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Vitality Vetcare

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

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

There is no line between conventional and natural therapies.

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

Modern Veterinary Hospital

Modern Veterinary Hospital

State of the art surgical, x-ray & hospital facilities.

We aim to create a pleasant relaxed welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

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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on Tuesday, 31 December 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Keep you pets happy & healthy this Easter


It is great to know what to look out for to help keep your pets happy and healthy over Easter.  There are a number foods and other things that are potentially poisonous or harmful for your pets. Chocolate is one of the biggests risks for your pet at Easter. The good news is there are number of things we can do to help pets who have been poisoned if we see then as soon as possible.

If you are concerned that your pet may have eaten something toxic please call Vitality Vetcare on 6687 0675 or your nearest vet immediately





on Monday, 17 March 2014. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

 It’s Polite Pets month.


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Do you think your pet has problems with anxiety and fear?

Well Polite Pets Month is here to help.

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Vitality Vetcare will be providing advice to pet owners throughout March on how to overcome some common behavioural pet problems.

Dr. Megan Kearney said that there are often underlying causes which once identified can help owners to resolve these problem behaviours.

The introduction of other animals, changes to daily routine or a medical condition may be the reason your pet isn’t doing what you want it to do.rsz scared cat

Punishment is not the solution Use rewards to train your pets. And the earlier you do something about it the better the outcome.”

We have information available on our fact sheet page for pet owners. Including information sheets on anxiety, fears and phobias in dogs, anxiety in cats and fears in birds. rsz bitingparrot 


If you would like further information feel free to call us and speak with a nurse or make an appointment to see Megan.

ARRG Family Fun Dog Show

on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Come and join us this Sunday!

ARRG Family Fun Dog Show

Vitality Vetcare will be joining in the fun this Sunday at the Family Fun Dog Show, Bangalow Showground 10:30am - 2:00pm. It is being held by the Animal Rights and Rescue Group, Lismore. Bring your canine friends and enter as many categories as you like. $2 per entry

Client Satisfaction Survey

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Go into the draw for fabulous 'Thank you' prizes

Client Satisfaction Survey

In celebration of being open for nearly 3 years, the team at Vitality Vetcare would like to express our gratitude to our clients and their animals by inviting you to participate in our survey and enter our prize draw. Click on the link for an opportunity to enter our fabulous 'Thank you' prize draw and give us some feedback on your family's experience of Vitality Vetcare.

Start the Survey

Prizes include:
Vitality Vetcare Animal First Aid kit
Kong Dental chew toy
Kitty Kong toy
Tick Twister

This survey and 'Thank you' prize draw is created for clients of Vitality Vetcare only.

Colic in Horses

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Information for Horse Owners

Colic in Horses

The team at Vitality Vetcare have seen a number of horses with colic recently. The term 'colic' describes abdominal pain in horses (and babies). Most horses are affected by a bout of colic at some point in their life.

It is a condition that is feared by horse owners because of the potentially catstrophic outcome. Colic can be fatal for horses, however the far majority of cases of colic respond to simple treatment. If veterinary advice is sought early and the appropriate treatments are given, a positive outcome is usually achieved.

If you suspect that your horse has colic please call Vitality Vetcare on 6687 0675 or your nearest vet asap.

Springtime Is Snake Time!

on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

How to stay safe around snakes

Springtime Is Snake Time!

Snakes are out and about taking advantage of the warm dry weather. Males are active in the Spring earlier than females and are on the lookout for food and a mate.They tend to be the ones you see killed on the road. Research suggests that there are on average 300 snakes per sqare kilometer in our region. This includes non-venemous snakes such as carpet snakes as well as venemous snakes such as the Eastern Brown snake. The clearing of land for agriculture and human habitation has created ideal conditions for many snake species to thrive, including Eastern Brown snakes. Many snakes provide free pest control by hunting house mice and rats.

This photo is of a well fed Eastern Brown snake seen sunning itself in Megan's garden in August. Please be aware of snakes and how to live with them.


Please call 6687 0675 immediately if you suspect your pet may have been bitten by a snake


on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events


Tick time is in full swing and vets are predicting a particularly bad season.

Although paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) can be found all year round, the peak season is spring and summer, when warm weather combines with periods of rain. As a result of our mild, wet winter, breeding conditions for the paraylsis tick have been exceptional.  

It is important we are aware of this and check our pets regularly. We are all aware that ticks are often found in backyards, in long grass and in parks or bushland, but did you know that some ticks are small enough to be blown in on the wind? So regardless of where you live or where you take your pet it is still vitally important to take the right precautions.


Wildlife at Vitality Vetcare

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Wildlife at Vitality Vetcare

With Winter behind us and Spring now in the air, the team at Vitality Vetcare have been busy helping local wildlife groups care for injured wildlife.

