LATEST NEWS

 

We would like to welcome our new trainee nurse Baylee McIntyre. We appreciate your patience while Baylee is settling into the clinic.

August is Pet Dental Month across Australia. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and information.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for regular updates on local animal health issues, animal related articles and local activities. Click here to access our page 

We are seeing quite a few cases of Canine Parvo Virus in the local area. Please check your dogs vaccination status and follow the recommended vaccination schedule. Pups require vaccination at 4-6 weeks with a follow up booster at 8-10 weeks. All adult dogs require annual boosters to maintain immunity. If you require further info check the dog vaccination section on this site or call the clinic 69482100 and our friendly staff will assist you.

Please keep an eye out around Murray Street for a lost cat. Jett is a desexed male black cat with medium length fur. He was wearing a collar with a bell last time his owners saw him. A reward is being offered for his safe return. Check our Facebook page for a picture of Jett. Please contact the clinic 69482100 with any information.

A new service has started up online with the aim to link those requiring pet minding services to those who are offering such services. If you are interested in either go to www.madpaws.com.au

We are constantly being asked about the risks associated with intestinal worms especially Hydatid tapeworm. We are currently running a series of informative posts on our Facebook page. Click on the link for access or search Tumbarumba Veterinary Clinic on Facebook.

 

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We have had another positive Canine Parvovirus test today. Please check the vaccination status of your dog.
All dogs require initial vaccination around 6-8 weeks of age, followed by a booster a month later. Yearly boosters are required throughout the dogs life to maintain immunity. Three yearly boosters are also available if preferred.
This disease is preventable. Call 69482100 or drop in to discuss your dogs requirements.

 

LOST DOG - 'Abby' is a 2 yr old female Border Collie who was still feeding pups when she disappeared. Her family are desperate for her safe return and are offering a reward of $1000. Please contact the clinic if you have any information.

 

Don't forget to like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest veterinary news and clinic offers.

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August is Pet Dental Month and the Australian Veterinary Association is promoting pet dental health. Check their website for helpful advice and tips on maintaining your pets teeth.

http://www.ava.com.au/public/about-pets/pet-dental-health-month/resources

 

We have seen a case of Distemper this week in Tumbarumba. Please ensure your pets are vaccinated regularly to protect them from this and other preventable diseases. Check on this site under vaccinations or call us for more information.

 

The loss of a pet is a distressing and painful part of life when our pets are part of our family. We have found a website that offers great advice and support during this period. It gives advice on dealing with euthanasia, helping kids cope, when to consider a new pet etc. It also allows you to upload photos and leave a lasting memorial to your beloved pet. Best of all its all free. Just search for www.ourwonderfulpets.com

 

We are continuing to see higher rates of Canine Parvo Virus in the local area. Please check your dogs vaccination status and keep your boosters up to date. Contact us if your have a queries or check the clinics Facebook page for regular updates.

 

Cat owners are being warned of a sharp increase in cases of Feline Parvovirus being reported in the last few months. According to researchers at diseasewatchdog.org the last recorded case was in 2010. Since the start of 2014 over 50 cases have been reported of this highly contagious disease. Most of these have occurred in the Melbourne metropolitan area but it is worthwhile to check your cats vaccination status.
Feline Parvovirus is not the same as Canine Parvovirus. It is not transferred from dogs to cats or vice-versa. The virus can remain stable in the environment for over 12 months. It is usually transferred via body fluids, but can be carried on clothing, shoes, toys etc.
Infected cats may show no physical symptoms but still shed the virus for over 6 weeks.
Most of the reported cases were litters of kittens born to unvaccinated mothers. If the mother is fully vaccinated the kittens will be born with some immunity which is why the first vaccine is not required until about 6 weeks of age.
We recommend vaccinating your kitten at 6 weeks and 12 weeks, followed by a regular yearly booster. Adult cats who have never been vaccinated will require 2 injections 4 weeks apart followed by yearly boosters.
The disease causes severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and fever. There is no cure for Parvo Virus. The only treatment available is symptomatic, IV fluids, pain relief, anti-nausea drugs etc.

For more information check the cat vaccination section of this site.

 

Please note the new number for Emergency After Hours only 0477826261

 

Today 7/5/2014 is the grand opening of Stylez Hairdressing. We welcome Jackie to the building and wish her all the best in her new venture. Call in and say hello today.

 

Tumbarumba Vet Clinic is working in conjunction with Virbac Animal Health to map the spread of infectious animal diseases throughout Australia. You can see some interesting information as well as the outbreaks in your area by heading to the website www.diseasewatchdog.org and following the links.

 

The clinic will be unattended over the Easter break. If you require emergency veterinary care Wagga Veterinary Hospital offer 24 hour service on 69260900. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Due to renovations being undertaken at the clinic we are unable to use the hydrobath area at the moment. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Clipping & grooming appointments for small dogs are still being offered as usual. We will have everything back to normal as soon as possible.

 

We are noticing an increase in Canine Parvo Virus in the local area at the moment. Please be aware that vaccination is available from 6 weeks of age and is very economical compared with treatment which is expensive and not always successful. All dogs should be vaccinated at 6 weeks, 10-12 weeks, followed by annual boosters. Call now for more information 69482100.

 

Check our Facebook page for interesting cases, helpful tips & new product releases. We regularly have special prices and competitions for our Facebook users. Join today by searching for Tumbarumba Veterinary Clinic on Facebook.

                                       

 

Why not download our free app for bith Android & Iphone. It is full of helpful information and emergency advice for your pets. Did I mention its free?? Download now at your app store or ask in the clinic for more information.

 

The clinic will be open late this Friday night as part of the Tumbarumba Shire Councils "Street Party". Come in and say hello :) We will be conducting tours of the surgery, answering your questions about surgical procedures or general animal care. We would love to see you Friday evening from 5.30pm.

We will soon be featuring photos of your favourite pets on our Facebook page. Please like our page and send in your photos.

If you purchase a 6 month pack of Comfortis once-a-month flea treatment before 30May2014 you are eligible to receive a $10 EFTPOS card. Please come into the clinic for full details.

Our new clinic logo designed by Hannah Munday is now featured on this site. (Top left corner) Thanks Hannah :)

Peter, Chris & Jenny wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts during what has been a difficult Christmas period. All staff have now returned to work and the clinic is operating as normal. Thank you for your continued support.

We wish all of our clients & patients in the bushfire area all the best and hope you are all safe :)

Peter, Chris & Jenny would like to wish all our clients a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and look forward to seeing you all in 2014 :) The clinic will be closed Christmas Day through to January 2nd. In case of a veterinary emergency phone 69483126.

Congratulations to Phoenix Richards who won our colouring competition. Phoenix won a bundle of goodies for his dog for Christmas.

Congratulations to Hannah Munday who designed our new logo that will soon feature on this website. Hannah wins a $25 gift card.

Hendra Vaccines now in stock and all horses competing in NSW Equine events from January 2014 will be required to be vaccinated. Call the clinic for more details.