Northside Veterinary Specialists are here for you and your pets during this crazy COVID time, and business is (almost) as usual. In accordance with best practices to keep our employees safe and our hospital operational, we have moved to a contactless consultation and admission process.

Please rest assured, even though we aren't seeing you face to face, your pet is still getting the best of care. Visit the COVID section of our website for more information.

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

Internal Medicine tips from Dr. Elizabeth Thrift:

May 31st, 2020

In a recent study of acute onset clinical signs suggestive of brain disease in dogs, the outcome is favourable in the majority of dogs, as 75% were successfully discharged from the hospital. Whilst euthanasia is always available as an option, this study indicates that many dogs do well and further investigation and/or supportive care should be strongly considered before jumping to conclusions about a poor prognosis, even when clinical signs on presentation are severe.

Reference – Gredal et al. (202) Diagnosis and long-term outcome in dogs with acute onset intracranial signs, JSAP 61, 101–109