We are still open and ready to help you
but we have made some changes. MoreΒ Β»
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»


Dr Mel’s pup, Kona, helping us wish you all a safe and happy Easter 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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High Five to our Monday/Tuesday crew - Valerie, Melissa and Amy πŸ–πŸΌπŸ–πŸΌπŸ–πŸΌ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Now you have met all three of our tiny teams πŸ™ŒπŸ»We will be tiny for a while now, as we try to protect ourselves 🦠so we can stay here and keep supporting all the small friends of our community 🐰🐢🐱🐭 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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!!!! πŸ‘¬πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ₯‡πŸ† 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 #thankyoucanberra ...

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We are Small Friends Vet's Friday/Saturday tiny team πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈSally, Jodie and Josie. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We are still trying our very best to care for our community of small friends 🐢🐭🐱🐹 We have made some MORE changes to allow us to stay here, stay safe and keep supporting you πŸ₯°β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We are open now Monday to Saturday 8am - 6:30pm.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We have extended our hours πŸ•°so our tiny teams will have the time to help you all.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We are no longer allowing clients into the practice πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ We will take your pet πŸ•πŸ‡πŸˆfrom you at the door and then chat πŸ’¬ with you through our front consult room window (you've seen people doing this all over the world on social media, we're sure).β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € If you'd like to buy food or medication please PHONE & FETCH. Call us ☎️6262 2233 we will arrange your request, process your payment and then when you arrive at the practice 🏠we will place your order at the front door for you to collect.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € If you are unwell 😷 share a house with someone who is unwell 😷or have recently returned from overseas πŸ›¬please stay where you are and call us for assistance β˜ŽοΈβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Thank you for your support πŸ™ŒπŸ»as we continue to try our best to stay here, stay safe, and support you and your small friends. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € BTW: It was Josie's birthday on Wednesday πŸŽ‰...if you love her as much as we do, leave her a birthday message here πŸŽ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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PHONE & FETCH β˜ŽοΈπŸš˜β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € If you need some food πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³or medication πŸ‘©πŸ½β€βš•οΈfor your small friend 🐢🐱🐰🐭 we have now made it easier and safer for you to shop with Small Friends Vet.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Just PHONE & FETCH! (your small friend could probably help you with this one πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†) Call us on 6262 2233 ☎️ and we will prepare your food or medication and allow you to pay over the phone. Then drive 🚘on over, and when you arrive we can pop it outside our door 🏠for you to collect. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Just call ☎️when you get to our driveway or park right in front and just give us a wave πŸ‘‹πŸ»β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € To be kind to everyone 😍 and give every small friend their meals πŸ˜‹we will limit purchases to one bag of food per family. If you need another we will happily order it for you πŸ˜β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Special thanks to 12 week old Red Heeler, Teddy πŸ₯° for helping us to spread the word. 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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We are still here! πŸ‘‹πŸ»β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € We are Small Friends Vet's Wednesday / Thursday crew πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸ»Matt, Tara and Annette (some of our wonderful first/old clients might remember her πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ) β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yep, our small team has become three tiny teams! This will allow us to protect each other πŸ’ͺ🏻 continue to care for our patients πŸ₯°and keep our staff employed πŸ₯³If one tiny team becomes ill 😷🦠the other two teams are ready to take their place πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € But, you see, we are all those weird people that actually love our jobs πŸ€ͺSo PLEASE help us to stay here!!! PLEASE don't come if you are unwell 😰PLEASE don't come if any of your house members are unwell 😰 PLEASE don't come if you've recently returned from overseas πŸ›¬β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € For those that do need us 🐢🐱🐭🐰PLEASE observe social distancing (like us...see photo), PLEASE bring only 1 human πŸ‘€ and PLEASE use our hand wash regularly πŸ™ŒπŸ»β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € As you can see, Dr Matt is feeling very hopeful! Let's all stay hopeful and stay safe! βœ… 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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COVID-19 AWARENESSβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € I am trying as hard as possible to keep my staff and our visitors safe and our hospital functioning so we can continue to care for the small friends of our community. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € With this in mind, I ask that if you, or any of your family, are unwell or if you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, please call us on 6262 2233 and we can reschedule your appointment for you. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € If you are practicing social distancing, and you have an appointment that is non-urgent, I ask that you call us on 6262 2233 to reschedule your appointment. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Any clients that arrive at Small Friends Vet and exhibit signs of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € This is a unique situation and a challenging time and I appreciate your support in keeping our hospital functioning for the small friends in our community that become unwell. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Thank you and stay safe. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Dr Matt ...

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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


Beau Bowen

Beau Bowen

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Daisy & Lily Liptai

Daisy & Lily Liptai

My sister Lily and I (I’m Daisy) came to adopt our humans Gavin and Marie after we spotted them wandering around the pet shop in Mitchell. It was obvious to us they didn’t have enough cats. Fortunately Gavin and Marie have required very little training for it seems...

Fairy Floss & Chocolate Rose

Fairy Floss & Chocolate Rose

How did your owner decide they wanted a small friend and that you would be the right small friend for them? Rebecca and Alex (our owners) really wanted a pet, they were arguing about either getting a dog or cat. Rebecca’s friend Emily had guinea pigs to give away so...

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.