Gift of vet fees, helping us look after them.
Your donation towards this Vet costs is really a great help. We are not a charity and pay all the fees ourselves.
We can email a printable PDF you can give as a gift, or enclose this in one of our photo cards and post please ask!
Were just a couple of ordinary folk who are trying to do the right thing. We fund all our wildlife work from our online shop and get no government or other funding.
2020 has been an expensive year, and although Dr Howard Ralph accepts what we can give we like to give at least 1/2 what a normal vet would charge. Being just a wildlife only vet he runs a very lean practice from his property.
He came in with to us with a broken tail (yes its small ) with gangrene on the tip. Also major fungal infection from being trapped in a burrow by floods and probably a ball of barbed wire for a long time. Cultures at lab were done, bloods etc various medications and an operation to remove the tip of his tail 2 Visits taking all day by the time we do the 2.5 hr drive. He is a lively boy now.
From her roll down the road when mum was Had a badly cut eye, almost losing it, she also had a contra co head injury where the brain hits the skull so hard its bruised. This took 6-8 weeks for her to not walk in circles. 3 visits to Howard and lots of specific pain relief and medications, x trays. operation to sew her 3rd eyelid over her eye to increase chase of saving eye. She's doing fine now.
Still in care 8 months after she should have been released but held back due to fires. Developed a pronounced lip on her rear leg. General analeptic, many many expats to discover a cyst in the bone and tendon pulled partway off bone. Mediaction and rest return visit shortly.
Buru Adult male red necked wallaby
soaks up morning sun his ICU has views of the mountains and is very comfy to relax and chill on. Buru the red neck wallaby is over his biggest hurdle. 3 rd visit where with a general anasetic his foot is cleaned splinted some dead bone removed was removed and another canular for IV injections daily till next visit. Dr Howard says, we look like getting the infection in his foot under control. so he's moved from 50/50 now. Waiting on cultures of some bacteria so it can also be targeted with anitibiotics. then when its clear a pin or plate to cover the small gap of the dead bit of bone and Dr Howard Ralph feels he will hav a very functional foot. He wasnt so happy on his 2.5 hr trip yesterday down to the vet, coming back he had some different better sedation (they do stress). Think we should start a small $20 Gift towards his vet bills, we'd like to make sure Dr Howard Ralph (southern cross wildlife) had some extra frund to help treat other wildlife. He has NO ordinary vet practice for cats, dogs etc he just dose wildlife and takes whatever we can afford. Sadly after 3 months in intensive care with pain relief and antibiotic treatment, anasetics for bandaging on 5 visits to Howard he developed Tetnus and we had to euthanise him. Its very rare in macropods and Dr Howard has only seen 3 other cases.