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Service update: Upgraded 3.0 Telsa MRI now available
We are pleased to announce that a new, state-of-the-art 3.0 Tesla MRI machine is now available to patients of U-Vet.
Visit us at Werribee Open Day on Sunday 20 October
Come and explore the newly redeveloped world-class veterinary education facility, home to the Melbourne Veterinary School and U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.
New treatment for dogs with lymphoma - Seeking participants for clinical trial
Our Oncology service is seeking participants for a new clinical trial which is aimed at improving drug treatments for dogs with lymphoma.
It took a ‘hospital village’ to save Kirah
When Kirah, a 13-year-old boxer suddenly collapsed at home, her owner rushed her to U-Vet Emergency. Read about the combined effort of multiple services that saved Kirah from a ruptured tumour.
Pet Dental Health Month: The importance of oral disease prevention
There is no time to focus on the the oral health of our pets like Pet Dental Health Month. Read about the importance of maintaining good dental health of our pets in preventing serious health issues.
Dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) required for clinical trial. Free treatment usually worth over $3000.
Is your dog suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss? Your pet may have IBD and could received free treatment by participating in our clinical trial.
Applications for the 2020 Residency Program closing soon
Are you a qualified veterinarian looking to join our Clinical Residency Training Program in 2020? Applications are closing on Sunday 4 August 2019.
Surgery success for one of Australia’s oldest lions
With the help of Dr Stewart Ryan, Head of Small Animal Surgery, Australia’s oldest lions is on the road to recovery after a remarkable surgery success at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Easter lily warning for cat owners
Often found in bouquets or potted for Easter, lilies are highly toxic to cats and should be looked out for this coming holiday period.
The trouble with grass seeds
Grass seeds can cause irritation and infection to the eyes, ears and paws of our pets. Occasionally they also end up internally where they can cause significant problems that require extensive investigation to diagnose, and major surgery to correct.
Coco says goodbye to incontinence thanks to the first ectopic ureter laser ablation performed at U-Vet
Diagnosed with a congenital abnormality causing incontinence at a young age, Coco the toy poodle is the first patient of U-Vet to receive cutting-edge ectopic ureter laser ablation.
Meeting Mopane: A canine blood donor for the 15th time!
Champion canine blood donor Mopane has just celebrated her 15th donation. Read about the life-saving work of donor dogs and how your pet may be able to help.
Dogs and noise phobia
Many dogs and other animals may suffer from a condition called noise phobia. Noise phobia is different to a simple fear as it is often severe, and rather than serve a purpose like fear (fear of the tiger- run away and survive!) it is actually a maladaptive behaviour.
After the Quake: Gili Island Horse Clinic November 2018
An enthusiastic group of veterinary students led by Dr Charles El-Hage and Dr Peta Hitchens recently headed to the Gili Islands, Indonesia to volunteer their time to the local pony colony in need of assistance.
Study confirms rise in megaesophagus cases in dogs was linked to pet food
A new report has found that the increase in megaesophagus cases in Australia in 2017 and 2018 can be linked to Advance Dermocare™ pet food.
Thyroid tumours in dogs
The U-Vet oncology service recently saw two dogs with thyroid tumours which illustrate some of the different ways these cancers can be diagnosed and treated.
Dixie undergoes removal of impressive tumour of the skull bone
Dixie is a nine-year-old American bulldog who presented to our neurology service after showing unusual signs such as walking around bewildered and being intermittently clumsy with her hind limbs. Whilst observing Dixie during consultation, the clinician detected that she was compulsively walking to the right that was suggestive of a disease in the front part of her brain.
Dachshund treated with surgery for brain condition hydrocephalus
After Noodles started showing some strange behaviour, he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a potentially dangerous brain condition if left untreated. After several attempts, Noodles was successfully treated with surgery. Read more about his case study.
U-Vet Animal Integrative Pain Clinic: How your donations have contributed so far
Last Christmas we asked for your support to help create the first U-Vet Animal Integrative Pain Clinic (AIPC) of its kind in Australia. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us raise over $22,000 over nearly a year. This is a fantastic achievement and it is because of your generosity that our initial goal of $30,000 is in sight.
Winston miraculously revived by canine CPR
Dr Lorna O’Dowd, veterinarian in our 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care service recounts the rare and special moment that Winston the little terrier was brought back to life.