Lucca’s Paralysis Tick Survival Story

Lucca’s Paralysis Tick Survival Story

Lucca is one lucky little pup who just wouldn’t give up. One Thursday evening, Lucca wasn’t quite himself when he became wobbly on his back legs. His quick-thinking owners checked him all over and found a paralysis tick on his leg. They removed the tick and jumped in...
Meet Ash – The Poodle who beat the odds

Meet Ash – The Poodle who beat the odds

One Saturday afternoon Ash the poodle was brought to our Underwood hospital in a severely critical condition. Earlier that day he had been taken to Supervets in Brisbane where, after being examined, Ash was quickly referred to Animal Emergency Service (AES). Unknown...
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...