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Bermudian veterinarian makes news in Australia

A Bermudian veterinarian is making headlines in Australia after saving a cat in an unusual case.

Dr Charna Stowe, now practicing at the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic in South Australia, was recently treating a cat brought in with an abscess on its neck, but noticed that it did not appear like a normal abscess caused by fighting.

After giving the animal an anaesthetic so that she could clean the abscess, she discovered a double strand of cotton in the wound attached to a 5cm long needle.

Speaking to the Whyalla News, Dr Stowe said: “I knew immediately the cat was in trouble.”

The cat underwent surgery to remove the needle, which was stuck in muscle near the cat’s shoulder, and has since recovered from the injury.

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Published March 05, 2012 at 9:11 am (Updated March 05, 2012 at 9:10 am)

Bermudian veterinarian makes news in Australia

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