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🐾 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔹𝕦𝕕𝕕𝕪 🐾

VSA first met Buddy in April 2019 when he was referred from VetCare Te Rapa. Buddy had become lame on one of his back legs and after some investigation at his GP clinic he was referred to Dr. Richard Jerram, with the suspicion that there was a bone tumour growing in his leg.

After his initial consult with Richard, Buddy was scheduled for a CT scan and a bone biopsy of the area of concern. After a day in hospital, he was sent home none the wiser except for a bandaged leg where the biopsy was taken.

Unfortunately for Buddy and his owner, the results of his CT scan and biopsy confirmed the presence of an osteosarcoma in his left tibia. Luckily for Buddy, the cancer had not spread to his lungs or abdomen and so he was a good candidate for ongoing treatment.

After a thorough discussion with Richard, Buddy’s owner decided that the best course of action was to amputate the affected leg and start chemotherapy with our internal medicine team. Buddy’s left hind leg was amputated 4 weeks after his first appointment with us. Being a true superstar and not letting his new “tripawd” status get the better of him, Buddy recovered well from his surgery and was discharged at 3 days post-op.

Buddy returned to VSA to start his chemotherapy protocol with Dr. Mike Coleman 4 weeks after having the amputation. Buddy and his owner would then make the journey from Hamilton to see Mike every 4 weeks, until he “graduated” after 5 treatments.

Buddy truly touched the hearts of everyone at VSA, every department got the chance to help him through his journey - from our awesome admin team to the Surgery, Radiology, Medicine, A&E and Physio departments.

We were all so excited when his owner emailed us recently to let us know how Buddy was doing. We received the following message and we could not be prouder of Buddy, his awesome Mum and our team for getting him where he is today.

“Living his best life - still runs at 27kph, swims (in the Waikato river which has a strong current, he even goes against the current!), gets muddy and stinky on the farm, sleeps upside down on the lazyboy, shares my bed and still loves his Mumma.

Thanks to everyone - Richard, Mike, Dagmara - you saved my best friends life, he beat the odds to make 2 years and no signs of cancer! We love you all!!!

I’m sure you see a lot of sad times, so I am really happy to share this happy milestone with you.”
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🐾 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝔹𝕦𝕕𝕕𝕪 🐾 

VSA first met Buddy in April 2019 when he was referred from VetCare Te Rapa. Buddy had become lame on one of his back legs and after some investigation at his GP clinic he was referred to Dr. Richard Jerram, with the suspicion that there was a bone tumour growing in his leg.

After his initial consult with Richard, Buddy was scheduled for a CT scan and a bone biopsy of the area of concern. After a day in hospital, he was sent home none the wiser except for a bandaged leg where the biopsy was taken.

Unfortunately for Buddy and his owner, the results of his CT scan and biopsy confirmed the presence of an osteosarcoma in his left tibia. Luckily for Buddy, the cancer had not spread to his lungs or abdomen and so he was a good candidate for ongoing treatment.

After a thorough discussion with Richard, Buddy’s owner decided that the best course of action was to amputate the affected leg and start chemotherapy with our internal medicine team. Buddy’s left hind leg was amputated 4 weeks after his first appointment with us. Being a true superstar and not letting his new “tripawd” status get the better of him, Buddy recovered well from his surgery and was discharged at 3 days post-op.

Buddy returned to VSA to start his chemotherapy protocol with Dr. Mike Coleman 4 weeks after having the amputation. Buddy and his owner would then make the journey from Hamilton to see Mike every 4 weeks, until he “graduated” after 5 treatments.

Buddy truly touched the hearts of everyone at VSA, every department got the chance to help him through his journey - from our awesome admin team to the Surgery, Radiology, Medicine, A&E and Physio departments.

We were all so excited when his owner emailed us recently to let us know how Buddy was doing. We received the following message and we could not be prouder of Buddy, his awesome Mum and our team for getting him where he is today.

“Living his best life - still runs at 27kph, swims (in the Waikato river which has a strong current, he even goes against the current!), gets muddy and stinky on the farm, sleeps upside down on the lazyboy, shares my bed and still loves his Mumma.

Thanks to everyone - Richard, Mike, Dagmara - you saved my best friends life, he beat the odds to make 2 years and no signs of cancer! We love you all!!!

I’m sure you see a lot of sad times, so I am really happy to share this happy milestone with you.”

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So cool Sandi, he’s a fabulous mate for you and we hope for many more years !

So proud of you both the journey you both have been through together truley is an inspiration to kruiz and i....much love

Natalie Nicholson great job rob and team! ❤️

Interesting tumour location! Nice job team VSA 👌🐶

VSA you guys are the best 💕👍

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3 weeks ago
Veterinary Specialists Auckland

🐾 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝕃𝕠𝕜𝕚 🐾.

Loki is a gorgeous 17-week-old Ragdoll kitten who was admitted to our Sylvia Park hospital after presenting to our VS A&E team with obvious trauma to his left hindlimb. Radiographs taken confirmed that he had broken his distal tibia.
He stayed with the VS A&E team over the weekend and was then referred to Dr Richard Jerram for surgery. Loki was discharged back to his owners with the latest in kitten accessories, a bandage and an e-collar!
Loki, we can’t wait to see you back each week for bandage changes and kitten snuggles!
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🐾 𝕄𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝕃𝕠𝕜𝕚 🐾.                          

Loki is a gorgeous 17-week-old Ragdoll kitten who was admitted to our Sylvia Park hospital after presenting to our VS A&E team with obvious trauma to his left hindlimb. Radiographs taken confirmed that he had broken his distal tibia. 
He stayed with the VS A&E team over the weekend and was then referred to Dr Richard Jerram for surgery. Loki was discharged back to his owners with the latest in kitten accessories, a bandage and an e-collar! 
Loki, we can’t wait to see you back each week for bandage changes and kitten snuggles!

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Howdy Dr Jerram. We loved having you as a resident at Texas A&M!!!

Good job Rich!!! What a beautiful kitten!

Well done team. 👍

Gorgeous kitten! 💕

1 month ago
Veterinary Specialists Auckland

🐾 ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ! 🐾

Tess, the 2021 VSA Easter Mascot, is here to remind everyone that our dedicated Accident & Emergency department remains OPEN 24/7 over the long weekend. Call ahead anytime on (09) 320 5645 to speak with one of our emergency team should you need us.
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🐾 ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ᴇᴀꜱᴛᴇʀ! 🐾 

Tess, the 2021 VSA Easter Mascot, is here to remind everyone that our dedicated Accident & Emergency department remains OPEN 24/7 over the long weekend. Call ahead anytime on (09) 320 5645 to speak with one of our emergency team should you need us.

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Happy Easter to you all

She's a real cutie

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

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!

Christine Ranjan

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 pup’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

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