Hear how your support can play a part in creating the first Animal Hospital Integrative Pain Clinic of its kind in Victoria
Associate Professor Thierry Beths, Head of Anaesthesia and Pain Management explains below how your support can help patients like Jasper in is rehabilitation.
“Seeing any animal in pain breaks my heart. The look of distress in an animal’s eyes is enough to make me know that I will do anything to help ease that pain.
The day Jasper was carried into U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital was one of those moments. He was unable to walk due to an intervertebral disc protrusion, so his owner was carrying him around in a wash basket to keep him comfortable. Jasper couldn’t even bear to stand, let alone walk or run like a dog his age should have.
It was immediately evident that Jasper would need surgery and intensive rehabilitation to get him back to his healthy, happy self again. Unfortunately, U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital isn’t well equipped to provide rehabilitation services.
We made do with what was on hand – the dog bath became a make-shift pool for hydrotherapy and warm water exercises, low hurdles were created out of cones and he was treated with massage, stretching and strengthening exercises. His obsession with balls came in handy too – motivating him to work hard. Jasper’s rehabilitation took three weeks of intense rehabilitation sessions, six times per day.
U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is reaching out to you today to ask that you please donate to play a part in creating the first U-Vet Animal Integrative Pain Clinic (AIPC) of its kind in Victoria. This clinic will mean that we can provide proper rehabilitative care for all pets, improving their chance of a fast and successful recovery.