Marmite presented with severe hair loss around the back of his neck which had slowly continued to get worse. On first inspection our thoughts were that it could be due to a seasonal allergy, reaction to medicine or stress. Marmite and his family had just recently moved house, so there were a lot of new factors to incorporate in the diagnostic process. We returned on a house visit to Marmite two weeks later as there had been no improvement. We then took skin scrapes from the affected area around his neck, and blood samples to be sent away for testing at an external laboratory. The results showed that Marmite has an allergy to Birch and Oak trees, some of which can be found in his new neighbouring garden. A specially made immunotherapy vaccination has now been ordered tailored to his allergens which be will be injected on a regular basis.
T-Bone was rushed into us when he was hit by a car and got his back got caught under a wheel. T-Bone was admitted on arrival after a check with the vet. You could even see the tyre track across his back! We placed an intravenous line into T-bone’s leg to make sure we could give him emergency drugs if necessary, we then took a blood sample to check if everything was OK internally. After we had the results of the blood test we then knew we were OK to safely sedate and x-ray T-bone’s pelvis and spine. He also had an ultrasound to make sure that his bladder had not ruptured from the impact. The results of the x-rays indicated that T-bones pelvis had been fractured. Fortunately, the broken bones had not moved much, so surgery was not indicated.
T-Bone was sent home with pain relief to take daily and the owners were instructed to keep him in a cage to enforce rest. He has since been in for a check-up and advised a further two weeks of cage rest with the view to being referred for physiotherapy or hydrotherapy treatment to help strengthen the muscles around the pelvis.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Registered Veterinary Nurse in our purpose built, independent small animal practice in St Peter, Jersey.
You will join our motivated team of 2 full-time vets, 2 VCAs, 1 receptionist and 1 practice administrator.
We have great facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound, multiple anaesthetic monitoring modalities including a capnograph and both Doppler and oscillometric blood pressure monitors, an in-house lab, and we’ve just purchased a dental x-ray.
We are a “Gold Standard” Cat Friendly Practice.
This is a full-time position working 42 hours per week (negotiable). Also, 1:3 Saturday mornings, though with additional time off in lieu. Evenings/weekends on call covered on 1:3 rota basis. Driving licence required.
We encourage Nurse consults!
We can offer the right candidate:
- Very competitive salary
- RCVS fees Paid
- CPD Allowance
- 20 Days Annual Leave
- Paid Pet Insurance Premiums
- Provide assistance to Veterinary Surgeons in the examination and treatment of animals
- Participate in nurses’ clinics, eg. weight; puppy; geriatric; dental
- Undertake diagnostic tests as directed by Veterinary Surgeon, e.g. lab tests, radiography
- Prepare surgical theatres and assist in operations
- Dispense prescribed medications
Skills & Qualifications
- RVN qualified
- Confident communicator, with both colleagues and clients
- Team player
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01534 745999.
Come join our happy team!
Jackson came to see us when his owner began to notice him becoming a little lethargic, he had stopped jumping up on furniture and was staggering as getting up. He also began getting slower on his walks and was struggling to get up and down the stairs.
After examination by vet Emily, she decided it was best to take bloods from Jackson to run a full health profile to see if we could identify any underlying health issues.
The bloods revealed a very high glucose level in Jackson’s bloods which indicated that he had diabetes mellitus.
It was then arranged for Jackson’s owners to have a consult with our nurse Jess where we could advise on how to give insulin and make a plan to help stabilise Jackson’s diabetes.
Jackson has since been in for a glucose curve with us so we can see how his insulin is being controlled and if we need to adjust doses, he is now on a higher dose to better control it. He is still adjusting to these changes at the moment and he is feeling much better. His owners are doing an excellent job at administering his medication and checking his blood glucose levels.