Dr Charlotte Stenberg is one of many emergency vets to call Animal Emergency Service at Underwood home. Charlotte has loved animals since she was a wee girl of only 4 years old – and as an adult, has followed the development in science and technology and the hands on approach of being able to tackle patients in her role of emergency vet.
Although many patients walk through Charlotte’s doors, a memorable patient comes to mind for her as she discusses a meaningful patient she once saw. “I can remember a patient of mine with multiple co-Morbidites (sick sinus syndrome, heart murmur, other metabolic disease) coming in with gastric bloat. Originally I prepared the owners for a poor prognoses, but they were so dedicated and willing to try anything. Thankfully they did, because the dog ended up doing really well – the anaesthesia went perfectly, and the dog went home within a few days after.”
Charlotte loves the varied case load that emergency veterinary medicine brings, and in particular loves performing interesting surgeries. The most unusual case she has seen was a turtle who came to the emergency practice with septicaemia!
Three quick questions with Charlotte
Tell us why you like working for Animal Emergency Service?
The range of services available – being able to do multiple diagnostics and treatments for a patient in one hospital. Many of our staff really care about the patients outcomes.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
Charlotte plays competitive basketball weekly, and considers herself to be a foodie – always enjoying new restaurants or markets. She loves to travel and also loves the beach. One thing not many know about Charlotte is that she plays the cello!
What would you say to an aspiring vet?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or, ask for help.