CONSULTING 8:30am - 6:30pm, Monday - Friday
24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK in case of emergency

It’s Trivia Time!

February 14th, 2020

Save the date – our annual CPD Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, March 12th from 7:30pm. RSVP today to admin@northsidevetspecialists.com.au or 02 9452 2933

See attached flyer for more details :)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Now Available at NVS!

January 23rd, 2020

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections have gained popularity in the human-world in the last few years – perhaps you’ve even had one yourself for a torn ACL, rotator cuff injury, tendinitis, or the like.

These injections have shown huge potential for our patients as well, particularly in the management of osteoarthritis, or tendon or ligament injuries. Northside Vet Specialists are excited to announce that we are now able to provide this therapy in hospital. The procedure is relatively quick, safe, and very effective.

If you have any questions, or have a patient that you feel would benefit from this procedure, please have a chat to a member of our surgical team on 9452 2933!

Video Capsule Endoscopy Now Available at NVS!

January 21st, 2020

Working up gastro-intestinal disease can be incredibly frustrating, but especially so in pets with co-existing problems that make anaesthetic procedures higher-risk.

Often we would recommend endoscopy to directly visualise the stomach and intestines, and potentially take biopsies at the same time. In higher-risk patients however, a less-invasive option would allow us to see the gastro-instestinal tract, and make an informed decision about whether a more invasive procedure is warranted. Enter video capsule endoscopy. This pill-sized capsule contains multiple cameras that take thousands of pictures as it makes its way through the body. No anaesthetic required- we just give the capsule by mouth, and wait for it to reappear…

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Capsule endoscopy is a great option for those cases where either the patient or the client would benefit from a low-risk, stepwise approach to diagnosis.

If you have any questions, or have a patient that you feel may be a candidate, have a chat with a member of our Medicine team! 9452 2933

NVS Diagnostic Imaging Service Expanding!

January 13th, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mariano Makara, Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging to the NVS team. Mariano will be at NVS on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and is available for both external imaging procedures, as well as to support our internal specialists with CTs, MRI, Ultrasound, Videofluoroscopy, and interventional procedures.

Extended Surgical Services at NVS!

November 20th, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Alen Lai to the surgical team at Northside Veterinary Specialists. Alen comes to us as a senior surgical registrar, one exam away from specialist credentials, and will be the primary in-hospital surgeon for NVS. He is a highly accomplished surgeon and brings a wealth of experience and new techniques to the table, including laparoscopic speys and pexys.

Alen will be consulting most Mondays and Wednesday-Friday to complement Eugene and Ross, and will be offering early morning consults (7:30am-) on Thursdays for those clients who struggle to attend appointments during normal working hours.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello, or ring up to chat about a case or ask a question – Alen would love to hear from you!

NVS CPD Series

October 30th, 2019

Wednesday, 13th November – Urban Tadka

An educational evening for Vets and practice team members fuelled by delicious Indian delights (dietary requirements catered for).
Join Drs. Elizabeth Thrift and Alen Lai as they present the latest on urinary incontinence and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. RSVP essential. Limited seats so book early to avoid dissapointment!

info@northsidevetspecialists.com.au

Reminder: CPD Seminar Thursday 26th Sept.

September 24th, 2019
Join Us! Thursday, 26th September 2019 – Cavallino Terrey Hills
Poo: The good, the bad, and the runny.. * Chronic diarrhoea cases – how to maximise diagnostics, treatments and management prior to considering referral
* An update on novel treatment ideas (eg probiotics/prebiotics, faecal microbiota transplants etc.)
 Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Thrift,
Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine


 &

The Antacid Round Up
 * Proton-pump inhibitors: why, when, & what type to use!
 Presented by Dr. Anna Dengate,
Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine
 

Cavallino
Corner McCarrs Creek Road & Yulong Avenue
7pm for a 7:30 start.
RSVP by to info@northsidevetspecialists.com.au or 9452 2933

Faecal Furphy

July 9th, 2019

When do you worry about a C. perfringens positive on faecal PCR? Well… Never. PCR tests for the genetic material to produce the toxin, not the toxin itself. There is no correlation between amount of genetic material and toxin levels, so this test is a bit of a furphy. Then why do so many patients respond to diet modification and metronidazole, you say? Most infectious or inflammatory GIT processes, even transient gastroenteritis will cause some degree of dysbiosis (aka altered GIT micro biome). So feeding a quality diet, full of “prebiotics” (foods that feed “good bacteria”), and metronidazole will help to rebalance things and decrease the effects of the original injury. There is currently minimal evidence to say that probiotics benefit these dogs, though the evidence is very strong in humans – and it doesn’t do any harm!