News

News and Stories

Milo the Miracle

Working in specialty and emergency, no day is the same…and although we see many patients, we still form bonds we don’t forget. And Milo was one of those patients that truly touched our hearts. Early…

Read more

The lost, but now found little boy

Meet Ragnar, the boy that made his way back home after a year. This incredible story of survival began when Ragnar came in through our emergency centre as a transfer. He was found by a…

Read more

Trismus in a Dog

Kevin is a 13kg 16-month cross male neutered Staffy, with a cheeky swagger He was acquired from the pound at 6 months of age with no prior medical history. From the outset, the owners noted…

Read more

MRSP: Are You Ready?

Written by: Dr. Andrew Carter BVSc DVD What is MRSP Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the normal staphylococcus found on dogs and cats. In normal patients it does not cause disease, however, if the body’s immune response…

Read more

Tumors of the chest wall

Primary tumours of the thoracic wall generally mandate aggressive surgical management. Osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, subcutaneous hemangiosarcoma are the most common malignant neoplasms occurring in this area while we see chondromas and benign bony…

Read more

Serotonin Syndrome in a West Highland White Terrier Cross

Serotonin syndrome occurs in humans due to intentional or accidental overdose of serotonergic anti-depressant drugs or the inadvertent interaction between two or more prescribed or recreational drugs. In animals, acute intoxication most commonly occurs after…

Read more

Our Focus on Physiotherapy

Why is physiotherapy needed for animals? Animals have the same needs as people in regards to physiotherapy. Just like when humans have surgery and post-operative rehabilitation is required, or are recovering from injury and require…

Read more

Elsie the Vampire – Treating PIMT

Use of Human IV Immunoglobulin to treat Primary Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia in Dogs Elsie is a 7-year-old, female de-sexed Rottweiler. She presented to her regular vet for lameness which was treated with Meloxicam and Carprofen. She…

Read more

The Diagnostic Conundrum of Hypovitaminosis A

Vitamin A is often implicated in diseases of reptiles, especially aquatic chelonians, and diseases such as palpebral oedema and aural abscesses are thought to be associated with hypovitaminosis A due to poor diet and husbandry…

Read more

Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Hyperthyroid Cats

From 2004 and 2012, 41 hyperthyroid cats were treated with oral radioactive iodine (I-131) at the Adelaide Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre’s animal medicine department. Since then, we have conducted ongoing follow-up surveys of these…

Read more