What can we say – Mardi Gras is a real trooper.

Mardi is a 19-year-old, well-travelled puss we met at Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) out at Mickleham.  Mardi started adding frequent flyer points to her pet passport back in 2019 when she made the long flight to Canada from Australia with her loving owners Scott & Corey. 

At 19 years of age, an incredible feat to start with, Mardi made the return trip back to Australia on the 2nd of August 2021 going straight into Quarantine (PEQ) out at Mickleham for 10 days. 

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AFL Grand Final Public Holiday

At this stage, unless “Dan” has a change of direction, we will be adhering to the Grand Final Public Holiday on Friday 24th September.

The Greensborough Veterinary Hospital shall be open for Urgent cases between 9am-11am on the “Footy” Public Holiday.

Routine hours shall operate on Thursday 23rd September and Recommence on Saturday 25th September at 8.30am.

The Rosanna Veterinary Clinic shall be closed on the Public Holiday.

 

For Emergencies outside of these hours we recommend:

Animal Accident and Emergency Centre

72 Hargrave Ave Essendon

Ph.9379-0700

 

In the Veterinary industry, there are many professional magazines.  After reading a bio on our website the “Vet Practice” magazine contacted our Eythan. Frank Leggett interviewed him to publish the article below.

 "Your Life for Vet Practice magazine":

He’s only just started beekeeping but Dr Eythan Walsh of Northern Suburbs Veterinary Hospital in Greensborough, VIC, has already harvested kilos of sweet honey.This is my first season as a beekeeper and I’ve only done one small collection of honey. Most hives have ten frames but I only harvested from three and ended up with six kilos of honey. Next spring I’ll do a full harvest and if I extrapolate from my first collection, I should end up with 60 or 70 kilos. Friends claim that my honey tastes much better than store bought but, in all honesty, I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with all that honey. Maybe you’ll see Beethan Walsh Honey on shelves somewhere.

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It is believed cats have been domesticated for at least 5,000 years initially by the Egyptians.  During the early days of agriculture and farming cats were proven useful in keeping the rat population and other pests under control in the townships.  Over time the cats became idolised and were a protected species in Egypt.  They were worshipped as a god and when the pet cat died it was mummified and owners would shave their eyebrows off as a sign of mourning. 

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It is a question for the ages-what is the difference between a horse, mule donkey and pony?  We’re here to give you a helping hoof!

Horses, donkeys and zebras are entirely separate species; however, they have all evolved from the same family called equidae.

Here are some of the ‘mane’ differences between these four animals:

Horses are tall, fast and easy to train.  Due to their speed and agility, they have been used throughout history in times of war or in games like polo.  They have thin coats, short ears and long manes and tails.  They are a pack animal that prefer to travel in groups.

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