Articles by Sash Vets

SASH is opening a referral hospital on the Central Coast!

For almost ten years the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) has provided Specialist Veterinary care to referring Vets and their patients in Sydney and its surrounds, from the SASH hospital based in North Ryde. Now, we are delighted to announce that SASH will be opening a NEW referral hospital in Tuggerah to extend the option… Read more »

Dog Lovers

SASH is proud to again be a major sponsor and exhibitor at the Dog Lovers Show Sydney. This exciting event is on August 6th and 7th and is at the Royal Hall of Industries & The Horden Pavilion. The Sydney Dog Lovers Show is a great day out for the whole family with lots of… Read more »


Hello there pet lovers. Easter is just about upon us and it marks the last of the indulgent holiday celebrations for a while.  From Christmas, to New Year, Australia Day and Valentine’s Day Easter draws to a close an over-exposure of yummy treats.  While these are periods of celebration and sharing, it’s important to know… Read more »

Induction, maintenance and recovery of anaesthesia in the ferret using sevoflurane

by : Sanaa Zaki, S. Tzannes, M. Govendir, Richard Malik Abstract The ferret has unique anatomical and physiological characteristics, which favour the use of inhalational agents for the induction of anaesthesia. The use of halothane and isoflurane in the ferret has been widely documented; however, there is a lack of information on sevoflurane use in… Read more »

The Use of Sevoflurane in a 2:1 Mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen for Rapid Mask Induction of Anaesthesia in the Cat

by : S Tzannes, M Govendir, S Zaki, Y Miyake, P Packiarajah, R Malik Abstract An inhalational technique for rapid induction of anaesthesia in unsedated cats using sevoflurane and nitrous oxide is described. Using a pliable, tight-fitting, face mask, sevoflurane (7.5–8%) was delivered from an out-of-circuit precision vaporiser connected to a coaxial non-rebreathing system using… Read more »

X-linked myotubular myopathy in Rottweiler dogs is caused by a missense mutation in Exon 11 of the MTM1 gene

by : G Diane Shelton, Branden E Rider, Georgina Child, Sophia Tzannes, Ling T Guo, Behzad Moghadaszadeh, Emily C Troiano, Bianca Haase, Claire M Wade and Alan H Beggs Background: Congenital and inherited myopathies in dogs are faithful models of human muscle diseases and are being recognized with increasing frequency. In fact, canine models of dystrophin deficient muscular dystrophy and X-linked myotubular myopathy are of tremendous value in the translation of… Read more »


The SASH Oncology department is excited to announce, in partnership with Regeneus Regenerative Medicine, a new clinical trial for dogs with B cell lymphoma. B cell lymphoma is one of the more commonly diagnosed cancers in our canine companions. The team at SASH treat patients with lymphoma on an almost daily basis. Lymphoma is typically… Read more »