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Clinic News, December 2017

Posted by Claire Cable on 12 December 2017

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With Christmas just round the corner the Vetcall Team would like to wish you and your families and furry loved ones a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the year ahead.

We are grateful for your loyalty and support and the great relationships we have developed with many of you over the years.

Thanks from Colin and myself to our wonderful nurses who support us and make it a pleasure to come to work each day. We are lucky to have such a stable and experienced team. A special thanks also to Dr Susanne Anderson for her regular weekend cover throughout the year which enables Colin and I to get away with the kids and recharge. Congratulations to Kash who has just completed her postgraduate nursing diploma and to good luck to Lucy who embarks on this challenge next year.

Colin and I attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas in March and the Wanaka Conference in August. It’s great to be able to keep up with the latest advances in veterinary medicine and surgery so that we can incorporate this knowledge into the care we offer to our patients.

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On the family front the year has been a blur of school and after school activities and we are looking forward to dropping back a gear over the holidays. Luca has recently turned nine and Erika is six. We are enjoying getting out and exploring the outdoors with them now that they are a bit older. 

Excellent new flea products now available:

Keep your pet and household flea free this summer – Bravecto Spot-On 6 month flea control is now available for dogs along with Bravecto Spot-On 3 month flea control for cats. These are excellent products with no resistance and sustained protection…. best of all they don’t rely on you having to remember every month to put them on! Check out our website or have a chat to one of the team for more information.

Festive Season Opening Hours:

Saturday 23rd December – Tuesday 26th December        CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December – Friday 29th December        NORMAL HOURS

Saturday 30th December – Tuesday 2nd January             CLOSED

Wednesday 3rd January onwards                                   NORMAL HOURS

  • The After Hours Centre will be open for veterinary emergencies at all times that we are closed ph. 366 1052.
  • For those of you intending to put your pet in a boarding facility over the holiday period please remember to get their vaccinations up to date in advance and avoid a last minute panic visit to the clinic or them being refused entry.
  • If your pet is on prescription medication or food please make sure you have enough supplies on hand to get you through the times that we are closed.

We would like to wish you and all the special people and pets in your life a very happy and safe festive season.  We look forward to our continued partnership in the care of your pets in 2018 and beyond.

Warm Regards,

Claire and Colin Cable.