Cooks Hill Vet Clinic

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Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic is located in the heart of Newcastle on Darby St, Cooks Hill.

 

At Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to providing the highest quality animal care for your pet. We provide an array of veterinary services including free puppy meet and greets, vaccinations, microchipping, routine and non-routine surgical procedures, dentistry (including dental x-rays), nutritional advice, preventative medicine, as well as cat boarding and puppy preschool. 

We are a small animal hospital, meaning we are a dog friendly and cat friendly clinic. Unfortunately, we do not treat pocket pets or exotic pets. 

We are equipped with the most state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including a full in-house pathology system, x-ray and dental x-ray machinery, excellent anaesthetic equipment with ultra-sensitive monitoring equipment for extra safety with anaesthetics, and class leading dental equipment.

We offer a full cat boarding facility, which provides your cat with a safe and comfortable home away from home, with daily cleaning, feeding, and cuddles, so you can rest easy knowing that your cat is safe while you are away. 

Our friendly team of staff are all pet owners and animal lovers. Our priority is the wellness of your pet. We understand how it feels when your pet is not well, and we will do everything possible to ensure your pet lives a healthy and happy life.  

Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic works closely with other specialist clinics, including the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic, Newcastle Veterinary Ultrasound, the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (AREC) and the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), to ensure that our patients receive the best vet care possible.

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Billie

Meet Billie.

Billie is an eleven week old Golden Retriever, you may recognise her from a post we did at the start of this month after her initial puppy meet and greet.

Sadly, Billie soon returned to us, this time not a happy healthy puppy but a puppy suffering from lethargy, diarrhoea, and vomiting.

After a few days in hospital on intravenous fluids and medication, as well as extensive diagnostic testing, it was diagnosed that Billie was suffering from intussusception.

An intussusception occurs when there is underlying inflammation of the intestine and an increase in motility causes a section of the intestine to telescope into another segment (see image three).

In 75% of cases, the affected pets are less than 1 year of age.

Signs of intussusception include bloody diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.

Possible causes of intussusception include parasites, infection (bacterial, viral, protozoal), foreign bodies, sudden change in diet, intestinal mass, etc.

Intussusception is commonly diagnosed by obtaining a thorough history and completing a physical exam. Further tests such as radiographs and ultrasound help with a definitive diagnosis.

Dr Darren and Dr Amy performed surgery on Billie to repair the intussusception and ultimately saved her life.

 

Billie has been such a strong and brave girl during this process, and we are glad to say that she is recovering very well thanks the wonderful care of our staff as well as her wonderful family at home.

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Peter Hartigan

Thank you for all your help and guidance with our new puppy Daisy. You are a wealth of knowledge. I am sure Daisy is in great hands now you and your professional team are there for her.

Ella Dickinson

Our deepest thanks for the kindness, empathy and care you showed our boy Henny John.. as well as us

Justin, Sarah & Jacqui

I can't thank the team enough for the professionalism and dignity you gave our Roxi