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Joey’s Staff Member of the Month

By Scott Lackenby | Dated February 5, 2015

Heya peeps!! How has your week been? Nurse Layne has been away this week, so I have been extra busy doing all of her jobs. Clearly no one reads my weekly posts about how I’m a very busy Pymble Vet clinic cat. The last thing I needed was extra jobs. It’s really cut into my nap time.

Anyways, as I said on Tuesday, today I’m profiling a very special member of the GVH team. He has the very important job of working the Sunday and Public Holiday shifts as well as being our on call duty Vet Monday to Friday. On top of being a fantastic Vet he is also a great person who regularly shares his lunch me. Dr David Owen started at GVH in 1981, making him the longest standing member of the GVH family! Dr David has been looking after our Sunday and after hours shifts ever since he started. This means he has a fantastic knowledge of emergency medicine and is exceptionally experienced in critical care and trauma management in both dogs and cats. Because he spends a lot of his time working without the help of our amazing Nurses, Dr David can do just about everything on his own. Just about all of the Nurses have an amazing Dr David story about him doing things that would normally take multiple pairs of hands to do. Like the time Dr David put in a catheter, administered the anaesthetic, put in the breathing tube and started the procedure on a 60kg dog in the time it took Nurse Katrina to fill in the consent form for the procedure! Oh, did I mention that he also lifted the 60kg dog onto the table? On his own! Like I said, he’s an amazing man!!

When he’s not at work with me, you will usually find Dr David on the golf course. He has an impressive handicap. When not on the golf course, Dr David is at home tending to the needs of his cat, Ranjee. Ranjee is an 11year old Burmese whom Dr David adopted after Ranjee’s original owner passed away.

So, if you are ever at GVH on Sundays or if you need help with your pet after hours, you’ll have the pleasure of seeing Dr David. I’d better go. I still have a few more of Nurse Layne’s jobs to finish before dinner time. Meows for now, love Joey xoxoDavid Owen

Dr David hard at work with a stray kitten

Dr David hard at work with a stray kitten

Scott Lackenby
Written by Scott Lackenby

Scott joined the team at Gordon Vets in 1999, where he was immediately impressed with the high standard of customer service. Scott is very popular amongst clients for his kind hearted approach to pet care and his great sense of humour. His particular areas of interest are endocrinology and dermatology.

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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.
Vishal Kapoor
Vishal Kapoor
01:52 04 Sep 18
Really amazing staff members. Their systems and processes are also very
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!
Gerry Stevens
Gerry Stevens
11:01 14 Jul 18
Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
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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