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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID19
We are still open and ready to help you
but we have made some changes. More »
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 friend – 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 – Nurse 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

WELCOME TO SMALL FRIENDS VET

WE BELIEVE THAT PETS ARE PEOPLE TOO

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

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 of three vets. More »

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. More »

WE HAVE YOU COVERED, OUR HOURS & EMERGENCIES

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

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Feeling a bit nervous? 😬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you remember Nutmeg the Scottish Fold who featured on our Instagram last year? This is his sister Clove 😽😺Clove is a Ragdoll and she visited Small Friends recently for her desexing surgery ✅ Clove was feeling a little nervous so Nurse Josie 👩🏻‍⚕️made her a towel igloo 🏕 to hide in. Our wonderful nurses are always doing small things to make your small friend happy 👩‍⚕️❤️🐱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you would like to learn more about desexing or owning a new kitten 🤔why not click the link in our bio 🖥and check out our very helpful information pages 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Friends welcome! ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tiff and Seb's little girl, Bao 😍a 6 month old Samoyed, visited us for her desexing surgery. Bao was such a smoochy 🥰girl always snuggling with her goose 🦆toy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think your small friend might feel more comfortable with their special friend 🧸nearby whilst the visit with us? Please bring them along. Does your special friend have a special blanket or pillow? 💗Feel free to bring it in with them. We will do whatever we can to make your small friend feel more at ease whilst they are with us 💝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more information on desexing surgery please click the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Tinkerbell Tennant-Breust 🐱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This gorgeous male 17 week old Ragdoll came in to be desexed ✅He only had one descended testicle, which is not uncommon in dogs, but quite rare for cats! 🐈⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tinkerbell required a procedure called a Cryptorchid Castrate ✂️This is where the undescended testicle is located and then surgically removed from the lower abdomen (similar to the surgical removal of ovaries from a female). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tinkerbell's owners thought he was female when they first adopted him. When they found out he was actually male they decided to stick with his cute name 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have questions about your small friend's desexing surgery? Why not take a look at our website 🖥you can read all about the surgery as well as anaesthesia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Aspen 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aspen 🥰a Bichon Frise, has Cushing's Syndrome. This is when your dog makes too much of a hormone called cortisol. Too much or too little cortisol ⚖️can cause problems so her mum brings in Aspen regularly for blood tests ✅Aspen is such a good patient ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Gorgeous and so neat and tidy! 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8 year old, Shiba Inu, Mikey came in for his annual health check and vaccinations ✅ The breed Shiba Inu are known for their fastidious natures. They groom themselves similar to cats and can be found licking their paws and legs. Some Shiba Inu have been known to house train themselves 👌🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you need some guidance on grooming your small friend? Drop in or call ☎️6262 2233 anytime and speak to one of our helpful and knowledgable nurses 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Stressed about going to the vet? Ha! Not me! 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gorgeous Rupert 🐱came to visit and just loved any and all attention given to him 🥰 Rupert had a hair clip ✂️to help him stay well groomed 🐈 Some cats find grooming difficult 😖as they get older and some well, they just aren't ever good at it 😏Rather than letting their fur get out of control and matted give us a call ☎️on 6262 2233 and we can book them in and help them out 😄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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🐶🌸⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our smallest little pup, 11 year old Chihuahua, Petal, came in for a dental. She only weighs 1.82kg! *squeal* 😍Here she is getting cuddles with Nurse Jodie! Petal wears little socks because she slips on the tiles at home *squeal* 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Old friends new friends 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the pleasures of our job (and yes, there are many) is to get to know families and their small friends 🧡 We are truly honoured to be there through the beginnings, ends, up and downs of your journey with your small friend 🐱🐶🐰🐭After losing a small friend it can be hard to know when the right time will be, if ever, to bring another into your life 🤔but by the time they are due for the first booster vaccination most people say they can't imagine life without their new baby 😁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have been f r i e n d s with the Gibbs family for 14 years and we were so excited to meet their new puppy Remi 👏🏻 Here she is when she came in for her vaccinations! Remi has a lot to live up to as we were very good friends with her brother Flynn 💙 Since this photo was taken she has been back to visit us for her desexing and well...she is firmly in our hearts - just like her brother 💕You don't ever forget your friends and please know, neither do we. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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If they had to fly into a window, they chose the right one 😅 🐦👏🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This little bird 🐦was being chased by a magpie, and flew straight into our office window 🙈Nurse Josie, immediately went outside and picked him up, as he was unable to stand up or walk straight 😵⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We gave him a check over. He was a bit stunned from the hard hit to the head, so we kept him in a dark box for a little while to let him rest and recover safely 😴 After a couple of hours he was trying to fly in his box so we took him outside to see if he was ready to fly away, and he did! 😄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was our pleasure, little guy 😍 ...

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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 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!”
 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.”
 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 “non-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.”
 Anna, Al and Max

SMALL FRIENDS  OF THE MONTH

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 “working” 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.