Category: Case of the Month

DECEMBER – LEXI, Our Much Loved Trouble Maker!

Miss Lexi, a frequent flyer here! [caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Princes Lexi looking fab - this photo was actually taken during her long hospital stay a few years ago. Doesn't she look cute![/caption]   Lexi was loving life, living it to the full after a...

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NOVEMBER – MR. BIGGLES, Tick Paralysis in town

One October day, we were presented with Mr Biggles who was unable to stand up and move around. His owner had gone looking for him after he did not come home for breakfast or dinner the night before. She found him in the garden (in...

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OCTOBER – SPARKLES, Our Little Rock-Star!

OCTOBER, SPARKLES - Our Little Rock-Star! It was a sunny October day here in Stanthorpe, with warmer weather looming and a feeling of Spring in the air. Sparkles, however, had lost the spring in her step. She presented to us after spending most of the...

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SEPTEMBER – BASIL, The Constant Troublemaker!

Basil is no stranger to our emergency services, he is full of energy and constantly finding himself in sticky situations! His owner rang the on-call veterinarian late one Sunday afternoon, concerned that Basil may have been choking on something. He was making a horrendous noise...

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AUGUST – FRANK, Have you ever been BUSTING for a wee?

Well, Frank has! Frank was brought into the clinic as an emergency after hours, when his owners were concerned that he was straining when toileting. Thankfully they brought him in when they did; Frank's condition was most definitely an emergency. His exam revealed that he...

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JULY – MISTY, Putting her best feet forward!

Misty presented to us as an emergency in early July after falling out of the back of the ute. We could immediately see that she had sustained injuries that required urgent attention, including a severe laceration to her right foreleg. She was calm and stable...

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JUNE – SNIP, Is a smiling dog a bad thing?

  Has your dog ever looked really surprised and happy to see you? Ears pricked to attention, eyebrows raised, wide-eyed and with an almost human-like smile on their face? Imagine if your dog looked surprised, smiling even, but then you realised they couldn’t help it....

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MAY – Ginger, Autumn Paralysis Tick

 ‘But there aren’t any paralysis ticks in this area, are there?!’   THERE ARE PARALYSIS TICKS IN AND AROUND STANTHORPE!! Yes, this area was once regarded as a ‘paralysis tick free zone’…. But times have changed and the ticks have well and truly crept their...

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APRIL – BUNDY, The Amputee

How would you feel if you were thousands of miles away and there was an accident at home with your beloved dog? Well, this is exactly what happened with Bundy.  His owners were on a trip overseas when he managed to get in a dog...

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OCTOBER – FLYNN

OCTOBER – FLYNN Flynn presented to us at the end of September after his owner suspected he had been bitten by a snake. He would not come when called, was acting strangely and vomited – all signs that are typically seen shortly after envenomation. He...

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