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The Afternoon Show Vet Surgery With Vet Stephen

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

If you are worried about your pet vet Stephen is here to answer your questions. So, if you have a rabbit with a sore foot, a cat with a canary or a hamster with a headache.....

Vet Stephen Cahalan Biog:
Stephen is originally from county Tipperary and qualified from UCD in 2005. Stephen worked in a mixed practice in Drogheda for a year where he developed a keen interest in small animal internal medicine. In 2006, he worked at the University of Sydney, for six months, where he was exposed to the treatment of an array of exotic pets. He has fostered this interest and with Jim Walsh is the practices exotic pet vet. Stephen joined Ark Vetcare in May 2007 and currently lives in Dublin.

Vet Clinic:

1. Patient & Owner
Kate from Co. Wicklow has a King Charles cavalier called Buttons who is drooling from one side of his mouth especially when he eats. He seems healthy otherwise, but she wonders what causes it. Could it be a throat problem?

2. Patient & Owner
Anne-Marie from Co. Dublin and her cat Ebby
Ebby was in a 'cat fight' and received a cut on her ear. Following a round of antibiotics, the cut healed but her ear is curling in and is becoming limp. What can Stephen sugest?

3. Patient & Owner
Peter from Dublin with Edgar the 2year old pug dog. Edgar is overweight and is constantly eating, and is still sucking cushions, blankets etc. Is this still teething?