Welcome to
The Animal Doctors @ Pakenham and NOW @ Officer as well!

We are exactly what our name says we are; providers of professional health services to the furry members of your family. Our veterinary team provides experienced and personal support to you and your pets in modern, purpose built clinics on the Princes Highway in Pakenham AND NOW in Officer!!

Opening Hours:

Pakenham:
Mon-Fri: 8.00am – 7.00pm
Sat: 8.30 – 2.00pm
Officer:
Mon-Fri: 8.30 – 7.00pm
Sat: 8.30 – 12noon

You can find us at:

Pakenham:
164 Princes Hwy
Pakenham
Victoria 3810
Officer:
464 Princes Hwy
Officer
Victoria 3809

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PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a reminder that both clinics will be closed Monday 27th of January due to the Australia Day Public Holiday.

Please note that due to this public holiday, there will be changes in the days for delivery of medication, food and merchandise. If you are needing anything ordered, please call in plenty of time, to avoid disappointment.

If you are needing veterinary assistance during this time, please call one of the following;
Casey Pet Emergency Centre: Ph: 8790 1625. 4/471 Princes Hwy, NARRE WARREN. Open from 4pm Saturday til 9am Tuesday.
VRH: (formerly known as AEC Hallam) Ph: 1300 385 874. 36 Lonsdale St, DANDENONG. Open 24 hours

We hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend.
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FIREWORK WARNING.

There will be a number of scheduled fireworks for tomorrow night in the local area.
Please keep all of your pets (including livestock and outside pocket pets) safe.
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NEW YEAR'S OPENING HOURS

Just a reminder that both clinics will be closing early tomorrow and will be closed for business on the 1st of January.

We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year's and we look forward to seeing you all in 2020.
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We have currently lost power which is affecting both clinics. So we currently have no phones or computer systems. If you are needing veterinary assistance during this time, please call Casey Pet Emergency (from 4pm) on 87901625 or VRH on 1300 385874.

Sorry for the inconvenience and we will let you know if we get back up and running before we close at 4.
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PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ€ΆπŸ€Ά πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Both of our clinics will be closing early tomorrow and will be closed for business on the 25th and 26th of December.
If you are needing veterinary asdistance during this time, you can contact one of the emergency centres.
Casey Pet Emergency - Narre Warren 8790 1625
VRH - Dandenong 1300 385 874

We hope that all are clients and patients have a wonderful Christmas
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It's that silly season again. πŸŽ„πŸ€ΆπŸŽ…πŸΊπŸΈπŸΉπŸ₯‚πŸŽ„
We hope that everyone has a wonderful time, but stays safe.
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Hope no one has any issues with this in their house 🀣 ...

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Did you know that up to 77% of pets suffer from anxiety?

There are alot of changes around the Christmas time that can make their anxiety worse.

- Fireworks
- Visitors
- Travelling
- You are away from them more
- New puppy or kitten.

Ask us how we can help
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With the extremely hot weather today please place water containers outside for the birds and other wildlife. Remember to add a stick or rocks.
Don’t walk any animals on the hot concrete - it can burn their feet
πŸ’¦ 🌞 πŸ˜“ β˜€οΈ πŸ’¦
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Congratulations puppies and their owners ...

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This week is going to be another scorcher.
Please keep your pets cool and safe.
Pocket pets, birds and farm stock included
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Christmas Season is upon us again.
Which means lots of yummy food for us, but also means danger for our furry family members.
Please keep them away from all the holiday cheer, including poinsettias, alcohol and fatty foods.
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Just a reminder.
Competition closes this Friday, for the kid's colouring competition.

If you haven't got your entry yet, please stop by either clinic and pick one up
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Fireworks warning.
There are fireworks planned for this Saturday night. Starting approx. 10.15pm.

Please keep all your pets safe
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Wanting to have a better behaved pup next year?
Embarrassed by your pups behaviour around new people? Or when out for a walk?

Help is availableNEW YEARS RESOLUTION WORKSHOP

It looks like George, Hugo and Stanley made it onto Santapaw’s nice list this year.

If you think your doggo will be on the β€˜naughty’ list then why not join us in the New Year for our New Year’s Resolution Workshop and we’ll help you to get your dog on the right track.

Make it your New Years Resolution to help your dog get back onto the β€˜Nice’ list in 2020.

When: 3rd, 4th, 5th January 2020
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm each day
Where: 464 Princes Hwy Officer

This workshop focuses on:
🐢 β€˜reliable’ obedience - how to teach your dog to listen to you first time, every time, no matter where you are or what’s happening around you.
🐢 Manners - no paws on people (unless invited), no paws on the furniture (unless invited), no stealing the food off the kitchen bench, no barging through door ways, stop barking, boundaries and more.

