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Auckland is heading back into Alert Level 3 at midday today (Wednesday 12 August).

Veterinary Specialists Auckland is still operating under Alert Level 3.

We will still be seeing patients as booked, but now with some additional safety measure to protect you and our Team.

Here's how we are going to keep you safe:
- Client's will not be allowed in the building from today
- Consults will be done remotely by phone
- Our staff will be wearing face shields, masks and gowns to admit patients
- We will not take any leads or other items from you into the hospital
- We will remain 2 metres apart when admitting patients
- We will keep contact tracing records

To protect our team please reschedule any consults if you or anyone in your household feels sick.

Please try and keep our phone lines free for emergencies.

Stay safe!
The VSA Team
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Auckland is heading back into Alert Level 3 at midday today (Wednesday 12 August).

Veterinary Specialists Auckland is still operating under Alert Level 3.

We will still be seeing patients as booked, but now with some additional safety measure to protect you and our Team.

Heres how we are going to keep you safe:
- Clients will not be allowed in the building from today
- Consults will be done remotely by phone
- Our staff will be wearing face shields, masks and gowns to admit patients
- We will not take any leads or other items from you into the hospital
- We will remain 2 metres apart when admitting patients
- We will keep contact tracing records

To protect our team please reschedule any consults if you or anyone in your household feels sick.

Please try and keep our phone lines free for emergencies.

Stay safe!
The VSA Team

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Kia mihi! Kia kaha! Thank you! Keep up the great work you do , helping us provide the best care for our patients. Dr J 💖

Meet Tuan Tuan 🐶. A much loved Bichon Frise who came to see the A&E team at our Sylvia Park hospital late one evening.

Tuan Tuan is normally a bright and active dog, but on this day she was feeling under the weather. It started with a mild cough in the morning but by late evening had become heavier and much more discomforting.
Tuan Tuan's owners called the VSA&E team to get some advice - during the call the coughing was so bad our nurse could hear it through the phone.

Arriving at our hospital, Tuan Tuan's breathing was definitely abnormal. During sedation to have some x rays taken of her chest her condition became worse, so we put a tube in to help her breathe and ran some blood tests.
Her owners did not think she had eaten any toxins, but we had treated her for eating rat bait only a month prior and since arriving in the hospital, she had also developed some swelling where the injection had been given. Sure enough, her clotting times were off the scale, confirming a likely diagnosis of rat bait toxicity.

Tuan Tuan’s battle was only just beginning. She was given the antidote straight away but it takes several hours to take effect, so she also needed a plasma transfusion, which provided enough clotting factors to help tide her over until the antidote started to work. By doing this we were able to minimise the damage from any ongoing bleeding, but we still had to deal with the symptoms from the extensive bleeding into her lungs that had already occurred. Things were very touch and go for Tuan Tuan overnight and into the next day.

With our A&E service now open 24 hours, we were able to monitor and continue to look after Tuan Tuan during these critical stages. Tuan Tuan still needed a breathing tube and oxygen supplementation because her lungs had suffered so much bleeding. We were also able to organise an ultrasound for her right there beside her bed with one of our specialist veterinary radiologists and give the owner some real-time information about her progress.

As the day progressed, we continued with nursing care for Tuan Tuan – gently coupaging her chest to help her loosen and resorb the blood, massaging her limbs and circulating the breathing tube so it didn’t get blocked. It was a race against time to see if her body could process the blood in her lungs before she got too exhausted.

Late in the evening, our emergency vet noticed some signs that her breathing had begun to ease. We were able to remove her breathing tube and gradually reduce her oxygen support throughout the early hours.

At last, the moment our team and her owners had all been waiting for arrived. A very small, but ultimately mighty tail wag that got everyone excited. Tuan Tuan’s owners who had never given up hope were over the moon and incredibly happy to have her home less than 24 hours later. Today, Tuan Tuan is back to being the happy and bright wee dog her owners adore.

If you hear your pet coughing, and you notice it getting worse, give your vet a call. And if it's after hours or on weekends, we are here to offer advice, support and emergency care, just like we did for Tuan Tuan ☺
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Meet Tuan Tuan 🐶.  A much loved Bichon Frise who came to see the A&E team at our Sylvia Park hospital late one evening.

