I love my job and look forward to coming to work each day. I feel fortunate to be part of a kind team who support the bond between a family and their small friendΒ – Dr Matt
I like to treat your pets as my own – Dr Melissa
I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love every day and be a part of an amazing team – Nurse Valerie
Some days I feel like I come to work to see my work mates. We’re not just colleagues but friends too. They really make the day fly – Nurse Josie
I love stepping into a genuinely supportive work environment and working together as a team to care for small friends – NurseΒ Amy
I love working at Small Friends because it allows me to form a connection with clients and their small friends. I really feel I make a difference in their lives – Dr Sally
My favourite part of the day is reuniting our hospital patients with their owners and seeing how excited both owners and their small friends are to see each other again! – Nurse Tara



As pet owners, we understand just how important our petsΒ are in our families.Β More Β»


Our commitment to continuity of care means that you will only ever be seen by one ofΒ three vets.Β More Β»


If your small friend needs to stay in hospital … we call you at least twice daily with updates.Β More Β»


When we are open and what to do when Small Friends Vet is closed.Β More Β»


Happy Rainy Day πŸŒ¦πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ¦πŸ˜Šβ€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​​​​ Furgus πŸˆβ€β¬› and his mum Nicole came in for Furgus' vaccinations βœ… wearing matching raincoats! πŸ’›πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ₯°πŸ’› You know what they say 🌧 "there is no bad weather only bad clothes"β˜”οΈ These raincoats keep Furgus and Nicole dry and make the rest of us smile πŸ˜ƒβ€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​​​​ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #rspca_act ...

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Ludo πŸ–€β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​​​​ Ludo, a 6 month old Border Collie, spent the day getting a whole lot of loving from Beth and the rest of the Small Friends Team. He was visiting to be desexed βœ…β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​​​​ Is it time your puppy was desexed? Why not click the link in our bio to read all about it and then call us on ☎️ 6262 2233 to arrange your puppy's visit. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #bordercolliesofcanberra ...

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⚠️ ⚠️ βš οΈβ€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹ ​​​​​​​​ Leptospirosis has been detected in the Canberra area. Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection of dogs which can cause kidney failure in dogs and this infection may be transmissible to humans.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Leptospirosisis is spread via rats and rodents or through stagnant water sources. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Vaccination offers good protection against Leptospirosis with vaccinated dogs recovering from infection at THREE TIMES the rate of unvaccinated dogs. Two doses of the vaccine given 2-4 weeks apart are required, followed by annual boosters.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ We have vaccines available at Small Friends and bookings can be made by calling ☎️ reception on 6262 2233. Due to the increase in demand this will place on our staff we will not be able to respond to any queries made via social media. Please call the practice on 6262 2233 or visit in person to arrange an appointment. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #leptospirosis #leptospirosiscanberra #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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Coco 🐢 ​​​​​​​​ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​ Coco is a 10 week old Cavalier puppy who visited for a checkup with Dr Matt βœ… All the nurses obsessed over him 😍and there was LOTS of squealing (from the nurses πŸ˜‚).​​​​​​​​ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​ It is important that puppies experience lots of handling whilst they are young πŸ–πŸΌPlaying with your pup's paws, ears, face, tail and tummy makes them easier to handle later in life. Cuddling with your puppy laid on their back also establishes the healthy heirarchy between a pup and their owner 🧑🐢Whenever puppies visit Small Friends Vet our staff are MORE than happy to help add to the puppy's experience of being handled πŸ‘πŸ» ​​​​​​​​ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​ If your puppy requires a check up please call ☎️6262 2233 to arrange your appointment. ​​​​​​​​ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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🦠Cases are up again so its "pets only" again!β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € While case numbers are so high in Canberra πŸ“ˆwe have decided to only allow small friends through our doors once again πŸ›‘Although it's not how we would like it to be (but really, what is lately???) it worked well for us through the lockdowns and most people and their small friends found it pretty easy πŸ˜Œβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € With such a small team and only one full time vet (Dr Mel has returned from maternity leave πŸ‘πŸ»and is seeing patients three days a week, and Dr Sally will be starting her maternity leave in just a few weeks 🀰) if any one of our team contracts Covid-19 🦠or if Dr Matt needs to isolate πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈwe will almost certainly have to close our doors 😫We are taking this extra step to ensure we can stay open and stay here for you! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We thank you for your patience and understanding 😊and hope everyone is staying well and enjoying a relaxing summer β˜€οΈwith their small friends πŸΆπŸ±β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Dr Matt’s small friends, Fortnum and Graham, are sending our good wishes for happy holidays! πŸΆπŸ±πŸ­πŸΉπŸ°πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸ»βœ¨β€οΈ Thank you for your support, patience and kindness over the last year πŸ₯° We look forward to continuing to care for our community over the holidays and onward (opening hours below). We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Mel and Nurse Tara back from maternity leave in the new year and are excited to introduce some new faces πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» watch this space! Here’s looking at 2022!!!!!! Holiday Opening Hours: 26 - 28 Dec: closed 29 Dec: 8am - 6pm 30 Dec: 8am - 6pm 31 Dec: 8am - 4pm 1 - 3 Jan: closed 4 Jan: 8am - 6pm Consultations by Appointment Call 6262 2233 ...

