Miracles

The joy of saving pets lives and helping clients build the bond between themselves and their pet is what drives us to excel. To us, every pet that survives a trauma or illness is a miracle. 

We love to hear how the patients we treat are getting along at home. Tell us about your miracle and upload a photo! Simply click on "Create a Miracle Story" to get started.

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Harvey
Harvey
20/01/2015

Harvey Patterson's Miracle

20/01/2015
Harvey
Our Harvey (20 month old golden retriever) ate a bathmat and developed a bowel obstruction. Surgery was required to open his bowel at 5 separate locations where the towel was lodged. Every day for the following week he was at NAREC or our local vet under close observation. Exactly 7 days after the 1st operation Harvey went septic and needed another laparotomy at NAREC to fix the previous bowel surgical sites that had broken open. Following this surgery Harvey spent 5 days in NAREC 'ICU',and another week at our local vet for medication infusions,and being the little fighter he was he managed to pull through...a miracle. Cannot thank everyone enough for saving our mans life.
Cleo  Grabda
Cleo
13/12/2013

Cleo Grabda's Miracle

13/12/2013
Cleo  Grabda
Our beautiful little 11 year old Maltese Cleo got a tick just before christmas last year. We took her to the vets as soon as we found it and she was put on the antiserum. Unfortunately she developed pneumonia and continued to get worse. Cleo was on a drip and had a tube inserted into her throat to help her breath. But she was a littler fighter and pulled through! Her best friend Belle (and the rest of us) were very happy to have her home! One year on she is still doing well!
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Bell
19/09/2011

Bell warren's Miracle

19/09/2011
No Image Available Our family loves to camp at the Barrington Tops at Frying Pan Creek, we had camped there numerous times but unfortunately this time our dog Bell had a tick on her and we were unaware till we got home and she starting showing signs of being unwell, to our horror we discovered an engorged tick under her ear and took her immediately to our Vet at Donald St Hamilton,she became ill very fast and was struggling to breathe. We made a hasty trip with Bell on oxygen to Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre. Bell was placed on a ventilator with intensive vet and nurse care she stayed in your care for 1 week and came home to us, still very weak she was 14 yrs old and passed away at home in our arms 6 mths later
Colin McDonald
Colin
16/10/2013

Colin McDonald's Miracle

16/10/2013
Colin McDonald
Our beautiful Staffordshire Terrier "Colin" was found collapsed at home late one afternoon. We are familiar with the NAEC so he ended up in their care. The very capable nurses rushed him out the back for some emergency care. We were given the possible senerio's of his likely outcomes. Leaving your furry friend in others care is very hard but we had confidence that the best would be done for our Colin. The vet Natsuko advised us after a few hours and many consultations that our boy needed surgery to remove his spleen. He had a huge tumour growing inside the spleen. The surgery and blood transfusion were all done at about 1 am. We are forever grateful to the wonderful team at NAEC.
Well to cut a long story short our Colin is now fully recovered. We thought he may have needed followup chemotherapy but that is now not nesessary. He is back to his barking self.
Thanks once again to the team at NAEC.
Baxter following the Dr's instructions and taking it easy
Baxter
12/10/2013

Baxter Baldwin's Miracle

12/10/2013
Baxter following the Dr's instructions and taking it easy
On Saturday morning we noticed that our little mate Baxter was not very well he was vomiting and listless most unusual for him we checked him for ticks and none could be found so we decided to monitor him throughout the day. Later that day I noticed that his lip was droopy and he was drooling that prompted closer investigation as he has long thick hair the easiest way was to bath him it was then that we found the tick under his chin, we immediately removed the tick and phoned the caring staff at NAEC they advised that we should have him checked which we did, Baxter spent the night in their care and came home early the next morning, he is now on the mend thankfully. The staff at NAEC are very professional and caring and make you feel very at ease. We are very grateful to them
Bruce Harwood
Bruce
11/10/2013

Bruce Harwood's Miracle

11/10/2013
Bruce Harwood
Hi everyone, My name is Bruce and I am seven and a half years old,....On Friday 27th September 2013 I was quite a sick boy (I was straining whenever I went to my litter tray and I couldn't pass any urine), so one of my owners took me to the Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre. There my details were taken and I had a consultation with the vet. She examined me, and after what seemed like an endless amount of poking and prodding, it was discovered that I had a blockage. Much to my displeasure this meant that I would have to stay there in the hospital so that the appropriate medical care could be provided. I am a very stressy cat at the best of times, and the thought of being away from home for the next couple of days was too much for me to handle and my usually sweet nature turned into a Jekyll & Hyde, and I am sorry to say but I gave those poor staff at the NAEC a very hard time. This however did not deter them as they were able to deal with my difficult behaviour. And I am grateful to say that they provided me with the best possible care during my treatment and stay at the hospital. On Sunday 29th September 2013 I was discharged; I was sent home with some antibiotics to take, and strict instructions to my owners that I have to eat Royal Canin Urinary Diet wet and dry food for the rest of my life,....I have been home now for the past two weeks, and I am happy to say that I have fully recovered, and I am back to my usual self,........I would like to thank the staff at NAEC for taking care of me and making me feel better, and I am very sorry for being such a difficult patient,......Love Bruce xx♥xx
Georgie Neri
Georgie
02/10/2013

Georgie Neri's Miracle

02/10/2013
Georgie Neri
On the 22nd of September we woke up to one very sick little girl. She was vomiting with diharrea and both were becoming more frequent and more violent. The diharrea turned to what looked to be blood and pure liquid. We rushed her to our normal vet where they ran tests and xrays, all coming back clear with no precise diagnosis. They gave her a needle to stop the vomiting, some antibiotics and hydrolites and sent us on our way. As the day went on her condition deteriorated immensely and we started to panic. The blood diharrea turned to clots and her vomit was nothing but foam, she was drooling, cold and obviously in pain.
We called the NAEC and they told us to get there quick. The lovely nurse took our details and Showed us to a consult room where we were waiting for the vet. Whilst waiting, Georgie started bleeding on the floor. The vet (Nicole)came in but moments later, expressing concern for the amount of blood on the floor, for such a little dog. (Georgie is a very small Maltese Shitzu, almost 2yrs old) We told her what had happened, she was very understanding and calm whilst explaining to us the possibilities that may occur later that night. She gaves us many options and was very honest. Georgie was admitted in critical care, placed on a drip with antibiotics and pain relief. Nicole told us we could call at any time of the night to check on her and they will do all they can to get her better.
We received a call from Nicole at about 6pm giving us an update and advising us who would be taking over to look after Georgie as her shift was finishing up.
Throughout the night Georgie continued to get better and by morning we were able to take her to our usual vet for monitoring. She came home that night.
If it wasn't for the quick actions of the NAEC, we would've lost our girl. Our words can't express how thankful we are. They do amazing work and because of them our Georgie is now back to 100% running around with her best mate Max.

Thanks so much NAEC team, we are forever grateful.
Love Tina, Doug, Max and of course, Georgie.
Chino Kunz
Chino
09/09/2013

Chino Kunz's Miracle

09/09/2013
Chino Kunz
Chino contracted tick poisoning while we were out west on a property. We drove him 5hrs to NAEC as our usual Vet was closed on Sunday. He lay on my daughter's lap in the back seat all the way. NAEC were so professional and kind and gave Chino the treatment he needed and he is now back to his usual cheeky antics.

Thank you to all the staff at NAEC who supported and restored our beloved Chino!