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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID19
We are still open and ready to help you
but we have made some changes. Moreย ยป
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 friendย – Dr Matt
I like to treat your pets as my own โ€“ Dr Melissa
I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love every day and be a part of an amazing teamย โ€“ 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 – Nurseย 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 โ€“ 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! โ€“ Nurse Tara

WELCOME TO SMALL FRIENDS VET

WE BELIEVE THAT PETS ARE PEOPLE TOO

As pet owners, we understand just how important our petsย are in our families.ย More ยป

WE KNOW YOUR PETS ON A FIRST NAME BASIS

Our commitment to continuity of care means that you will only ever be seen by one ofย three vets.ย More ยป

WE PROMISE TO ALWAYS KEEP IN TOUCH

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

WE HAVE YOU COVERED, OUR HOURS & EMERGENCIES

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

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Together again ๐Ÿฅฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Tara was reunited with her puppy class student, Bruno, when he visited for the day for his desexing surgery. We are thankful that, like Bruno's mum Danielle, you choose Small Friends Vet to support you and your small friend throughout their life ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ“We look forward to seeing you each time you visit ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Have we not seen your small friend for a while ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธIs it time for a catch up? ๐Ÿค”Please give us a call on โ˜Ž๏ธ6262 2233 to arrange our next rendezvous ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฑ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra #italiangreyhoundsofcanberra ...

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Wooh! Isolation Hair Alert ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Here is Lily ๐Ÿ˜who came to visit Dr Matt for a scale and polish ๐Ÿฆท She left the practice in the afternoon with shining teeth and pleasant breath ๐ŸŒนand Dr Matt went and got a hair cut โœ‚๏ธFINALLY! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € During this time of social distancing ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธwe are all spending more time with our small friends ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฑ Have you noticed their breath is a little...off? ๐Ÿ™Š Perhaps it is time for them to have a scale and polish? We offer ๐Ÿ†“FREE DENTAL CHECKS all year round ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปSo please give us a call โ˜Ž๏ธon 6262 2233 and let us see if we can't make those up close and personal moments a little more comfortable ๐Ÿ˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For more information on dental procedures and dental health please check out our Dental Information Page on our website - link in bio. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #teeth #informationpage ...

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Dr Melโ€™s pup, Kona, helping us wish you all a safe and happy Easter ๐Ÿ‡โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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High Five to our Monday/Tuesday crew - Valerie, Melissa and Amy ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Now you have met all three of our tiny teams ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปWe will be tiny for a while now, as we try to protect ourselves ๐Ÿฆ so we can stay here and keep supporting all the small friends of our community ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € One of our tiny teams are here 8am - 6:30pm Monday - Saturday. There are a lot of public holidays coming up in April and we will be here for most of them, so we can make ourselves available for you and your small friend. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € All of the Small Friends Vet team (all three tiny teams) THANK YOU for you support and understanding during this difficult time. We aren't bragging too much when we say OUR CLIENTS ARE THE BEST!!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ† โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra #thankyoucanberra ...

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We are Small Friends Vet's Friday/Saturday tiny team ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธSally, Jodie and Josie. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We are still trying our very best to care for our community of small friends ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿน We have made some MORE changes to allow us to stay here, stay safe and keep supporting you ๐Ÿฅฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We are open now Monday to Saturday 8am - 6:30pm.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We have extended our hours ๐Ÿ•ฐso our tiny teams will have the time to help you all.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We are no longer allowing clients into the practice ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ We will take your pet ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆfrom you at the door and then chat ๐Ÿ’ฌ with you through our front consult room window (you've seen people doing this all over the world on social media, we're sure).โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € If you'd like to buy food or medication please PHONE & FETCH. Call us โ˜Ž๏ธ6262 2233 we will arrange your request, process your payment and then when you arrive at the practice ๐Ÿ we will place your order at the front door for you to collect.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € If you are unwell ๐Ÿ˜ท share a house with someone who is unwell ๐Ÿ˜ทor have recently returned from overseas ๐Ÿ›ฌplease stay where you are and call us for assistance โ˜Ž๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปas we continue to try our best to stay here, stay safe, and support you and your small friends. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € BTW: It was Josie's birthday on Wednesday ๐ŸŽ‰...if you love her as much as we do, leave her a birthday message here ๐ŸŽโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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PHONE & FETCH โ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿš˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € If you need some food ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณor medication ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธfor your small friend ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ we have now made it easier and safer for you to shop with Small Friends Vet.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Just PHONE & FETCH! (your small friend could probably help you with this one ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†) Call us on 6262 2233 โ˜Ž๏ธ and we will prepare your food or medication and allow you to pay over the phone. Then drive ๐Ÿš˜on over, and when you arrive we can pop it outside our door ๐Ÿ for you to collect. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Just call โ˜Ž๏ธwhen you get to our driveway or park right in front and just give us a wave ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € To be kind to everyone ๐Ÿ˜ and give every small friend their meals ๐Ÿ˜‹we will limit purchases to one bag of food per family. If you need another we will happily order it for you ๐Ÿ˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Special thanks to 12 week old Red Heeler, Teddy ๐Ÿฅฐ for helping us to spread the word. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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We are still here! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We are Small Friends Vet's Wednesday / Thursday crew ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸปMatt, Tara and Annette (some of our wonderful first/old clients might remember her ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Yep, our small team has become three tiny teams! This will allow us to protect each other ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป continue to care for our patients ๐Ÿฅฐand keep our staff employed ๐ŸฅณIf one tiny team becomes ill ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿฆ the other two teams are ready to take their place ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € But, you see, we are all those weird people that actually love our jobs ๐ŸคชSo PLEASE help us to stay here!!! PLEASE don't come if you are unwell ๐Ÿ˜ฐPLEASE don't come if any of your house members are unwell ๐Ÿ˜ฐ PLEASE don't come if you've recently returned from overseas ๐Ÿ›ฌโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For those that do need us ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐ŸฐPLEASE observe social distancing (like us...see photo), PLEASE bring only 1 human ๐Ÿ‘ค and PLEASE use our hand wash regularly ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As you can see, Dr Matt is feeling very hopeful! Let's all stay hopeful and stay safe! โœ… โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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 donโ€™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!”
ย 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.”
ย 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 โ€œnon-vetโ€ 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.”
ย Anna, Al and Max

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Daisy & Lily Liptai

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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. Weโ€™d love to meet you and your small friend.