Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic

Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic

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Meet Minx, a lovely kitten who we saw for lameness in her right hind foot. She was a trooper and we couldn't help but take this picture of her adorable face.
Can you guess what she did to her foot- broken nail? Strained Ligament? We will share the answer in the coming days.
Our February newsletter is out in your email inbox, on our website, or via this link:
https://bannockburnveterinaryclinic.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/C5AE1914FC401B1A2540EF23F30FEDED
As is the story with horses, 'Jack' did that marvelous horse thing where he is found in the paddock with a nasty injury and NO CLUES as to how he did it.
Jack came to us with a nasty laceration to his rump (if you are game, the before photo of the laceration is in the comments).
Under sedation and some local anaesthetic, the wound was debrided, cleaned and sutured back together. He has 2 weeks off work while the wound healed and returned 14 days later to have them removed.
We still don't know how he did it.....
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Ney Year. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Thanks to all our clients and their fur babies for letting us care for you family members for another year.

New Years Eve (Friday)- Open until 1pm
New Years Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Sunday- CLOSED
Monday (Observed Public Holiday)- CLOSED
Reopen again as usual from Tuesday 4th of January 2022.

For any small animal emergencies, please call Geelong Animal Emergency 5222 2139.
We are wishing all our patients- may it be big, small, haired, feathered or furred (and of course their parents) a Happy Christmas and a Safe New Year.

Our upcoming opening hours over the Christmas period:

We will be closing early TOMORROW (Christmas Eve) at 1pm.
Christmas Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sunday)- CLOSED
Monday and Tuesday (Observed Public Holidays)- CLOSED

We will reopen Wednesday - Friday (New Years Eve)
New Years Eve (Friday)- Open until 1pm
New Years Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Sunday- CLOSED
Monday (Observed Public Holiday)- CLOSED

Reopen again as usual from Tuesday 4th of January 2022.

For any small animal emergencies, please call Geelong Animal Emergency 5222 2139.
We will be closing early TOMORROW (Friday 10th Dec) for a staff function.
We are sadly bidding farewell to Dr Pete Richardson and our long term locum, Dr Marius Du Toit.
We all can't stop crying about this news so need a slightly long weekend. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
However, we are welcoming Dr Elliot Tan to the clinic team and will have announcements on more new arrivals soon... 🙃
Dr Kylie and Dr Marius couldn't help but pose with lovely Ariel in her pram.
Yes, there has been lots of jokes about the resemblance of all three.... ha ha
Foaling season is in full swing and we love seeing the new leggy babies taking their first steps.
This girl came into the world in a manner that caused a bit of trauma to Mums birthing canal 😲, requiring treatment from our vets.
We couldn't resist taking happy snaps though of the new mum and bubs. 🐎
These adorable Abyssinian kittens came in recently for their first check up and vaccinations. They were all given a clean bill of health and lets just say, they all took it completely in their stride and found the process very relaxed!!
How cute are they?! 🐱😍😽
We want to share some CFA advice to clients for fire awareness and prevention, particularly for HAYSTACK FIRES.

CFA issues haystack warning to Victorians:

As regional Victoria begins to experience spring growth of pastures and crops, CFA has issued a warning to farmers to exercise caution with the cutting, baling and storage of hay.
CFA Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook said CFA crews responded to 86 haystack fires across the state last year.
“Rainfall deficiencies are starting to emerge across parts of the Mallee, Wimmera and Far South West, which is a concern for CFA,” A/CO Cook said.
“However, above average spring rainfall has been predicted for many regions across the state, which should result in greater yield and hopefully a successful hay season for many.
“We are urging all Victorians farmers to take care of their hay and crops this bushfire season.
“Fodder conservation and storage is a vital and valuable component of the year-round farming operations.
“It is important for farmers to ensure haystacks are prepared well and bales are able to be stored safely.”
He emphasised that haystacks pose a fire danger which could occupy crucial firefighting resources during Victoria’s bushfire season.
“When a haystack ignites, depending on the size of the stack, it can remain burning and smoulder over a long period and CFA crews are often required to monitor it for several days to make sure it doesn’t spread,” A/CO Cook said.
“Haystack fires can start quite easily from lightning strikes, sparks from equipment and machinery, but a major source of ignition is spontaneous combustion of the haybales themselves.”
Spontaneous combustion can occur when hay has either not properly dried before baling, or has been exposed to rain or damp conditions, meaning moisture content in the bales is higher than the recommended levels.
This can happen to any hay bales, regardless of size. After baling, check the heat and smell of the bales before stacking them into haysheds or large external stacks, and leave any suspect bales separate from the rest.
Hot bales will often omit an odour like burning to***co, and heat inside bales can be detected by inserting a steel rod or crowbar into the centre of a bale or stack of hay.
Since 2008, CFA has responded to around 1600 haystack fires. By producing hay in the right conditions and checking bales for heat before stacking haystacks, you can limit the chances of adding this seasons hay to those statistics and save yourself from loss of valuable fodder and other costly impacts of a fire.
Important Tips
* It is important to ensure hay is well cured before bailing.
* Know the history of the hay you purchase.
* Keep haystacks to a limited size.
* Monitor moisture and temperature of your hay regularly.
* Watch for unusual odours such as pipe to***co, caramel, burning or musty smells.
* Store hay in separate stacks or sheds away from farm equipment and other buildings.
* Keep your hay dry. Protect it from rain, leaking rooves or spouts, and runoff. Cover stacks with tarps or hay caps.
* Don't stack hay right to the top of a hay shed. Allow some air to circulate at the top - this helps to carry away moisture.

Temperature Guide – what to do when your hay is overheating Use a thermometer in a probe or insert a crowbar into the middle of the stack for 2 hours
* Less than 50°C (can handle bar without discomfort): Check temperature daily.
* 50°C - 60°C (can only handle crowbar for short time): Check temperature twice daily. Remove machinery from shed.
* 60°C - 70°C (can touch bar only briefly): Check temperature every 2-4 hours. Move hay to improve air flow.
* Over 70 °C (bar is too hot to hold): Potential for fire. Call 000 immediately. Avoid walking on top of haystack. For more information please visit: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/hay-and-fire-safety
SMILE 😃😃 IT'S SATURDAY!!!

Little Chihuahua puppy Pako came in recently for his puppy vaccination and his striking facial markings give him the BIGGEST smile we have ever seen. Isn't he just adorable!!

Does your pet have interesting markings- share your pictures in our comments!
Our November Newsletter is out, you can read it through this link!

https://bannockburnveterinaryclinic.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/D7EE973F4BDB0C462540EF23F30FEDED

We are an independently owned vet clinic that offers high standard care for all your pets. We are a WE HAVE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED OUR AFTERHOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE.

We do not yet know when we can resume this service. Please call Geelong Animal Emergency for any small animal emergency. We can attend large animals at our earliest availability the next day

Operating as usual

16/04/2022

Reminder that chocolate is toxic to dogs, so please make sure the Easter Bunny doesn't leave eggs in a location that dogs can find them.
We are shut until Tuesday, however Geelong Animal Emergency will be open if help is required.
However, there is this handy chocolate toxicity calculator that can be used as a GUIDE should your dog ingest some chocolate:
https://www.msdvetmanual.com/multimedia/clinical-calculator/chocolate-toxicity-calculator

14/04/2022

Wishing all our patients and their parents a very Happy Easter (happier than the Easter this cat is having anyway...)

Just a reminder of our Public Holiday hours over the Easter and Anzac Day period.

