Keeping you informed
Newsletter September 2017
We are proud to announce that Turramurra Vet Hospital has been accredited as a Hospital of Excellence by the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association – one of only 10 hospitals in NSW to be awarded this certification outside of Sydney University. Turramurra Vet is the only accredited Hospital of Excellence in northern Sydney.
This means that we comply with the absolute highest standards of hospital facilities and patient care, providing your precious pet with the highest possible level of care and service.
This process has involved a lot of hard work from every single member of our team over the past 3 years, culminating in six of our staff representing our hospital at the FASAVA conference on the Gold Coast in August this year. They were presented our certification at a black tie awards night attended by more than 500 people from the veterinary industry in Australia and around the globe.
Supporting Our Local Community
August and September is a busy time for Turramurra Vet Hospital and our community support. Beth, who is one of our veterinary nurses has done a wonderful job with the organisation and running of this.
On Sunday 20th August, we sponsored the children’s baby animal farm at Pymble Turramurra Preschool’s annual fete at Handley Avenue.
Congratulations to our hamper winners, the Jones family, who won a wonderful hamper worth over $200.
Last Sunday 27th August, we were at the Pymble Public School fete, again sponsoring the children’s baby animal farm (including a pony for the young children to ride) and holding a hamper competition. Congratulations to Mr Napper for winning the hamper.
On Saturday 9th September, Wahroonga Public School (The Bush School on Burns Road) is having their school fete. We will have a stall with another chance to win a hamper for your pet and will be once again sponsoring the children’s baby animal farm. The fete is running from 10am to 2pm. Please come down and say hi to us and pat and feed the baby animals (calves, lambs, baby goats, piglets, chickens, rabbits and more!)
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Pet of the Month: Duke
Duke is one of our longest standing patients, being with us for almost 10 years and is well known by all of our staff and many within the community, spending many mornings at the Princes St coffee shop with his dad Bruce.
Duke was brought in for a checkup recently because he was suddenly more tired than normal and his appetite had reduced (always concerning for a labrador!!).
It turned out that Duke had started bleeding internally from a large mass on his spleen. We proceeded to an emergency surgery to remove his spleen – yes, just like people, dogs can live perfectly normal lives without their spleen!
Luckily for Duke and his dad, testing confirmed that the mass on his spleen was benign and completely removed, meaning we hope that Duke will trot along for another few years yet!
Buy your Dog Food from us and Save!
Many of our clients are not aware that we run a loyalty scheme for our Royal Canin food range!
For every 10 bags of Royal Canin food that you purchase from us, you will receive 1 bag completely free!
Drop by reception and ask one of our friendly staff to set up a rewards card for you if you don’t have one already (we even keep them safe at reception to save you the hassle of having to keep track of it!)
Newborn Meerkat Pups at Adelaide Zoo
On July 24th, 5 baby meerkats were born at Adelaide Zoo. They are now just venturing out of their burrows to explore their new world. Miney and Swazi are first time parents, but doing an excellent job at raising their young.
While Adelaide Zoo has produced more than 80 meerkats in the last 24 years, these babies are the first in the last 7 years.