From the day we bought captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell home it was obvious that something wasn’t right. After eating he would stick his tongue out, drool excessively and experience moments where he was unable to move, staring off into the distance, unresponsive. It took just over a month of misdiagnosis and a change in vets for us to get to the diagnosis of a Congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt. By this point Maverick had captured our hearts and we had decided we would do everything in our power to help him – who needs a house deposit when you have a cat, am I right?
We had the choice between an animal hospital close to home in Canberra or SASH. After some research we chose SASH North Ryde and we are so glad we did. It wasn’t easy leaving Maverick 3 hours away but Dr Tristram Bennett and the SASH team were absolutely amazing. From the first consult all the way through to the week of recovery the SASH team kept us updated the whole way through and Mavericks surgery was a huge success.
That was almost a year and a half ago and if you met Maverick now you would never guess what a sick little kitten he once was. Thanks to Dr Tristram Bennett and the SASH team, Maverick gets to live a full life of hunting toy mice and wreaking havoc on his brother Steve.