Arthritis in pets

Attentive Senior Dog

With the weather cooling down, many of our older pets are feeling the strain. Arthritis is quite common in older animals and is exacerbated by cool, humid weather. Being overweight or having had joint surgery at some point in their life are recognised risk factors. Large breed dogs often develop arthritis at an earlier age than ...

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Hall Vet Surgery will be closed on ANZAC Day


Hall Veterinary Surgery will be closed on Monday 25 April due to the ANZAC Day Public Holiday. We will be open as usual on Tuesday 26 April.  

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Mad as a March Hare!

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There are several public holidays coming up this March 2016, for which Hall Veterinary Surgery will be closed. First of there is Canberra Day, Monday 14 March 2016. Closed. Then at the end of the month, there is an early Easter. With the following days. Good Friday. 25 March 2016. Closed. We will be Open on Easter Saturday from 8 ...

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April Maney – Receptionist


April is the smiley face you see when you first walk in the door, she joined our team in 2014 after a childhood of ‘constantly harassing her parents for more pets’. When she’s not on the front desk you can find her hanging out with her goofball of a dog and best friend, Alfie. Alfie ...

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Janet Mathewson – Practice Manager


Janet is our practice manager who makes things happen with an absolute minimum of fuss. She is our go to person for so many things - she organises everything from staff training days to sorting out a dental machine that no one else can fix. Janet is originally from Fife in Scotland and emigrated to Australia ...

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Zara Nurbasari – Receptionist/Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Zara joined the veterinary industry about a year ago to fulfil her dream of helping animals. Zara is a self-confessed “crazy cat lady” and is interested in anything to do with cats, but if she had to narrow it down she does have a special interest in cat behaviour and genetics. Zara lives with her Mum, ...

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Gail Jackson – Veterinarian


Gail was born in the U.K and lived there until she was just over 2 years of age when her family relocated to the Sunshine Coast. Gail went to university at James Cook University in Townsville, and whilst studying she found herself on a placement at a Vet in Canberra and realised it was somewhere ...

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Jenny Coonan – Veterinarian


Jenny has been with Hall Vet Surgery for such a long time. First as a client, then work experience student, then vet nurse, then as a placement during her veterinary science course with Charles Sturt University, and now working as a veterinarian - 50/50 here and at Canberra Cat Vet. Outside of work Jenny enjoys ...

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John Yang – Veterinarian


John came to Australia from New Zealand about a decade ago and recently moved to Canberra from the South coast, leaving behind his love for snorkelling and scuba diving to indulge in his love for animals. Although he is passionate about all species of animals that he works with, John has a special interest in cats ...

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Emma Gulliver – Veterinarian


Emma graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours. Following a stint of travelling, she joined the Hall Veterinary Surgery team in 2014. Emma’s love of animals has been life-long, with her first dog Jack giving her 17 short years of friendship before sadly passing away when she was 19. Her beloved dog ...

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