Friday April 15th- Good Friday - CLOSED
Saturday April 16th- OPEN 9am - 1pm
Sunday 17th- Monday 18th- Easter Sunday and Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday 19th- Friday 22nd- OPEN 7.30am-6.30pm
Saturday 23rd April- OPEN 9am-1pm
Sunday 24th April- CLOSED
Monday 25th April - ANZAC Day- CLOSED
Reopen as usual from Tuesday 26th April

Photos from Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic's post 11/04/2022

Seeing Double 🦷🦷

Adorable Pomeranian pup 'Pumpkin' had some dental work recently after her stubborn puppy canine teeth refused to fall out!

From about 5 months of age, puppy teeth should begin to loosen and be pushed out by the emerging adult canine teeth. In Pumpkin's case, her puppy teeth failed to fall out- called retained puppy teeth. It is important to removed these teeth as it causes issues with food accumulation and early gingivitis and in Pumpkin's case her emerging adult teeth were being pushed inwards instead of outwards by the retained teeth. This could mean they would then start to make a hole in the roof of her mouth and be very painful.

Pumpkin's teeth were extracted under an anaesthetic and she woke up very keen for her late breakfast after having to be fasted for the day!!

April Newsletter 2022 04/04/2022

April Newsletter 2022

Our April newsletter is out now in your email inbox, via our website or via this link:

https://bannockburnveterinaryclinic.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/43CB70A6E3B7BCF22540EF23F30FEDED?alternativeLink=True

Also note our Public Holiday hours over the Easter and Anzac Day period.

Friday April 15th- Good Friday - CLOSED
Saturday April 16th- OPEN 9am - 1pm
Sunday 17th- Monday 18th- Easter Sunday and Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday 19th- Friday 22nd- OPEN 7.30am-6.30pm
Saturday 23rd April- OPEN 9am-1pm
Sunday 24th April- CLOSED
Monday 25th April - ANZAC Day- CLOSED
Reopen as usual from Tuesday 26th April

April Newsletter 2022 If you advertise a puppy, kitten dog or cat born after 1 July 2020 for sale or to give away in Victoria, you will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register. 

17/03/2022

We would like to introduce you all to the newest members of our Veterinary team, Maddi and Rithvik.
Maddi has worked with us prior to finishing her Veterinary degree as our Saturday Nurse where she would have met many of you already.
Rithvik comes to us after completing some placement with us and we thought he made a great addition to our team.
They both look forward to meeting you and your fur family members soon.

02/03/2022

Our puppy classes teach you and your pup lots of skills and we also offer more advanced training to help cater for all your pets needs and desires. See the link below to learn more about what is offered. places filling so please get in contact if you would like to enrol.

https://www.facebook.com/101406694613220/posts/735441124543104/

For your dogs next level training.

The next level class which we have named.. ‘Raising your Training’ will only have four dogs in each group and will work using the foundation of knowledge you learn in your previous puppy class to enhance your training and raise your skill set with your dog.

Click the link so you can be added to our next class list and for further details.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfs8NwPMrIcac-TT-K3S92LG0HUUT7Iv42fgbKYAuykLAsl7g/viewform?usp=sf_link

03/02/2022

Meet Minx, a lovely kitten who we saw for lameness in her right hind foot. She was a trooper and we couldn't help but take this picture of her adorable face.
Can you guess what she did to her foot- broken nail? Strained Ligament? We will share the answer in the coming days.

February Newsletter 2022 02/02/2022

February Newsletter 2022

Our February newsletter is out in your email inbox, on our website, or via this link:
https://bannockburnveterinaryclinic.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/C5AE1914FC401B1A2540EF23F30FEDED

February Newsletter 2022 You may have already met Dr  Maddi, she  has been working at the clinic on Saturdays as a Vet nurse while completing her degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr Maddi is looking forward to seeing and treating the wide range of animals that come to our clinic.

