Covid Update July 12th 2021

We are open normal hours. Some changes in trading conditions. Regardless, if you or family members are ill, under any Stay-at-Home orders or are awaiting a Covid test results, please do Not attend the clinic without first discussing your visit with us. Too many clients are making health decisions for our staff as to what […]

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Covid Update June 27th 2021

Covid Update We are open tomorrow, usual hours all week. Some consultations may now need to be switched to a teleconsultation format-you will be advised directly if this is the case. Otherwise, One adult person wearing a mask and who has filled out our covid entry form will be allowed in with their pet. Please […]

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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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Pre-order April Winner

CLICK& COLLECTION/PRE-ORDER OFVC APP APRIL WINNER: MIA LANCASTER. The $25 can be used against any in clinic service. We thank everyone who has pre-ordering their medication or foods either by phone or using our clinic App’s order forms, our nurses really love the advance notice to get everything ready efficiently for you.

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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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Christmas hours & Medication/Food orders

Whilst our clinic will only be closed from noon on Thursday 24th to 9am Tuesday 29th, our suppliers will be either closed or on reduced deliveries. Please check your pet’s medications and pet-food levels Now, to ensure that you have enough to last until Tuesday Jan 5th, when normal deliveries resume. If you do not […]

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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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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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Health Alert: Pet Food recall.

Health Alert: Pet Food recall. Australian Vets have been asked to be on the alert for cases of Megaoesphagus over concerns certain foods may be triggering this condition. We don’t know too much at the moment other than one company: https://veganpet.com.au/ has launched a recall of some of their product. We don’t sell Vegan food […]

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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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General Snake Alert

As one would expect, snakes now very active.  However, in Shell Cove especially, some snakes are coming up close to backyards and dog-runs so keep a sensible eye out. If you have a snake bite after hours, ARH Emergency Vets Wollongong, which is open & fully staffed each night from 6pm-8am, plus has vet staff […]

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Job Vacancy: Casual Vet Nurse Role

We have had a surge of new clients, many travelling from quite a fair distance outside our normal area to join our clinic. Our normal loyal clientele has also been getting back up to date with their vet needs, to the point that we now need to add TWO part-time casual new nursing roles to […]

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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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