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๐ŸŒป Meet Frankie! ๐ŸŒป
This beautiful persian came to us when he had only just turned 11 months old for some GI upsets he had been having since he was a little kitten ๐Ÿฑ. Frankie had been dealing with recurrent vomiting, diarrhoea or inappetence since his family got him at around 14 weeks old ๐Ÿคข. At first it was believed to have been dietary related so he was moved from one diet to another until he seemed to settle on the Royal Canin Sensitivity diet. Unfortunately for Frankie that only seemed to work for 6 months before he started showing the same symptoms again so it was decided that he needed to be seen by our Internal Medicine Specialist Dr Mike Coleman for an abdominal ultrasound ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ.
During the abdominal ultrasound, Dr Coleman was able to identify an irregular thickening of the ileum wall. As Frankie was already under a light sedation it was decided that taking some ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates (FNAโ€™s) of the intestinal mass was required to identify if it was due to a chronic inflammatory response or neoplastic disease (cancerous).
Unfortunately, the results were not what we wanted. Frankie had lymphoma and after weighing up the pros and cons of surgical removal it was decided that surgery was not the best option for Frankie. Dr Coleman started Frankie on his first chemotherapy treatment of intravenous Vincristine and oral steroids for at home ๐Ÿ’Š, Frankie returned to us in the last week of February for a one week check up, and all going well his second chemotherapy course. We were all very excited to see that Frankie was still his cuddly kitten self; and once his bloods were checked he was ready to have his next chemo treatment of cyclophosphamide ๐Ÿ’‰.
Frankie had a total of 12 treatments over 6 months and we are happy to announce that as of the end of August he has graduated from his chemotherapy course! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
Well done Frankie, we are all so excited and proud of you! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅฐ
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๐ŸŒป Meet Frankie! ๐ŸŒป
This beautiful persian came to us when he had only just turned 11 months old for some GI upsets he had been having since he was a little kitten ๐Ÿฑ. Frankie had been dealing with recurrent vomiting, diarrhoea or inappetence since his family got him at around 14 weeks old ๐Ÿคข. At first it was believed to have been dietary related so he was moved from one diet to another until he seemed to settle on the Royal Canin Sensitivity diet. Unfortunately for Frankie that only seemed to work for 6 months before he started showing the same symptoms again so it was decided that he needed to be seen by our Internal Medicine Specialist Dr Mike Coleman for an abdominal ultrasound ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ. 
During the abdominal ultrasound, Dr Coleman was able to identify an irregular thickening of the ileum wall. As Frankie was already under a light sedation it was decided that taking some ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates (FNAโ€™s) of the intestinal mass was required to identify if it was due to a chronic inflammatory response or neoplastic disease (cancerous). 
Unfortunately, the results were not what we wanted. Frankie had lymphoma and after weighing up the pros and cons of surgical removal it was decided that surgery was not the best option for Frankie. Dr Coleman started Frankie on his first chemotherapy treatment of intravenous Vincristine and oral steroids for at home ๐Ÿ’Š, Frankie returned to us in the last week of February for a one week check up, and all going well his second chemotherapy course. We were all very excited to see that Frankie was still his cuddly kitten self; and once his bloods were checked he was ready to have his next chemo treatment of cyclophosphamide ๐Ÿ’‰.
Frankie had a total of 12 treatments over 6 months and we are happy to announce that as of the end of August he has graduated from his chemotherapy course! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ 
Well done Frankie, we are all so excited and proud of you! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Poor baby. What so many animals go through and only their caring owners and fantastic veterinary professionals know about it. Well done again team ๐Ÿค—

Well done VSA team. You always have the solutions, costly it may be but worth it to save a family fur baby. Thank you as always

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธyay, so glad Frankie

11 months :O

๐Ÿพ C H O P P E R ๐Ÿพ
Chopper was not having a good week when he presented to the team at Franklin Vets Pets in Beachlands with an odd combination of clinical signs. The team there performed a physical assessment discovering Chopper was unable to support himself and had delayed reflexes on both forelimbs.

