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Congratulations! Your participation in Team Bellarine has helped raise $5652.42 for the RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2016 A huge thank you to everyone who chose to join TEAM BELLARINE for the Million Paws Walk held on Sunday 15th May 2016. Our combined efforts with fundraising and walking together helped make a very successful day that saw Team Bellarine raise the most money in Victoria. Of course, the real stars of the day were all the dogs. It was really heart-warming to see you all there in your red caps walking your beautiful dogs of all shapes and sizes. We hope you had an awesome day and that you will join us again next year because we couldn't do it without you! GO TEAM BELLARINE!!
BVP Autumn News The days are fine but the mornings are crisp and the evenings are drawing in earlier - it must be Autumn! I love this season of changing colours and Easter. It's the last chance to enjoy camping before Winter sets in and it's fun to set up the Easter egg hunt. If you're setting up an egg hunt this year, keep in mind that chocolate eggs need to be out of reach from your pets. The bright wrappers are very attractive but the contents can be toxic for pets. We'll start rugging up for cooler weather soon and we're not the only ones that will looking for warmth. Now is time to start organizing warm bedding for all your pets and checking that kennels, hutches and aviaries are in good repair to cope with the rain and colder weather. Birds and pocket pets that are housed outside need extra bedding and draft free nesting boxes provided during this time of the year. If your pets start to spend more time indoors during Autumn, make sure things around the home are kept pet friendly - securely lock away cleaning products, poisons and other household items that could harm your pets. Keep reading below to see what's new at Bellarine Veterinary Practice and keep up to date with tips for Autumn. *** LifeStage Care Program The level of care available for our pets has seen many changes over recent years and we certainly consider our pets to be part of the family. In recognition of this bond between owners and their pets we are now offering LifeStage Care to all our clients and patients. What is LifeStage Care? LifeStage Care is a program that has been developed so that we are able to monitor your pets according to their age group. We will now be sending you a reminder 6 months after your pet's annual health check to visit us for a Wellbeing Consult. What is a Wellbeing Consult? If your pet is 1-7 years old, the visits are with our nurses and they will spend time with you and your pet to monitor the factors that contribute to a happy healthy pet. Your pet's body condition and dental health will be monitored each time and they will help you make choices regarding nutrition and preventative health care. These consults are complementary. If your pet is over 7 years old, the visits are with our veterinarians who will be monitoring your pet for any early onset signs of disease. We will ask you to try and bring a sample of your pet's urine with you for these visits. These consults are charged a consult fee. Why have we introduced Wellbeing visits? We have introduced this program because research shows that consistent wellness care often prevents common problems. Because our pets age 4-7 times faster that we do,it's important that we see them more than once a year in order to monitor any changes in their health and well being. If you have any questions regarding this program please call us on 52482009. *** CHOCOLATE TOXICITY Why you should NEVER give chocolate to your pets. To us humans, chocolate is a delicious cure to a bad day. Unfortunately for our pets, all types of chocolate are poisonous and ingesting any can turn their day into a nightmare. In some cases, it can even be fatal. Why would chocolate be harmful to my pets? One of the major active ingredients of chocolate is known as theobromine. When an animal consumes chocolate, this compound begins stimulating their cardiovascular and central nervous system. As a result, it poisons the animal and can cause severe symptoms. How much chocolate is considered toxic? To calculate this, the animal’s body weight, the amount consumed and the type of chocolate eaten are required. But simply, the darker the chocolate the more toxic it is for your pets. What are the symptoms? The initial clinical signs that you should look out for include: ▪ Vomiting ▪ Diarrhoea ▪ Increased thirst ▪ Increased heart rate ▪ Rapid breathing ▪ Increased body temperature ▪ Abdominal distension ▪ Tremor ▪ Seizures The severity of symptoms will vary depending on the amount and type of chocolate ingested. Sudden