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Our Services

Emergency
And
Critical Care

Critically ill animals are provided with 24-hour care until they are suitable for treatment as a day or outpatient. We can help you with animals that require staff resources or equipment that general practices don’t have.

Cases we see include, but are definitely not limited to:

  • Unstable diabetics including DKA
  • Endocrine cases: Addisonian crisis, unstable Cushing’s disease
  • Oxygen dependant cardiac and respiratory cases
  • Major trauma cases: hit by car, serious dog fight wounds
  • Severe gastroenteritis or pancreatitis
  • Seizuring animals and neurological disease
  • Toxicities
  • Postoperative management
  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Pain management
  • Transfusion medicine
  • FLUTDz cats

Animals can also be referred for critical care procedures including:

  • Thoracic drain placement and care
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Central venous catheter placement
  • Urinary catheter placement and care
  • CT or MRI

Skin and ear disease can be highly uncomfortable for pets, frustrating for owners and time consuming for busy general practice veterinarians. Very commonly, owners seek a second opinion when they become frustrated with their pet’s ongoing or recurrent skin disease. Referring an animal with skin disease to somebody with advanced skill level can be helpful to retain existing clients.

Intradermal Allergy Testing can be performed and allergy vaccine for Allergy Specific Immunotherapy (ASIT) can be offered as part of the service. Detailed notes with diagnostic results and treatment plans will be provided to the referring veterinarian to allow consistency in ongoing care.

Dermatology

 

Dermatology

 

Skin and ear disease can be highly uncomfortable for pets, frustrating for owners and time consuming for busy general practice veterinarians. Very commonly, owners seek a second opinion when they become frustrated with their pet’s ongoing or recurrent skin disease. Referring an animal with skin disease to somebody with advanced skill level can be helpful to retain existing clients.

Intradermal Allergy Testing can be performed and allergy vaccine for Allergy Specific Immunotherapy (ASIT) can be offered as part of the service. Detailed notes with diagnostic results and treatment plans will be provided to the referring veterinarian to allow consistency in ongoing care.

Surgery

 

Boet has worked as a referral surgeon in Auckland, Hamilton and Gisborne.  He has a special interest in orthopaedics – cranial cruciate disease and complex fracture repairs, but is also very happy performing soft tissue surgery.  Boet has a passion for surgery and pet care and has a great following with pet owners and referring veterinarians.  

Procedures commonly performed include:

    • cruciate surgery
    • fracture repair
    • gastrointestinal surgery
    • brachycephalic airway surgery
    • urethrostomy

Boet is available for free phone or email advice on surgical cases and is in Hamilton every Monday for consultations and procedures.

Hydropaws is devoted to canine rehabilitation, health & fitness. The primary aim is to improve quality of life. Hydropaws offers a holistic approach to canine care integrating land and water-based rehabilitation therapies to promote good health and mobility, performance and recovery from injury and surgery allowing dogs to live life to the full. Conditions commonly referred for hydrotherapy include:

    • Joint disease including hip and elbow dysplasia
    • Arthritis, reduced function, stiffness and muscle weakness in seniors 
    • Spinal injuries, disc disease and paralysis
    • Cruciate ligament disease 
    • Pre and post orthopaedic surgeries
    • Obesity and weight related issues
    • Performance improvement in the athletic and working dogs

Hydrotherapy And Rehabilitation

Hydrotherapy And Rehabilitation

Hydropaws is devoted to canine rehabilitation, health & fitness. The primary aim is to improve quality of life. Hydropaws offers a holistic approach to canine care integrating land and water-based rehabilitation therapies to promote good health and mobility, performance and recovery from injury and surgery allowing dogs to live life to the full. Conditions commonly referred for hydrotherapy include:

    • Joint disease including hip and elbow dysplasia
    • Arthritis, reduced function, stiffness and muscle weakness in seniors 
    • Spinal injuries, disc disease and paralysis
    • Cruciate ligament disease 
    • Pre and post orthopaedic surgeries
    • Obesity and weight related issues
    • Performance improvement in the athletic and working dogs

Ultrasound

 

Dr Ivan Aleksic is available to perform referral-only abdominal, pregnancy and cardiac ultrasounds every Tuesday and Wednesday, and other days by arrangement. He will image the animal and provide a full written report to the referring vet within 2 hours. If abdominal pathology is identified, fine needle aspirates (FNA) can be taken and the cytology slides either submitted to the laboratory directly, or sent back to the referring vet clinic.

Dr Richard Lucy is based in Christchurch but is available for radiograph, ultrasound image and ECG interpretation.  A verbal or written report will be provided as required. Cardiorespiratory case consultation via phone and ultrasound training is also available on request.

Digital images and scans can be emailed and radiograph films can be sent via courier.

Imaging

 

Imaging

 

Dr Richard Lucy is based in Christchurch but is available for radiograph, ultrasound image and ECG interpretation.  A verbal or written report will be provided as required. Cardiorespiratory case consultation via phone and ultrasound training is also available on request.

Digital images and scans can be emailed and radiograph films can be sent via courier.

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576 Anglesea Street,
Hamilton, N.Z

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