Three Ideas to Keep Your Pooch Cool on Australia Day

Australia Day: The day Australians spend a day by the pool, beach, or with a backyard BBQ celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet. Or, if you’re like our family, the celebration of Uncle Merv finally hitting a sixer in the third round of backyard cricket (now we...

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Get to know Natalie Hunt of the Pet ICU

The Pet I.C.U is very proud that our staff members feel more like a family than co-workers. We want you to be a part of that family as well. To help you get to know us a bit better, please meet one of our amazing vet nurses, Natalie Hunt.  Name: Natalie Position: ICU...

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Teddy Bear was in trouble

We met Teddy Bear, the German Shepherd puppy, after his owners noticed he had been feeling unwell for days, gradually becoming weaker after bouts of vomiting.  The usually spritely German Shepherd was admitted to Animal Emergency Service Jindalee and assessed on the...

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Top 4 Beach Dangers for Dogs

1. Salt Water Toxicity Salt toxicity or hypernatremia (excessive body sodium)  occurs when there is too much sodium in the blood. This Electrolyte (or body salt) imbalance occurs when there is excessive sodium in the body, or possibly a decrease in body water. How...

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Zen’s Tetanus Scare

It’s not easy to predict when things can turn for the worst - as Carly, the owner of 7-year-old Bull Terrier, Zen, found out. Just ten days earlier, Carly had taken her doggy to her regular vet clinic with an infected swollen left paw. However, even after being...

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An Interview with Amanda Atkinson, Vet Nurse

What first interested you in vet nursing? “Growing up on a farm in country Victoria with cats, dogs, sheep, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, horses, and a pet pigeon, my career path was set in stone. I have always had a love for animals which led me to pursue a career...

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Leo the Curious Chewing Canine

We love to play with puppies here at the AES. There is nothing better than seeing our best friends grow up with their curious nature and playful antics. Nine-month-old Leo the French Bulldog is no different to any other puppy we’ve had the opportunity to meet – except...

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What to do when you’ve found a baby bird

If you find a lonely baby bird your first instinct might be to take them to a vet or your local RSPCA. Before you take any action make sure you know when to provide assistance and when to leave them. Credit: Baby bird out of the nest - An infographic created by the...

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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...

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