News & Events

Dec 2023

A day in the life….

Welcome to our new website.

There is no doubt that being in Veterinary practice comes with its fair share of challenges. However, there is nothing that strikes more fear in your average Veterinarian than a problem with your Information Technology. Give us a cow struggling to calve or a dog that’s had an altercation with a tiger snake and we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work. On the other hand, ask us to spend hours with a warm laptop on our knee and we’ll run a mile. So, it goes without saying that when our webmaster advised us that our website was nearing its used-by-date and we would need to create a new one our hearts skipped a few beats.

It’s not only the difficulty in finding the time but, like everyone, you have to play to your strengths and this stuff definitely ain’t or strength! In saying that time can be a challenge and the unpredictability of what may or may not come through the door means even the best-laid plans can go awry.

Take this weekend when the duty veterinarian had the best of intentions writing this blog (its currently 8.39pm on Sunday night and little progress has been made). Sadly, there’s been some tough cases, one family had to say goodbye to their beautiful old dog when we discovered she had an intra-abdominal tumour. It was also touch-and-go for a very sick gelding with nasty colic signs from a serious bout of peritonitis (infection in the abdominal cavity). Fortunately, some electrolytes antibiotics and pain relief have seen him on the road to recovery.

On Saturday afternoon another horse had choked and was having trouble swallowing whilst on Sunday we visited a Warmblood that had a painful infection between his legs causing him much pain and difficulty getting around. After some investigation and treatment both of these have started to improve.

We are so fortunate that the cat diagnosed on Saturday afternoon with stones in his bladder will likely be cured with medication and a prescription diet rather than needing to have surgery. But it will be a precarious 24hrs for the ewe that needed assistance with a very difficult lambing. Her newborn twins are doing well but the trauma and stress to the ewe can sometimes prove too much (update: she was still battling on the following day). Needless to say, a weekend on call can provide quite a few challenges and is a tough 48 hours for the duty veterinarian.

So, as you can see our priority is to our patients and our clients and as a consequence this website has been a project almost 12 months in the making. But there’s no doubt an online presence is really important to our practice. It allows us to connect with our existing clients and patients and also serves as a portal for new clients and patients to find us. We hope you enjoy our new website and (when we can) we’ll try and have some interesting blog posts so you can get to know us a little better and also learn a few things along the way.

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