POTM March2020

“Blue”, a 4 year old huntaway. Some things in life come down to good timing. That certainly applies to Blue, who chose to develop one of the most life threatening conditions that a dog can develop on the morning that our vet was scheduled to see a lame horse on the same property. The phrase “while you’re here can you…” sends shivers down the spine of most rural vets as it surely means another reason to be late to the next call. When he saw Blue though, he instantly recognised that she was in a bad way. Even without his
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POTM Oct2019

Thunder, 8 year old horse Thunder was found on a hilltop, just as night time approached. He was motionless and didn’t respond to the rattling of his feed bucket which would usually have him charging down the hillside in hot pursuit of his evening meal. Our on call vet had similar aspirations but downed fork and spoon to race to Thunder’s assistance. He had various nicks and cuts but most concerningly was very cautious on one of his front legs.  He was reassessed by Warkworth Vets 3 days later in the barn after his owner described collecting cupfuls of custard
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POTM June2020

Milly, a 16 year old moggie Some of our patients at Warkworth Vets have no concept of gratitude. They hiss and spit and try their hardest to sink their teeth into the very hand which tries to help them. Some of our patients have vets and nurses alike questioning their very career choice. Milly is one of these such patients. Milly’s Mum always looks dismayed when she sees the “Care, Aggressive” flag displayed in red on the cage door whenever Milly is at our clinic for the day. She can’t understand it, Milly is such a loving pet when she’s
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Pet of the month

Lucy Lawless Pet of month for July, Lucy Lawless, a 9 year old cavoodle. Lucy has been a regular patient of Warkworth Vets, to the extent that she has been afforded additional favours about the surgery. During many of her stays she is allowed to bask in the flow of the heat pump by the ankles of Becky and Carmel at reception. Lucy has had many health issues over the past few years and has been subjected to many surgical and medical procedures which she has always taken in her stride. Most recently she has undergone a bilateral lateral ear
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