Australia Day Holiday

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Hall Vet Surgery and Canberra Cat Vet will both be closed on Australia Day holiday, Monday 27th January 2014. If your pet has a medical emergency, please call the Animal Emergency Centre Canberra on 6280 6344.

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Beat the heat

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This next week is going to be really hot, so make sure that your pets have access all day to water and shade. Little (hard) plastic wader pools are a good idea, depending on the dog (or cat!) If you find your dog is becoming stressed by the heat, cool them down with a hose immediately. Wet ...

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And more Puppy Party Pics from November/December!

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En masse! Congratulations to you all!  

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Class of 18th December 2013

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Congratulations to all our puppy graduates and their proud parents. See you all again soon!

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Class of 13th November 2013

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Congratulations to all our puppy graduates and their proud parents. See you all again soon!

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Christmas/New Year Holiday Hours 2013

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We wish all of you and your pets a happy and safe Christmas and New Years break. Our business hours over the Christmas Holiday period are as follows: Tuesday 24th Dec Early closing (2.30pm) Wednesday 25th Closed (Christmas Day) Thursday 26th Closed (Boxing Day) Friday 27th Normal hours (8.30-6.30) Saturday 28th Normal hours (8.30-2.30) Sunday 29th Closed Monday 30th Normal hours (8.30-6.30) Tuesday 31st Early closing (4.30pm) Wednesday 1st Jan Closed (New Years Day) Thursday ...

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Dog Names (2013)

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Here's what our clients have been naming their dogs in the last three years. Male Dogs Max Charlie Jack Oscar Billy, Buddy Barney, Sam, Teddy, Toby Female Dogs Bella Ruby Molly Coco Pepper Daisy Rosie Nala, Zoe Notable names include, for the lads; explosives Dynamite and Nitro; many Greek gods inc Ajax, Apollo, Zeus; Rock gods Jagger and Hendrix; some Roman heavyweights inc Jupiter, Brutus, Caesar, Maximus; and several Star Wars characters, ...

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Cat Names (2013)

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Here's what our clients have been naming their cats for the last three years. Male Cats: Max Leo Charlie, Felix, & Zac Benji, Darcy, Harry, Jasper, Memphis, Oscar, Pepper, Puss, Sheldon, Simba, Thomas & Wally Female Cats: Coco Molly Milly, Pepper, Ruby, Zoe Lilly, Lucy, Luna Some admirable names for the more unique cats: For the boys, Ambassador Spock, Apollo, Banjo, Donald Duck, LIttle Al, Noddy, Stinky ...

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Heat stroke

(We published this back in 2011, but with the coming very hot days at the end of the week, we thought it best to mention again...) Death from heat stroke is common in dogs in hot weather, especially if it is humid as well. Every summer we see dogs that overdo it in the heat.  When ...

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Position Vacant – Full-time vet – filled

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This position has been filled. We welcome Dr Jenny Coonan! Yay! Because our dearly treasured Dr Alex is moving on to new pastures (as a Pasture Protection Board vet!), we now have a vacancy for a full-time vet. We focus on excellent patient and client care In the peaceful village of Hall, only 20 mins from Canberra's centre Continuing ...

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