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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE More Info

Northside Veterinary Specialists are here for you and your pets during COVID. As of Monday 28th February we will return to socially distanced consultations, in line with NSW Health Guidelines. We welcome a maximum of two adults, and we request for masks to be worn at all times when in the building. Please call on 9452 2933 with any questions.

We thank you all for your support and patience.

COVID-19 CONSULTING HOURS 6am - 6pm, Monday - Friday
24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK in case of emergency

Link to second radiology rounds

April 23rd, 2020

Dr Mariano Makara discusses radiographs from 2 tricky cases – a 6 week old kitten with acute onset coughing and dyspnoea, and a 2 year old cat with acute onset vomiting. Learn the hints and tell-tale changes to help make a diagnosis from your radiographs!

Online Radiology rounds

April 16th, 2020

The fabulous Dr Mariano Makara hosted our first virtual rounds meeting yesterday. Click here to watch, and earn 1 structured CPD point.

Next Rounds: MEDICINE with Dr Elizabeth Thrift, Monday 20th April, 7pm.

Topics: Hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism

1 hour duration, 1 CPD point, lecture style presentation with question time.

NVS and COVID-19 – Response to Employee Testing Positive

April 8th, 2020

We have put a lot of time and effort into making sure our hospital protocols and procedures are consistent with best-practice advice, putting the health and safety of our employees, patients, and community at the forefront.

We share our policies and procedures here, please feel free to use or adapt them for your own practice as you see fit. 

NVS and COVID-19 – Hospital disinfection

April 7th, 2020

We are using so much disinfectant at the moment, and have done a lot of research on what we should be using for environmental, patient, and personnel COVID-19 disinfection. Ultimately, we can’t afford to be choosy due to limited availability, so here is a list for you to fall back on if supply of your first choice dries up.

HANDS: Detergents (Soap at 1:49 dilution – important given scarcity of sanitizer!)

SURFACES: Bleach at 1: 49 or 1:99 for 5 minutes (may damage many surfaces), Hydrogen peroxide 1:64 for 5 minutes, Ethanol 60% or greater 5mins or less, Chlorhexidine 0.05% for 5 minutes, Hydrogen peroxide 3% 6 – 8 minutes, F10 1:100 in 5 minutes, Trigene 1:20, allow to dry on the surface.

KEYBOARDS, PHONES: Any of the above, but our favourite is Isopropyl alcohol 70% for 1 – 3 minutes. This dries rapidly and doesn’t damage surfaces, most common in wipes. 

PATIENTS: Detergent shampoo for any patient admitted having been in contact with test positive or isolated household.

We are divided into teams, who have zero crossover, so are disinfecting the practice between teams. We have attached our handover disinfection protocol for your reference and use in your practice. Also attached are our Contactless admission protocols with disinfection practices recorded.

NVS and COVID-19

April 6th, 2020

OVERVIEW

COVID-19 has impacted on the way many veterinary clinics are running. Here is a quick summary of how NVS can continue to serve your practice during this time. 

Please note that many services are now offering early morning consults as well as video tele-consultations to improve appointment time flexibility for our clients.

REFERRAL CONSULTATIONS

SURGERY SPECIALIST SERVICE

Staffed by Drs. Eugene Buffa, Alen Lai and Michelle Joffe

Available Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST SERVICE

Staffed by Drs. Elizabeth Thrift, Anna Dengate and Dave Collins

Available Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm

EXOTICS & SMALL PETS SPECIALIST SERVICE

Staffed by Dr. Izidora Sladakovic

Available Monday and Tuesday 8am to 5pm

Video consultation available by appointment Monday-Friday

CARDIOLOGY SPECIALIST SERVICE

Staffed by Dr. Rita Singh

Available Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 5pm

EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE SERVICE

Available Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICE

Available Monday to Friday 6am to 6pm

Teleradiology service now available, see details below.

NVS TELERADIOLOGY SERVICE

We are excited to announce our new teleradiology service is up and running! 

To send through imaging studies, configure your x-ray or ultrasound machine to DICOM send to the following external port:

Port                   5001

AE Title             KEYSTONE

Host             103.31.114.176

For assistance with this, contact Asteris 24/7 customer service at support@asteris.comOnce you have sent through your images, submit the brief teleradiology request form, located here.

EARLY MORNING CONSULTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Our appointment hours have been extended!

NVS is available from 6am Monday to Friday and many of our specialist services are now offering early morning consultations. If you have a client who would like to take advantage of this new availability, please contact 9452 2933.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

If there is anything we can do to better serve you, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team. We will continue to be as flexible as possible during this dynamic time.