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Southpaws specialty surgery for animals at Point Cook

SouthPaws Specialty Surgery for Animals

SPECIALIST SURGERY

Southpaws is NOW Performing Surgery at Animal Accident Emergency

Southpaws is excited to announce that we are now seeing cases and performing surgery at Animal Accident and Emergency in Point Cook.

Dr Charles Kuntz surgery at Animal Accident & Emergency Point Cook

Dr. Charles Kuntz is consulting on Friday mornings and operating on Friday afternoons. AAE Point Cook is equipped with a new pencil cone CT scanner which provides excellent image quality with minimal radiation exposure.

All types of surgical procedures including:

– oncologic surgery

– neurosurgery

– orthopaedic surgery (including arthroscopy) and

– soft tissue surgery 

Please call Southpaws on (03) 9553 1775 to book appointments.

Email info@southpaws.com.au if you have questions.

As always Southpaws surgical consultations at Point Cook are free-of-charge.

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We do not recommend Rabbits and Guinea Pigs together – Melbourne Vet advice

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic

Guinea Pigs and Rabbits should not be put together

We do not recommend rabbits and guinea pigs together for the following reasons:

  • Rabbits may hog the food
  • Rabbits may bully the guinea pigs.
  • Guinea pigs can cause severe eye injuries to rabbits.
  • Rabbits carry a bacteria Bordetella that is lethal to guinea pigs
  • They require different feeding regimes
  • Rabbits talk ‘rabbit’ with rabbits and guinea pigs talk ‘pig’ with guinea pigs.

Guinea pigs rarely cohabit well with other species. If you have indoor dogs and cats you need to a secure enclosure.

The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is the first and only hospital in Australia to treat rabbits and guinea pigs exclusively.

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic have an absolute passion for rabbits and guinea pigs offering high quality veterinary care especially tailored for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs.

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is consulting at Animal Accident & Emergency our 24 hour Vet Emergency Centres – Essendon Fields & Point Cook

To book an appointment please ring the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic directly on (03) 9758 9879.

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

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FLUTD is a major emergency for cats as it can cause death

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FLUTD is a major emergency as it can cause death. The urethra is tube that connects the bladder and penis. If this becomes blocked, you cannot urinate. In some cases the bladder will burst.

If you cannot urinate, you body starts to build up toxins from the kidneys. These toxins can cause death by affecting the heart and other organs. FLUTD can be a common problem in male cats.

If you notice that your cat is unwell, licking his genital area more than normal and straining to go to the toilet, then they should be checked. Other common signs can include frequently using the litter tray and only urinating a couple of drops. Sometimes you may see blood in the urine.

There are many causes of FLUTD. Sometimes a special diet is required to reduce crystals forming in the urine.

Animal Accident & Emergency have two 24 hour Animal Hospitals in Melbourne, which are ideally located in Essendon and Point Cook and both with easy freeway access and amble parking.

Our emergency vet clinics operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including public holidays), and offer all the latest equipment and state of the art technology, as well as a 24 hour intensive care unit. Our dedicated team of emergency vets and nurses provide the highest standards of emergency vet care, critical care medicine and surgery, and are experienced in treating all emergencies from right across Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. So when you bring your pet to Animal Accident & Emergency you can rest assured that your pet will receive the best and most advanced vet care available.

If you believe your cat is FLUTD or for any other veterinarian emergency, please contact one of our 24-hour animal emergency centres:

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

 

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24 Hour Emergency Vet Melbourne

24 Hour Emergency Vet Melbourne

If you require a 24-hour emergency vet in Melbourne please contact one of our two Pet Emergency Centres:

Essendon Fields (03) 9379 0700

Point Cook (03) 8368 7400

Our 24-hour emergency vet centres CARE for injured or sick pets anytime of the day. An emergency veterinary clinic is not the same as most vet clinics. Our aim is to work with your personal Vet to provide the best possible vet CARE for your pet.

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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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