Contact us for more information
0407553975
gemma@patientpaws.com.au
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How does everyone pet proof there Chrissie Trees? Would love to see pics. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ ...

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Christmas is upon us. Come on in to the Pakenham clinic to get your furry family members a little something for under the tree πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ¦ŒπŸŽ„

While stocks last.
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Tomorrow is meant to be a scorcher ...

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Our kids Christmas colouring competition is back.
Bring the kids in to get a colouring in sheet and they could win some awesome prizes.
Entries close 20th of December
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Congratulations puppies πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ ...

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Today is going to be a scorcher ...

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Please think of our wildlife now the weather is warming upWith tomorrow forecast to reach 39 degrees in Melbourne, tonight and early tomorrow morning will be an ideal time to clean and refill your bird baths and water dishes, and ensure that they have some small rocks or a branch emerging to allow small critters to escape the water.

Thursday has also been declared a statewide Total Fire Ban by the CFA, meaning that no fires should be started or allowed to remain alight in the open air for 24 hours from 12:01am tonight. Dandenong Ranges National Park and the Dandenong Ranges Gardens will be closed to the public, including the following areas:

- 1000 Steps
- Ferntree Gully, One Tree Hill, Sherbrooke, Grants, Olinda Falls and Doongalla Homestead Picnic Grounds
- Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
- Alfred Nicholas, George Tindale and Pirianda Gardens
- William Ricketts Sanctuary
- R.J. Hamer and Mt Dandenong Arboretums
- Olinda Precinct (the former Olinda Golf Course)
- Silvan Reservoir Park
- Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve
- Perrins Creek Reserve
- Back Hill Reserve

Photo credit: Emma Campbell, YRC
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Trixie tried to scare all the puppies at Puppy Pre School tonight. ...

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PUBLIC HOLIDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Both clinics will be closed Tuesday 5th of November, due to the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.

If you are needing veterinary assistance on this day, please contact either
- Casey Pet Emergency, Narre Warren on 8790 1625
- Veterinary Referral Hospital and Emergency, Dandenong on 1300 385 874

Also due to the closure, regular delivery dates for food and medication will be affected.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Even Jo and Napoleon are getting into the scary spirit ...

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Happy Halloween. πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»
What are your pets dressing up as this year?
We would love to see pictures
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Just a little information from Wildlife Victoria, as it is fledgling season.
If you have any questions, please call either us or Wildlife Victoria, before handling any animal you see.
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Everyone at the Animal Doctors wants to wish Bella a very HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY. We hope she gets spoilt rotten today πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ ...

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Happy Vet Nurse Day to all the wonderful nurses out there.
We know you don't just play with puppies and kittens all day, and we appreciate all you do for staff, clients and patients.
Keep up the great work
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No just for people. Animals can get mammary masses as well and they are just as serious. ...

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AFL Grand Final today. Who are you going for?
We would love to see photos of your pets in their team colors
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Spring is in the air and our garden is starting to bloom. ...

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PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Both clinics will be closed this Friday due to the Grand Final Public Holiday, but we will be open business as usual on Saturday.

If you are needing food, medication or supplies ordered in for your pet, all ordered need to be in by 7pm Tuesday 24th of September, for delivery on Wednesday the 25th of September.

If you are needing veterinary attention for your pet while we are closed, please contact;
- Casey Pet Emergency 4/471 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren. Ph: 8790 1625
- Animal Emergency Centre - Hallam Ph: 8795 7020

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful long weekend
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You will start seeing alot of young birds out learning the ropes, but please be mindful of handling them. Just because they can't fly and you can pick them up, doesn't mean they are sick or injured. Please let them be.
You can always call us or Wildlife Victoria (ph 8400 7300) for information
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Mum & dad will still look after them even if not in their nest.
Only remove fledglings if in immediate danger.
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Happy Friday the 13th from Officer's resident black cat Josephine ...

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Congratulations puppies. Keep up the good work ...

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Happy International Dog Day!!!!
We would love to see pics of your puppy πŸ•πŸ©πŸΆ
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6 months ago

The Animal Doctors at Pakenham and Officer

WARNING- Some photos in this post may gross out some people.

LAST WEEK FOR DENTAL MONTH.
So last chance to come in and grab some awesome discounts and free vet dental checks.

While stock last
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Don't forget, it's Dental Month.
If this little kid can brush her alligator's teeth, then we can show you how to brush your cat or dogs.
Come in and ask us how
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Congratulations to these cutie puppies who graduated tonight. Good work πŸŽ“ ...

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Teeth come in all shapes and sizes. Can you guess what animals these belong to?

