COVID UPDATE

As Pets cannot patrol if their owners are vaccinated or not, neither can Vets. Therefore, to be safe to our staff and to allow the clinic to be Open for all pets-All owners, regardless of their vaccination status, will have to remain Outside the clinic for the coming weeks. All but one of our staff […]

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Not Just Black and White

Enjoy some of the lovely new pups visiting the clinic in recent days.

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Dachshund Delights

We were privileged to be given this wonderful litter of NINE Dachshund puppies to be vaccinated by us last week. Enjoy the heart-stealing eyes of this amazing breed and also the more unusual colour patterns in this litter

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HEALTH ALERT FOR JONES BEACH & KIAMA HELIPAD PARK

HEALTH ALERT FOR JONES BEACH & KIAMA HELIPAD PARK(update29/06/21 at the end). A very diligent owner has contacted our clinic in relation to a number of dogs experiencing an outbreak of severe vomiting and malaise in the Kiama area. The first known case appears to have fallen ill on Sunday. The common factors amongst those […]

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Who is in the House?

Ensure the sound is on for this video. Imagine being alone in your house and waking up to hear this sound coming from the laundry! Despite sounds to the contrary, this big baby doesn’t normally have any airway disorders.

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Drug-Free Therapy for your Pet’s Winter Aches & Pains.

Drug-Free Therapy for your Pet’s Winter Aches & Pains. As soon as the cold weather hit some weeks ago, we have had a constant stream of our joint and arthritis pets booking in for a much needed medical Laser therapy session. As vets, we continue to be amazed at how much the pets improve on […]

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Covid Conditions of Entry Update

COVID ENTRY CONDITIONS. Two persons can come inside with the pet i.e. 2 Adults or 1 adult + one child. Parents/Minders can still avail of the option to remain in their car with babies and sleeping children and for only the pet to come inside. Totally optional, however many parents have loved having this alternative […]

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Leptospirosis, ‘Rat Disease/Sydney Dog Disease’ ‘Lepto’ Information Update.

As Leptospirosis is location specific with regards to risk and vaccine protection, the information in this post relates only to our clients in the Illawarra, not to other parts of Australia or overseas. The behaviour of the vaccines in this disease also cannot be used to understand how Parvo, Distemper, Canine Cough vaccines work, they […]

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Noise,Thunder, Firework Fear in Pets.

A Guide to Assist in the Management of Noise Fears. Owner Interaction. Remain positive and attentive to your pet. Remember dogs especially, read your facial movements and can pick up your blood sugar levels, adrenaline and in some cases, your blood-pressure! You not only have to ‘look’ calm and up-beat around your dog, you have to […]

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EASTER MEDICATIONS ALERT

Fur-Parent Medication Alert. We need you Now to calculate if you have 9-10 days remaining of any medication and foods etc your pet needs. If not, then err on the side of caution and phone or contact  the vet clinic before 4pm this Wednesday 31st Match. This will help ensure we can either set supplies […]

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Health Alert: Ehrlichia Canis;Brown Dog Tick Disease

By now most owners will have seen news media outlets alerting everyone, Australia-wide to this emerging dog disease. There is Zero need for our clients to panic. There are 2 parts to the disease: Prevention and Treatment. Treatment is totally effective with appropriate safe, commonly used medication as long as you present your dog early […]

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Bravecto Spot-On XL Dog Special

$50 per vial/box We have 3 boxes at that price. Short dated. Must be applied before Feb 2021 to provide 6 months of protection up to August 2021

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Alert: New Paralysis Ticks site around Oak Flats.

Alert: New Paralysis Ticks site around Oak Flats. Wentworth Cottage Park has been the site of recent tick paralysis cases for us. Whilst it is most unusual to get paralysis tick in our immediate area, this park and also the scrubland between New and Old Lake Entrance road have both been the source of the […]

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Euthanasia: How will I know when it is time?

Euthanasia. Clients the world over ask their Vet: “How will we know when it’s time to stop?” Vets invariably & correctly reply; “You will know.” However, until the owner actually gets to that point of knowing, there is an awful lot of worrying and concern until that that moment of clarity and knowing is reached. […]

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Laser Patients

Meet Oodle, one of our Laser patients and a true little ‘Hero-man’. In addition to having a face to fall in love with instantly, he is a total sweetie and puts up with the trouble his aging 14.5 year body causes him from time to time. To see some snippets of Oodles laser sessions go […]

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SIMPARICA Tick & Flea Chew CLEARANCE OFFER.

SIMPARICA Tick & Flea Chew CLEARANCE OFFER. A product we don’t stock was delivered & short-dated so we are allowed to clear it below cost. If anyone already uses Simparica Chew 5-10kg Dog, we have 2 boxes each of 6 vials for $40 a box. Expires End of Nov. No rainchecks. We also have a […]

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Click-n-Collect App Order Promotion May to August

Click-n-Collect App Order Promotion May to August. The owner of “Kubra’ Steep is the Winner of our $100 clinic voucher for using our OFVC App to pre-order food, pet supplies or medications. Many thanks to all our clients who, where they could, used the App during this period to pre-order items. Our phone lines at […]

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Useful Video Footage for Teleconsultations

Due to the extra-ordinary numbers, these past 10 days, of Illawarra clients suffering from Covid-ive Colds/Flu/Fever/Sore throats and given also a significant number of clients returning here from Hotspots, we and other vet clinics have had to move some of our vet visits back to a Teleconsult format. We do so because, it doesn’t matter […]

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How to make sure Holidaying Pets get to do an E.T.

As Australians look to holiday more around Australia in coming months, chances are that means more pets will travel away on holiday with their owners. To ensure any pet who escapes whilst away on holiday gets to be found soon and to go home: make sure your pet’s details are up-to- date, not just the on […]

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Charli & Bruce’s Laser Sessions

    Bruce made us believers in top level laser therapy in pets. A giant breed dog, Bruce has been on multiple drug therapy for his crippling joint pain but was rapidly becoming resistant to all medications. Hills J/D diet helped but the major game changer was the use of our laser on Bruce. After […]

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