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Joey’s Staff Member of the Month

By Scott Lackenby | Dated April 9, 2015

Angela Hill

Dr Ange, Ernie and slightly unhappy looking Ida!

Dr Ange, Ernie and slightly unhappy looking Ida!

Helloooo!! How are you all? Did you have a good Easter? Hopefully the Easter Bunny found you. It was a busy Easter weekend here at GVH. There were lots of cat boarders in the cattery to keep me busy and we also had a dog who ate chocolate. Apparently he didn’t read my warning about how dangerous chocolate is! Speaking of the cattery, I still have a few places for the remainder of the school holidays, so if you are going away and need someone to look after your pussy cat, I’d be more than happy to entertain them. Just give the Nurses a call to book them in.

So my Staff Member this month is someone who has had THREE jobs here with us. She has worked as a Vet Nurse, as a Vet and is now our Practice Manager. While you may not of seen her in person, but you will have seen her arms in most of the pics in my Pet of the Week as she regularly gets the job of holding my star patient. That’s right, I’m talking about Dr Angela Hill! Dr Ange originally started with us back in 1995 as a weekend Vet Nurse/Kennel Hand. After graduating from Sydney Uni in 1997, (Dr Ange and Dr Helen Burns actually graduated together!), Dr Ange worked as a Vet with us on Saturdays. Dr Ange has also worked for a Vet in Randwick, and like most Vets, also spent some time working in England. Dr Ange then started working as a Vet for Novartis, a pharmaceutical company, and then as a Vet for Hills Pet Nutrition. Working for these companies made Dr Ange realise that while she enjoys being a Vet, she also enjoys the administration side of things, so being our Practice Manager means she gets to spend her days around animals while working in an administrative role, a perfect balance! Aside from getting to work with the best clinic cat a Pymble Vet could ever hope for, Dr Ange loves hearing the positive feedback from clients about the great service they have received from our amazing GVH team,

Dr Ange pretty much knew she was going to be a Vet from a young age. She had a tan Dachshund called Gonzo who she treated like he was her little brother, so it seemed inevitable that she would end up working with animals. Dr Ange’s first pet was a rescue cat called Tuppy, who was a black and white kitty like me. Dr Ange had Tuppy from when she was born until she was 13years old. Tuppy wasn’t the ideal cat for a child who wanted a snuggly kitty, he was a little aggressive! Luckily that didn’t turn Dr Ange off cats! She is now the proud owner of Ida, a simply divine 8year old Lilac Burmese and Ernie, a cheeky 1year old Wire Haired Jack Russell. Ida is everything you could ever want from a cat, she is smoochy and snuggly and extremely tolerant of the kids who regularly dress her up and put her in the pram! And if you needed proof that she is an amazing cat, Ida has won best in show at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Ernie is everything you expect from a young Jack Russell! He is spirited and active and loves nothing better than running and playing with the kids. Keep your eye out for profiles of Ida and Ernie in upcoming Breed of the Months.

So keep your eye out for Dr Ange next time you are in. Or see if you can spot her arms in some of my pics! Well, better go. I need to make the most of this sunshine after all the horrible wet weather we have been having. Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll catch you all next week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxo

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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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 :-)
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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
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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.
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23:22 21 Oct 19
Very friendly staff. Wonderful care for all our animals A++
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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01:52 04 Sep 18
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Gerry Stevens
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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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