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Out of Hours Veterinary Clinics
Life as vet - what its like
Out of Hours Veterinary Clinics
Like us, our pets can suffer accidents and become ill on any day of the week and at any time of day or night. When this happens you will need to use an emergency or ‘out of hours’ vets. While you may be familiar with the…
November 17, 2020 • 30 shares
Help, my cat’s been hit by a car - what happens next?
Life and Death
Help, my cat’s been hit by a car - what happens next?
Unfortunately, many cats are injured during road traffic collisions every year. Their innate desire to roam and inability to understand the dangers posed to them when crossing roads can lead to life-threatening injuries.
October 30, 2020 • 318 shares
What is GDV in dogs and how is it treated?
Dogs
What is GDV in dogs and how is it treated?
GDV stands for ‘Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus’, which is a syndrome that affects large breed dogs. It is caused by an accumulation of gas in the stomach which causes it to swell and bloat. The ‘volvulus’ can occur as t…
October 21, 2020 • 1 comments
My pet needs to see a vet… but is it an emergency?
Life as vet - what its like
My pet needs to see a vet… but is it an emergency?
Obviously, if you have any doubts - give your vet a ring! There’ll always be someone on duty who will be able to give advice over the phone, even if it isn’t an emergency that needs seeing right now. However, there are o…
September 18, 2017 • 1219 shares • 6 comments
Life as vet - what its like
A Christmas story from a vet on call & a reminder that if you do have a pet crisis over the holiday, a vet is always there to help
It was Christmas morning. The phone rang at 6.30am. It was the Barrs of Lauder Hill. ' Sorry about this, but we've a heifer stuck calving'. I was in my car within 10 minutes, and carrying out the Caesarian operation to r…
December 24, 2015
Horses
Part 3: Surgical Colic
As we saw in the previous part of this series, Medical colics are those which can be managed medically, usually on the yard. However, about 1 in 10 cases of colic require emergency referral to an equine hospital for surg…
July 26, 2012 • 7 shares
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