Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

Ruby Eats a Sewing Needle

What would cause a normally calm and mild-tempered puppy to start yelping, screaming and crying out of the blue and cowering away from her family? Ruby’s unusual behaviour was later explained at our Carrara clinic when a sharp foreign object was found lodged deep...
Bullie’s Story: Bones and a Bottle Cap

Bullie’s Story: Bones and a Bottle Cap

One morning, Bullie’s owners found little their 15-week-old Bull Terrier snacking on a cooked rib bone. Suddenly, he swallowed it whole, in one gulp! The family rushed him to Animal Emergency Service immediately. Dr Brooke quickly took x-rays to see if the bone...
Sushi: The Importance of Regular Vet Checks

Sushi: The Importance of Regular Vet Checks

Meet Sushi, a fierce young feline with a gorgeous coat of fur and a perfectly scrumptious name. Sushi visited her vet for a routine dental and groom. Being a young adult cat, she was seemingly healthy and normal as one would expect. Thankfully she has regular vet...
Grass Seeds Pandemonium

Grass Seeds Pandemonium

Meet Panda. Panda presented to Animal Emergency Service at Carrara one weekend with acute back pain and elevated temperature. He had no previous history of spinal issues that could potentially bring on these problems and with further testing (x-rays and bloods) still,...
Staff Profile: Laura – PICU Nurse

Staff Profile: Laura – PICU Nurse

Laura Greenup Pet Intensive Care Unit Vet Nurse Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing When did you join the Pet ICU? I joined Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in April 2017 after working at Animal Emergency Service (AES) for four years. What drew you to helping animals? I...
Kelpie vs Black Snake

Kelpie vs Black Snake

Dogs (and cats) love a good chase! This can get them into a spot of trouble when the moving target is a snake, this is why bites are common on the face and legs of pets. Nine-year-old Kelpie Cross Jake found out the hard way that a black snake was in no mood for play...