General Internship with VREC in Surrey, UK

Applications are invited from veterinary graduates for a general internship. The Internship is a one year, non-degree program in a multidisciplinary referral practice in Surrey UK under the guidance of experienced board-certified clinicians. The intern will spend some time rotating through diagnostic imaging (X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, CT and MRI), cardiology, medicine, neurology and surgery as well as out-of-hours emergency coverage to give a well-rounded exposure. Applicants should be eligible for membership…

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Arachnoid Diverticula

A 4 year 10-month-old male Pug presented with an ataxic gait that had been worsening over the past 3 weeks with subsequent acute onset of dragging the hind limbs, right worse than left. Mild proprioceptive deficits present in both hindlimbs. Spinal reflexes were intact and withdrawal was present. There was no pain on palpation. Forelimbs and cranial nerves all normal. Radiographs taken at the primary care practice showed no significant…

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Unusual Splenic Lymphoma

Domino is a 10 year, 9 month old crossbreed that presented with lethargy and out of breath with a mild non-regenerative or pre regenerative anaemia. A large abdominal mass was palpated. CT confirmed a very large mass mid abdominal mass involving almost the entire spleen. A narrow strip of normal appearing spleen remained at the splenic head and tail. The left and right hepatic nodes (either side of the portal…

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More than just a sniffle…

A 14 year old cross breed bitch was referred for chronic intermittent right sided nasal discharge. A CT was performed… 1.             2. 3.       4. . 5. CT Findings There is severe destruction of the right nasal bone, hard palate and maxilla. The entire right frontal sinus is full of soft tissue (mean 82HU) and the right nasal cavity is full of a…

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Labrador Puppy with acute onset forelimb lameness

A 4 month old Labrador puppy presented with acute onset left forelimb lameness. Radiographs were unremarkable. CT showed a vertical fracture extending through the caudoproximal humeral metaphysis (large arrow Fig 1) and a thin horizontal hypodense line parallel to the proximal humeral  metaphysis (small arrows Fig 1 and large arrow Fig 2) This is a Type II Salter Harris fracture but with a somewhat unusual extension of the fracture line…

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Lila, The 9 year old Staffie – What’s your diagnosis?

Presented with a history of coughing and peripheral lymphadenopathy. CT showed diffuse marked sternal and cranial mediastinal lymphadenopathy (red stars, Fig 1). Fig 1 CT also showed marked tracheobronchial lymphadenopathy – see Fig 2 showing the left and right tracheobronchial lymph nodes at the base of the heart on either side of the trachea (red stars) Fig 2. There is also mild enlargement of the hepatic lymph node Fig 3.…

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Hospital Vet at VREC

We have a unique position at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centre (VREC) in Godstone, Surrey. We are looking for an experienced Hospital Vet (Certificate holder desirable but not essential) with a love of veterinary medicine and a wide range of interests, who can consult well with clients, operate on routine cases as required, help manage our in-patients and work together with and learn from our team of specialists in…

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We Are 3!

This week has been a week of celebration for VREC because we have just celebrated our 3rd birthday at our lovely Godstone location. Additionally, our most recent Intern got his place as a residency on the very day of our birthday. He is our 6th intern in 3 years  (4 radiology residents and two ECC)  – a phenomenal achievement for one practice never mind one so young! We would like…

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Rare Kidney Cancer

A 12 year old Miniature Schnauzer presented at the referring vet for increased thirst and urination. Other chief complaints were decreased appetite and tremors of both hindlimbs. Initial diagnostic workup performed by the referring vet revealed a red blood cell count that was markedly increased (polycythemia) and renal parameters that were slightly elevated. The patient was referred for investigation of polycythemia. He had echocardiography initially which was normal. A whole…

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Lenny’s Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Lenny is a 3 months old puppy that had a heart murmur since birth. He was diagnosed with a congenital condition called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). PDA is the failure of a large blood vessel, the ductus arteriosus, to close just after birth. This defect usually results in left sided congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema with a mortality rate of over 50% before one year of age if left…

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