death can occur in animals with pre-existing heart problem due to cardiac failure. What should I do if my pet has eaten chocolate? Check if your pet has eaten a toxic amount of chocolate by calling us with the information on the amount and type of chocolate consumed and observe for any symptoms listed above. Note that clinical signs can be delayed as long as several hours following ingestion. If a large quantity of chocolate is consumed, it requires immediate veterinary attention. When in doubt, contact us as soon as possible. The earlier you treat it, the better the prognosis! *** Fleas are starting to slow down their outdoor activity but they will still be present inside our homes as we start heating them for the cooler weather. Make sure all flea treatments are kept up to date monthly so that the little biters don't get out of hand. There are many products to choose from and our staff are able to help you decide on the best product for your pets. *** Leopold Ringtail Autumn still has some hot days and wildlife tend to suffer dehydration and exhaustion in hot weather. Placing shallow containers of water around your yard in shaded areas during a heat wave can really assist your local wildlife. Please keep your cats and dogs indoors out of the heat and to protect wildlife which may be extra vulnerable and weak. If you see wildlife you are concerned about please ring Wildlife Victoria (ph 1300 094 535) who will send out an experienced wildlife rescuer to assess the animal, do not attempt to catch or handle the animal yourself unless it is absolutely necessary. *** New strain of Calicivirus Virus in Rabbits Calicivirus is a disease that can cause sudden death in rabbits. The Australian government originally released this virus in 1995 with the aim to control the wild rabbit population. A vaccine has been available to prevent this disease for many years, and it is likely that if you a bunny owner, you have been bringing your pet in for an annual vaccination. However, recently a new strain of calicivirus has been discovered in Melbourne and regional Victoria, which is posing a threat to the pet rabbit population. It is not known how this virus has entered Australia. Rabbits infected with calicivirus will often die a sudden death. There are often no symptoms leading up to the death. Most importantly, however, there is no cure once infected. This is why prevention is of paramount importance. There has been reported cases of vaccinated adult rabbits In Victoria dying as a result of the new strain of calicivirus. Consequently, a new vaccination protocol has been recommended by the rabbit specialist vets in Melbourne as well as the Australian Veterinary Association. However, due to the mysterious nature of this strain, we cannot guarantee 100% protection against this new virus even with the new protocol. New recommended vaccination protocol Kittens – 4 weeks, 8 weeks, and 12 weeks Adult rabbits – 6 monthly booster Unvaccinated rabbits or overdue adults – two vaccinations a month apart, then 6 monthly. It is believed that fleas, mosquitoes and other similar insects are involved in the transmission of disease. Hence, it is crucial that insect screens are placed over hutches in rabbits kept outdoors, and vigilant flea preventative measures be employed (Revolution, once a month topical application) in all pet rabbits. If you have any questions regarding calicivirus or would like to make an appointment for a vaccination, please contact one of our clinics by phone. *** Save the date During May we have two important events happening - mark your calendars so you don't miss out! Sunday 15th May - RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2016. You'll be invited to join Team Bellarine to help pets who need a second chance. 1st -31st May - FREE dental nurse checks at all clinics. Look out for updates as the time draws closer. *** microchip-sign-on-dog 0 Have you updated your pet's microchip details? Many lost animals are being bought into our clinics and unfortunately approximately half of them do not have up-to-date details attached to their microchip and we are unable to reunite them with their owners. Have you recently purchased a pet, moved house or changed your phone number? Did you update your pet's microchip details? Countless new pet owners are not completing their pet's microchip registration when they bring their new pup or kitten home. It's essential that the details are transferred from the breeder to the new owner so that the pet can be reunited if needed.
Spring is here and so are the fleas! If you want an easy solution for flea control, we have a new easy tablet that lasts for 3 months. We have other effective flea control for cats. Come in and ask us about Bravecto.
