Merry Christmas from the Vetcall Team

12 Dec 2018

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

Thanks for choosing us to take care of your pets and for the wonderful and trusting relationships we have shared.  Some of you have been with us since we started up, much younger looking, back in December 2006 – 12 years ago!

To celebrate our past and take us into the future, in the last couple of months we have been working with our friends at Plato Creative to create the fresh new brand you see above.  This month, we’ve launched our new website.

We love our new look, which makes it much easier to find the information you need…

Rest assured that we are still the same small dedicated team of familiar friendly faces that treat your pets like our own, and still ‘the vets your pet would call’

Vetcall Owners

Did you know, we offer:

  • All the services you expect, from de-sexing to fixing broken bones, and some you might not, such as home visits for those times when difficult decisions need to be made

  • Pet drop offs – we can take care of your pet before and after their appointment, so you can get to work

  • Free dental check-ups, dental home-care advice and dental estimates if dental treatment is required

  • Free nutritional advice to get your pet in tip top shape

Win your pet’s next vaccination

We'd love to see how your pets are enjoying the festive season.  Go to our Facebook page and send us a holiday snap of your pet and go into our draw to win ...

Thanks to our team 

Thanks from Colin and myself to our wonderful nurses Kash, Lucy and Tessa 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 behind us. A special thanks also to Drs Susanne Anderson and Ann Wood for so capably covering for us when we head away to recharge with the kids.

Keeping up with the latest advances

Colin and I attended the Wanaka Veterinary Conference in August and in February next year will attend a conference in Japan. It’s great to be able to keep up with the latest advances in veterinary medicine and surgery and to be able to incorporate this knowledge into the care we offer to your pets.

Our kids are growing nearly as fast as your pets

On the family front, the kids are growing up fast and life is busy with activities and practices! Colin and Luca have been learning to surf this year which has been a steep and fun learning curve for them to share. Both Luca and Erika are now playing the Cornet in the Woolston Brass Junior Band, and so instead of just being the taxi driver to and from practices, I decided to join them.  I’ve started learning the Baritone Horn this year!



In April, Colin and I completed the Hawea Classic 97km Mountain Bike Ride. Fitting the training in was a challenge but worth the effort to be able to able to enjoy such remote and stunning scenery.



Our darling fur kid Flash is nearly 4 years old now and is our family pride and joy despite being quite a pest a lot of the time! Handsome and stealthy he is the king of the street, a voracious mouser and completely untrainable when it comes to keeping him off the kitchen bench. His Sure Flap pet door spends daytimes on lock mode to prevent him filling our house with his vermin carnage while we are out!


Summer season = Flea season

With the flea population ramping up now it’s getting warmer, remember to keep your pet up to date with their preventive treatment and avoid nasty itching and skin problems. Our old faithful and reliable product Revolution for Cats has been reformulated as Revolution Plus and has an added new active ingredient ensuring it is even more effective when you apply it each month. For those of you wanting longer acting flea treatment, Bravecto for cats will last for 3 months, and for dogs there are both 3 and 6-month Bravecto control options. Come and have a chat to us about what will suit you and your pet best.

Festive Season Opening Hours:

Monday 24th December      8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th December  Closed
Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, Sat 29th December Normal hours
Monday 31st December    8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd January        Closed
Thursday 3rd January        Normal hours resume


Please contact the Afterhours Veterinary Centre for veterinary emergencies at all times that we are closed. ph 366 1052.  Your pet’s treatment details will be forward to us.

Vaccinations and medications up to date?

  • 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 2019 and beyond.

Warmest Regards,

Claire and Colin Cable.




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