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Looking for a Vet in Jolimont

 

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Animal Accident & Emergency is a full service Pet Emergency and Critical Care Centre.   We are open 24/7 and often receive patients from Jolimont.

As a Melbourne Animal Hospital we will care for your pet if they are sick or injured.  Our team includes Specialists in Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care.

There is easy Access from the freeway and plenty of safe parking.  We are not just open after hours, we are a 24 hour vet hospital that specialised in Emergency and Critical Care.

Two great locations:  Essendon Fields and Point Cook.

 

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We would like to introduce Shelby

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Shelby is a 4 yr old Rottweiler who presented to our 24hr Pet Emergency Centre at Essendon.  Shelby was referred from her veterinary clinic, Sunbrury All Creatures.

Shelby is suspected to have a condition termed Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT).  IMT is a disease of the immune system, where the immune system destroys normal body cells in the blood.  With IMT, the immune system specifically targets Platelets.  Platelets are small cells that are involved in blood clotting.  If they are removed from you blood or if they are not functioning, then you are at risk of bleeding.

Treatment for Shelby will involve suppressing the immune system with a number of medications.  Often this will occur over a 6 to 12 month period.  In the short term we are monitoring Shelby’s blood count using our in-house lab.  We use a combination of tests to guide us on treatment for Shelby.

Earlier today, it was noted that Shelby’s blood count was dropping to a low level and we are now in the process of giving her a blood transfusion.  Our medicine specialist Dr Linda Abraham will ultrasound Shelby later today, looking for causes of IMT.  Shelby is currently under the care of our Resident Dr Nicole Trigg and Emergency and Critical Care Specialist Dr Trudi McAlees.  Shelby will remain under the care of our ICU team until her blood count is stable.  We wish Shelby a quick recovery.

 

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Cardiology Workshop

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Our Medicine Specialist Dr Linda Abraham will this week be attending a cardiology course.  Cardiology involves heart and major blood vessels.  As a medicine specialist, Linda often deals with heart problems in dogs and cats.

Heart disease is common in pets.  We use similar tests or diagnostics as for people to  investigate their heart disease.  Linda has an ultrasound unit that allows her to perform and Echocardiogram of the heart.  Other common procedures that Linda will perform includes ECG and specialised blood testing.  The specialised tests help to identify the type of heart disease and the best medication and treatment plan.

The course this weekend will allow Linda to work with 3 world renown Veterinary Cardiologists.  It will ensure that the level of care that we provide pets is the best care possible.  Linda will be attending the Course on Thursday and Friday this week.  While Linda will be out of town, our team can still contact her if there are urgent questions if  your pet is currently being treated by Linda.

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Pet Emergency: Vomiting

 

 

Vomiting

Vomiting is the forceful ejection of stomach contents from the mouth.  Acute vomiting is defined as vomiting of short duration (less than 5-7 days) whilst chronic vomiting has been present for longer.  There can be many causes for vomiting and some are less serious than others.  Recovery from non-serious causes, such as eating a different diet, is usually fast and requires little treatment.  The presence of blood in the vomit, continued vomiting in a pet that is becoming quieter than usual or is unable to keep any food or water down will require examination and assessment.  Very young animals can become dehydrated very quickly and they should be examined and treated early to prevent the dehydration from becoming severe.

If you are unsure whether your pet needs to be seen today, telephone our staff for advice.  Whatever the time of day, our 24 hour emergency clinics are able to examine your pet and make recommendations for treatment.  In some cases, investigation will also be recommended and this may be by means of blood and urine tests, x-rays and/or ultrasound examination of the abdomen.   These can all be performed in our clinics and depending on the test results, we will either prescribe appropriate medical therapy, recommend examination and management by our internal medicine specialist or advise surgical treatment.

When vomiting is non-responsive to medical treatment or has been intermittent but chronic, the emergency veterinarian or your local general practice will recommend investigation into the underlying cause by the internal medicine specialist. Again this is likely to involve blood and urine tests, x-rays or ultrasound examination of the abdomen, endoscopy and biopsy of the stomach and intestines. In some cases, surgery will either be recommended to complete the diagnostic testing or to treat the cause of the vomiting (for example removal of a foreign object, such as a sock, from the intestines).

Treatment recommendations will be made on the basis of the test results.  This may involve intravenous fluids if the patient is dehydrated, dietary changes and administration of medications (tablets or liquids to be given by mouth) or surgery.

 

 

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