Looking After Your Pet in Isolation.

Looking After Your Pet in Isolation.

We all want to stay safe and keep others safe by staying at home during this international crisis. To avoid unnecessary contact, I am able to offer tele-medicine consultation by telephone or video linking. There are obvious limitations, but I am confident many...
The History of Pets

The History of Pets

We don’t know when humans first started keeping pets, it was well before writing was invented, before we had permanent houses or grew crops. It is presumed that as long as 50,000 years ago, hunter and gathers began to form relationships with animals beyond them being...

Christmas trading hours.

South Coast Veterinary Services will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Monday, January 6, 2020 for any routine house calls. A vet will be available to regular clients for urgent appointments or deliveries during this time if you contact Glynis by text...

Pet Safe Gardening.

Safe Gardening. Poisonous plants can mean a disaster for the family pet.There is a great website with a comprehensive list of toxic plants for easy reference www.poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu which I recommend you keep book marked. It is not...

Perception in Horses

Horses are a  well adapted prey animal, their senses have evolved to allow them to know what is going on in a large area around them, so they can be aware of predators and protect themselves. Horses live a group and their senses are adapted to make communication...

Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis tick season is here. Paralysis ticks are only found along the Eastern coast of Australia. The natural host is the bandicoot, other wildlife act as hosts and develop immunity to the tick’s toxins by constantly having ticks on them, they include, wombats,...

A Warning About Bats

Bats are really unique mammals found all over Australia; they need to be treated with care and respect. Bats play a vital role in our ecosystem. All Australian bats are protected in Australia.   Bats are the only mammals with wings and are truly able to fly...