Latest Blogs

August 16, 2019

Dystocia Part 1 – Labour Stages & Diagnostics

Now most female canine patients are spayed; it comes as no surprise reproductive emergencies are not as common. One area of confusion seems to be not knowing how to determine a true dystocia emergency from the process of normal partuirition, especially when having discussion over the phone with an owner who’s pet is going through the process. Another concern is what diagnostic pathway to follow to determine the cause of dystocia, especially for reasons other than obvious physical abnormalities (for example, fetopelvic disparity and fetal malposition). Often, once we decide to go down the medical treatment pathway, whether the result […]
August 6, 2019

Abdominal Radiography – Tips For Image Interpretation

Abdominal radiographs can be daunting, but here are six tips to help you get the most information from your studies and some tips on interpreting those images. Patient preparation Have the patient prepared as best as possible, have them dry as wet hair shows up on x-rays and appropriately sedated, or anaesthetised if needed, to minimise the amount of radiation exposure to you and your staff. 2.  Adjust according to depth Adjust the settings based on the depth. The cranial abdomen is often wider and deeper than the caudal abdomen, so adjust the settings as appropriate. This will help make sure the […]
October 25, 2018

Perfusion Deficits and Fluid Resuscitation: A More In-depth Look

Previously we discussed the four basic components of a fluid therapy plan – perfusion deficit, hydration deficit, maintenance requirements and ongoing losses. Let’s consider perfusion deficits. As an emergency clinician, correcting perfusion deficits is a crucial part of stabilising a patient. So what is a perfusion deficit? It either refers to a real or relative loss of intravascular fluid volume, or low blood pressure, leading to a decrease in perfusion of tissues and, ultimately, decreased oxygen delivery – ie, shock. What does this look like clinically?                 Clinical signs of perfusion deficits include: pale gums […]

Latest Vlogs

July 25, 2018

Gerardo Vlog 2- Life outside the hospital

Gerardo Vlog 2 Life outside of the hospital – delivering talks to referring vets, hitting the gym to destress and zone out, and my home life.
June 28, 2018

Gerardo Vlog 1 – Making an impact

Gerardo Vlog 1 – What I love about emergency veterinary medicine.

Latest Hospital Case Videos

April 7, 2017

Vet Surgery – Open chest surgery

Bronx: Open Chest Surgery Bronx was playing in the back yard when he became impaled on a large stick – the wound looked small from the outside, however, what we found after further investigation was beyond anything we had ever seen before. Watch one of the most challenging surgeries we have faced to date and Bronx’s truly heroic recovery. I couldn’t be more proud of the AES team for their hard work and commitment during this long, complex procedure.
April 7, 2017

Vet surgery – foreign body

Meet Tia, a 2 year old German Short Haired Pointer. Take a look at what we found stuck in her small intestine
April 7, 2017

Stuck Puppy

Stuck Puppy – A Helping Hand One of the greatest joys of being an emergency veterinarian is that we get to be a part of the miracle of birth. We often have patients bought in to see us because they are having a difficult labour, but luckily we are always there to lend a helping hand!