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Joey’s Pet of the Week

By admin | Dated October 24, 2013

Hi everyone!! How are you all?? This hot and windy weather really does not agree with me. But I really can’t complain, at least we aren’t worrying about bushfires and having to evacuate. I feel so bad for everyone who is going through that at the moment. I can’t imagine having to pack what you can and leave everything else behind and hope for the best. Not to mention all of the injured and misplaced animals. I know how hard WIRES, Animal Welfare League and the RSPCA are working to help all of those animals who need some help. You would of read Nurse Katrina’s post about us taking donations for the organisations that are helping out. I’m super excited to say that you have all been so generous. We’ve had donations of bird seed and dog food and dog beds and blankets. And Nurse Sarah took up 13 bags of donated clothes with her to the Springwood area today! So thankyou to everyone who has already donated, and thankyou in advance if you will be dropping things off in the next few days.

I’ve been an itchy boy since I last spoke to you all. I had been grooming a lot and was generally uncomfortable. I was up to date with my Frontline spray and I had had a Comfortis tablet, so we knew it wasn’t fleas. Dr John gave me a good going over and said that I had a minor allergy, likely from all the pollens and dust and smoke in the air. I had to have an anti-itch injection, which I was surprisingly good about having and Nurse Katrina gave me a sponge bath in an oatmeal shampoo, which I actually really enjoyed! I have been much less itchy since then.

Another busy week of the nasty ticks. We admitted FIVE cases on Wednesday!! Unfortunately we lost one, a gorgeous 13year old Birman. You’ll be sick of hearing me say this, but I can’t stress it enough. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING TICK PREVENTION ON YOUR 4LEGGED FRIENDS!! While using the appropriate prevention at the appropriate intervals does not guarantee that your pet won’t get a tick, we find that the length of and severity of the symptoms are less than they are for the animals who have not been on prevention or have had it applied late.  For advice on what you should be using, give my Recpetion Nurses a call.

Tomorrow will be a sad day for GVH. We say au revoir to our star casual nurse, Nurse Sarah. Nurse Sarah has decided that she is going to enrol in summer school this year in preparation for starting a double degree in science and teaching. While I’m not always very nice to Nurse Sarah, (I bite her A LOT!!) , I will miss her a bunch and we all wish her the best for her future studies. And if she doesn’t come and visit me, I will go to her house and bite her!!

My pet this week was extremely exciting for me. I love most animals, maybe not dogs so much, but I will chat to cats, and bunnies and birds when they come in. So when Goldie the chicken came in yesterday, I thought it was by birthday again! Poor Goldie had been attacked by a fox the night before and had some nasty wounds. Goldie was pretty sore and sorry for herself when she first came in, her comb was saggy and she just wanted to sit quietly with her eyes closed. But if we woke her up, she would walk around and have a cluck. Dr John and Nurse Jess cleaned and flushed her wounds and we put in a quite cage in the hospital to let her rest. The big worry with traumatic events like this for small critters like chickens, is that they can go into shock. But we were the ones in shock when Nurse Katrina went in to check on Goldie after lunch and found she had laid an egg!! Everyone was super excited about this!! We’d never had a patient lay an egg before!! Unfortunately Goldie took a turn in the afternoon and she went to heaven 🙁  Goldie’s family were naturally upset, particularly given that they had had her for several years and she has survived a nasty infection that had left her blind in one eye the year before.

If you want to help out with our Bushfire appeal, please check out Wednesday’s post. Don’t forget to check out my Pet of the Week album for pics of Goldie and also a great pic of Ziggy, an amazingly handsome German Short Hair Pointer that came in for desexing today. Enjoy the rest of the week and I’ll catch you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo

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I took our little girl Coco for her very first vet visit yesterday. Dr Helen gave Coco a thoroughly check-up and provided me with useful information as the first time puppy owner. Coco is now enrolled in the puppy school and will return back for her 2nd vaccine in a couple of week!
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Quality care and advice at every visit. The staff are friendly and informative and genuinely care about your pets. I am 100% confident that my cat and dog always receive the best pet healthcare and as pet parents that's all we want.
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23:23 28 Jan 20
Gordon Vet has looked after my golden retriever since she was 9 weeks. Everyone has been amazing and caring with lots of experience. I have been able to ask any questions and always been welcome. Even one day when she stepped on a bee in the evening, they stayed open until we got there and helped her get it out. Thanks to all the staff :-)
Lizzie Wei
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00:56 18 Jan 20
We just moved to Gordon couple month ago and need to get my cat vaccinated. We found this hospital through google and I need to say they provide excellent service and very professional! The doctor really knows cat. Highly recommended!
Lara Bisley
Lara Bisley
08:15 27 Nov 19
Exceptional veterinary hospital. I have been taking my dog here for many years and although I now live in the Eastern Suburbs, I still drive across town to see the Vets at Gordon. The staff are highly skilled, compassionate, friendly and helpful. My 9 year old dog has had 2 knee operations (1 on each knee!) and the outcome of these surgeries far exceeded my expectations. I have been incredibly impressed with the care provided during all of our visits. I would highly recommend Gordon Vet Hospital.
Eugenie Goodyer
Eugenie Goodyer
23:22 21 Oct 19
Very friendly staff. Wonderful care for all our animals A++
Jennie Keogh
Jennie Keogh
06:36 21 Oct 19
Fantastic and friendly staff who you can tell really care about your pet. Their follow up service is also very reassuring. I also board my cat with Gordon Vet and I feel very comfortable to know he's in safe and caring hands. I'm so glad I found this clinic.
Newsha Amiri
Newsha Amiri
20:24 03 Oct 19
We took our dog there and Dr. David take care of his skin issues. he was so caring and professional.
Luxe Sydney Mum
Luxe Sydney Mum
06:37 02 Sep 19
Compassionate, caring and highly skilled veterinary surgeons who treat their patients and owners with respect. The nursing and administration staff are efficient and remember their patients by name which is a lovely touch. A lovely vet practice which despite our Golden Retriever Finn’s complex medical history, is always welcoming to him and he never displays any signs of anxiety when attending. Dr Helen is lovely and a firm favourite of ours!
Lihong Xing
Lihong Xing
05:00 05 Nov 18
Highly recommend Dr David, Scott, Helen, and Catherine, I've taken my cat to see all the doctors here.
Jeremy Tarbox
Jeremy Tarbox
22:55 10 Sep 18
We found a stray, agitated dog in front of our house last night. We phoned but got no help from the Council ranger who gave two options: tie him up in front yard overnight or "let him loose, he'll find his own way home" :( So we phoned Gordon Vet: they stayed open a few minutes so we could run him up and he could have a bed and dinner. Thank you Gordon Vet Hospital, hope he gets home soon!!! :)
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Vishal Kapoor
01:52 04 Sep 18
Really amazing staff members. Their systems and processes are also very
Gerry Stevens
Gerry Stevens
11:01 14 Jul 18
Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
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03:20 15 Feb 18
Absolutely love the service here. I switched from other Vets to this Vet as the staff here are quite attentive and really care about your furry baby! I have basically seen most of the Dr's here and all of them so far have been fantastic, friendly and fun to speak with! Easy to locate and enough parking available! 5 Stars indeed!
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