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Summer Newsletter

First off we would like to wish all of our clients a happy new year and thank you all for your support during 2020.

During these hot summer months it is important to that we keep a close eye on our pets and pay attention to their needs. Animals struggle in the heat just like we do!

To ensure that our pets remain safe and happy there are several steps that can be taken.

  • Provide access to shade

  • Always have clean fresh water accessible

  • Provide shelter

  • Walk your pet early in the morning or late in the afternoon

  • Avoid any strenuous exercise

  • Where possible provide your pet access to indoors

  • Never leave your pet unattended in a car

  • Avoid hot pavement

  • Provide wet towels or blankets to lie on

  • Paddle Pools

Signs of heat stress in dogs or cats:

  • Panting

  • Restlessness

  • Excessive Salivation

  • Increased respiratory rate

Signs of severe heat stress:

  • Weakness

  • Change in gum colour

  • Exaggerated breathing (gasping)

  • Seizures

If your pet exhibits any of these signs please phone your vet immediately. Heat stress can be fatal and should be taken seriously.


In the Spotlight

- We say goodbye to our wonderful nurse Riley who is now pursuing human nursing! Riley leaves after 6 years with us. We wish her all the best in her future pursuits and we will miss her dearly.

- We would like to welcome our new vet Logan! Logan completed his degree at James Cook University and graduated in 2018. He has experience with all animals great and small however he has a keen interest in cattle. You will find him in the clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

- Welcoming nurse Shelly! You may see another new face around the clinic! Shelly holds a certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and started with us in early January.


We are continuing our Newrybar pop-up clinic. You can find us at the Newrybar Produce Store between 12-2pm on Monday the 1/2/21 and Monday the 1/3/21. If you would like to make an appointment please phone the clinic on 66843818.



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