Migrating foreign body

Migrating foreign body – Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

In the video below, Dr. Gerardo Poli will show how to use ultrasound to locate a migrating foreign body. HELPFUL TIP!! Did you know that comparing the glucose and the lactic acid levels in the free abdominal fluid, with the peripheral blood, can be helpful in determining if bacteria is present and that exploratory surgery is required. Bacteria consumes glucose …

Examination of an Echidna, emergency veterinary medicine

Examination of an Echidna – Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

Examination of an Echidna. This can be tricky and challenging task. Echidnas are egg-laying mammals and are sometimes known among the public as “spiny anteaters”. Their diet is consisted of ants and termites, and are known to live in Australia and New Guinea. With globalization and over population of people, more and more wild animals come in close contact with …

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The Ramblings of an Emergency Intern – Dr. Brooke Schampers

You never know what your shift will hold when you walk through the doors. No day is ever the same – sure the cases might be similar, such as the vomiting, which brings a comforting aspect to the role but each patient walks in with their own story. Within moments, a quiet shift can turn into carnage with three crash …

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My Veterinary Story – by Dr. Brooke Schampers

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a vet, and somewhere along the lines I just never changed my mind. I was the crazy kid that would beg to pat the neighbor’s dog and chase after every stray animal and return them home. It was the dream that drove me, I started working in …