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UPCOMING EVENTS - SENIOR PET SEMINAR - Sept 4th
14 August, 2014

SENIOR PET SEMINAR

Information Night being held on starting on Thursday, September 4th
*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FREE EVENT*
Running between 7:00pm and 8:30pm in-clinic
2/535 Milton Road, Toowong
 
Pet Owners with animals of ALL ages are encouraged to attend. Help your pet have the best quality of life possible. Relevant to families of yound and old animls to help manage the ageing process.
 

* Joint and Arthritis problems
* Hormonal Imbalances
* Liver and Kidey Dysfunctions
* Loss of Sight and Hearing
* Behavioural Changes
* Dental Problems
* Diet

We will have lucky door prizes, and each attendee will receive a goodie bag with samples of products discussed and information on topics listed above.

Bookings are essential
Numbers are limited
 
Please phone the clinic on (07 3613 9644, register your interest via email (located in the 'Contact Us' section in the menu bar), or via Facebook on: http://www.facebook.com.au/toowongfamilyvet
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS - PET FIRST AID COURSE - Sept 3rd
14 August, 2014

PET FIRST AID COURSE

Next class starting on Wednesday, September 3rd
$49.00 per person, or $75.00 for two people
Running between 7:00pm and 9:00pm in-clinic
2/535 Milton Road, Toowong

 

* Learn how to best care for your pet in an emergency
* Knowing what is, or isn't, an emergency and when to seek professional help
* Day to day safety for your pet - common household dangers
* Assessing your pet - checking vitals so you know when something is wrong
* FIRST AID KITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE NIGHT

Bookings are essential
Numbers are limited

Please phone the clinic on (07 3613 9644, register your interest via email (located  in the 'Contact Us' section in the menu bar), or follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/toowongfamilyvet to find out more!

 

3 DAY EKKA SHOW SPECIAL: 25% off Vaccinations
7 August, 2014

SHORT TIME ONLY!

We are offering 25% off Cat and Dog Vaccinations on August 7th, 8th and 9th.*
Valid only for the days listed, but open to both new and existing patients!

All pets are given a full checkup with the lovely Dr Kirsty or Dr Tegan prior to their vaccinations, and should your pet need anything else done while at the clinic, just let us know!

For future specials, and to keep up to date with what's happening at Toowong Family Vet, be sure to LIKE us on Facebook!
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Or to check out more cute photos of our cover boy, Norman - follow him on Instagram!
http://www.instagram.com/themonochromecat
 

*Does not include worming (ie Heartworming, Intestinal worming), additional testing (ie blood screening, cytology etc), prescription or over-the-counter medications. We can certainly discuss options with you should your pet require follow-on or additional testing/workup, and find the best plan to suit both you and your pet.
 
*Strictly by appointment only, so please phone the clinic to make a time.
 
 
Dr Kirsty: Going the distance for animals with cancer
28 July, 2014

Did you know that the incidence of cancer among our pets is as common as in humans and that there are many similarities between certain cancers in humans and our companion animals?

The Brisbane Marathon is being held on August 3rd, 2014, and our very own Dr Kirsty is putting on her running shoes and going the distance for animals with cancer. With the aim to not only shine a light on a fantastic foundation,The Australian Animal Cancer Foundation (AACF), but to also raise much needed and worthy funds to enable them to continue doing the amazing work they do.

Treatment of animal cancers is continuously advancing, and for everything we learn about treating cancers in companion animals, the veterinary world can also contribute knowledge toward the advancement of human cancer therapies. Research into canine and feline non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, canine osteosarcoma, melanoma and squamous cell carcinomas in veterinary patients have provided models for anti-metastatic therapies and radiation therapy studies that also help humans.

The Australian Animal Cancer Foundation, established by prominent veterinary oncologist (and we think all-round great guy!), Dr Rod Straw, undertakes vital research into these and other animal cancers, and is also responsible for providing the only linear accelerator offering radiation therapy to veterinary patients in the southern hemisphere. The radiation therapy unit and the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation are based at the Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) in Brisbane. 
 
