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Dr Emma and Dr Peta baby go round
Many of you will have noticed lately Dr Emma Guy's growing baby bump. She will sadly be leaving us for a time on maternity leave. She will be facing a new life challenge of raising baby twins!
Though we will all miss Emma the exciting news is that Dr Peta Norris returns from her maternity leave after Charlottes birth. I think there was a cunning plan there somewhere.It will be great to have our Ultrasound whizz back in the team.
We are now on Facebook with Nurse Sophie being our facebook champion. Please pay a visit and encourage Sophie along with a like. She will keep you up to date with some of the fun and quirky things that happen in our busy Vet Clinic lives and other topics of interest.
We have an exciting new addition to our diagnostic capabilities at the Clinic with our new Videoendoscopy equipment. We have fully commited to this non invasive technology with a range of very high quality gear.
Endoscopy was often out of reach of many of our pets under treatment but now we hope to make this an affordable option that can be considered alongside other routine diagnostic procedures such as Xrays and Ultrasound exams. There is more information under the diagnostic services section. We have posted some endoscopic samples from the respiratory system at the end of album two in the gallery which will give you an idea of whats possible.
Hot Dog Patient Warming
This is a brand new and safer technology for keeping pets warm during anaesthetic procedures. Originally designed for human patients, despite the name, the new technology in these warming blankets means heat is very evenly distributed so there are no overhot areas that can result in patient burns. There is also a control unit where the temperature can be set and is carefully monitored with sensors to ensure maximum safety.
The risk of chilling during anaesthesia is high and is especially critical for our smaller pets. Chilled pets run the risk of poor recoveries with increased complication rates like infection.
We will be the first general practice to have this standard of care in New Zealand with no additional cost to our clients. We have two units so both sterile surgical patients and those having non sterile procedures such as dentistry will be able to enjoy this cosy benefit.
We now have this new service on our home page. You can log in with your usual pet records password and make an appointment at any time that suits you. Whether you happen to be at a computer during the day or have a window of time in the evening after we have closed.
The system is live so we will see your request immediately and can confirm. When confirmed you will receive a text and or email. We may wish to call you if we have a query.
This is a new system so please let us know if you have any suggestions or don't receive a quick confirmation.
See you and your four legged friend soon
The East Coast Bays Vet Team