Chopper was then transferred to our VS A&E team with Dr Liz Means. Weighing in at 55kg, Chopper was carried in on a stretcher for Dr Means who decided that he needed an immediate in-house CT scan of his head and neck to further assess what had caused his acute forelimb lameness .

Dr Ben Wernham, one of our specialist radiologists read Chopperโ€™s CT as he was being scanned and saw a large volume of intervertebral disc extrusion around the C2 - C3 area; causing a severe compression of the spinal cord. This lesion was strongly suspected of being the cause for Chopper's lameness and a surgical decompression was advised.

Chopper was taken to surgery the next day with Dr Richard Jerram and our Zoetis intern Dr Laura Kelly for a C2 - C3 ventral slot surgery. Ventral slot surgery is the technique used to remove the large amount of disc material from the spinal canal. The surgery took just under 2.5 hours to decompress Chopper's spinal cord. Surgery and anaesthesia all went well and Chopper was recovered with one of our VS A&E nurses Michelle ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ.

Chopper stayed with us for a whole week until he gained enough strength back to stand up on his own and walk with support from his Help Em Up Harness. His family decided the next best step for Chopper's full recovery was to stay with the team at The Doggery so that he could have one-on-one care and monitoring ๐Ÿ’›.

Chopper is now home with his family who are happy to have him back to his normal cuddly self and watching him get stronger every day. ๐Ÿถโœจ
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๐Ÿพ C H O P P E R ๐Ÿพ
Chopper was not having a good week when he presented to the team at Franklin Vets Pets in Beachlands with an odd combination of clinical signs. The team there performed a physical assessment discovering Chopper was unable to support himself and had delayed reflexes on both forelimbs.

Chopper was then transferred to our VS A&E team with Dr Liz Means. Weighing in at 55kg, Chopper was carried in on a stretcher for Dr Means who decided that he needed an immediate in-house CT scan of his head and neck to further assess what had caused his acute forelimb lameness . 

Dr Ben Wernham, one of our specialist radiologists read Chopperโ€™s CT as he was being scanned and saw a large volume of intervertebral disc extrusion around the C2 - C3 area; causing a severe compression of the spinal cord. This lesion was strongly suspected of being the cause for Choppers lameness and a surgical decompression was advised. 

Chopper was taken to surgery the next day with Dr Richard Jerram and our Zoetis intern Dr Laura Kelly for a C2 - C3 ventral slot surgery. Ventral slot surgery is the technique used to remove the large amount of disc material from the spinal canal. The surgery took just under 2.5 hours to decompress Choppers spinal cord. Surgery and anaesthesia all went well and Chopper was recovered with one of our VS A&E nurses Michelle ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ. 

Chopper stayed with us for a whole week until he gained enough strength back to stand up on his own and walk with support from his Help Em Up Harness. His family decided the next best step for Choppers full recovery was to stay with the team at The Doggery so that he could have one-on-one care and monitoring ๐Ÿ’›. 

Chopper is now home with his family who are happy to have him back to his normal cuddly self and watching him get stronger every day. ๐Ÿถโœจ

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Thank you for all of the care you all provided for my baby Chopper ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ I want to thank the marvelous team for being there for him and me when he got sick. It was very sad and tough moment for all of us and I appreciate the time you let me cry in the office. Chopper has beaten all odds and definitely defied the manual with his miracle recovery ๐Ÿ™ We cannot express how much we appreciate the kindness and professionalism you all showed. Thank you all so much for taking good care of my baby. Chopper is back to his usual mischief and totally getting spoilt !! He is happy to be back with his buddies Kutts and Mud and absolutely loving the attention โค ๐Ÿ’– May God bless you all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

We loved having this gentleman in our care and he was an absolute softie in nature. Chopper made good progress during his 10 day rest & recuperation - with much enjoyment being pampered with massage, heat packs and physio exercises. He also loved being in the countryside and loved his gentle walks to observe nature. We continue to wish Chopper and his family a speedy recovery.๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•

Yes the team at VSA are amazing as is the after care at the Doggery ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ŠChopper is a beautiful dog ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our cutie is back to normal. VS team did a great job.