Dental month is still running til the end of August.
Ask us about all the great deals and discounts we have. 🦷🦷🦷
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There is just over 2 weeks left of our Winter blanket/towel drive. Here is just some of the donations boxed upready to be dropped off.
A massive thank you to everyone who has already donated
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Napoleon says Happy Red Nose Day ...

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HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY πŸΎπŸ±πŸˆπŸ¦πŸ―πŸ…πŸ†
We would love to see pics of your cats
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A massive CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Nicole Elias for her 10 years with us at The Animal Doctors.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and everything you have done for us and the clinic over the years.
We know that alot of the clients will agree, that we hope there are many more years of you working with us, to come. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Even the Zoos of Melbourne have gotten into Dental MonthYou scratch my tooth, we'll scratch yours... while the kids are busy scrubbing 'hippo' teeth like this, our friends at Dental Health Services Victoria are taking care of the kids all week at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Combine a fun trip to the zoo with a free kids dental health check, bring your own toothbrush to be recycled thoughtfully and collect a free new one on your way out! More info: bit.ly/33fefqC
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ORAVET DENTAL MONTH PROMOTION.
For the month of August, buy a packet of Oravet 14's or 28's and receive a voucher for $5 off your next packet. While stocks last.
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7 months ago

The Animal Doctors at Pakenham and Officer

AUGUST IS DENTAL MONTH.
Ask us today about all the specials we have on offer for your cats and dogs for the month if August.
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Just a reminder; Today is the last day of Dry July, to get 10% off all Feliway products and to go into the draw to win a Feliway Spray 60ml bottle. ...

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Dental Month. Starting this Thursday 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷 ...

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AUGUST IS DENTAL MONTH.
Keep an eye out for up coming specials and deals that we will have through next month. 🦷🦷🦷
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REMINDER: 1 week left to get 10% off all Feliway products and to go into the draw to win a 60ml bottle of Feliway Spray.

Offer ends 31st July
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We are loving all the clients who have donated to our Winter Towel and Blanket drive.

Had to show pictures of the huge piles of brand new blankets and towels that have been donated to our cause. Thank you. You have gone above and beyond and it is greatly appreciated. πŸ’•

Reminder: The towel and blanket drive is running until the end of August. You can drop donations off at both clinics during business hours.
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Less than 2 weeks left ...

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For every Canine Drontal purchase, you get a free poo bag dispenser.
While stocks ladt, one per client.
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Today is the purr-fect weather to be inside with a hot cuppa and a couch cuddle. β˜•πŸ΅πŸ•πŸ±πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ
We would love to see your furry couch companions
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If your cat shows any of these warning signs, please contact your vet as soon as possible.

- Urinating outside of the litter tray (on clothes, on the floor, in the sink)
- Straining to urinate
- Increased frequency in going to the litter tray
- Pink, dark, bloodly or strong smelling urine
- Crying or vocalising when trying to urinate
- Reduced appetite or energy level
- Licking genital area more frequently

FLUTD is a serious (and sometimes fatal) condition, but one that with the right diet, veterinary help and guidence, can be treated.
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Anyone who purchases a Feliway product during the month of Dry July, will go in the draw to win a Feliway Spray 60ml bottle.
*conditions apply. Winner announced early September
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Don't forget - For the month of July, we have 10% off all Feliway products ...

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Within a couple of hours of our Winter Blanket drive notice going up, we have already had deliveries. Thank you guys πŸΆπŸ±πŸ’• ...

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WINTER BLANKET AND TOWEL DRIVE.

Do you have old, but still in good condition blankets and towels?

For the months of July and August – Help support some of the local Animal Rescue and Wildlife groups during the colder months by donating your goodies here.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot except dirty/soiled towels or blankets or any form of cushions, sheets, doonas or electric blankets.
Thank you for your support.
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DRY JULY
10% off all Feliway products.
Come in and ask how Feliway can help
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DRY JULY.
Come in and see what we can do for your cat.
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There is a severe weather warning for later this morning.
Strong winds and heavy rains are predicted.
Please keep your pets safe and dry today β›ˆβ›ˆβ›ˆ
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WE'RE CLOSED THIS MONDAY!

Both clinics will be closed on Monday 10th of June, due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday.
If you are needing emergency veterinary assistance during this time, please contact one of the following;
Animal Emergency Centre, Hallam
151/159 Princes Hwy (turn into Wedgewood Rd), Hallam, Vic, 3803
Phone: (03) 8795 7020
Casey Pet Emergency Centre, Narre Warren
4/471 Princess Hwy, Narre Warren VIC 3805
Phone: (03) 8790 1625

If you are needing to order medication for your pet, please contact the clinic by 6pm tonight, so we can try and get it delivered for tomorrow.

