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Vitality Vetcare

Phone: 02 6687 0675
4a Ballina Rd Bangalow
NSW 2479 Australia

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

There is no separation between conventional and natural therapies.

Our priority is what is going to be of the most benefit to your animal.

Voluntary Wildlife Care

Voluntary Wildlife Care

Pro-bono treatment of Australian wildlife

We collaborate with local wildlife groups to provide excellent care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

We use Western and Chinese herbal medicines for a wide range of acute and chronic problems including skin, digestive, nervous and painful conditions.

Vitality Vetcare Homeopathy

Vitality Vetcare Homeopathy

Homeopathy can be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of acute and long-term problems for a particular animal or group of animals.


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About Vitality Vetcare

Dr Megan Kearney

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon 117A0224

Dr Megan Kearney opened Vitality Vetcare in November 2010. This was the manifestation of a long-held dream to open an integrative veterinary hospital where animals would receive compassionate holistic veterinary care in a beautiful and welcoming environment. Giving back to the animal kingdom was the reason Megan became a vet and continues to fuel her passion for compassionate holistic veterinary care.

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Dr Megan Kearney received her BVSc from the University of Queensland in 1988. She worked in mixed practices in Alice Springs and Cootamundra until moving to the UK in 1992. She worked in mixed, equine, small animal and holistic practices in England and Wales until she started a holistic veterinary referral practice and an herbal practice for people in Yorkshire in 1999.

Megan developed an interest in integrative medicine through her own personal development and the demands of friends and clients. She became fascinated by plant medicines and was inspired to travel to the UK to acquire professional knowledge of these subjects. She studied herbal medicine at the College of Phtyotherapy, East Sussex and gained her Diploma of Herbal Medicine in 1998. She was the first veterinarian to become a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1999. The NIMH is the oldest professional body of herbalists in the world. Megan is now a Member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).

Megan is committed to life long learning. She studied homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group, Oxford. She was awarded Veterinary Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 1997. She started studying acupuncture in 1995 whilst working with a pioneer of veterinary acupuncture in the UK, Trixie Williams and completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society/Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists course in 2001. Megan has studied veterinary behavioural medicine. She graduated with a Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine from Murdoch University in December 2018.

Megan has a passion for teaching. She presents at conferences and teaches post-graduate courses on herbal medicine, homeopathy and wildlife medicine to veterinarians, practitioners, farmers and students in Australia, the UK and South Africa. She was actively involved in the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons until she returned to Australia. She is currently vice-president of Integrative Veterinarians Australia, a Special Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association.

Megan volunteers for WIRES Northern Rivers, Bangalow Land and Rivercare and Integrative Veterinarians Australia. She volunteered with Vitality Vetcare vet nurse Lucy, for Vets Beyond Borders, on their street dog desexing program in Ladakh, India in 2018. Her household includes 2 rescued cats called Basto and Luna, an ex-racehorse called Polly who adopted Megan, She is between dogs since her beloved Bella, a rescued Dobermann, died suddenly from hereditary heart disease.

Lucy Varga

Veterinary Nurse



Opening Hours

10am - 6pm Tue - Thur

Consultations by appointment only. A late appointment may be available on Thursday evenings

Late cancellation fees may apply


Emergencies: please call your referring general practice vet or

North Coast Emergency Vets, Ballina 0424 054 056 weekends & PH

Animal Emergency Service, Carrara, Gold Coast 07 5559 1599


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