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Veterinary Referral Hospital Open Day

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of our new state of the art veterinary hospital on Saturday 23rd November, 9am – 4pm. We’ll have lots of activities and fun for the whole family including:…

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We have relocated to Dandenong

Our 24/7 hospital has relocated from Hallam to Dandenong, part of $4.5 million-dollar project into the single largest purpose-designed and built veterinary hospital for the group to date. Our new state of the art hospital…

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture & TPLO

Introduction Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is the most common cause of persistent hindlimb lameness in dogs. Certain breeds such as Labrador-retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes and West Highland White terriers are particularly prone,…

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Bone cancer: non-secretory multiple myeloma causing spinal cord compression in a Bichon Frise

Kimba, a little 13 years old male neutered Bichon Frise, was presented to the VRH with a history of being restless and yelping in pain for 4 days, with hindlimb ataxia (wobbliness). On examination, Kimba…

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Osteoarthritis management

Introduction Your pet has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. While this is a progressive condition that currently has no cure, there are a lot of things that owners can do to help their pets. These can…

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IMHA – a common cause of anemia in dogs

IMHA is a serious and life threatening condition that affects both dogs and cats.  IMHA stands for Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.  In essence, this means that your pet’s immune system, which typically fights of invaders…

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Removal of foreign body by endoscopy

Chevy, a three-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, came to VRH having been referred after eating a corn on the cob the evening before. Chevy has a tendency to chew things and had been seen previously…

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A Big Bite or a Little Bite?

Benefits and Limitations of Full Thickness GI Biopsies vs. Endoscopic GI Biopsies By Fiona Park (Medicine Specialist) One of the tests sometimes used to help investigate problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs and…

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What’s Your Diagnosis?

This month Dr Natalie challenges you to diagnose a four year old female Jack Russell terrier suffering from lethargy, vomiting and acute collapse. What would be your next diagnostic/therapeutic step? Signalment: 4 year old female entire…

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Elbow dysplasia and medial coronoid disease

Is the diagnosis straight forward? How useful is looking for osteophyte formation on radiographs? The most obvious radiographic feature in dogs with elbow dysplasia is development of osteophytes. These are normally first apparent on the…

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