We will be open, business as usual on Saturday and then open again on Tuesday.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a lovely long weekend!πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘
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Happy Mother's day to those whose 'kids' have fur, scales or feathers, paws, claws or hooves. πŸ•πŸ©πŸ±πŸˆπŸ΄πŸŽπŸ„πŸ–πŸπŸ‘πŸπŸ«πŸπŸ‡πŸ¦ƒπŸ“πŸ¦πŸ¦†πŸΈπŸŸβ€β€β€ ...

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10 months ago

The Animal Doctors at Pakenham and Officer

We got a special visiter yesterday. Little 'Nutsty', a nearly 1yr old Dingo came to visit us and get lots of pats and treat.
She is one of the many great wildlife from Wildlife of Oz
#wildlifeofOz.
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Look at these cuties that are attending our Tuesday night classes.
Keep up the good work pups
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Yakkerboo Festival Fireworks
Saturday 27th April
PB Ronald Reserve
Fireworks start at 9pm.
Make sure you have your pets in a secure place in case they are frightened by the noise.
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Happy Easter to all our clients.

If you are having an Easter Egg hunt today, make sure your kids find them all. Because if they don't, your dog sure will.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Easter.
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A huge thank you to all the kids that got their colouring competition entries in.
Prizes are all done up and I'm just about to call the winners.

Good luck and Congratulations.
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Just a reminder that today is the last day to get your Easter Colouring Competition entry in.

Winners announced tomorrow πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ°πŸ°πŸ£πŸ£πŸ₯πŸ₯
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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT.

Due to the public holidays coming up over the next 2 weeks, there will be a change in the days that we will be ordering medication, food and merchandise.

If you are needing to order anything for your pets to get you through the shorter weeks, please contact the clinic on 59413822 as soon as possible, as we cannot guarantee last minute deliveries.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Easter.
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Getting lots of entries into the kids Easter colouring competition.
Still plenty of time to get your entries in.
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Jo was "helping" a client yesterday with their colouring competition ...

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EASTER DANGERS TO OUR PETS

Easter is fast approaching, but it is a very dangerous time for our pets. Common things that make Easter, Easter, can cause serious health issues for our furry family members.

Chocolate – Vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, seizures, death
Hot Cross Buns (sultanas) – Vomiting, diarrhoea, Severe kidney damage, coma, death

Easter Baskets + Plastic Grass – Choking hazard, vomiting, diarrhoea, intestinal obstruction
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We already have our first entrant into the Easter Colouring Competition.

Come down and get your entry.
Competition closes 17th of April
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EASTER COMPETITION

We are currently running a Easter colouring competition for all the kids that come into our clinic.

The competition will be running from today until the 17th of April, with winners announced on the 18th.

There will be a number of prizes to be won, so all you need to do is; drop by, pick up your colouring sheet, decorate and bring it back to the clinic before close of business on the 17th to be in the draw to win.

Good luck to everyone that enters
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Please teach your kids the right way to hold pocket pets. Its for the safety of your kids and the pets.Remember the right way to hold a guinea pig! Via theguineapiguide. Also please check out the amazing artist of this photo When Guinea Pigs Fly

Check out our video on how to hold/pick up your cavies here: youtu.be/-_ep63Reg74
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PUBLIC HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Both clinics will be closed Monday the 11th of March, due to the Labor Day Public Holiday.

If you are needing veterinary assistance during this time, the Animal Emergency Centre in Hallam is open 24/7 and Casey Pet Emergency Centre in Narre Warren is open from 6pm.

In case of fireworks this weekend, please keep your pets safe in side.

We will be business as usual On Tuesday.

We hope everyone has a safe long weekend
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Please keep your pets safe if you live in this areaFor those living in the Berwick area. The Berwick Show is on this weekend and there will be fireworks display on Saturday evening. Please make sure your pets are secure and safe. ...

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There is still time to book your feline friend in to get protected against the nasty FIV.

For $95 you get a consult with the vet to discuss the risks, a FIV blood test and the 3 booster vaccinations. Normally over $250!!!!!

Call us today to make a booking.
Only valid til the end if this month
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OUT OF ORDER.

Our Hydrobath is currently out of order.

I will post again once we know what is going on with it and when it is hopefully fixed.

Sorry for any inconvenience
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Happy Valentine's Day.
We hope you got to spend the day with those you love and those who love you unconditionally 🐾🐾🐾❀❀❀
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Had this big bundle of 9 puppies in today for their 1st vaccinations and microchipping. They were all very brave (and very cute) ...

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New puppy preschool group, full of super cute puppies ...

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