Natasha Walzthoni

BSc (Hons), DVM
Dr Walzthoni
Emergency Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr Walzthoni

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Dr. Walzthoni completed a Bachelor of Science (Honors) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College. She completed rotating and diagnostic imaging internships at the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has strong interests in both emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging alike. Outside of veterinary medicine, she spends her time hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter; as well as spending time with her family, friends, and cats.
Bilateral Hind Limb Deformities Leading to Medially Luxating Patellas in a Kitten

Bilateral Hind Limb Deformities Leading to Medially Luxating Patellas in a Kitten

Objective: A 9-week-old DLH kitten presented to the VSCNL for evaluation of abnormal bilateral hind limb deformities. Bilateral hyperextension of the tarsi was diagnosed on physical exam and was treated with physiotherapy and splinting. At 4-months of age, he presented with bilaterally, medially luxating patellas which were treated with bilateral chondroplasty.

Authored: Natasha M Walzthoni, Trina Bailey

Published: CVJ: Manuscript ID 2018-0182.R1 - August 2019
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Our highly trained emergency veterinary health care team is dedicated to helping you and your companion any time of the day when your pet is sick or injured. No appointment is necessary.

Whenever possible, our veterinarians work in consultation with your primary care veterinarian.

We do everything possible to ensure that every patient receives timely access to veterinary care. Like human emergency rooms, we operate on a triage system – this means that more seriously ill or injured patients are seen before less seriously ill or injured patients. During high-volume times patients with minor ailments and injuries can experience longer wait times.

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At times, potentially seriously injured or ill patients may be taken straight into our hospital’s triage room or treatment areas based on our triage system. These patients will be assess by a doctor immediately and receive life-saving treatment such as fluids and oxygen and/or pain medication when appropriate.

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Each patient is charged an emergency consultation fee that covers the doctor’s initial examination and assessment. Additional fees are charged for all diagnostics and treatments required based on your pet’s medical condition. It is our policy to prepare a detailed estimate of your pet’s medical costs for your review on admission and keep clients updated on the ongoing medical costs of their hospitalized pets. We do not wish to extend anyone beyond their means. Please do not hesitate to communicate your intentions or concerns to your doctor.

Our fee schedule is structured to support a modern, fully equipped medical facility enabling our staff to deliver the highest possible quality veterinary services by highly trained staff. A 75% deposit is required for all hospitalized cases with the balance due in full at discharge.  For your convenience we accept cash, debit, AMEX, Visa & Master Card.

If you have financial concerns, please let us know as soon as possible. Whenever possible, we try to provide appropriate diagnostic and treatment options to ensure that your pet receives quality care. Please see our Payment Options page to learn about our financing options. 

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7140 – 12th Street S.E.

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