Clifton Villa Veterinary Centre (Mixed)
30th - 5th February 2012
During my placement at this practise I was able to observe and assist with a whole variety of different consultations and procedures including:
A puppy with a bad fracture after being hit by a van. The muscle had completely torn through and although its surgery had gone well it had very little movement in its leg. In the post-op consultation they were discussing options like physio or further surgery if there was no increare in the movability of the joint.
A Dog Castrate with an undecended testicle, which meant cutting into the abdomen in order to find the missing testicle before removing it along with the normal one.
A Dog with bad knees was brought in to be xrayed. The xray revealed that the dog had torn cruciate ligaments and the Vet
explained the several different treatment options for the dog. The best option would be to put plates on the dogs legs to stop the joint moving too much and rubbing on the cartilage and also flattening off the bone to reduce some of the pressure on the bone and cartilage.
A dog with recurring problems with its anal glands was brought in to have them removed. Once the dog was aneasnitised and the area prepared the anal glands were filled with a gel that solidified to make it easier to isolate the anal glands. This made it easier for the Vet to remove the anal glands in one peice with minimal insisions so the wounds would heal quicker. When the dog came back for her post-op check the wound had healed great but looked slightly pink and inflamed and so was pescribed an antibiotic to fight any infections.
Luxating elbow in Puppy
Dog with a dislocated hip (xray)
Dog with Vestibular Symdrome
Cat bite (xray)
Dog mass removed from leg
Puppies; tails docked and dew claws removed