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VOTE FOR NORMAN: Dermcare Clinic Cat of the Year 2016
27 June, 2016

2015 was a magical year. A year that saw the birth of a country-wide competition: the Dermcare Clinic Cat of the Year. It was also the year that saw our own Norman crowned Queensland's Clinic Cat of the Year, and also place fourth nationally.

CCOTY 2015, commonly referred to by historians and cat-lovers alike, as "The Cat Fight of the Century," with cats across the land fighting tooth and nail to secure their place upon the throne and take home their crown. Even better than all things shiny and bejewelled, to have their already self-known amazingness and beauty confirmed by poll - by public opinion - was the ultimate prize.

While Norman was happy to be state champion and finish in the top four in the country, he spiralled into a deep depression having not taken the position of the Australia's 'top dog' - we mean, cat... He saw the loss as the ultimate low blow - so low, it was way below the collar.

Norman ate. And ate. If he was sad, he would eat. If he was hungry, he would turn hangry  - and in his hunger-driven rage - bite us and become destructive. Knocking things off desks or pushing items out of cupboards. Our poor jade plant sadly did not survive the months following Norman's public loss, and no number of pats or words of encouragement could make him see sense. Each night he cried his salty kitty cat tears. His pussycat pillow, tear-soaked and salt stained, a reminder of 'what could have been' - all that was so close, yet so so far...

Then. *CLICK*. Like a switch, he changed. We did not know why, we couldn't figure how how, but our Norman was a changed man. Then, we saw the email....

"REGISTER FOR DERMCARE CLINIC CAT OF THE YEAR 2016"

Oh. No.

Not again.

Alas, he has entered. Despite our concerns and our worry for what another loss may do to him. He's hungry again, but this time, it's for the National Title.

So, please. Please. For us - VOTE FOR NORMAN.
For our fingers and for our sanity - VOTE FOR NORMAN.

In haste and high hopes,

Kirsty, Tegan, Tahlia, Marie and Cliodhna
Norman's Servants

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VOTE FOR NORMAN HERE:
http://dermcare.com.au/Dermcare-Clinic-Cat-of-the-Year/2016/Norman-3

*** ALL VOTERS GO INTO DRAW TO WIN GOODIE PACKS FOR THEIR PETS! Want to know more? Read below! ***

FOLLOW NORMIE ON FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/normanforcliniccatoftheyear/?rc=p

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/toowongfamilyvet/

FOLLOW NORMIE ON INSTAGRAM:
https://www.instagram.com/themonochromecat/

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
https://www.instagram.com/petsatthevets/

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PRIZES FOR THOSE WHO SEND SOME LOVE NORMAN'S WAY! THIS IS HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN:

~ *LIKE* Toowong Family Vet on Facebook
~ *LIKE* Norman's Page on Facebook
~ *EMAIL/FORWARD* your VOTING CONFIRMATION to: normanforcliniccatoftheyear@gmail.com
~ *WAIT* to see if you have won!

*VOTING CLOSES 15 JULY 2016 - Winners will be drawn after that date*
If you are not currently a client of the clinic, please also attach the best contact details for us to contact you on should you win!

HUMAN FOOD "NO-NO's" - CATS
23 March, 2016

With Easter just around the corner, Vets see a dramatic increase in chocolate ingestion and subsequent toxicity. If your pet eats chocolate over Easter - or any time! - please always seek immediate veterinary attention. 

To help make things as easy as possible for pet parents to make the right decisions in both what they feed their pets, what they choose for treats, and how to safely store any items that can cause harm to our furriest of family members, we have created the Toowong Family Vet "Please Don't Feed Me" Charts. We have one for both dogs and cats, so please have a look through, save to your phone or computer to keep on hand for easy access and help keep your four legged friends as safe and happy as possible!

Our Opening Hours over the Easter Break are as follows:

Thursday - March 24th - 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday (Easter Friday) - March 25th - CLOSED
Saturday - March 26th - OPEN 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday (Easter Sunday) - March 27th - CLOSED
Monday (Easter Monday) - March 28th - CLOSED
Tuesday - March 29th - OPEN 7:00am to 7:00pm

...and back to normal from thereon!

Should you require any emergency veterinary attention while we are not here, please contact:
PET E.R - 24hrs - 3359 5333
263 Appleby Road, Stafford Heights

Happy and Safe Easter Break to all!

HUMAN FOOD "NO-NO's" - DOGS
23 March, 2016

With Easter just around the corner, Vets see a dramatic increase in chocolate ingestion and subsequent toxicity. If your pet eats chocolate over Easter - or any time! - please always seek immediate veterinary attention. 

To help make things as easy as possible for pet parents to make the right decisions in both what they feed their pets, what they choose for treats, and how to safely store any items that can cause harm to our furriest of family members, we have created the Toowong Family Vet "Please Don't Feed Me" Charts. We have one for both dogs and cats, so please have a look through, save to your phone or computer to keep on hand for easy access and help keep your four legged friends as safe and happy as possible!

Our Opening Hours over the Easter Break are as follows:

Thursday - March 24th - 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday (Easter Friday) - March 25th - CLOSED
Saturday - March 26th - OPEN 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday (Easter Sunday) - March 27th - CLOSED
Monday (Easter Monday) - March 28th - CLOSED
Tuesday - March 29th - OPEN 7:00am to 7:00pm

...and back to normal from thereon!

Should you require any emergency veterinary attention while we are not here, please contact:
PET E.R - 24hrs - 3359 5333
263 Appleby Road, Stafford Heights

Happy and Safe Easter Break to all!

HO HO HO - It's Santa Paws Time!
16 November, 2015

WHAT TIME IS IT?

