Case Studies: Meet our Patients
Welcome to the HIGHlands Veterinary Hospital TV. Learn more about some of our patients that have come to our hospital!
Wicket - Jaw Lock
This is Wicket, the Maltese puppy, who we discovered has jaw lock. What is jaw lock? It’s when two teeth are interlocking, thus preventing his jaw from growing properly. Watch the video and learn more!
Some of you may remember Tankie the Golden Oldies rescue dog that was recently re-homed to a loving family.
This is Tankie’s story when he first came in to see us…
Following on from Tankie’s video we posted in Part 1, after 3 weeks of Chemo he is now ready for his BIG surgery! Watch the video here.
Jubilee - Lump Results
Jubilee the Boxer came in to see us with a nasty lump on her back leg that needed removing.
After running pre-op bloods before surgery we discovered she had kidney issues as well as pancreatitis. Watch the video as we take you through the results.
Buxton - Lower Canine
Meet Buxton, the beautiful 6-month old English Sheepdog
Buxton came in to see us because of his lower canines – he has a condition called base narrow canine, which means his lower canines were growing up into the inside of his mouth.
Watch the video and learn how a canine baby tooth and a ball will help fix this problem.
Griswald the Wombat
Griswald, as he is now lovingly known, was found in his mother’s pouch on the side of the road. Sadly his mother had been hit by a car and didn’t survive. Thank you to the wonderful family that stopped to check on mum, found this little guy, and brought him in to see us. If you see a dead or injured animal on the side of the road, don’t always assume that someone else has already checked the pouch. Please – if it is safe to stop – check! Griswald received a full check-up and is now resting and recovering with a WIRES carer.
Lucky - Cushing Disease
This is Lucky, who is a rescue dog brought in to see us from the fantastic group Golden Oldies Animal Rescue.
Lucky had horrible rotten teeth, and during a routine blood test, we discovered he has Cushing Disease.
Baxter - Heart Murmer
What do 15-year-old Baxter the cat and Fiona Coote have in common? Watch the video and learn more about cardiomyopathy.
Alfie - Overgrown Teeth
Alfie, the rabbit, came in to see us with overgrown teeth. Watch the video and learn what happened next!
Bella - Wrist Spurs
The beautiful Bella came in for her yearly vaccination, and upon doing a routine health check, Dr. Gelderman discovered that her wrists were not as flexible as they should normally be.
Rose the Horse
Orlando - Eye Tumour
This is Orlando, who has a common eye problem called Meibomian tumour. Watch the video to learn more…
Lou Lou - Cesarean
Meet Lou Lou, who came in to see us this week for an emergency cesarean.
We are happy to say that she had three very happy, healthy, and beautiful puppies.
Ace - Lameness
This is Ace, who was brought into us because his owner noticed his lameness. Watch the video to learn more
Cooper - Mastocytoma
Elizabeth - Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis in cats is very rare, but we have seen 4 cases just recently.
In this video, learn what Toxoplasmosis is, how your cats can contract it, and what you need to do
Charlene - Birthing
Meet Charlene, who was brought in to us as she was having difficulty birthing her pups.
Learn how to safely trim your budgies beak.
Feline Down Syndrome
Cats who are said to suffer from Feline Down Syndrome have wide-set and round eyes compared to the closer-set and slightly slanted eyes normally associated to felines, but can lead very normal lives.
George - Bumble Foot
Meet George, the rooster who was brought in to see us with bumblefoot.
Check out his progress with this unconventional treatment!