HURRY - only 2 weeks to go! Please bring your dogs & join us on Sunday 17th May for the 2015 RSPCA Million Paws Walk - Geelong Give your dogs a real treat by joining TEAM BELLARINE and bringing them along to the largest event on Geelong's canine calendar. TEAM BELLARINE is made up of staff, clients, friends and family of Bellarine Veterinary Practice who attend the RSPCA Million Paws Walk to be held at the Eastern Gardens Circuit (near the adventure playground), Eastern Gardens, at 10.00am on Sunday 17 May. This is the 3rd year that we have supported this great cause and we're very passionate about giving all animals a chance at having a good life. Join Team Bellarine and we'll donate a further $5 to the RSPCA in your name PLUS you'll receive a free team cap and entry into our hamper raffle. Our aim this year is to raise at least $2000 dollars and grow our team to 100 members. It is set to be a fantastic day for the family and your dogs including pet advice, pet care displays, pet dog competitions, demonstrations, products for sale, BBQ, food and refreshments, and prizes. The picturesque 2km walk will be around the Eastern Gardens Circuit and anybody can enter this unique event, so grab your lead, attach your dogs and come along! TEAM BELLARINE gathers at the Bellarine Veterinary Practice marquee at 9.45am for a team photo. You can also collect your cap from the marquee and enter our major raffle for FREE. We are offering 1 free entry per team member. Our major raffle is worth over $1300 and includes a Notebook computer, 6 months worth of flea, a dog bed, grooming voucher, treats and more. Tickets are on sale at each of our clinics and we also have 5 other hampers to be won. ENTER NOW - TICKETS ONLY - $2 *** How to join: Go to the Geelong walk page and purchase your event tickets by clicking the green registration links. Part way down the registration page it will ask if you would like to join a team - select Team Bellarine! IMPORTANT STEP!! - register your fundraising page so that you appear as a member of our team. THIS IS A NEW STEP THIS YEAR. Already purchased your event tickets? Go to our team page and press the JOIN TEAM button. IMPORTANT - you will need to register your fundraising page to complete the joining process. Can't join us but would like to help? Make a tax deductible donation on our team page by pressing the GIVE NOW button. Every $1 counts and we really appreciate it! Or visit any of our clinic and purchase a ticket for our amazing Hamper Raffle. *** Event details Date Sunday, 17th May 2015 Walk location: Eastern Gardens Circuit, Geelong On day registration: 9am Walk commences: 10:00am Walk length: 2km - wheelchair and stroller friendly. Event concludes: Midday Parking: Numerous parking spaces available around Eastern Gardens circuit. Melways reference 452 F4 *** Geelong entry fees From 1 April Adult - $15 Child - $8 Family - $25 Concession - $8 On the day Adult - $17 Child - $10 Family - $27 Concession - $10 We hope to see you and your awesome dogs on the day - Team Bellarine xx
We're rather passionate about Dental Care here at Bellarine Vet Practice because the mouth is the gateway to the entire body. After all, we really are what we eat and the health of our mouth is an indicator of the health of our whole body. Dental disease leads to ill health and disease in other organs and most importantly it's painful. Would you like to know if your pet's mouth is healthy and pain free? During May your pet can receive a free dental check from our nurses at any of our 6 clinics. Simply call 52482009 and make an appointment today. Plus if your pet needs dental treatment during May, you'll receive an $85 discount. Now, that's worth smiling about!.
Due to Anzac Day this Saturday all our branch clinics are closed. The Newcomb clinic is open from 11am-12pm for urgent cases. For emergencies outside of this hour, please phone Geelong Animal Emergency on 52222139.
Happy Easter to all our patients and clients. Remember that chocolate is toxic to pets. All our branch clinics are closed over the Easter weekend but Newcomb is open between 11am - 12pm each day. Phone Geelong Animal Emergency if you have an issue outside of these hours. Take care.
Merry Xmas to all our clients and patients. Beware the common Xmas dangers - chocolate, ham, cricket bats and golf clubs. If putting dogs of extended family members together, make sure they get along and have enough space, water and toys so that conflicts don't arise. Enjoy the holiday period.
At last night's Australian Animal Industry Resource Centre Graduations, our nurse Courtney won the nurse excellence award and vet Amy won the best mentor award. Nurse Elissa also graduated. BVP cleaned up. Well done girls!!!
