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    Hi, does anyone know/know of Sarah Pellet? My boy Parsley has a problem with one of his elbows, I had him xrayed last week and it's a real mess. My vet doesn't know if it's osteoarthritis/infection/or maybe even bone cancer. The elbow is hard and swollen, he has (and always has had) an odd gait. It became more swollen last week and he was lame on it, and holding it up at rest. He's on daily Metacam now, and seems fine, but still has this odd gait.

    The xray showed the bones have some thinning in places, but new growth elsewhere, one patch that looks like a balloon almost, and small, loose pieces of bone around the edges of his elbow.
    I spoke to my vet on the phone, and suggested a specialist looked at the xrays, and she said she would send them to Sarah for her opinion. Am I right in thinking she is a Gold Standard in rabbit medicine?

    My vet has mentioned amputation, but obviously we don't want to do anything too drastic without a definite diagnosis. She also said if it is cancerous it may have already spread. I'm in bits, I don't want to lose him, I've lost two of my boys in a year, one from bloat, the other from bladder/kidney stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin'sMum View Post
    Hi, does anyone know/know of Sarah Pellet? My boy Parsley has a problem with one of his elbows, I had him xrayed last week and it's a real mess. My vet doesn't know if it's osteoarthritis/infection/or maybe even bone cancer. The elbow is hard and swollen, he has (and always has had) an odd gait. It became more swollen last week and he was lame on it, and holding it up at rest. He's on daily Metacam now, and seems fine, but still has this odd gait.

    The xray showed the bones have some thinning in places, but new growth elsewhere, one patch that looks like a balloon almost, and small, loose pieces of bone around the edges of his elbow.
    I spoke to my vet on the phone, and suggested a specialist looked at the xrays, and she said she would send them to Sarah for her opinion. Am I right in thinking she is a Gold Standard in rabbit medicine?

    My vet has mentioned amputation, but obviously we don't want to do anything too drastic without a definite diagnosis. She also said if it is cancerous it may have already spread. I'm in bits, I don't want to lose him, I've lost two of my boys in a year, one from bloat, the other from bladder/kidney stones.
    I am very sorry to hear about Parsley

    Not met SP personally but I have heard good reports about her

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    I'm pretty sure she's the vet Jemimah uses. (There is definitely an RUer that has spoken highly of her). I did see her name on the Gold Standards list in a recent Rabbiting On.

    I hope you can get some answers and a solution.


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    Yes, Sarah Pellett is Alf's vet and has been for at least 4 years, probably more. In that time I've never had any problems with her, and she's always done everything she can for my bunnies.

    You're right in thinking she's Gold standard. Not only that, but Animates - where she operates from - were the first ever practice to be awarded Gold standard in being a rabbit friendly practice. Sarah's the only specialist in rabbits/exotics there and has her own dedicated Exotics building on the premises, fully equipped for both treatment and in-patients. She's seen Alfie through countless dentals, investigations, stasis bouts, other illnesses, vaccinations, routine check ups - even bunny boarding! At times she's even gone above and beyond her job description - staying late or early, calling me to update past working hours, even offering to travel from an event she was due at (I think it may have been in London - it wasn't close, at any rate) back to Animates to help my bridge bunny Dee, if her condition had deteriorated further.

    I trust Sarah 100% with my rabbits. She's seen Alfie, Rosy and Dee - the latter two are no longer with me. Not only do I trust her treatment and her knowledge, but I trust her judgment too. If she said it was too much, or wasn't fair, I'd go with that - and I have done in the past, with no regrets. I really cannot recommend her enough, and would not go willingly to another vet!

    If you want to know anything more, please don't hesitate to PM me. I really hope Sarah can help your Parsley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin'sMum View Post
    Hi, does anyone know/know of Sarah Pellet? My boy Parsley has a problem with one of his elbows, I had him xrayed last week and it's a real mess. My vet doesn't know if it's osteoarthritis/infection/or maybe even bone cancer. The elbow is hard and swollen, he has (and always has had) an odd gait. It became more swollen last week and he was lame on it, and holding it up at rest. He's on daily Metacam now, and seems fine, but still has this odd gait.

    The xray showed the bones have some thinning in places, but new growth elsewhere, one patch that looks like a balloon almost, and small, loose pieces of bone around the edges of his elbow.
    I spoke to my vet on the phone, and suggested a specialist looked at the xrays, and she said she would send them to Sarah for her opinion. Am I right in thinking she is a Gold Standard in rabbit medicine?

    My vet has mentioned amputation, but obviously we don't want to do anything too drastic without a definite diagnosis. She also said if it is cancerous it may have already spread. I'm in bits, I don't want to lose him, I've lost two of my boys in a year, one from bloat, the other from bladder/kidney stones.

    Yes P, she is definitely a Gold Standard in Rabbit medicine I would not hesitate with a referral to her.

    I'm sorry to hear about Parsley. How long do the vets think this has being going on?

    Hugs for you. I hope this doesn't mean he's going to leave you anytime soon xx

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    Thank you for your prompt replies, I am heartened by your confidence in Sarah's abilities, thanks Jemima for your comments.

    Not sure how long it's been going on MM, I've had him almost a year (he came from our rescue), and he's always had a funny gait, he has a pad of fur on the side of his foot that doesn't get worn away due to the way he moves. The vet thinks it could be an old trauma, or a congenital problem.

    I hope she can interpret the xrays and give me some good news.

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin'sMum View Post
    Thank you for your prompt replies, I am heartened by your confidence in Sarah's abilities, thanks Jemima for your comments.

    Not sure how long it's been going on MM, I've had him almost a year (he came from our rescue), and he's always had a funny gait, he has a pad of fur on the side of his foot that doesn't get worn away due to the way he moves. The vet thinks it could be an old trauma, or a congenital problem.

    I hope she can interpret the xrays and give me some good news.

    Thanks again

    I hope it all goes well. I feel for you and Parsley xx

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    Thank you MM, I'm hoping it's nothing too serious. My vet phoned me last night to say Sarah is away at a conference, and so may not be able to review his xray till Friday, so it may be next week before I hear. he seems happy in himself, bobbing about and eating well, but I'm still worried. I hope you are OK and hope to see you sometime soon xx

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    Thank you Jane for the link, I had a look and it seems a good practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin'sMum View Post
    Thank you MM, I'm hoping it's nothing too serious. My vet phoned me last night to say Sarah is away at a conference, and so may not be able to review his xray till Friday, so it may be next week before I hear. he seems happy in himself, bobbing about and eating well, but I'm still worried. I hope you are OK and hope to see you sometime soon xx

    Thank you - I hope so too

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