The ability to provide these services and to offer advanced cancer treatments to companion animals while also compiling research, is not without an immense financial cost. Our own Dr Kirsty and Dr Tegan have had several of their patients treated at BVSC and understand how fortunate we all - Veterinarians, pet owners and animal lovers alike - are to have these services available for our much-loved dogs and cats. Dr Kirsty is also a strong supporter of translational cancer research projects, where we can use our knowledge of cancer treatments in animals to advance our knowledge of human cancer therapies and a dedicated supporter of furthering advancements in veterinary medicine.
 
Any donation is worthy, and more than appreciated. By donating and helping out this great foundation, you direcly enable them to continue carrying out the specialised, and seemingly miracle work they do. Every tiny bit counts, and you never know; by helping out the furry members of families, you may just help save a life - furry or human.
 
If you would like to make a donation, please follow the following links, and ensure that you type a minimum of "Kirsty Marathon" in the comments sections so we can see just how much was raised from Kirsty's - and your - efforts!
 
To make a donation online, go to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation's website:
https://www.animalcancer.com.au/
 
Check out our very own Mithy (Missy) on YouTube showing just how easy it is to make a donation online!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILP8j7LFerI
*Please share the video on Facebook to help get the word out and about*
 
Check out the latest and greatest on our Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/toowongfamilyvet
 
Any donation of $25.00 or more, if proof of donation is made (via email, Facebook or in person), will go into the draw to win either:
Vaccination Prize Pack
or
Goodie Bag of Goodies 
 
Kirsty is pictured above with Jach, a 14 year old Labrador who himself is a cancer survivor from 2008. Without having received the specialised treatment and care from the Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC), there is zero doubt that he would still be here today, enjoying his retirement in the entirety that he does today. (He's a bit of a cuter older man, too, wouldn't you agree?)
 
We will keep everyone updated as to Kirsty's progress with the Marathon and the fundraising, and thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who has helped spread the word, and donated to this cause. Thank you from not only Kirsty, and the rest of us here at the clinic, BVSC and AACF, but all of the little furry friends that you will help in the weeks, months and years to come.
WE'RE TURNING ONE!
7 April, 2014

Nearly one year ago, we opened our doors with big dreams and big hopes. All we can say, is that we have not been disappointed.

Over the past twelve months, we have been blown away by the support and belief that our newly found clients have shown in us, and the clinic as a whole. We can't begin to explain the immense happiness that we feel, reaching this point, and doing so in a way that we could be proud of. We think we have achieved this, and can honestly say we value each and every one of you, absolutely adore our little patients and feel so priveleged to be able to care for them. The trust that you each have put in us, does not go unnoticed, or unappreciated. 

In order to say thanks, and to celebrate (we are so incredibly excited!) we are having a First Birthday Party this coming Saturday, between 5pm and 6pm at the clinic. We'll have some bubbly on hand and encourage each and every one of you to pop by and hi. We want to be able to say thank you to you. Every. Single. One of you. Whether you're an existing client, you've popped in to just say hi, to give Normie a pat, or simply live in the area. We're invested in the community in which we carry out our work, and want Toowong Family Vet to be not only your family vet, but to feel like family. Community is family and we will always do the best for this amazing community that has taken us under their wing, and opened their hearts - and families - to us.

Pets are more than welcome to attend. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have anyone to look after, and it's only fitting that they make their appearance, too! We need to give them a big cuddle and kiss, and maybe a sneaky treat!

Again, thank you so much to everyone for everything since our very first day - April 12, 2013. We hope this is the first of many, many more birthdays to come, and with your continued support and our continued promise to do the very, very best for both your pet and yourself, we have no doubt that this is certainly the start of something beautiful.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Now lets Party!

All of our love,

The Toowong Family Vet Team
Dr Kirsty, Dr Tegan, Nurse Tahlia, Nurse Marie, Norman & Missy

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