Working as a Pommie in Aussie! Dr Catrina Durose joined us in early 2014, and we loved her immediately! But in February 2017, her time with us will sadly be coming to an end, as she returns home to the UK. Here, she shares her journey of working as an English expat veterinarian in Australia....

Dr Frances Ng explains some of the history and reasons, why our feline friends often have a fussy to quirky relationship with water. What can we do to keep their hydration levels satisfactory, and therefore reduce their vulnerability to disease such as kidney failure? As they have never forgotten that they were once worshiped as gods...

Dr Tara Morris gives us a quirky and real insight into the day-to-day (or should we say day-to-night), life of an emergency and critical care veterinarian. 5pm – Alarm goes off and I get up to broad daylight and hot summer temperatures.  I have to feed all my animals, have a shower and get ready for...

Dr Caroline Romeo has been with AREC since 2014. Her interests include diagnostic imaging, and she has done extended study in both ultrasound and radiology. We love her gentle and thorough approach to animal care. Below she guides us through the things to be aware of when dogs are in labour. Although giving birth is a...

Dr Amy Simon shares her story of how she came to be an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian. She has been a valued member of the AREC team for almost 5 years & we are so glad to have her! I didn’t always want to be a vet. There were times when I may have even passionately declared that...

Vet-Client Relationships: Emergency Vs General Practice Dr Natsuko Kitamura shares her experience of vet-client relationships as an Emergency Veterinarian, compared to her experience as a general practitioner. In Christmas 2015, I attended a local veterinary Christmas dinner, and sat opposite a colleague whom I’ve worked with in the past as a general practitioner. He was...

Have you ever seen a TV show where someone collapses and grabs at their chest? “Cardiac arrest” is the call and people spring to action. Someone yells “STAT” and people rush forward beginning mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions (albeit ineffectively for the screen). After approximately 30 sec, the person coughs, sits up and says “what happened?”...

How to avoid a howl-i-day visit to the ER Christmas is a great time of year and should be enjoyed by everyone, including our pets.  It is also a time of year when we bring out lots of yummy food and decorations.  As some of these items may be harmful to them, we have tried...

Did you notice that long-lasting icy winter that never seemed to end? No, neither did I. And apart from a wet August we never saw sustained icy conditions for our local weather. And this worries me…. You see, our little arachnid friends, the Ixodes tick, is just waiting for spring to arrive, and it has....

The dangers of Chocolate to your dog! That wonderful Easter treat, chocolate will be filling your home this coming Easter, and while there are documented health benefits for humans, chocolate is in fact toxic to dogs. Chocolate toxicity is a commonly encountered in dogs (Humans aren’t the only ones with a sweet tooth!). The reason...