Floppy bunny ears aren't just good for listening - they are also a great way for us to give medicine!
Pebbles got desexed earlier this week, and just like our dog and cat patients we placed an intravenous catheter to make sure the procedure was as safe as possible!
Pebbles got her anaesthetic, pain relief, and her drip ALL through her ear!
#bunny #rabbit #vetvisit
A boy 👦 and his dog 🐶
Thomas brought his new best friend Titan in for his first vaccination today!
While the adults were talking about all the things that a new puppy owner needs to know, Thomas drew this great picture of Titan!
Remember that our clinic is kid-friendly - we'll always involve your children in the visit and make them feel welcomed. We believe learning about looking after a pet is super important!
Sometimes our pets need a little bit of help with having their babies.
Hanna came to us because she was part-way through labour but stopped pushing! We were able to help her out, and last night she delivered 2 more healthy kittens!
We are in love 😻😻😻
Are you missing this bunny!?!? She's come for a visit to the vet clinic, and as much as we love the company we think she probably wants to go home!
Call us on 4822 1533 if you recognise her.
Please share so we can find her family ASAP.
As promised in our post yesterday: Two healthy and happy labrador puppies!
Trixie’s extra puppy was making her sick!
Trixie the Labrador had a tricky labour. She managed to deliver two healthy puppies and all seemed well until she developed a fever and started to smell really bad 2 days later. Her owners gave us a call and we booked her straight in for a post-labour check. Dr Zach was worried that there might have been a puppy left inside - and an X-ray confirmed that one of her puppies hadn’t made it (you can see the skeleton on the picture). There was no hope for the puppy, but we needed to act fast to save mum!
Trixie was immediately started. On antibiotics, an IV drip, and a blood test was taken. Then, it was straight to surgery. She had a full ovariohysterectomy, removing her reproductive system with the infected foetus still inside. Her surgical site was closed with ‘intradermal’ skin sutures which protects the surgery site from the 2 puppies while they feed.
Trixie is doing really well, and she came back for a check-up with her puppies last week. We’ll post a photo of them tomorrow!!
Puddy has a really sore back and needed to have x-rays to diagnose the problem.
She also looked so damn cute while she was getting them taken!
Home care pack for today's surgery patient!
Chloe had a big operation today and is going home with: 🐶 Detailed post-surgery instructions
🐶 Pain relief for as long as she needs
🐶 Desexing certificate
🐶 Her extra baby teeth
🐶 A cute Polaroid
🐶 A FREE recheck - only if she needs it (there are no stitches to take out!)
This one goes out to all of the vets and vet nurses out there - the importance of labelling syringes!
These three syringes contain:
1. Sedation for a procedure 💉
2. Pain relief injection 🤕
3. Urine sample from a cat 🐈
Without labels you can’t tell which is which, and you DEFINITELY don’t want to mix them up! That’s why every syringe at Goulburn Vet Clinic gets labelled, so we can make sure our patients get the level of care they deserve!
#vet #vetnurse #veterinarymedicine #vetstudent
Dobey came to visit because he has been stiff on these cold winter mornings. ❄️❄️ His elbows, shoulders, and one of his knees are causing him trouble.
Dobey went home with some scientifically proven joint supplements, and also some pain relief for when he's having a bad day with his joints.
He was feeling pretty thankful and decided to tell Dr Zach in his own special way... 😛😛
Is your rabbit ever this hungry?
Rabbit VACCINATION days! THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY. 17th and 18th June
Did you know that rabbits need a vaccination against calicivirus every 6 months!
The vaccine for calicivirus has a very short shelf-life though, so we need to vaccinate all our rabbit patients at the same time.
A vaccination appointment includes: 🐰 Diet check
🐰 Full physical examination
🐰 Calicivirus vaccination
🐰 FREE nail trim
Bookings can be made over the phone (4822 1533) or by booking online through the link in our bio.
Blaze had a procedure today. But once she was done, it was TREAT TIME!! Treats are a great way to help your pet feel relaxed while in a new place.
They're just one of the things we do to keep vet visits fear free. (Blaze is eating Kong easy-treat bacon and cheese flavour with chicken jerky strips inside a kong chew toy)
PSA: Keep your dogs in your yard! 😡😡😡 Boris was attacked while out on a walk with his owner by two larger dogs on Saturday. .
Boris was collapsed on the ground in shock and would scream in pain when touched, so Dr Zach treated him at the scene and then he was rushed to the clinic for emergency stabilisation and surgery.
Most of the damage in a dog bite is below the surface of the skin, as dogs will crush muscle, tear blood vessels, and even break bones.
These photos are of Boris at one of his recheck appointments - he is doing much better, but still on high doses of pain relief and antibiotics.
Please, PLEASE make sure your dogs are not allowed to roam freely! No pet or person should feel unsafe, or be attacked.
Even if your dog is friendly, they can still be dangerous, or even get hurt themselves.
Did your puppies enjoy the snow in @goulburnaustralia this morning?
Show us your pics and videos of those #snowdogs in the comments!
Look how LOOOONG Abby’s whiskers are!
Abby is visiting us for her desexing operation today. She gets: 💊 pain relief for 4 days
💻 electronic anaesthetic monitoring
🚰 Intravenous fluids
😮 dissolvable sutures
😺 invisible surgery scar
☎️ free follow up visits (if needed)
If you have a pet who needs surgery, give us a call to book them in!