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Josie 🐢 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Here is Josie the Nurse with Josie the Yorkie x Poodle! πŸ˜‚ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Josie is a 7 year old pup who came in for a dental and cuddles 🧑And Josie is an awesome nurse with bucket loads of kindness and skills πŸ’™β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Dental care can be difficult for some patients and their owners πŸ˜– To learn more take a look at our information page on Teeth and Dental Care on our website πŸ–₯(link in bio). We also offer FREE dental checks βœ…all year round. If you are worried about your small friend's teeth (perhaps there's a smelly breath?πŸ’¨) give us a call ☎️on 6262 2233 and we can book you in with one of our nurses for a FREE check up and chat πŸ‘πŸ» β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Amy's weight training πŸ’ͺπŸΆβ€οΈβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Archie, the 6 year old Toy Poodle 🐩visited Small Friends for a dental. Whilst she was with us for the day she gave Amy an arms workout.......OK, this is what Amy reported but seriously, who got who out of bed for continual cuddles??!! πŸ˜‰ Look at that smile - Amy was in poodle heaven πŸ˜β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Dental care can be difficult for some patients and their owners πŸ˜– To learn more take a look at our information page on Teeth and Dental Care on our website πŸ–₯(link in bio). We also offer FREE dental checks βœ…all year round. If you are worried about your small friend's teethy pegs give us a call ☎️on 6262 2233 and we can book you in with one of our nurses for a FREE check up and chat πŸ‘πŸ»β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Grass seeds πŸŒΎβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Last summer lovely Tiger Lily came to visit Dr Sally with a very sore eye πŸ₯²On examination Dr Sally found a grass seed in Tiger Lily's eye πŸ‘ Dr Sally removed the grass seed and owner Christine kept a close eye ('see' what I did there?) on Tiger Lily and brought her back for a check up βœ…where we were happy to say all had healed well.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Whilst we are enjoying this lovely weather β˜€οΈ picnics 🧺and long walks πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ίplease take care in long grass. Grass seeds can be a problem for eyes and long haired animals...if you do find yourself having walked through long grass please check your small friend's face and coat.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Too Much Sugar? 🐢 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Lady Sugar (a long-haired mini Dachshund) came in for her dental and had a few extractions 🦷She was very sleepy 😴after her anaesthetic and enjoyed cuddling Nurse Beth. Beth couldn't get enough of Sugar ❀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Are you worried about your small friends dental health? Click the link in our bio πŸ“²to read our information page on Teeth and Dental Care. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Rebecca Bishop

