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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Keely Scotland – Trainee Vet Nurse/Receptionist


Keely has been working with us for the past 2 years; she started out on the reception desk flanking her Mum (Debbie) who was our Head Receptionist at the time, but her love of animals saw her slowly spending more and more time out the back with the Nurses. She has been studying Veterinary Nursing for ...

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Pauline Murphy – Vet Nurse/Dog trainer and Behaviour Coach


Pauline is a graphic designer turned dog trainer extraordinaire and aren’t we ever so grateful for the change of industry! Pauline brings an abundance of knowledge to the team; she has worked with the RSPCA for the past 10 years training the most challenging pets of them all, with compassion, unwavering patience and dedication. Pauline gained her ...

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Sally Struthers – Veterinary Nurse


Sally has been working in the veterinary industry for 5 years and has been nursing for 4 and a half of those years. Sally began as a kennel hand and her love of animals then saw her progress to a trainee nurse, she has now been Certificate IV qualified for 3 years. Outside of work ...

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Itchy Skin


Does your dog have itchy skin? Itchy skin is a common problem for many animals. A dog with itchy skin will excessively scratch, lick or bite its skin, and the skin will become hot and lose its hair. If the scratching is severe, it might even have cuts and scabs, or a bad odour. The itching ...

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Festive Season Hours

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Hall Veterinary Surgery will be have the following schedule over this Christmas/New Year festive season: Thu Dec 24 Early close 2pm for Christmas Eve Fri Dec 25 Closed Christmas Day Sat Dec 26 Closed Boxing Day Sun Dec 27 Closed Sunday Mon Dec 28 Closed Boxing Day Public Holiday Tue Dec 29 Open 8.30-6.30pm Wed Dec 30 Open 8.30-6.30pm Thu Dec 31 Early close 2pm for New Years Eve Fri Jan 1 Closed ...

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New strain of Rabbit Calicivirus found in the ACT


There have been two recent cases of a new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus - RHDV2 - reported in the ACT. The current vaccine available in Australia - Cylap - has partial protection against this strain. Recommendations from the ACT and NSW Chief Veterinary Officers are: vaccinate all rabbits in your household vaccinate breeding animals before the ...

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