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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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Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

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...

Desexing brings happiness for everyone

on Wednesday, 05 June 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

National Desexing month this July

Desexing brings happiness for everyone

Vitality Vetcare in conjunction with the National Desexing Network are getting ready to launch National Desexing Month for 2013.

Research by the Animal Welfare League of Qld shows that 65% of people who surrender undesexed cats and dogs have not desexed them because they just didn’t get around to it or because of financial circumstances. Desexing promotion and reduced prices can make an important incentive for people to desex their pets sooner rather than later, and prevent unexpected kittens and puppies.

 “Vitality Vetcare is happy to contribute to National Desexing Month as our community service to help prevent the tragedy of unwanted pets,” said Dr Megan Kearney.


Check out our special offers available during July:

Monty the Python

on Wednesday, 22 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

A good reason to clean up

Monty the Python

Last month Bobby, our local WIRES snake handler, was called to a property in Clunes. A large Coastal Carpet Python had been caught up in some fencing wire and needed Bobby's help. The 7 foot python was tightly entangled in rusted, broken down chicken wire that was lying only meters from the property owners chicken coop. It took Bobby almost 15min to untangle the python from the wire, taking great care not to cause further internal injury caused by a loose spike of wire that was embedded in it's abdomen.


Hendra Virus and Lyssavirus

on Wednesday, 22 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

What Humans Need to Know About Hendra Virus and Lyssavirus in Horses

Hendra Virus and Lyssavirus

Hendra Virus

Hendra virus is a serious threat to humans and horses. It is carried by flying foxes and can be transmitted from flying foxes to horses, causing a deadly disease which can then spread to people or other animals in close contact with the infected horse. It is known that flying foxes in Byron Shire and the Northern Rivers carry Hendra virus. There is a significant risk to horse owners and horses in our area. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce the risk to humans and horses.


Lyssavirus has been recently diagnosed in a horse for the first time. This is of great concern because of the new risk to people handling horses.

Winter tips for your pet

on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

 Winter tips for your pet

With winter fast approaching I have already wrestled the doona out of the cupboard in order to battle the cold. My Devon Rex, Yoko, is doing the cat version of battling the cold by continually seeking out the warmest spots in the house. Curling up on our laps every time we sit down, barging her way under our bedding at night, slinking beside poor H while he peacefully sleeps, and even laying claim to the stove top after dinner time!  Nothing is sacred in her quest for the ultimate warm spot. So I think it's time to talk winter tips for your pets. 

It sounds silly, but despite wearing a lovely warm fur coat our pets still feel the cold. This is especially the case for very young or very old pets who can suffer adverse affects from the cold.

Geriatric dogs and cats are less able to maintain normal body temperatures in cold weather and they are less mobile to seek out warm areas.  They often suffer from arthritis which can be exacerbated by the cold.

Putting provisions in place to ensure your pets stay warm and healthy this winter is simple. Take a look at our 5 tips for pets this winter. 

A Look Behind The Scenes

on Sunday, 12 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Snap shots of Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow

A Look Behind The Scenes

We'd love to share some photos of what makes Vitality Vetcare special. Come and join us on a virtual tour...

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Hendra Virus in Horses

on Thursday, 09 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Now is the time to vaccinate your horse

Hendra Virus in Horses

One of the great threats to your health as a horse owner and your horse’s health is the deadly Hendra Virus. We are very pleased to announce that we are accredited to administer the Hendra Vaccine and strongly recommend you vaccinate your horses.

Vitality Vetcare is hosting a Vaccinate Before It's Too Late day on Saturday 18 May so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from vaccination at the most cost effective price possible. By bringing your horse to Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow, we have eliminated call out fees and have passed the savings on to you.

Please call 6687 0675 to book your horse as there is a maximum number of horses we can vaccinate on Saturday 18 May


Injured Wildlife at Vitality Vetcare

on Monday, 06 May 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Trapped Green Tree Frog

 Injured Wildlife at Vitality Vetcare


In the Northern Rivers area alone, thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife are rescued each year. This places a huge amount of strain on wildlife care organisations such as WIRES and the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers.


The team at Vitality Vetcare take a special interest in the conservation of our unique wildlife and we will happily help individuals in need. 

Each week we treat a variety of wildlife species kindly rescued by community members. One such creature was a Green Tree Frog who unfortunately got himself trapped in a household mouse trap.



Bangalow Land & Rivercare

on Sunday, 28 April 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Working Bee 11 May 2013 8:30am

Bangalow Land & Rivercare

The next major working bee of Bangalow Land & Rivercare will be Saturday 11th May on the Byron Creek bank at Vitality Vetcare, 4a Ballina Road, Bangalow to clear weeds and prepare for planting adjoining the Herrmann's Stage 2 planting area. Visit Bangalow Land & Rivercare for more information

Position Vacant - Veterinarian

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Unique opportunity to join our fabulous team

Position Vacant - Veterinarian

Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow, is currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Veterinarian with a passion for animal vitality, integrative medicine and excellent veterinary care.

Myxomatosis in Bangalow

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

Rest in peace Ginger


Rest in Peace Ginger. Ginger, a dearly loved pet rabbit, died from myxomatosis last night. Myxomatosis is a fatal disease of rabbits that is infecting the wild and pet rabbit population in Bangalow right now.

Vital nutrition for dogs and cats.

on Tuesday, 19 February 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on all topics of animals care. So when it comes to your pets nutrition where do you start?

We believe that the best nutrition you can provide for your dog or cat should replicate that of their ancestors natural diet.

With this in mind we have answered some of the most  commonly asked questions.

Vital puppy and kitten care.

on Monday, 04 February 2013. Posted in Vitality Vetcare Latest News and Events

12854620751GTx2W1. Why Training your young pet now will ensure a well-behaved pet and a happy household.

2. A well socialised puppy will become a happy, well rounded adult.

3. Why vaccination, worming & flea preventatives are so important.

4. The economical aspects of pet adoption.


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10am - 5:45pm Tue - Thur

Consultations by appointment only

Emergencies: please call your local 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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