“We have been bringing our fur family to Matt, Mel and the wonderful team at Small Friends Vet for a number of years and have had nothing but fantastic support. They have helped us through tough times, given us great advice that we trust and are always wonderful with our two dogs and our two cats. They have never laughed in our faces when we bring our pets in unnecessarily and they are wonderful when the pets are in for longer stays. We are extremely grateful that they are part of our extended family and help us take care of our fur babies. Thank you Matt, Mel, Sally, Tara, Valerie, Josie and Danielle.
If you are looking for a vet in Canberra, you don’t have to look any further.”
Rebecca Bishop


The Duff Family

“There are so many positives about this amazing small practice. You are not just a number. They go above and beyond to take care of your family pets. They do not overcharge or do unnecessary testing or treatment. They explain things so that we understand them and they always double check to see if we have any other concerns. The doctors, nurses and staff are always friendly and accommodating. You never feel rushed and they take their time with you. I especially love the follow up phone calls after any procedure or if your family pet has been unwell, to see how they are going and if we have any further questions.”
The Duff Family

Mark and Ros McLennan

“The team at Small Friends Vet have been with us every step of the way with our dog Saki. They are ethical and skilled vets but, more importantly, are generous in sharing their knowledge about how best to care for our newest family member. They have been with us through all his ups and downs!
Saki always looks forward to his visits and the love and attention he gets makes a trip to the vet much more enjoyable.
Small Friends isn’t just a vet, they are actually a part of our family!”
Β Jess and Mark

Ellie, Lexi, (late Tess), Chris & Bob

“After almost 15 years we still love visiting Small Friends Vet. All staff over this time are consistently caring, friendly, helpful & supportive of our small friends and Bob and I.
We will always support them as they are passionate about working together like family and never just about doing the job and taking our money.
The best vets we have ever used.”
Β Ellie, Lexi, (late Tess), Chris & Bob

Anna, Al and Max

“My partner, Al and I have an almost 3yr old male Australian Bulldog named Max. We have been going to see Small Friends Vet in Amaroo since moving to the area. Max usually sees Dr Matt during a visit. Dr Matt and his staff are always very welcoming and friendly which definitely helps Max feel more comfortable as he has a little anxiety. The reception staff are always keen for a pat with Max and there are never any issues with receipts and clinical notes emailed to us promptly to us for our pet insurance. Dr Matt always puts Max at ease during a visit with his friendly and easy going attitude and conveys his findings to us in very easy to understand β€œnon-vet” language.
We could not recommend Small Friends Vet enough. The staff and service provided are second to none and definitely the best we have found in our years of fur baby parenthood.”
Β Anna, Al and Max


Nutmeg Cran

Nutmeg Cran

How did your owner decide they wanted a small friend and that you would be the right small friend for them? My humans always knew they wanted a kitten to join their family and they both loved cats. And…. look at me… who can blame them for knowing I was right for them...

Hershey Grimwood

Hershey Grimwood

How did your owner decide they wanted a small friend and that you would be the right small friend for them? My owners needed someone to rule the house whilst they are busy β€œworking” at their jobs. They obviously chose me because I was the cutest of the litter and how...

Beau Bowen

Beau Bowen

How did your owner decide they wanted a small friend and that you would be the right small friend for them? My owner decided to choose a small friend like me because she wanted a friend that never grew big and stayed little and cute forever. Where did your owner find...

We service Amaroo, Ngunnawal, Moncreiff, Nicholls, Forde, Bonner, Gungahlin, Palmerston, Harrison, Throsby, Taylor, Casey, Jacka, Franklin, Crace and the wider Canberra community. We offer Health checks, General Consultations, Vaccinations, Desexing, General Surgery, Radiograhy, Export Services and so much more. For general information you may find our Information Pages helpful. For further assistance please call us on 6262 2233. We’d love to meet you and your small friend.