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‘Advanced Surgery’ Category

A typical day on Bulldog Thursday for Dr Karin David’s at Southern Animal Health! Meet (from left to right) Frankie, Winnie, Florence and BB. (We also had Yoko who is not featured in this photo). This is a typical Bulldog Thursday for Dr David’s with these three cuties in for the following reasons: Frankie: Routine desexing and airway assessment which showed […]

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Nine month old Leo the Saint Bernard came to see us with a left front leg lameness. He had a swollen and painful left elbow and Xrays showed that he had Elbow Dysplasia – a developmental condition where the joint structures do no form properly, leading to pain and osteoarthritis. You can see on his […]

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Rocky is an 11 month Bull Arab rescue dog in the care of Forever Friends Animal Rescue, a charity organisation who do a fantastic job saving and re-homing unwanted pets. When he first presented to us at Southern Animal Health, Rocky had quite a bent leg as you can see in the above photos. He […]

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Franklin is an 18 month old cat owned by one of our lovely nurses, Steph. She was observant enough to notice that Franklin seemed to have a large lump in his abdomen that could be felt when rubbing his belly. Dr Tim examined Franklin and confirmed that there was definitely something odd going on in […]

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Four year old Dexter came to see us at after spending some time in an emergency centre. He has a history of eating socks, but usually passes them through without issue. This time he unfortunately wasn’t so lucky. Although Dexter had spent some time at the emergency centre, once we saw him it was obvious […]

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Roxy has been a patient of Southern Animal Health (SAH) and Dingley Veterinary Clinic since she was 8 weeks old. Roxy is now 6 and being a Pug cross, over the last couple of years she has progressively had trouble with her breathing. Approximately 12 months ago at her annual checkup, the vet suggested I […]

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When our head surgeon Dr Karin Davids first saw her four months ago, Pippi was unable to walk on her front legs (click here to view video) due to a tendon problem which was causing weakness and bowing of the legs. Dr Davids also diagnosed Pippi with hip dysplasia, a condition which would have been […]

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Four weeks after her major surgery, Pippi is progressing well. Her left front leg is growing more normally now and her hips are healing nicely. As you can see in our video, nothing stops this gutsy little lady! If you missed reading our first introduction to Pippi and a bit about her medical conditions, click […]

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German Shepherd Rescue Victoria (GSRV), a wonderful welfare organisation that takes care of unwell and unwanted German Shepherds sought our advice recently for Pippi. Have a look at her with her big cumbersome bandages on her front legs! Pippi was an unwanted pet store pup that was struggling to walk. The original vet clinic had […]

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Diesel presented to our clinic (supposedly with hip dysplasia), having recently been lame on both legs. Unfortunately, the diagnosis was incorrect as Diesel had bilateral ruptured cruciates. Being one of the very few clinics who are experienced in repairing bilateral cruciates and luxating patellas at the same time, we recommended to Diesels owner to consider this. We had previously […]

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