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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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Tomorrow is International Cat ๐ŸˆDay! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We are lucky as every day is Cat Day for us ๐Ÿ˜ป โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € This is Luna ๐ŸฑShe is a 9 month old Tortoiseshell who visited us for her desexing surgery. She was very smoochy and loved cuddles with the nurses ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธso naturally all our nurses obliged ๐Ÿฅฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Did you know that the X chromosome ๐Ÿงฌcarries the gene for orange OR black coat colours? So with two X chromosomes females can have black AND orange coats colours together ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿงกwhereas males are usually either black OR orange. Almost all torties are female. 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 #internationalcatday ...

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Bun was as warm as an oven ๐Ÿฅฐโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Here is Bun, a 6 month old Netherland Dwarf, resting with a hot water bottle and blanket, after waking from his desexing surgery ๐Ÿ˜ดโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Our nurses stay by your small friend's side ๐Ÿ˜until they wake from surgery. It is what we would want for our small friends so it is what we do for yours. 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 #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #netherlanddwarf #lopeared ...

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Poodle Party ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿถโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € This is Coco and Coby when they came to visit us almost 12 months ago ๐Ÿ—“for their annual health checks. They are the cutest little things โค๏ธ Coco and Coby have been fit as fiddles since we last saw them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปand so we are looking forward to seeing them soon for their annual health check. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Did you know that your annual visit isn't just about getting annual vaccinations? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธTheir health check is so important to your small friend's general health ๐Ÿคฉ Small friends can't tell us specifically how they are feeling, so by owners discussing their small friend's behaviour with one of our vets ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ and having a full health check โœ…we can get a good idea of their health. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € We have an information page on Health Checks on our website (link in bio). It goes through some things you might like to discuss with out vets at your appointment ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป It is helpful to have a read of it before your next health check. 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 #poodlesofcanberra ...

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Winner winner chicken dinner ๐Ÿ—โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Meet sweet Cleo ๐Ÿ˜ She is an 8 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who had been off her food and not herself so her owners took her to the emergency centre. The next day she still wasn't right ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ and had started vomiting so her owners brought her to see Dr Sally ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปWe collected blood and ran some tests and Dr Sally diagnosed pancreatitis. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. This can be caused by several things but the most common cause we see in general veterinary medicine is high fat diets or the sudden introduction of a large amount of fatty food. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € After a day spent on fluids Cleo made a complete recovery ๐ŸŽ‰She had stolen Dr Matt's heart and to try and encourage her to eat he bought her some roast chicken ๐Ÿ˜Don't worry, he removed the skin ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cleo went home later that day and is now on a low fat diet to reduce the risk of another flare up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Pancreatitis is a serious condition and not all cases end up so happily. If you have any questions about what you should be feeding your small friend please call โ˜Ž๏ธ6262 2233 or drop in and ask one of our helpful staff. 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 #staffysofcanberra ...

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Pipino ๐Ÿˆ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Dr Matt had the pleasure of seeing this gorgeous 8 year old Bengal, Pipino, as Pipino had had trouble weeing and had blood in his urine ๐Ÿ˜–During an ultrasound Dr Matt ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธconfirmed a bladder stone. Dr Mel went on to surgically removed the stone from Pipino's bladder in a procedure called a cystotomy. Pipino returned recently for his annual health check and his owners report he is much better since surgery ๐Ÿ˜ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Cats ๐Ÿฑare prone to forming crystals ๐Ÿ’Žand stones in their urine. A good quality complete maintenance diet can provide some prevention from this. Drop in or call us โ˜Ž๏ธ6262 2233 if you'd like to know more. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #rspca_act ...

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Look ๐Ÿ‘€ who went to work with Dada this morning ๐Ÿ’• โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € #newpuppy #smallfriendspets #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Charlie's an angel ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Charlie, the Chinese Crested Dog, visited Dr Melissa for his puppy vaccination. He was twelve weeks old. Did you know ๐Ÿค”the age your puppy needs their second vaccination is dependant on what age they were when they had their first vaccination? ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Does your puppy need vaccinating? Please give us a call โ˜Ž๏ธ6262 2233 and we can help you arrange their next vaccination for the correct time โœ…to ensure they remain covered.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For more information on vaccinations please check out our website ๐Ÿ’ป 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 #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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Luna Lane ๐Ÿ‡โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € This gorgeous creature is Luna, an English Angora Rabbit. Luna visited us to be desexed ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปEveryone loved having her stay for the day as she was very sociable. When she hopped around her ears looked like downy floating feathers. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In case you are wondering, yes, Angora wool comes from Angora rabbits and Mohair comes from the Angora goat ๐Ÿค“ 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 #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #rabbitsofcanberra ...

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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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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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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.