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Joey’s Tuesday Tip – New additions

By Scott Lackenby | Dated February 24, 2015

Hey everyone! How are you all? I was a little sad to say good bye to Nurse Emma. 4weeks is a long time for her to be away. But she has promised me that she will send me a postcard to add to my collection, so I will be eagerly checking the mailbox!

It was on past my bedtime, but I heard about the awful story that Four Corners did on the Greyhound industry. I’m glad I didn’t watch it, it sounds like it was terribly confronting. As a result, there is bound to be a BIG shake up of the Greyhound industry. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that this will mean there will be an increase in the number of ex-racing Greyhounds who will end up either in shelters or being euthanised.

But it’s not just Greyhounds we see either looking for new homes or facing being put to sleep. Each year tens of thousands of animals are euthanised in shelter across the country. While some of these animals are put to sleep due to medical or behavioural issues that mean they cannot be re-homed, sadly the vast majority are euthanised simply because there aren’t enough homes for them. And while you may think that it’s just moggy’s and mutt’s with no “special” pedigree that end up in shelters or on death row. But you will also find pure breeds that end up facing the same fate.

In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be shelters or rescue organisations who are trying to find home for all of these unwanted animals because there would be no animals in shelters looking for homes. But sadly this isn’t a perfect world and there are thousands of animals out there, and not just dogs and cats, who are looking for their new fur-ever homes.

Now, I don’t want to get all preachy and say everyone must adopt from shelters and rescue organisations. But if you are looking at adding a new animal to your family, I would ask that you would consider adopting a needy animal. As I said, it’s not just dogs and cats who are in shelters or with rescue organisations. You will find birds, rabbits, rats, horses and chickens all looking for great new homes.

If you are going to adopt through a breeder, make sure you research them. While there are heaps of amazing breeders out there, there are some less than amazing breeders out there and I would hate for you to adopt from one of them.

And be sure that when you are adopting, whether it’s from a shelter or from a breeder, that you’ve done your homework and are adopting a breed that is suitable for you. You can take breed quiz’s online that will match you with suitable breeds or you can always talk to us for advice. We are more than happy to advise you on all aspects of adding an animal to your family. Because lets face it, animals are great!

Well, I’d better go. It’s time for my dinner. I’ll catch you on Thursday for another addition of Pet of the Week. Meows for now, love Joey xoxoc7e6232a3d6a683083f65ea068114c62

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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Great service my dog loves going there! The staff are very caring and the vets very knowledgeable and do not over service.
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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
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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.
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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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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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