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Tippy the Clinic Cat

Many of you may know our clinic cats and their stories. Today, I’d like to share a bit more of what one of them is currently going through.

Miss Tippy, or Tippy I Lean, came to our clinic back in 2008. She came to us due to receiving an injury from a horse kicking her. This injury has left her with a permanent head tilt, and she occasionally gets seizures. This has not stopped her from living a full, relaxing life in-clinic, where she gets lots of love and treats from staff and clients alike.

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However, a few weeks ago a staff member noticed that she was starting to vomit large amounts, so she became a patient and had to get some testing done. Through a full physical exam and blood work, it became apparent that our beautiful Tippy has hyperthyroidism. This occurs in many older cats, from a non-cancerous growth forming on the thyroid glands, which then causes the body to release more thyroid hormones. This can cause damage to the body and does need to be treated as it’s a lifelong condition. Good thing for Tippy that she lives in the one clinic in New Brunswick that does Radioiodine therapy! This means that Tippy doesn’t have to get pills every day, which I’m sure she would hate. Instead, she will receive a small injection under the skin of radioactive iodine; then she will remain in a special, isolated room until she is no longer expelling radioactive waste from her body. Then it’s back to life as usual for her!

So if you come in and you notice she isn’t in her usual spots this next week, she’s busy getting some much-needed treatment. But don’t worry! She’ll be back soon!

Written by Emily Giesbrecht, RVT

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Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM

We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations

  • Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
  • For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
  • This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
  • Thank you in advance for your understanding.


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