Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRS) is defined by the presence of the mecA gene, a chromosomal gene that encodes production of a modified penicillin-binding protein (PBP2a) that has a low affinity for b-lactam antibiotics, leading to clinical resistance to all of this drug family.

Traditionally chemotherapy is administered at the maximum tolerated dose followed by a break period to allow normal tissues to recover. Metronomic chemotherapy is the continuous, chronic administration of low doses of chemotherapy drugs without break periods.

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is the most common cause of myelopathy in dogs. The intervertebral disc consists of a central jelly-like incompressible nucleus pulposus and an outer lamellated annulus fibrosus consisting of collagen fibres that are oriented in such a way as to function as a ligament that permits limited movement in all planes.

Sushi was referred to our Medicine department for investigation of lethargy, coughing, and previous vomiting and pyrexia.

Many people wonder what happens during a veterinary behaviour consultation with our specialist in behavioural medicine.

Ollie’s owner had noticed a large mass under his neck and took him to the vet to have it looked at. The local clinic took some samples of the lump and then sent them to an external pathologist for review. The results suggested Lymphoma.

Tarni was referred to the Internal Medicine Department here at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre for an endoscope and removal of the potential foreign body

Florence was referred to Dr Peter Laverty one of our Surgery Specialists at MVSC for right forelimb lameness

Rosie the dog recently underwent life-saving spinal surgery and daily swimming/underwater treadmill work to help strengthen her leg muscles into tip-top shape.


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