of exposure and affected cats can exhibit signs of seizures, muscle tremors, shaking, drooling and vomiting. Affected patients require emergency vet care to control and treat seizures and muscle tremors.

If you have any concerns about your cat having come into contact with permethrin or pyrethroid containing products then do not hesitate to contact your local animal emergency hospital.

Essendon Fields: (03) 9379 0700
Point Cook: (03) 8368 7400

 

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Keep Your Cat Safe – Lily Flower Toxicity in Cats

 

 

 

 

Emergency Vet Melbourne Cat Lily Flower Toxicity

With Mothers Day approaching this weekend, we thought it was important to write about Lily Flower Toxicity in Cats.

Lily flowers are toxic for cats and can cause death. Toxicities in pets are a common cause of vet emergency. Lily toxicity is seen most often during holidays and on special occasions such as Valentine’s day and Mother’s day when flower bouquets are given as gifts.

Rubrum lily Tiger Lily Easter Lily

Many lily species are toxic to felines and can include, but not limited to:
• Easter lily
• Tiger lilyR
• Rubrum lily
• Stargazer Lily
• Japanese show lily
• Red lily
• Western lily
• Wood lily
• Day lily

All parts of the plant are toxic and a small amount, even 1-2 leaves, can be lethal. Toxicity can cause kidney failure, vomiting, diarrhea and seizures.

If your cat potentially ingested lily’s prompt and early intervention often leads to a good prognosis, however once clinical signs develop and progress then it may be too late to reverse the damage done.

If you have any concern about your cat ingesting Lilies you should contacting your local vet or 24 hour pet hospital immediately as lily ingestion is an animal emergency.

Essendon Fields: (03) 9379 0700
Point Cook: (03) 8368 7400

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A Big Weekend for Charlie

Animal Accident & Emergency:

Treatment for Ethylene Glycol Poisoning in Pets
An overdose of Ethylene Glycol only has one cure – lots of Vodka

Originally posted on Animal Accident & Emergency:

AAE Charlie Vodka

This has to be one of the most unusual situations, but this weekend we treated   Charlie for Ethylene Glycol Poisoning.  Ethylene Glycol is a product found commonly in anti – freeze solution.  It is very common in radiator and brake fluids.  The product is usually a bright green colour and is very sweet.  When ingested (even tiny amounts), it causes kidney failure.  Death can occur within a day or so of ingestion.

Initially, pets will look a bit “drunk” or may have some vomiting.  This occurs within an hour or so of ingestion.  The toxin is then broken down in the liver and form a more deadly kidney toxin.

In Australia, the only antidote we have is alcohol.  Alcohol alters the chemical reaction and stops the kidney failure from occurring.  It is important that we treat these pets as soon as possible after ingestion.  For most pets, a couple of…

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Vet open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

Vet Open Easter Holidays

Animal Accident & Emergency

will be OPEN 24/7 during the Easter Holiday period.

Our Pet Emergency Centres are always open as we never close even on public holidays.

If you need a vet on Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Easter Monday

then please contact one of our 24 hour Pet Emergency Centres in Melbourne:

Essendon Fields: (03) 9379 0700

Point Cook: (03) 8368 7400

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