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Joey’s Pet of the Week

By admin | Dated September 26, 2013

Hi everyone!! How are you all? Hasn’t it been hot these past few days? It’s hard being a mostly black cat when it’s that hot outside. I have to keep finding shady spots to cool myself down. This usually means I can be found in the downstairs car park or in the gym car park.  I’ll be spending a lot of time inside today seeings how it’s hot and windy. I really hate the wind.

I had my professional photo shoot yesterday with the lovely people at Uber Photography in Killara. Nurse Layne and Nurse Jacqui were coming to pick me up at 12noon SHARP. I took that to mean that I could go missing for an hour. Nurse Katrina was walking up and down West St rattling a bag of my favourite treats, and I still wasn’t giving away my hiding spot. She spoke to my friends at Snap Printing, Jax Tyres AND Pymble Accident, and no one had seen me. It got to 12:05pm and Nurse Katrina was pretty worried that she was going to get into trouble from Nurse Layne about me being AWOL, so she went for one last walk and finally found me talking to people in the gym car park. I was not happy about being carried back to GVH and then locked in a carry cage, but Nurse Layne and Nurse Jacqui said I was a very good boy on the photoshoot, although I did get a little distracted and didn’t want to sit where the photographer wanted me to. Nurse Layne thought she would YouTube videos of Noisey Mynah, which I didn’t really care about. So then she searched for cat meows, thinking that seeings how I love cats, that that may keep me still for a while. Unfortunately for Nurse Layne, the video she chose was of cranky cat meows and I got scared and ran and hid!! We are hoping that by next week we will have some amazing shots of an amazing kitty cat! I’ll be sure to let you all know when I am up on the wall here at GVH so you can come and check it out.

Instead of a Pet of the Week, I’m doing a community service announcement as part of the terms of my good behaviour agreement. With the warmer weather, there are a lot of lizards around and we get a lot of skinks here at GVH. I have turned into a pretty good lizard hunter, much to the dismay of the nurses here. They are frequently taking lizards off me and then locking me inside while they release them. On Monday, I proudly bought Nurse Katrina a baby Water Dragon. Man was she cranky!! Luckily for me, there were no injuries to the bubba, he was just a little cold so Nurse Katrina popped him on a heat mat overnight. Obviously made of tough stuff, the little guy was fighting fit and raring to go the next day. Nurse Katrina called a good friend of GVH, Jeff, who is a carer for reptiles with the Sydney Wildlife Service for some advice about the little Dragon’s release options. Given that I was the one who bought him in, they decided that letting him go near us was probably not the best idea, so on Wednesday Nurse Katrina took the little Dragon down to Bicentennial Park in West Pymble where he will have the creek to play in and other Dragons to play with. He seemed pretty happy with his new home and now will be safe from me! This is the time of year when the babies will be around, so it’s important to make sure that if you own a cat who is as good at hunting lizards as me, that you make sure they have a bell or two on their collar. I have two bells on my collar but may be upgrading to a third bell if I keep up my wicked ways. The other important thing to remember is that cats will do the majoritory of their hunting at dusk and dawn, so make sure your feline friend is inside at these times. As part of your responsibilities as a cat owner under the Companion Animals Act, you are meant to ensure that your kitty cat is inside at these times. This will not only help to keep the wildlife safe, but this is often the time that cats will get into fights with other cats. My curfew is between 5-6pm and this is generally the time I get my dinner, so I’m never too upset about coming inside when there is food involved!

As always, don’t forget to check out the pictures of my Dragon in my album on Facebook. Have a good week, stay cool and I’ll chat to you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo

