Introducing Dr Ellie Leister, Pet ICU Veterinary Director

Introducing Dr Ellie Leister, Pet ICU Veterinary Director

Dr Ellie Leister is one of the Veterinary Directors of the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Underwood, Queensland. Growing up in rural NSW, on a beef cattle property, it was here that she developed a desire to work with animals. She was constantly surrounded by a variety of...
Pet ICU Blood Bank & K9 Hero Program

Pet ICU Blood Bank & K9 Hero Program

Similar to humans, sometimes our pets require life-saving blood products. In the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Underwood, we have developed a blood donor program to assist with the collection and storage of these products so that they are on hand as required.   Due to...
Mechanical Ventilation – How? When? Why?

Mechanical Ventilation – How? When? Why?

One of the most important processes within the body is the ability to breathe. Mechanical ventilation is the act of assisting or controlling the patients’ ability to breathe. Although it is an important part of treatment in some cases, the process can cause additional...
The Pet ICU (Pet Intensive Care Unit) – Who we are & what we do

The Pet ICU (Pet Intensive Care Unit) – Who we are & what we do

The Pet Intensive Care Unit (Pet ICU) is a facility located at Underwood, Brisbane, in the same building as the Animal Emergency Service and Veterinary Specialist Services. We are one of the only purpose built animal intensive care units in the country, and take on a...
Dr Rob Webster and AusTick 2018

Dr Rob Webster and AusTick 2018

Veterinarians around Australia (and internationally) have no doubt heard of Dr Rob Webster especially those who treat Tick Paralysis. Dr Rob is one of the founders of Animal Emergency Service, a registered specialist in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, and a...
Introducing PICU – The Pet Intensive Care Unit

Introducing PICU – The Pet Intensive Care Unit

Similar to the intensive care unit of your local hospital, the Pet Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Underwood is a highly specialized department providing urgent care to critically ill patients. Staffed around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by our team of...