Latest Blogs

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 […]
June 20, 2018

Five Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself When Starting Uni

We all sometimes wish we could go back in time or have a do-over on some situations, University is such an important time in our lives, and often when we look back with hindsight and more life experience we wish we could have done things a little differently, or perhaps focused our time and energy in a better way. I have been reflecting recently as my career has progressed, and whilst I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved and where my journey has bought me, if I could say 5 things to the Gerardo Poli about start University, […]
January 31, 2018

Intoxications: Phone Conversations Part 2

Building on from last week’s blog on telephone advise, this is what I advise that owners can do at home if they have been exposed to a toxin. The main routes of exposure are ocular, dermal and gastrointestinal. Ocular Acids and alkalis cause the most severe effects as they can cause ongoing damage sometime after initial contact. Eye irrigation (avoid contact lens solution as this can cause further irritation) Tepid water, saline or distilled water 20 to 30 minutes (ideally) Rinse from medial to lateral to avoid contamination of the other eye Once the eye(s) have been flushed, then recommend […]

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!