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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

PET INSURANCE

on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

PET INSURANCE

Have you considered taking out pet insurance?

The benefit to you is that it takes the financial component out of making what could already be an emotional decision regarding the treatment options for your pet.

Phoebes long road to recovery

on Tuesday, 27 May 2014. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Phoebes long road to recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoebe, the eastern long necked turtle, came to Vitality Vetcare after being found injured on the road north of Port Macquarie.

The lovely Bangalow residents who brought her to us said they'd found her upturned on an empty dirt road. When they stopped to check her they notice she had a crack in the top of her shell (known as the carapace). Rather than let her go they did the right thing and decided to take her to find veterinary help.

Find out what happened to Phoebe....... 

 

 

Guinea Pigs

on Monday, 24 March 2014. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

How to care for these popular pocket pets!

Guinea Pigs

Making the decision to adopt a Guinea Pig can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Although somewhat shy, Guinea Pigs, with a little encouragement, are fun loving, gentle and charismatic little creatures.  When searching for the best family friendly pet Guinea Pigs will always come out on the top of the list. As far as pets go they are low maintenance, inexpensive to feed, take up little space, make little noise and are relatively clean. However there are a few things you need to know to ensure your Guinea Pigs enjoy a long and happy life.

Wildlife In South Africa

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

How You Can Help

Wildlife In South Africa

Megan has just returned from a wildlife trip to South Africa and Mozambique. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to experience close contact with a wide range of African wildlife and the bush. Megan spent time at the Global White Lion Protection Trust and learned a lot about lion conservation and conservation issues facing wildlife in Africa in general. She became involved in the world-wide campaign to end the canned hunting of tame lions and the trade in lion bones to Laos, Vietnam and China for 'Traditional' medicine.

Going Away For Easter?

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

Ten Top Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe Over Easter

Going Away For Easter?

We have created a TO DO LIST to ensure your pets are safe while you're away. Whether it is a reminder to update your contact details for your pet's microchip, avoiding chocolate poisoning or heat stress in the car, we have some handy hints to ensure you and your pet has a healthy and happy Easter.



 

A HAPPY & HEALTHY EASTER

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

Keep you pets happy & healthy this Easter

A HAPPY & HEALTHY 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

 

 

 

POLITE PETS MONTH

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 DON'T RISK BEING BITTEN BY TRYING TO KILL THE SNAKE AND DON'T DELAY VETERINARY TREATMENT FOR SNAKE BITE

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

TICK TOC TIC TOC

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

TICK TOC TIC TOC

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 vitalityvetcare.com.au for more info

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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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