Photos from Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic's post 20/01/2022

As is the story with horses, 'Jack' did that marvelous horse thing where he is found in the paddock with a nasty injury and NO CLUES as to how he did it.
Jack came to us with a nasty laceration to his rump (if you are game, the before photo of the laceration is in the comments).
Under sedation and some local anaesthetic, the wound was debrided, cleaned and sutured back together. He has 2 weeks off work while the wound healed and returned 14 days later to have them removed.
We still don't know how he did it.....

31/12/2021

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Ney Year. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Thanks to all our clients and their fur babies for letting us care for you family members for another year.

New Years Eve (Friday)- Open until 1pm
New Years Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Sunday- CLOSED
Monday (Observed Public Holiday)- CLOSED
Reopen again as usual from Tuesday 4th of January 2022.

For any small animal emergencies, please call Geelong Animal Emergency 5222 2139.

23/12/2021

We are wishing all our patients- may it be big, small, haired, feathered or furred (and of course their parents) a Happy Christmas and a Safe New Year.

Our upcoming opening hours over the Christmas period:

We will be closing early TOMORROW (Christmas Eve) at 1pm.
Christmas Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sunday)- CLOSED
Monday and Tuesday (Observed Public Holidays)- CLOSED

We will reopen Wednesday - Friday (New Years Eve)
New Years Eve (Friday)- Open until 1pm
New Years Day (Saturday)- CLOSED
Sunday- CLOSED
Monday (Observed Public Holiday)- CLOSED

Reopen again as usual from Tuesday 4th of January 2022.

For any small animal emergencies, please call Geelong Animal Emergency 5222 2139.

08/12/2021

We will be closing early TOMORROW (Friday 10th Dec) for a staff function.
We are sadly bidding farewell to Dr Pete Richardson and our long term locum, Dr Marius Du Toit.
We all can't stop crying about this news so need a slightly long weekend. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
However, we are welcoming Dr Elliot Tan to the clinic team and will have announcements on more new arrivals soon... 🙃

04/12/2021

Dr Kylie and Dr Marius couldn't help but pose with lovely Ariel in her pram.
Yes, there has been lots of jokes about the resemblance of all three.... ha ha

Photos from Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic's post 26/11/2021

Foaling season is in full swing and we love seeing the new leggy babies taking their first steps.
This girl came into the world in a manner that caused a bit of trauma to Mums birthing canal 😲, requiring treatment from our vets.
We couldn't resist taking happy snaps though of the new mum and bubs. 🐎

22/11/2021

These adorable Abyssinian kittens came in recently for their first check up and vaccinations. They were all given a clean bill of health and lets just say, they all took it completely in their stride and found the process very relaxed!!
How cute are they?! 🐱😍😽

Photos from Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic's post 11/11/2021

We want to share some CFA advice to clients for fire awareness and prevention, particularly for HAYSTACK FIRES.

CFA issues haystack warning to Victorians:

