East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital is a beautiful clinic located in Bundaberg Queensland.
We are looking for a Veterinarian to join our team of Vets and Nurses to help us continue delivering great patient care to our clients.
Looking for a role to develop who you are as a vet..? Have the desire to work in a calm, supportive, environment..?
We are a purpose-built small animal hospital with a wide range of equipment to be able to offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment capabilities to all our patients. Our team comprises of 2 senior vets, one part-time vet, a manager and 10 nurses and receptionists.
Both senior vets are members of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists – one in Small Animal Internal Medicine and one in Small Animal Surgery.
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We are a purpose-built small animal hospital with a wide range of equipment to be able to offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment capabilities to all our patients. Our team comprises of 2 senior vets, one part-time vet, a manager and 10 nurses and receptionists. Both senior vets are members of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists – one in Small Animal Internal Medicine and one in Small Animal Surgery.
We deal with 60% dogs, 30% cats and 10% avian. We offer our services to wildlife rescue free of charge. We are active in community with both giving donations as well as offering our time and expertise to organisations that require our assistance.
All puppies undergo an important time in their developing life between the age of 6 to 14 weeks of age when the brain develops very fast and the puppy develops its personality as well as develops fear very easily. It is very important that all puppies are well socialised to many different animals, people and circumstances.
We recommend all puppies attend one of our Puppy Preschool classes so social skills can be maximised.
Learn more about the benefits of Puppy Preschool.
We have our own separate department for grooming of dogs and cats. The staff who work in this department are trained to clip and groom dogs and cats of different breeds and to different owner expectations.
NUTRITION ADVICE AND SUPPLY
We are what we eat. The animals “of today” now live longer and have healthier lives than their ancestors did. In the 1970’s the average age of a dog was 12 years and a cat was 14 years. Now the average age of a dog is 15 years and the average age of a cat is 17 years.
The main reason for this increase in life expectancy involves better health awareness by the owner and better nutrition.
As a profession we now recognise that animals have different nutritional requirements at different times of their life. We also recognise that different breeds need different nutrition, different life styles need different nutrition, and that neutered animals need different nutrition compared to non-neutered animals.
HYDRO BATHING SERVICES
Part of our grooming department includes hydro bathing of dogs. We offer this service to all dog owners and we encourage owners to get their dog hydro bathed at least once every month.
The hydro bath maximises the cleansing of the skin and removes built up debris that accumulates over time, blocking the hair follicles and stops the skin from “breathing”.
This is an area of special interest in our hospital. We have designated months of the year when we actively encourage owners of animals to present oral-challenged animals to our hospital for dental care at lower prices.
The owner of the hospital is a member of the Australian Veterinary Dental Association and he has team of nurses and highly trained oral hygienists to attend to any dental or oral problem.
We use the latest in equipment to deal with dental problem and we have a dental x-ray unit to monitor and detect problems beneath the gums.
Our staff spends a large amount of their time discussing oral problems with clients as well as dealing with oral problems of the animals.
Using our in-house laboratory, our equipment (ultrasound, ECG, X-ray unit) and using our very experienced veterinarians and animal health professional staff we can test and monitor the health of animals. As the animal develops during the first year of life so problems can be detected and solutions can be found to maximise the health of the developing adult.
We recommend the C5 pet vaccination for dogs. This vaccination contains the antigens against Parvovirus, Distemper virus, Canine Hepatitis virus, Parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bacteria. We recommend the F4 pet vaccination for cats. This vaccination contains the antigens against Feline Enteritis (Parvo), Calicivirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis and Chlamydia. All pet vaccinations include a written report from the veterinarian. For vaccination litter prices contact us.
East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to the prevention of health problems and treatment of sick and injured small domestic animals such as dogs and cats, but we also deal with other domestic animals such as birds, fish, guinea pigs and other pocket pets. We also treat injured or sick wildlife on a no cost basis. We encourage you to take a virtual tour of our animal hospital and spend some time investigating the many different sections within our website. If you have any enquiries please feel free to ask us a question via our email form.
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DO YOU HAVE A NEW BIRD?
Many people don’t realise that each type of bird we see is actually a different species – so just like cats and dogs are nothing a like, our avian friends differ greatly in personalities, size and characteristics. The type of bird you should get depends on the time you have to spend with it, the amount of room you have and your experience with birds.
Dr David Challen BVSc, the owner of East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital and Bargara Veterinary Surgery in Queensland Australia, welcomes you to our practice. East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to the prevention of health problems and treatment of sick and injured small domestic animals such as dogs and cats, but we also deal with other domestic animals such as birds, fish, guinea pigs, and other pocket pets. We also treat injured or sick wildlife on a no-cost basis. We encourage you to take a virtual tour of our animal hospital and spend some time investigating the many different sections on our website. If you have any enquiries please feel free to ask us a question via our contact form or make an online booking.
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