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Information for Vets

Working with This Vet on ophthalmology cases in your hospital

Services

  • On site ophthalmology consultations with you and your clients

  • Complete and thorough ophthalmic examination with every consultation

  • A written report of the examination findings, assessment and plan provided to you

  • Information sheets for your client with written discharge notes if treatment is indicated

  • Joint case discussions and patient examinations possible to assist with case follow up and learning

  • Same day emergency consultations in your hospital (where possible)

  • On site diagnostics including but not limited to

    • Tonometry​

    • Slit lamp biomicroscopy

    • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy

    • Ocular surface cytology

    • Use of pharmacological testing

    • Ocular ultrasound

    • Optical coherence tomography

    • Assessment of nasolacrimal apparatus

  • Co-ordination off off-site CT imaging for orbital, retrobulbar, and nasolacrimal duct disease

  • Ophthalmic and adnexal surgery including but not limited to

    • Entropion and ectropion repair​

    • Removal of distichia and ectopic cilia

    • Eyelid and adnexal tumour removal

    • Corneal debridements (performed under local anaesthetic)

    • Conjunctival grafts

    • Enucleation and exenteration

 

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

- A.A. Milne (Winne the Pooh)

Bookings

If you have a case that you feel could benefit from the services of This Vet and would like to start the process with an initial consultation, please complete the contact form below, or email us at info@thisvet.com.

If you have used This Vet services before, you will have been given a direct contact number for Dr Graham. If you have an urgent or emergent case, please contact Dr Graham on this number to ensure the most rapid response time for your enquiry.

 
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Frequently asked questions

How can This Vet help me, my clients and my patients?


This Vet provides the experience, equipment and availability for you to provide high quality veterinary ophthalmology services to your clients and patients. Depending on the equipment and the interests of individual vets in your clinic, there can be a wide gap between the capabilities to appropriate assess and manage ophthalmology cases between general and specialty practices. This Vet provides an on site service to help bridge this gap, and to help your hospital provide necessary and appropriate care for your patients with ophthalmic disease.

In this way, the services provided by your hospital are expanded without the financial outlay that would be needed for each veterinary hospital to offer these ophthalmology-related services. A collaborative working relationship between your hospital and This Vet brings high levels of eye care to your practice, making high level ophthalmology care more affordable for your clients.




How much does this service cost?


We will provide veterinarians with a general price list on request. After the initial consultation, we can provide further estimates based on what the patient needs, and on the client's wishes. This Vet will ask that you then provide the client with an estimate for the service - if sedation or general anaesthesia is required, or if readily available medications are indicated, This Vet works with you so that the anaesthesia is performed, monitored and invoiced by your team, and your hospital provides the client with medications as appropriate. This Vet will invoice your hospital for its services, and you collect payment from your client for our combined services.




Are you a specialist service?


No, Dr Kathleen Graham is not a veterinary ophthalmologist (specialist). Although she has spent years working with different veterinary ophthalmologists, as well as undertaking training with physician ophthalmologists, performing clinical research and publishing numerous publications, and obtaining further training in veterinary ophthalmology, it is important that this service is not presented to clients as a specialist service. Despite this, it is important to understand that there are many diagnostics, procedures and surgeries that can be performed in your hospital without the need for the time and cost associated with specialist referral. There are some conditions for which This Vet will recommend referral to a veterinary ophthalmologist to maximise the chances of a successful outcome for the client and animal. In these cases, we can help to outline what might be expected with referral, the risks and benefits of obtaining care in a specialist hospital, and which facility might be the best for each individual case.




Can you provide regular 'eye clinics' in our hospital?


If you have a number of clients and patients