This is a selection of interesting medical cases that we see at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery.

  • March 2019 - Wesley the cancer survivor

    Wesley is an 11 year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who is also a cancer survivor. Last year, while visiting Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery for his vaccinations, the veterinarian detected a firm lump on his chest and several other soft lumps on his trunk.

  • May 2018 - Midnight’s weight loss success

    Midnight is an 8 and a half year old domestic short hair cat. When she came in for a routine vaccination at almost 7 years of age, her vet at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery assessed her body condition as being quite overweight for her petite frame, weighing in at 7 .5 kg!

  • July 2017 - Jasper and the needle

    Jasper, an 11 yr old, domestic long hair cat, recently “stitched up one of his 9 lives” when he swallowed a sewing needle with the thread attached.

  • December 2013 - Milo and the Tiger Snake

    Milo is an inquisitive 19 month old chocolate Burmese that is always up to mischief.  A few weeks ago he ventured beyond the backyard and followed his mum through the sand dunes towards the beach at Kawana. It is there that Milo’s encounter with a Tiger Snake began.

  • July 2013 - Georgie’s cruciate ligament

    Georgie is a fit, healthy 2-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who became lame on her left hind leg last October after jumping out of a Ute. She was rested for a few days, but the lameness didn’t improve and she was brought to the vet for examination.

  • March 2013 - Taj’s bright red spots

    Taj is a beautiful 5 and 1/2 year old male neutered Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Just recently, his mum noticed his skin was a bit red and he had a small graze on the top of his nose. The following day he was a bit restless and itchy all over, but when he  woke up covered in sores, his mum was very concerned and brought him in to see the veterinarian.

  • January 2012 - Zoko "Too hot to handle"

    Zoko is an exuberant, fit, healthy two year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is full of enthusiasm and does everything at ‘full speed ahead’. He regularly takes his owner for a walk (yes, not the other way round) and he can’t get enough of life.  A few weeks ago though, just before Christmas, his daily walk ended in catastrophe. It was   hot humid summer day and the temperature was well over 25 degrees by 9am.

  • December 2011 - Walter’s pancreas problem

    Walter is a very lively nine year old castrated male Dachshund.  His story began a few years ago when Walter presented to us with unexplained weight loss despite a good appetite. He was otherwise a happy little dog, with no other problems according to his mum.

  • August 2011 - Leo’s bladder issues

    Leo is a 10 year old castrated male Himalayan who was in a ‘spot of bother’ when he started passing spots of blood instead of urine a few weeks ago.

  • July 2011 - Zara and the corn cob

    Zara is a 16 month old speyed female Labrador, who likes to chew anything and everything in her path. Unknown to her parents, she managed to find some dumped fast  food leftovers on her daily walk and it turned into a disaster!

  • June 2011 - Jemma and the 4WD

    Jemma is 12 month old spayed female Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who accidentally slipped her collar on her usual daily walk and was hit by an oncoming car.