SANTA PAWS TIME!

Once again, the time has come for Santa Paws to jump in his sleigh and bestow hearty hugs and tasty treats upon all the furry family members across the globe. Luckily for us, Santa Paws has cleared his schedule for a WHOLE day so that he can pay special attention to the Toowong Family Vet pets!

Sunday December 6th marks the special day your pet can come along and get a pet pawtrait with Santa Paws himself at Toowong Family Vet! Due to increasing popularity with each Santa Paws we hold, we have opted to open the clinic on Sunday (for Santa Paws Pawtraits only) so that we can focus purely on Santa and his pet pals, and so that the clinic can operate as usual on the Saturday for those animals requiring veterinary attention. So, why not come down to our first ever Sunday Santa Paws - the big guy himself has requested the attendance of all animals - big and small - to join in the festive festivities (his words, not ours hehe). 

Santa Paws Pet Pawtraits are being held at the clinic on December 6th, 2014 between 9:00am and 1:00pm.
Calls of interest are welcome, bookings aren't necessary but we recommend making one to minimise wait time for you and your pet. Alternatively, if you're happy to wait your turn and meet and greet the other pets and pet parents in the area, we say go for it! There will be some light refreshments for you, and yummy treats for our poochy and pussycat pals.

Join us for our "Yappy Christmeows!" clinic brunch on the day! There will be light refreshments, snack and goodies for all. Get to know your TFV neighbours and have a jolly good time while you do so!

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

OPTION ONE
COST: $25.00 per sitting (multiple pets are welcome! Allow $5.00 extra per pet) 
BEST photo in Christmas Themed Photo Frame
Two extra photos printed
Postage (should you require it)

OR

OPTION TWO
COST: $40.00 per sitting (multiple pets are welcome! Allow $5 extra per pet)
TWO BEST photos in Christmas Themed Photo Frames
Two extra photos printed
All images (that means ANY and ALL photos taken - well ones that look good anyway!) burned to disc at full-res for printing as you so choose!
Postage (should you require it)

IMPAWTANT INFORMATION:

*Allow 2-3 weeks for editing, assembly and/or postage (all photos will be ready by December 24th, 2015)
*All Santa Paws Pet Pawtraits will be uploaded to our Website, Facebook and/or Instagram for future viewing!
*Your pet may feature in next years Santa Paws Promo (as have the previous two years' guests!)
*Allow approximately 10 minutes per Santa Paws Sitting (depending on number of pets per family) to ensure we get the best photos possible of your pets
*ALL dogs MUST be on leads, and ALL cats MUST be in carriers (or secure). Any pocket pets are advised to be in a cage/carrier also. (Cats and pocket pets having photos will have the area to themselves, with minimal animals around so as to not be scared/anxious/in harm's way). We will not put the safety of any of our pet attendees at risk. All that we ask of you is to adhere to these simple rules
*Clinic is not open for ANY veterinary services, or sale of food/over the counter products. If there are pet christmas hampers available for purchase, this however is allowed

The more the merrier we all say, and we hope to see each and every one of you there! Each year gets busier and busier, but it also gets more and more fun! We will continue taking Pet Pawtraits until the very last pet has had their turn. If you'd like to know more, or have any questions, just phone the clinic on (07) 3613 9644.

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NORMAN FOR CLINIC CAT OF THE YEAR!
1 July, 2015

FIRST IN QLD - FOURTH IN AUSTRALIA! Vote NOW to get him over the line!

We've received news that our very own Norman - clinic cat, expert napper, master of all things tuxedo - is in the TOP FOUR Clinic Cats in the whole of Australia!

Dermcare and Felimazole have had the country's very first 'Clinic Cat of the Year' competition and needless to say, clinics across the country have been sending in photos of (and filling in profiles for) their very own fancy feline. Norman has consistently been in the top 15 since the competition began, and we received word last week that he is in the TOP FOUR currently.

Now, we know everyone thinks that their own cat or dog or bird or guinea pig (and so on and so on) is the cutest, or the prettiest; the smartest of the funniest. We think Norman is certainly all that, and when we emailed and asked out clients and 'Norm Fanatics' to write why they thought Normie should win, we were completely inundated with wonderful words and letters of recommendation. Seven pages to be exact...

SO! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP NORM'S CAUSE TO BE THE BEST AND MOST FANCY FELINE IN ALL OF THE LAND, FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

>>>>>>>http://dermcare.com.au/Felimazole-Cat-of-the-Year.html?view_cat=49<<<<<<<<

Enter your name and email address, open the confirmation email you receive from Dermcare and you're done! It's as simple as that! 
Voting closes July 15th, 2015 - so only TWO WEEKS left to have your say and help get Norman over the line!

WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING A PET HAMPER TO RAFFLER OFF FOR ANYONE THAT HAS VOTED FOR NORMAN! Here's how you enter:

> Go to our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/toowongfamilyvet
> 'LIKE' on our Norman for Clinic Cat of the Year Cover Photo
> TAG YOURSELF in the comments
> SHARE the Normie-inspired Cover Photo or Link (further down the page)
> Your entry goes into the running to win the Pet Pamper Hamper!
> One vote per email address

You will need to provide proof of voting (the email you receive from Dermcare when you enter in your details) in order to enter, and should you be the lucky one that wins!
 
(Oh, and did we mention that if should Normie win, we'll be buying him a ginormous cat throne to perch up in our Reception area.... Yep, we're totally serious....)

CHECK OUT NORMIE GETTING UP TO SOME SHENANIGANS....
https://www.facebook.com/toowongfamilyvet/videos/580067075390336/

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