DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING (ULTRASOUND) & surgery awareness month- DECEMBER

In the month of December, we would like to bring awareness to the importance of basic full abdominal ultrasound scans! 

An ultrasound scan of the full abdomen usually takes between 15-45min depending on individuals and the usual price is $250.

  • Please note that this does not include consultation fees for new patients, blood tests, surgery procedure itself, x-rays or any other tests that may be required. It is highly preferred that x-rays are taken prior to an ultrasound.
  •   All ultrasound patients will need to have the belly shaved in order to get good quality images. This will be done in the clinic as a complimentary service. Only the area of interest will be shaved. 
  • No ultrasound reports will be provided during the month of December but owners can get a copy of the labelled images via email. 
  • We apologize that due to time constraints, owners will not be allowed to watch the ultrasound performed during this month. We will try out best to send the images and videos of your pet's scan via email within 14 working days. 
  • We retain the right to refuse performing a scan on patients that are not stable during surgery/anaesthesia or patients who are considered high risk (heart problem, liver failure etc). The patients' well being and health remains the top priority.


What is the difference between x-rays and ultrasound?

Radiographs, or x-rays, are an essential first step in order to get the "big picture" of what is going on inside your pet's body. It can be used to diagnose an enlarged heart, assess liver size and margins, check for  tumours and growths within the body and evaluate dental disease and bone health. However, xrays are only able to provide a 2D picture of what is happening. 

Guinea pig with severe pneumonia (lungs would normally show up as black when they are filled with air). She was also suffering from gut stasis and gastric dilation (a lot of black gas seen in stomach). 

Guinea pig with severe pneumonia (lungs would normally show up as black when they are filled with air). She was also suffering from gut stasis and gastric dilation (a lot of black gas seen in stomach). 

Ultrasound imaging, on the other hand, allows us to obtain more in depth details. Organ texture and certain organs and glands that would not normally be seen on x-rays can also be assessed with ultrasonography.  These include blood flow supply to the kidneys to assess kidney health, lymph node size, adrenal glands for hormonal problems and bladder stones and sand. 

Gall bladder with a mucocele -> risk of rupture and cholestasis (blockage of bile duct)

Gall bladder with a mucocele -> risk of rupture and cholestasis (blockage of bile duct)

Call us to book that surgery (dental/sterilization/lump removal etc) and speak to a staff about our awareness month.

Dog and Cat Dental Month- september

SEPTEMBER IS PET DENTAL MONTH!

Book your pet's dental in the month of September and get 30% off your dental service. 

We use top of the line veterinary IM3 dental machines and scalers to clean your pet's teeth and finish off with polishing paste (the same that we get at the dentist ourselves) for that nice shine.

The dental service includes all of the following: cracking off tartar, scaling and polishing.

1) dogs- UP. $160.50, now $112.35

2) cats- UP.$107, now $74.90

Please feel free to give us a call and talk to one of our friendly staff about our dental services.

Book your appointment today!

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Does not include the following if required: pre-anaesthetic blood work, intravenous fluids, iv catheter placement, injectable drugs, extractions, take home medications, local nerve blocks, extractions, x-rays and other services. 

Sorry, bunnies and guinea pigs not included in this promotion!

Welcoming Dr Jaclyn Eng!

In the later part of May, the Song sisters will be away for their annual family trip for a couple of weeks. During this time, we will have pocket pet enthusiast Dr Cheryl Tan on duty to see your bunnies and guinea pigs, but will also have Dr Jaclyn Eng on board!

Dr Eng graduated from Edinburgh almost 10 years ago and was working in small animal practice in Singapore for a few years before she took time off to travel and work internationally. During this time, Dr Eng has worked in multiple sanctuaries and rescue organizations. Some of these animal sanctuaries included treating elephants in Cambodia and orangutans in Indonesia. 

We have the honorable privilege of having Dr Eng with us for 2 weeks during this time. So call us at 63279148 and book your appointment today!

Bon Voyage Dr Lin Wanlin & a Warm Welcome to Dr Cheryl Tan and Dorothy Yap!

一路顺风 to Dr Lin Wanlin who will be heading to the land down under in February!

Dr Lin will be moving to Perth where she will be pursuing a career in mixed animal practice (seeing the usual smallies like dogs and cats, but also with the big guys likes cows and sheep!). Monster Pet Vet will miss her dearly and wish her all the best in all her endevours!

 

 

We are also very pleased to introduce 2 new members to the Monster Pet Vet family starting in February!

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Dr Cheryl Tan will be our third vet and has been in small animal practice in Singapore and shares our enthusiasm for dogs, cats and also pocket pets like guinea pigs and rabbits. 

Dorothy Yap is an experienced vet nurse who has just graduated from Massey University in New Zealand. She has a passion for both small companion animals, as well as birds!

Look out for more details on their profile under "Our People".

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

                           Monster Pet Vet would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!            Image:CannonLinux

                           Monster Pet Vet would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!          

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Please note the following changes in our operating hours during the festive season:

24 Dec '15 Thursday         8am-2pm

25 Dec '15 Friday               CLOSED (MEOWY X'MAS!) 

31 DEC '15 THURSDAY      CLOSED

1 JAN '16 FRIDAY                CLOSED (HAPPY MEW YEAR!)

ULTRASOUND TRAINING!

We are very pleased to inform you that Dr V-lynn and Dr I-lynn Song will both be heading to Novara, Italy in October to undergo further training in ultrasonography. The training will be done under the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS). 

The pair will be away from the 15/10 (Thursday) to the 4/11 (Wednesday)

But rest assured! We still have Dr Lin Wanlin and will be engaging Dr Cheryl Tan during this period. Both Dr Lin and Dr Tan are both experienced in seeing and treating dogs, cats, bunnies and guinea pigs too.  

Please feel free to call us should you have any further inquiries =)