Entries by sumHill

Pet Adoption Guide: where to start

Committing to the adoption of a pet is a huge responsibility. As vets, we know how exciting it is to get a new cat or dog, but there are a few questions to ask yourself before bringing home a new furry friend. Picking the right family member: Think about how your pet will fit into […]

Lumps and Bumps: How to Check Your Pet at Home

Did you know that nearly 50% of dogs present with lumps and bumps at their annual health check? Some of the lumps are not of concern, whilst others are an indication of more serious problems. It is so important that lumps are checked early and often, so we want to give you some tips on […]

Older Pets Just Need a Little Help from Their Friends

We love our pets, and it’s been a joy being with them through the years. They are there for you and you’re noticing that perhaps now, perhaps they need a bit of help from you. As pets get older it’s hard for them to tell you what their changing needs are. I always like to […]

My Microchip saved me!

It was a dark and stormy night in mid-August……no, wait, that’s another story. One evening in mid August, not long before closing time, we received a call from a member of the public who had found a stray dog and wanted to bring him down so we could scan him for a microchip and perhaps […]

Dental Care FAQs

Dental Care: Frequently Asked Questions Question: Why must my pet undergo anesthesia for a dental cleaning?  Can’t the groomer just scrape the tartar off of his teeth? Tartar is made of bacteria and when it is removed from the surface of the teeth we worry that small pieces could be inhaled by the patient causing […]


Apart from the distress and suffering these diseases can cause your pet … cost of a vaccine – approx. $100 per year, varies with patient species & choice of vaccine cost of 1 week hospitalisation & intensive care with parvovirus – up to $2,000 cost of antiviral ointments and specialist treatment of eye ulcers from […]