Wow Chopper, welcome home boy.

Wow wonderful team..all the best Chopper for a full recovery..xx

Amazing team. Yay for Chopper ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’—

The poor baby, he must have gone through much pain and distress and can't even express. I am relieved that the child is fine now. My heart missed several beats as I started reading the post. These children are gifts of God. Shalini, please take it easy.

Amazing team work! Great stuff!

Well done team another success... what a sweet looking boy x

Awesome result! What a GORGEOUS boy โค๏ธ

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

We took our 18 year old cat to be put down as she had become unwell and although it was upsetting to say goodbye the team at VSA were very caring and kind. Thanks goes to the team at Sylvia Park, you do a great job and I highly recommend your services.

Amanda Lane

Had my elderly cat put down over the weekend as she suddenly got very unwell , kind caring nurses looked after us. Highly recommend.

Pamela Hayde

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Highly recommended! Our cat had minor surgery at our usual vet, but unfortunately the wound opened on a weekend when our vet was closed. VSA were so helpful and the team were extremely kind. It’s very good to know VSA are there 24/7 to help. Thank you!

Susan R

We phoned VSA over the weekend with concerns over our cat, Oscar who had a nasty bite wound – we received wonderful advice over the phone. We ended up taking our cat in to the Sylvia Park branch and we were looked after Dr H Lu. She was absolutely amazing. She had a calming presence and despite being in pain, our cat was relaxed and calm with her. Dr Lu was very caring and you could tell she truly cares and loves animals. She took her time examining Oscar and treating him and spent a great deal of time patiently explaining everything to us and answering our questions. I was very impressed and touched by her compassion and caring nature. Dr Lu explained the charges and checked it was all ok before proceeding which was good. She was not pushy and we really felt she went over and above particularly in an emergency when we were stressed and concerned. Very impressed!

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I ended up here with my poor cat whom I ran over by accident over Easter. I was extremely happy with the service I received. The staff were all very friendly, professional and had great communication. The vet we dealt with was thorough and knowledgeable. It was a very stressful day knowing I’d injured my poor pet, but the staff were really lovely. Thank goodness my cat is ok and used the first of his 9 lives. I am really grateful for the quality, honest care they provided. Thank you to the team at VSA.

Nicky Lowe

Looked after my darling girl when she suddenly passed overnight. Staff and facility were great. I felt at peace leaving her with this team. Treatment towards me was very caring after she had parted.

Connyr Atiga

We have taken our puppy to VSA for two incidents, one being a broken leg. Their service was impeccable – the staff are all wonderful to deal with and thanks to their work our pupโ€™s broken leg healed in the best possible way after surgery. In a stressful situation, it really put our mind at ease knowing our pup was getting the best care possible. Highly recommend VSA.

Siobhan O'Sullivan

Amazing people, truly care for the animals. Highly recommended if you need a top-class surgeon.

Alysia Redmond

Thanks to the team at VSA for performing surgery on my bulldog who had Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. They looked after her very very well. We got plenty of updates while she was in there. Great team, amazing job!

Mikayla Ahkiau

This team is amazing and the reasonโ€‹ my cat is still here!

Lynne Brannagan

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 Update

August 31, 2020

We understand that the COVID-19 virus can cause stress and uncertainty for all of our clients. We want you to know that we are following the guidelines of the World Health Organisation, the NZ Ministry of Health, and the NZ Veterinary Association to ensure that the risk of transmission of the virus is reduced in our hospital. We are working hard to ensure that we are able to stay fully operational and continue to provide care for our clients and their pets.

There is currently no evidence that animals play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 to humans, or vice versa.

From Monday the 31st of August, the Auckland region is under Alert Level 2.

Veterinary Specialists Auckland will continue to operate under Alert Level 2.

If you have any questions or need more information, please view our COVID-19 page or feel free to get in touch by clicking the button below.

Thanks, the VSA team.