Spring photo competition To celebrate SPRING we are offering a photo competition that is open to all clients who purchase Activyl in September and October. Simply take a spring themed photo featuring your pet/s and your Activyl product box. The winner will receive a picnic hamper with place settings for 4 people, a bottle of wine, crackers, relish, jam, chocolates, Activyl frisbee and 6 months supply of Activyl. Email your entry "Spring Photo Competition" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, contact details and the name of your pet/s. All entries can be view on our Pinterest page here The competition will close and the winner notified on October 31st 2014.
Bellarine Veterinary Practice was awarded the Large Business Award category in the Geelong Business Excellence Awards 2014. After serving the Geelong community for 37 years we are rapt to be recognized for our achievements by the local business community. The passion and high standards of our practice owners , Dr Ewen McMillan, Dr John Quinane, Dr Barbara Wright, Dr Amanda Hulands-Nave and Dr Alison Moore makes Bellarine Veterinary Practice a fantastic workplace. Their vision and values drives a team of vets, nurses, receptionists, admin staff, hospital attendants and groomers who are all dedicated to the best possible care of our clients and patients. We wish to thank all our clients who have trusted us with the care of their loved pets both past and present, and we look forward to continuing to provide the best veterinary care possible and to be the best veterinary workplace.
Many paws supporting a GREAT cause! begging-puppy PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us support this cause The RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2014 is less than 2 months away and we are getting organised to support this fantastic cause again. The Walk raises money so that the RSPCA can keep their shelters open, giving as many animals as possible the chance to find a forever home. We had the opportunity to visit the Burwood facilities last year and saw dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles and farm animals all being cared for because of the generous donations from you! Last year we passed our fundraising goal AND managed to create the largest walking/fundraising team in Victoria. We had 65 members in our team and at least 40 dogs joined us on the day. It was a brilliant effort by everyone Please join us again this year! We are inviting you and your dogs to join our team and help promote our fundraising efforts. We will walk together as a team at 10.00am on Sunday, May 18th at Eastern Gardens, Geelong. We are asking team members to wear RED to help our team stand out and there is the opportunity to get a Team Bellarine t-shirt. Our goals for 2014 This year we would love to raise at least $1500 and have 100 members in our team. So please sign up and share our team link. You can ask friends and family to sponsor you or make a donation to the team. Every little bit helps. The Important Information! There are 2 steps to joining us on the day. Step 1 Register to here to purchase your tickets for the actual walk event. Please purchase team tickets - you will find us under Bellarine Veterinary Practice - Team Bellarine. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY - early bird prices end this week! Ticket prices Early bird before 28th March $10 Adult $6 Child (under 16) $20 Family (2 adults, 2 children) $6 Concession After 29th March $15 Adult $8 Child (under 16) $25 Family (2 adults, 2 children) $8 Concession Step 2 Share the link to our fundraising page on facebook & twitter or email the link and help raise extra funds. Have friends and family donate to our page to sponsor you and your dogs here. RSPCA team
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=61owZaneIqU&feature=youtu.be It's polite pets month this month at BVP.
Queens Birthday trading hours On the Queens Birthday Monday 10th June, our Newcomb clinic will be open from 11am-12pm for emergencies & triage cases only.
Please call 52482009 or proceed directly to 65 Coppards Road, Newcomb.
For all emergencies outside these hours please call 52222139 or proceed directly to Geelong Animal Emergency 102 Fyans Street, Geelong
What do yellow leads & ribbons on dogs mean?
A YELLOW lead helps raise awareness that a dog needs some space.
There are many reasons why a dog may need space: Newly adopted Learning self-control around other dogs In- training Illness or recovering from surgery Shyness of people Fearful of unfamiliar or rowdy Intolerance of other animal Fearful of unfamiliar people Aging and elderly Injuries or painful physical conditions... Read more
Doggy Day Spa Grooming at Bellarine Veterinary Practice.
Geelong Looking to get your pets groomed – don’t miss out!
Our popular grooming teams are so busy that they are now booked out 1-2 weeks in advance and we highly recommend that all clients forward book their appointments.
Our grooming services are available Monday – Friday and rotate amongst our different clinic locations.
Please call us on 52482009 if you’d like... Read more