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Lisa McConnell

Latrobe Veterinary Hospital

 
 

Meet Dr Lisa McConnell

One of her clients said: "Lisa is an extremely compassionate and devoted Vet. She always has my pets best interests at heart and always goes the extra mile. She is beautiful both inside and out and I believe that she had exactly what it takes to be the new Bondi Vet. "

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hey lisa how do i stop my dog gonig nuts at possums

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Posted over 1 year ago

Hi jasper2017. Your dog is very cute. Interesting question :) !! Most dogs tend to go pretty nuts when possums are hanging around- I know my dogs do!! What exactly is he doing? Barking loudly or running around crazy trying to catch them?

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

What do you suggest would help with the anxiety of our deaf dog when we need to go out without her ........ she will chew and eat everything including her own bed

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Posted over 1 year ago

Without not knowing the age of the dog and some other important information it is hard to answer this question sorry. Seperation anxiety can be a very frustrating condition for owners understandably. I would recommend having lots of toys or even a bone to chew to give to your dog when you leave for distraction purposes. If you dog is still very anxious despite distractions then I recommend talking to a animal behaviourist to discuss options. Have you tried adaptil (dog appeasing pheromone)? This can sometimes settle down mild cases and its got no side effects.

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

So much in the news these days about vicious dogs of all beeeds, do you think that iften it is the fault of owner rather than breed of dog?

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Posted over 1 year ago

Hi. From my experiences being a Vet I have had to get close and personal with many dog breeds. I personally believe that any breed can be aggressive without proper socialisation and training as a puppy. To be honest the most common breed that tries to bite me in the clinic are small Chihuahua and smaller white fluffy breeds! Sometimes genetics can play a role in a dogs aggression but again this can occur in any breed. So to answer your question, yes I do believe that sometimes aggression does come down to the owner not putting in adequate time with their puppies for socialisation and training.

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

What's your favorite animal and why?

Posted over 1 year ago

Hi Lisa, good luck!
Q: Archie has previously been diagnosed with Colitis which was/is treated with Health Science Z/D now supplemented with chicken and pet shop "raw" wet food. He has recently taken up bum scooting, he's been wormed, would it be the colitis back? Suggestions. Amy

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Posted over 1 year ago

Hello Amy, Very cute picture of Archie. One of the most common causes of scooting other than intestinal worms is actually impacted or infect anal glands. Has Archie has his anal glands checked by your vet since he started scooting? If not, I would get this checked very soon. Does he currently have diarrhoea or does the colitis seem to have settled down?

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

Thoughts on pet insurance? I have 2 dogs and love in town 😊

Posted over 1 year ago

I personally have both of my dogs insured. No matter how well you care for your pet there is always the risk of serious health issues occurring. I believe it is piece of mind to know that if anything serious occurs with either of them, that I have the funds to perform whatever treatment or tests they need. If considering pet insurance it is important to shop around to find the best policy that suits your needs and ensure you insure the pet from a young age.

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

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Posted over 1 year ago

Good luck!
are you experienced with birds too?

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Posted over 1 year ago

This is a beautiful picture. Yes I do have experience with birds but there are not that many that visit our clinic, so we tend to see more dogs, cats and rabbits.

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

What is the most common issue you treat as a vet? And how can people be more responsible pet owners?

Posted over 1 year ago

How do you support new graduates and vet students within the industry, especially when it comes to stress and mental health issues?

Posted over 1 year ago

Yes mental health and stress is a huge factor in our Industry especially for New graduates and Veterinary Students, but in saying this its quite common in Veterinarians of all ages. I remember very well, the stress that was placed on me as a student and new graduate. It’s a huge and very scary step to go from studying in a controlled university environment to then steeping into the consult room on your own. I believe the best way to reduce stress is to offer support for our new graduates and having a supportive team culture at your clinic. Support not only means being there on the day when they are consulting to help assist with questions or procedures, but it means regularly checking in with them on a personal level to ensure they are coping well and discussing what can be done to minimise stress. This is certainly different for ever graduate as some people need more support that others initially, so it must be tailored to individual needs. Giving them the chance to openly discuss issues and having a team that can support and nurture a graduate through the ups and downs is the key. Another big factor is ensuring they have an outlet outside of work where they can totally switch off. For me this is lifting weights at the Gym, but team sports, local clubs etc are all great for ensuring a better work life balance. Finally, nothing is better at reducing stress than being able to come home to a furry friend like my 'Sandy' for some cuddles after a long day.

lisamcconnellLisa McConnell responded over 1 year ago

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