At this time of year many animals will be on the move in search of food and a mate, and there are plenty of young babies being born or hatched. This increase in animal activity comes with an increase in the number of native animals that are finding themselves sick, injured or orphaned. 


Sharing Loss and Celebrating Connection

on Tuesday, 20 August 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Pet Loss Support Group

Sharing Loss and Celebrating Connection

Vitality Vetcare will be hosting a Sharing Loss and Celebrating Connection support evening. The group will be facilitated by Felicity Grace who is a highly experienced and creative counsellor.

Felicity says “We do not have rituals and ceremonies in our culture which allow us to explore all the significant feelings of belonging and loss which humans face. Loss of a pet is often put aside before anyone has had time to honour the gift of this relationship bond between human and animal and without exploring the emotions of grief and loss and aloneness that well up with death.”

This group will give space and expression to the experience of losing a beloved companion animal and celebrate and re-connect to the sense of belonging we share with our animals and the earth.

The date for the evening is yet to be confirmed but expressions of interest are welcomed. Please call Vitality Vetcare on 6687 0675 or follow the link to  Vitality Vetcare and email us. Cost for the evening is $35.

Position Vacant

on Friday, 09 August 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Position Vacant


Are you passionate about your work as a vet nurse? YES!

Do you have excellent nursing and management skills? YES!

Do you want to work in an innovative practice where it's all about the animals? YES!

Please contact Megan 02 66870675 or info at for more info

Flip the Lip for Pet Dental Month

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

August is Pet Dental Month

Flip the Lip for Pet Dental Month

Flip the Lip to see if your dog or cat is one of the 4 out of 5 pets that have dental disease. Not sure? Book your pet, whether he or she is a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, horse or something else special, for a free dental health check at Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow. A special discount for dental procedures in August is also on offer.


Fantastic photo by Little Friends

New Hendra Virus case in Brisbane Valley

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

New Hendra Virus case in Brisbane Valley

The fourth case of Hendra virus this year has been confirmed today. A horse in the Brisbane Valley became ill and died on the weekend. Please visit Biosecurity Queensland for more information.

Now is the time to vaccinate your horses. Take advantage of the special offer of the free 2nd dose of vaccine, excluding visit fees, if your horse completes the course of 2 vaccines by the 31 July 2013. Dr Megan Kearney attended the presentations at the AVA conference in Cairns last month which confirmed the safety and efficacy of the Hendra vaccine. Please visit our fact sheet page for more information on the Hendra vaccine.

Care of Older Pets

on Wednesday, 19 June 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Care of Older Pets

The recent cold nights are a good reminder to consider the needs of your older pet. Once your dog or cat has reached the age of 7 years or 5 years for large dogs over 25kg, they are beginning to enter their senior years. Click here to find out how old your pet is in human years

Like us, the physical, mental and emotional needs of your pets change as they become older. The feeding and exercise routines you’ve been using may no longer be appropriate. As cats and dogs get older, they are at increased risk of developing health problems and should receive more frequent veterinary check-ups. Early detection of disease is the key to ensuring that your pet has as long and healthy a life as possible.

The team at Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow can advise you on the health needs of older pets. We are passionate about optimal nutrition and the role of integrative medicine in preventative health. Therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine or homeopathy can be very useful in the early stages of illness, chronic disease and palliative care.


on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

PocketVet is a smart phone app that makes it easy to manage and maintain your pet's welfare in today's fast paced world. If your pet could ask you to download just one app this would be it! Helping you maintain your pet's health and welfare through the use of technology.
Choose Vitality Vetcare as your vet on the app so you can contact us via our phone, email or website at a touch of a button. We can let you know about our events such as specials for July, National Desexing month or Dental month in August.

Need to find us in a hurry? Google maps will help direct you to Vitality Vetcare. Don't forget to call us on 6687 0675 to make an appointment so that we know your pet is on the way.

Hendra Vaccine Winter Special

on Thursday, 13 June 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Special Hendra Vaccine Offer Until July 31 2013

Hendra Vaccine Winter Special

Vaccinate Before It’s Too Late

Special Hendra Vaccine Offer
Until July 31

Vitality Vetcare Bangalow,
would like to encourage you to take advantage of a very special offer on the Hendra virus vaccine, until July 31.

We have partnered with the vaccine manufacturer, to bring you a heavily subsidised price on the second dose of vaccine.

Until July 31, receive the initial course of 2 vaccines, 3 weeks apart, including micro-chipping for just $200, excluding travel fees. 

Read more to see why the team at Vitality Vetcare recommend vaccinating your horses against Hendra virus...

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Opening Hours

8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri and
8:30am-12:00pm Sat.

Consultations by appointment.

After hours emergencies please call: 6687 0675 or 0448 870 675 Mon-Thur

Weekends & Public Holidays, North Coast Emergency Vets 0424 054 056


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