POV - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

EMERGENCIES

Emergency situations require immediate attention at a Veterinary Clinic. DO NOT DELAY taking your pet to the nearest vet. You are welcome to ring us for advice as you prepare your pet for travel or on route.

Emergency Conditions include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Poisoning, snake bite, toxin ingestion
  • Severe trauma or pain
  • Seizures, loss of consciousness, collapse
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Colic in horses, bloating in farm animals
  • Bloating in small animals
  • Severe vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Choke in any animal
  • Straining to urinate or inability to urinate, especially cats.

TELEMEDICINE SERVICE GUIDELINES

We are governed by the Australian Veterinary Association & the Veterinary Surgeons Board Guidelines for Veterinary Telemedicine.

  1. We establish a bona fide vet surgeon/client/patient relationship including appropriate record keeping.
  2. We judge whether Telemedicine is appropriate for the clinical case or whether a full physical exam in clinic is required.
  3. Obtain as much information as possible in order to assess the animals condition.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

A full physical examination either in clinic or on a housecall is required before precription medications can be dispensed.


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