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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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2020 brought new skills for Dr Matt🤭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parents learnt to home school 📚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kids learnt to Zoom 💻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Employers learnt new ways to run their business 🤔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ None of these were as hard as Dr Matt learning to make videos!!!! 😩📹🤣 Here is just a snapshot of SOME of this outtakes!🙅🏻‍♂️🤪🤦🏻‍♂️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are pleased to say, he is a fast learner, as Vid #2 only took three takes! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later this morning you can see his third attempt...he got it in one! 🎤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Christmas-Chu 🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pika and Rai came to visit all ready for Christmas!! 😍Pika is a 4 year old Cavoodle and Rai, a 4 year old German Spitz. Pika was wearing a little Santa hat 🎅🏻with reindeer ears 🦌 and Rai had the Christmas spirit (he doesn’t like hats, but didn’t want to be left out!) ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To add to their cuteness, their mum's name is Natasha Choo, so Pika and Rai’s full names are Pika Choo and Rai Choo (The Pokémon’s “Pikachu” and “Raichu”) 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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All I Want For Christmas...is one more chew toy! 😝⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you forgotten your small friend? 🐱🐶🐭🐹🐰🐔Need some last minute inspiration? We have a great selection of toys and Christmas treats. Pop in to see the full range. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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Itchy Ears 👂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is Poppy 🐱2½ year old Domestic Short Haired Cat. Poppy visited Dr Melissa for her annual health check and vaccinations ✅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During her check up Poppy's owner mentioned that Poppy had been itching behind her ears. As part of Poppy's annual health check Dr Melissa checked her ears and then took a swab. This swab was checked under the microscope 🔬and Dr Melissa found ear mites. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ear mites are a very tiny parasite that crawls into your cat's ear and sets up house. They will breed and if left can cause serious complications. Most cats will show signs of irritation and almost contact ear scratching and head shaking. With a simple treatment cats will recover, just like Poppy did, and those itchy, scratchy symptoms will cease 🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our small friends tell us what is going on by their behaviour. These changes may be subtle. Has your small friend's behaviour or mood changed recently? Maybe that is a sign of something not quite right. Call us ☎️on 6262 2233 for an appointment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sorry if this post made you itchy...😖😆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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💊❌ 🧚‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cheeky Coco 😍 the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 🐶got into her mum's medication and chewed on a sheet of ibuprofen! 😫After Coco spent the night at the emergency hospital 🏥mum, Alison, brought Coco to Small Friends Vet and she stayed with us for the day for intravenous fluids as her kidney enzymes were elevated following her little 'snack'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gorgeous Coco has since returned to have another blood test and we can confirm she is all better 👏🏻 We can also report that Coco has the most adorable harness ever! 💕🧚‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Worried about what to do should your small friend require emergency care over Christmas? 😟Go to the link in our bio and read about where to go for Emergency Care when we are closed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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It's been a while since we posted so what better way to get back to it than with C U T E P U P P I E S !!! ❤️😍🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Queenie, the Jack Russell Terrier, moved from Queensland ⛱a few weeks ago, and on their last night in QLD, Queenie gave birth to these two gorgeous pups in the pot plant 🌻of the hotel they were staying at! 😆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Queenie is a great mum and Dr Sally can happily report that both the baby boys are doing very well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy ...

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Our new Small Friend of the Month 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you remember Nutmeg? 🤔You may remember her from a previous post with her mum Sally 👏🏻Well, now you can read more about her in our Small Friend of the Month 🐱article on our website (link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #rspca_act ...

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Smooth Mover Milo 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6 month old Border Colllie, Milo, came in for desexing. Nurse Valerie was trying to attempt his obs when Milo decided it was the perfect time to roll over, half on her lap, to get some belly rubs! 😄Good catch Valerie! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most small friends are this relaxed when they visit Small Friends Vet. Is it time for your small friend to visit us for their desexing surgery? Call us ☎️6262 2233 and let's set a date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #rspca_act #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #covid19canberra ...

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This is Niko, a 7 month old Domestic Short Haired Cat 🐱 His mum Michelle brought Niko to visit us to be desexed ✅ Don’t be fooled by his perpetual grumpy face - he is a massive sweetie 😍 and loves his face scratches (see today's story) 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time to desex your small friend? 🤔Check out our Desexing Information Page on our website (link in bio) and call us ☎️6262 2233 to make an appointment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #smallfriendsvet #smallfriends #canberrapets #canberracats #canberradogs #dogsofcanberra #catsofcanberra #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #gungahlin #canberra #wearecbr #kitten #puppy #rspca_act ...

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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.