Dr Charlotte Stenberg is one of many emergency vets to call Animal Emergency Service at Underwood home. Charlotte has loved animals since she was a wee girl of only four years old – and as an adult, has followed the development in science and technology and the hands on approach of being able to tackle patients in her role of emergency vet.
Although many patients walk through Charlotte’s doors, a memorable patient comes to mind for her as she discusses a meaningful patient she once saw. “I can remember a patient of mine with multiple co-Morbidites (sick sinus syndrome, heart murmur, other metabolic disease) coming in with gastric bloat. Originally I prepared the owners for a poor prognoses, but they were so dedicated and willing to try anything. Thankfully they did, because the dog ended up doing really well – the anaesthesia went perfectly, and the dog went home within a few days after.”
Charlotte loves the varied case load that emergency veterinary medicine brings, and in particular loves performing interesting surgeries. The most unusual case she has seen was a turtle who came to the emergency practice with septicaemia!
Three quick questions with Dr Charlotte
Tell us why you like working for Animal Emergency Service.
The range of services available – being able to do multiple diagnostics and treatments for a patient in one hospital. Our staff really care about the patients’ outcomes.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
I play competitive basketball weekly. I’m a bit of a foodie – I love going to new restaurants or markets. I also love to travel and I love the beach. One thing not many people know about me is that I play the cello!
What would you say to an aspiring vet?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.