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Snake season is here

With the long period of wet weather looking to be over, we have seen a number snake bites already . With the warmer weather, snakes will be more active and will be looking for food after the winter months. It is difficult to be sure, but snakes may have more venom available early in the season , but really, any snake venom entering the body if likely to cause major illness, so it is important to get your companion medical attention quickly if you think they have been bitten.

Fun Bits

Sometimes working with animals can be very difficult, heartbreaking  or frustrating, but other times it is the best job in the world. Today, we got to catch up with some little mates who we helped deliver when their mum couldn’t quite get them all out into the world without help, and needed an emergency caesarian a few Saturdays ago. They are all thriving and doing a good job showing why puppies are probably the cutest and best way to lose track of
time of all!

A Recent Visitor

We often have wildlife brought in to us who need a bit of TLC and medical patching up, but we recently had someone a little more unusual than our regular possums and kangaroos- a Spotted Quoll or Chuditch, which is a small native carnivore. He had been a bit bashed around, and had concussion and a bruised eye. Luckily, he was found out in the Ferguson Valley by a very good samaritan and brought to Dr Tanya, under who’s expert care he made a full recovery and was last seen hightailing into his home range after we drove him home.

Congratulations Ashleigh- our newest Cert IV Nurse

Well done and congratulations to our previous trainee nurse Ashleigh Leknys on gaining her Certificate IV from Polytechnic West  to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. Ash has worked very hard since joining us and has achieved her qualification as quickly as is possible, and is fitting reward for her effort and attitude. Good work Ash!

One of our Vets Honoured

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Michael Rae is  honoured to have been nominated by one of our clients in the “Most Supportive Vet” Category of the Master Dog Breeders and Associates “Dog Owner’s Choice” Awards for this year. The MDBA is an organisation dedicated to promoting and celebrating excellence in dog breeding and practices, animal welfare, ownership and animal related services and to be strongly committed to the promotion of responsible pet ownership. To find out more about all that they do please visit www.mdba.net.au.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Melbourne on May 24th- there are 18 nominations in the category so competition will be pretty stiff, we’ll see what the judges think!