Skye is a 9 year old Siberian Husky cross who came to us when her owner noticed one of her nipples had become enlarged. On inspection Jeremy found multiple masses on both sides of her body, many suggestive of mammary tumours. Skye was booked in for further investigation where we took blood samples and chest x-rays to look for possible metastases. Thankfully, there was no evidence of any, so we removed the four masses on one side of her tummy, and allowing those wounds to heal for a few weeks before taking off four from the other side! She must be getting used to the attention, as she now lies on her back for Jeremy to look at her stitches when she comes into the consulting room. What a sweetie she is!
Pet of the Month for February is Blackie!
Blackie came in to see us a short while ago after his owners were concerned about his overly frequent toileting habits! He was admitted for the day to collect a urine sample which revealed some crystals. We then performed ultrasound on Blackie because we suspected that he might have bladder stones, but there were no signs of these at the time, so Blackie was sent home on a special diet to dissolve the crystals.
A few months later the same problem started to occur with Blackie. He was again admitted with us for about a week whilst his owners were off the island so we could monitor him and give him daily medication and keep him on the special diet. By the end of the week Blackie was back to urinating normally and another ultrasound was carried out confirming that his bladder wall was back to normal.
Blackie is now at home and being maintained on the special diet which breaks down these crystals that can cause discomfort for cats. He was such a cooperative and sweet patient that we felt he really deserved to be voted Pet of the Month!
We hope you can help us in welcoming our new Head Nurse, Theresa Ruellan.
Theresa was born and raised in Jersey and originally worked in the finance industry. After spending a few years travelling, she stayed in Australia where she gained her veterinary nurse qualification.
In 2011 she came back to Jersey, and whilst working here as a veterinary nurse has completed a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species.
She has grown up caring for a range of animals and currently has two seventeen year old cats named Cheeky and Misty, as well as a bearded dragon called Roxy.