Surgery for your pet Your choices – who and where? There are times when we take our much loved pets to our trusted and familiar vet clinic for troubling issues such as injury or illness.  As your veterinarian examines your pet, they may require more tests or diagnostics.  Those tests may reveal something for your...

Is vet care expensive? Because there is no government support for your pet’s health care, it might seem that you are paying more for your pet’s treatment than you spend on human healthcare. Human patients have Medicare, which pays most of the cost of our medical treatment. However, when you compare veterinary fees with other...

Until you find yourself sitting in the waiting area of a vet clinic, you will probably be unaware of the situation of veterinarian availability and recruitment.    Emergency vet services appear to be at the ‘pointy end’ due to reasons such as the unforgiving nature of shift work. The Animal Referral and Emergency Service here...

IMPOSSIBLE-to-buy-for family or friends, who also happen to adore their fur family members? You may have thought of purchasing a photo shoot to give them last memories, but what should they expect?  Tyson recently had the experience of a pet photo shoot with Maree from Camera Plus Dog, below he describes his experience. I’ve always...

MRI There are a variety of neurological diseases that we can work up, including the use of MRI via a referral with Dr Julian Lunn. MRI with Dr Lunn is useful for; brain tumours seizures Neck pain Meningitis congenital malformations such as Chiari-like malformations Did you know that Dr Julian Lunn also attained a Masters...

Dobby is a Pharaoh hound, the national dog of Malta, bred for hunting rabbits. Dobby presented to AREC for surgical correction of a very rare condition know as a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) a condition involving the heart. To our knowledge PDA has not been reported in Pharaoh Hounds before. Dobby has had a post...

If she’s not rescuing them, she’s photographing them! AREC would like to introduce you to their new professional animal photographer Maree, Owner of Camera Plus Dog. Maree, is an award winning and passionate photographer, busy mum and rescue activist. Her involvement with animals started at an early age and she has succeeded in everything from...

Dr Deneille Logan is one of our very experienced senior emergency veterinarians. In the below article she shares her knowledge on what is often (unexpectedly) involved in treating a patient after being attacked by another dog. How does your (emergency) veterinarian approach the treatment of each patient? What do they need to be wary of? What do...

The cost of a $1500 CT can sometimes have pet owners (and even their regular vet), questioning the need for expenditure.  In the below article, our Medicine Specialist Dr Geoff Gibbons, shares some case files and images, to show that sometimes this tool can even save unnecessary spending or treatment. Radiographs are useful, but do you want...