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Matthew Rajchert
Matthew Rajchert
23:29 19 Apr 21
Even though we only use Gordon Vets, we think they are the best. Amazing staff show true passion for your pets wellbeing and even though the location is out of the way it is 100% worth it. I highly recommend this Vet to everyone.
Taylor Fezai
Taylor Fezai
04:42 17 Apr 21
The vets are knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!
Alison
Alison
06:31 27 Mar 21
Nice location, plenty of parking slots! We had a general health check and Dr Lackenby is very kind and helpful! Will definitely come back to this practice next time!
Jemma Sully-Harries
Jemma Sully-Harries
03:18 18 Mar 21
My family and pets have always had a great experience here and the reception staff is always very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Recently my puppy was sick and Dr David Loneragan helped us out and was easily accessible to me. We will definitely be coming back here next time!
Liza Fincham
Liza Fincham
05:30 11 Mar 21
Staff are so friendly and they take any injured animals
Robyn King
Robyn King
02:57 04 Feb 21
My family and I have lived in the area for over 30 years and we have never been to any other practice. The care and compassion the vets have shown towards our babies has always been of the highest standard. I would particularly like to thank Dr Coggins for the care and compassion she has shown towards me in recent months with Salem (who unfortunately was PTS this past Sunday) and also with Lilah. This practice has a real gem in her!
Hana Yoon
Hana Yoon
08:43 14 Jan 21
I’ve been taking my dog to this vet for 7 years and they’ve always been so kind, professional and empathetic. They’ve always been able to fit him in, even in emergency situations so I’m very grateful!
Colin Pannell
Colin Pannell
23:26 07 Dec 20
Well it's never nice to have to take your beloved pet(s) to the vets but sometimes you just have to. Gordon Vets are similarly priced to others in this locale but they are well organised, off street parking and the vets are compassionate about the care of animals. Even separate entrances for dogs and cats ! See attached photo. Educated, literate cats queue up outside (ir's actually the practice's resident cat).
John Hannelly
John Hannelly
03:04 09 Nov 20
David and all the staff are wonderful, caring people who really look after your loved pets in a very professional manner.
Chris Chappel
Chris Chappel
00:54 31 Oct 20
Extremely happy with Imogen and the team. I had lost ALL faith in vets after going to GreenCross. Thankfully Gordon Vet Hospital surpassed all our hopes and expectations. Imogen was incredibly caring, clinically competent and finally solved the issue our cat had. The vet nurses and reception team seemed genuinely happy and were super friendly each time we’ve returned. Follow up care after the surgery for our cat was like night and day compared to what we’d been through at our old vet. Unlike at GreenCross where the final price always ended up being at the top of the quoted range, at Gordon Vet Hospital the quote was far more reasonable and the price ended up at the lower end of the estimate. Highly recommended this vet.
Lisa Elliott
Lisa Elliott
06:17 20 Oct 20
I can't rate Gordon Vet Hospital any higher. I took my 11yr old staffy in for surgery with the beautiful Imogene Ewen (amazing surgeon) and was managed by incredibly professional front office staff (Maddie). My dog, Coco was in the best of hands. The after care service is detailed and their love of animals is so very clear to all who enter. Exceptional service for the North Shore.
Jonathan Summers
Jonathan Summers
09:51 09 Oct 20
We love these guys. We have 3 cats and they are all well looked after.
jo kleoudis
jo kleoudis
22:08 04 Oct 20
Best vets and nursing staff. Great advice. Convenient and always easy to book.
Roopam Ghosh
Roopam Ghosh
10:49 25 Sep 20
Great service and very prompt with appointments. Lovely staff
Michelle Keir
Michelle Keir
08:30 01 Sep 20
Great service my dog loves going there! The staff are very caring and the vets very knowledgeable and do not over service.
Ayanthi Gooneratne
Ayanthi Gooneratne
06:22 24 Aug 20
The Vets are fantastic and so are the support staff. My dogs have been with Gorden Vets for over 10 years.
Steve Walker
Steve Walker
11:33 11 Aug 20
Helen was great. Took great care of our dog.
Eve Barratt
Eve Barratt
01:17 04 Aug 20
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!
Claire Turner
Claire Turner
05:21 19 Jul 20
Care & attention for your furry friends second to none.
Kimba
Kimba
02:50 09 Jul 20
Dr David and the team have provided real care, support and expertise for our furry family members over 25 years. They've also readily taken in injured wildlife. A great team of Vets and nurses - thanks for all you do!
Jayna Hirani
Jayna Hirani
03:43 09 Apr 20
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.
Marianne Broeng
Marianne Broeng
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
Lizzie Wei
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!!! :)
Vishal Kapoor
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.
Arezu A
Arezu A
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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