Tuan Tuan is normally a bright and active dog, but on this day she was feeling under the weather. It started with a mild cough in the morning but by late evening had become heavier and much more discomforting. 
Tuan Tuans owners called the VSA&E team to get some advice - during the call the coughing was so bad our nurse could hear it through the phone.

Arriving at our hospital, Tuan Tuans breathing was definitely abnormal. During sedation to have some x rays taken of her chest her condition became worse, so we put a tube in to help her breathe and ran some blood tests. 
Her owners did not think she had eaten any toxins, but we had treated her for eating rat bait only a month prior and since arriving in the hospital, she had also developed some swelling where the injection had been given. Sure enough, her clotting times were off the scale, confirming a likely diagnosis of rat bait toxicity. 

Tuan Tuan’s battle was only just beginning. She was given the antidote straight away but it takes several hours to take effect, so she also needed a plasma transfusion, which provided enough clotting factors to help tide her over until the antidote started to work. By doing this we were able to minimise the damage from any ongoing bleeding, but we still had to deal with the symptoms from the extensive bleeding into her lungs that had already occurred. Things were very touch and go for Tuan Tuan overnight and into the next day.

With our A&E service now open 24 hours, we were able to monitor and continue to look after Tuan Tuan during these critical stages. Tuan Tuan still needed a breathing tube and oxygen supplementation because her lungs had suffered so much bleeding. We were also able to organise an ultrasound for her right there beside her bed with one of our specialist veterinary radiologists and give the owner some real-time information about her progress.

As the day progressed, we continued with nursing care for Tuan Tuan – gently coupaging her chest to help her loosen and resorb the blood, massaging her limbs and circulating the breathing tube so it didn’t get blocked. It was a race against time to see if her body could process the blood in her lungs before she got too exhausted.

Late in the evening, our emergency vet noticed some signs that her breathing had begun to ease. We were able to remove her breathing tube and gradually reduce her oxygen support throughout the early hours.  

At last, the moment our team and her owners had all been waiting for arrived.  A very small, but ultimately mighty tail wag that got everyone excited. Tuan Tuan’s owners who had never given up hope were over the moon and incredibly happy to have her home less than 24 hours later. Today, Tuan Tuan is back to being the happy and bright wee dog her owners adore. 

If you hear your pet coughing, and you notice it getting worse, give your vet a call. And if its after hours or on weekends, we are here to offer advice, support and emergency care, just like we did for Tuan Tuan ☺

Comment on Facebook Meet Tuan Tuan 🐶....

Amazing standard of care - so grateful to have access to VSGA&E in addition to specialist referral - and the Mt Wellington location serves those of us travelling from “ south of the Bombay’s” really well . LOVE YOUR WORK!

What a wonderful team you are.

💗 No more rat bait Tuan Tuan! Great work vsa.

Can’t speak more highly of the team at Veterinary Specialist, they are amazing

☑️From today, our dedicated A&E service will be open at Sylvia Park 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️

☑️During normal business hours, your regular vet will be able to attend to the majority of your pets’ needs. At A&E we don’t provide routine or preventative vet care, and we don’t do vaccinations.
But if their day is just too busy to fit everything in, and they need to refer an emergency case to us, we are now open 24 hours a day to provide you and your pets the very best care.

☑️And as always, if you have an after-hours emergency, we are just a phone call away.

☑️We hope you never have to see us… but if you ever do, our expert team is always here, and we look forward to caring for you and your pets 😊
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☑️From today, our dedicated A&E service will be open at Sylvia Park 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️  

☑️During normal business hours, your regular vet will be able to attend to the majority of your pets’ needs.  At A&E we don’t provide routine or preventative vet care, and we don’t do vaccinations. 
But if their day is just too busy to fit everything in, and they need to refer an emergency case to us, we are now open 24 hours a day to provide you and your pets the very best care. 

☑️And as always, if you have an after-hours emergency, we are just a phone call away.

☑️We hope you never have to see us… but if you ever do, our expert team is always here, and we look forward to caring for you and your pets 😊

Comment on Facebook ☑️From today, ...

India good to know 🙂

Helen 👌🏼

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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

This team is amazing and the reason​ my cat is still here!

Lynne Brannagan

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SYLVIA PARK, AUCKLAND.

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