Medicine 2018-01-24T13:54:08+00:00

Medicine

Reptile and amphibian medicine is advancing quickly.  Over the years, the number of research papers, case studies and conferences available to reptile vets has been growing quickly. Continuing education is a big part of the ethos of our practice. We attend both domestic and international conferences specifically related to herp medicine each year. Dr.Josh is also involved in a number of reptile related research projects.

Since husbandry issues are the number one cause for illness in captive herptiles, a comprehensive history and husbandry assessment is required for each patient we see. The patient form provided helps us to assess the numerous potential causes your pet may be sick. It also alerts us to other issues that may cause problems in the future. By filling this form out in advance and sending it to Dr Josh, this allows more time to be spent on developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Periodically, examples of the cases we see, will be presented on this site and our Facebook page so check back often for a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis.

Medicine

Reptile and amphibian medicine is continuously advancing. This allows us to understand the conditions that affect our patient leading to more successful outcomes and reduced suffering. Over the years, the number of research papers, case studies and conferences available to reptile vets has exploded. Continued education is a big part of our practice and domestic and international conferences specifically related to herp medicine are attended each year. Being members of associations such as ARAV (Association of Reptile and Amphibian Vets), VIN ( the Veterinary Information Network), Australian Veterinary Association and groups such as The Australian Herpetological Society or The University of Queensland Herp Society, give access to the most up to date information to our team.

The hospital is equipped with a full laboratory, bacterial culture incubator and, imaging facilities (digital x-ray, ultrasound and Karl Storz endoscope suite). This enables us to get a faster diagnosis and to start specific treatments sooner.

Having a high herp case-load, we have been able to build a custom reptile hospital which offers safe, clean, stress free climate controlled hospital enclosures. We even have a dedicated ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for our more critical patients.

A separate isolation ward has been built on the opposite side of the clinic to house potentially contagious patients.

Periodically, examples of the cases we see, will be presented on this site and our Facebook page so check back often for a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis

  • Internal medicine (organ diseases)

  • Preventative Medicine

  • Collection assessment

  • Oncology

  • Reproductive medicine

  • Emergencies

  • Hospitalisation (short and long term)

  • ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

  • Infectious disease control

  • Imaging (Digital X-Ray, Ultrasound)

  • In house Laboratory

  • Wildlife Care (Pro Bono)