As regional Victoria begins to experience spring growth of pastures and crops, CFA has issued a warning to farmers to exercise caution with the cutting, baling and storage of hay.
CFA Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook said CFA crews responded to 86 haystack fires across the state last year.
“Rainfall deficiencies are starting to emerge across parts of the Mallee, Wimmera and Far South West, which is a concern for CFA,” A/CO Cook said.
“However, above average spring rainfall has been predicted for many regions across the state, which should result in greater yield and hopefully a successful hay season for many.
“We are urging all Victorians farmers to take care of their hay and crops this bushfire season.
“Fodder conservation and storage is a vital and valuable component of the year-round farming operations.
“It is important for farmers to ensure haystacks are prepared well and bales are able to be stored safely.”
He emphasised that haystacks pose a fire danger which could occupy crucial firefighting resources during Victoria’s bushfire season.
“When a haystack ignites, depending on the size of the stack, it can remain burning and smoulder over a long period and CFA crews are often required to monitor it for several days to make sure it doesn’t spread,” A/CO Cook said.
“Haystack fires can start quite easily from lightning strikes, sparks from equipment and machinery, but a major source of ignition is spontaneous combustion of the haybales themselves.”
Spontaneous combustion can occur when hay has either not properly dried before baling, or has been exposed to rain or damp conditions, meaning moisture content in the bales is higher than the recommended levels.
This can happen to any hay bales, regardless of size. After baling, check the heat and smell of the bales before stacking them into haysheds or large external stacks, and leave any suspect bales separate from the rest.
Hot bales will often omit an odour like burning tobacco, and heat inside bales can be detected by inserting a steel rod or crowbar into the centre of a bale or stack of hay.
Since 2008, CFA has responded to around 1600 haystack fires. By producing hay in the right conditions and checking bales for heat before stacking haystacks, you can limit the chances of adding this seasons hay to those statistics and save yourself from loss of valuable fodder and other costly impacts of a fire.
Important Tips
* It is important to ensure hay is well cured before bailing.
* Know the history of the hay you purchase.
* Keep haystacks to a limited size.
* Monitor moisture and temperature of your hay regularly.
* Watch for unusual odours such as pipe tobacco, caramel, burning or musty smells.
* Store hay in separate stacks or sheds away from farm equipment and other buildings.
* Keep your hay dry. Protect it from rain, leaking rooves or spouts, and runoff. Cover stacks with tarps or hay caps.
* Don't stack hay right to the top of a hay shed. Allow some air to circulate at the top - this helps to carry away moisture.

Temperature Guide – what to do when your hay is overheating Use a thermometer in a probe or insert a crowbar into the middle of the stack for 2 hours
* Less than 50°C (can handle bar without discomfort): Check temperature daily.
* 50°C - 60°C (can only handle crowbar for short time): Check temperature twice daily. Remove machinery from shed.
* 60°C - 70°C (can touch bar only briefly): Check temperature every 2-4 hours. Move hay to improve air flow.
* Over 70 °C (bar is too hot to hold): Potential for fire. Call 000 immediately. Avoid walking on top of haystack. For more information please visit: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/hay-and-fire-safety

05/11/2021

SMILE 😃😃 IT'S SATURDAY!!!

Little Chihuahua puppy Pako came in recently for his puppy vaccination and his striking facial markings give him the BIGGEST smile we have ever seen. Isn't he just adorable!!

Does your pet have interesting markings- share your pictures in our comments!

September 2021 Newsletter 01/11/2021

September 2021 Newsletter

Our November Newsletter is out, you can read it through this link!

https://bannockburnveterinaryclinic.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r/D7EE973F4BDB0C462540EF23F30FEDED

September 2021 Newsletter It's hard to believe that a single grass seed can cause issues that are  a big problem for our pets. The problem is when the awn gets caught in the fur they easily penetrate the skins surface. Grass seeds are great carriers of bacteria and once they penetrate the skin infection is inevitable.

19/10/2021

We will be closed tomorrow for the Geelong Cup Public Holiday. We refer any after hours calls to Geelong Animal Emergency on 5222 2139

18/10/2021

With Spring upon us, here is a helpful guide as to if you think a baby bird you have seen is in need of assistance or not. We do see an increase in baby wildlife in the clinic at this time of year, but sometimes the babies just need some safety and time.
of course, if you have a dog or cat that is watching over the babies with too much interest, that is not safe for them!!

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Big Drinker
**BABY SPAM**
LuLu pregancy ultrasound
Spring has Sprung
'Willow' had a pregnancy scan a few weeks ago to determine if she had fallen pregnant. Via ultrasound we were able to se...
THE MIRACLE OF LIFE! *** Viewer discretion advised with video**Our very own Dr Wendy's mare gave birth to this beautiful...
Puppies are just adorable, especially these 2 little Dachshund pups still fighting over Mum! They were in for their firs...
Tabby the Climber
'Chops' and 'Chisel' are regular's at Anna's grooming salon and made this lovely video as a thankyou that we wanted to s...

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1759 Midland Highway
Bannockburn, VIC
3331

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm

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