Has your pet reacted negatively to a recent change in your routine at home? This could include renovations, moving, introduction of a new pet, arrival of a newborn, etc.

Does your pet increasingly chew, scratch or destroy things around the house? It can be because they are not coping with a new situation.

Do they vocalise i.e. bark, meow, whine, more than usual because something is bothering them?  

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Greensborough Veterinary Hospital was originally established 53 years ago.

During this time, we have obviously had many staff changes but the core group has remained quite stable.  We would like to acknowledge the longevity of some of our current staff.  These people make up 40% of our current employees.

Thank you for the commitment these experienced professionals have shown.

  • Mandy Carter          32 years
  • Nicole Green           29 years
  • Michael Doyle         27 years
  • Rachel McCue         18 years
  • Julie Kruger              17 years
  • Tricia Equid              13 years
  • Amanda Reynolds    10 years
  • Srdan Savic              10 years
  • Tracey Collins          8 years

 

Just like humans, dogs require topical therapies to keep their skin healthy and clean. The frequency of washes will depend on the condition of your dog’s skin, their level of activity and their environment.

Dogs that live inside and close to their owners may need more regular washes.  Dogs with skin disease might need very regular, even daily skin therapy, whose frequency can be reduced as their skin heals.

Before shampooing your dog, examine their skin for any signs of dry skin, hair loss, redness or itchiness.  If there is any evidence of this, you may need to change the shampoo you are using. 

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With an ever-growing number of flea and tick prevention products on the market it is not surprising that pet owners are often a little confused.

The common questions we are asked regarding preventative products:

        -Which products treat which parasites?

        -Does a new product mean it is better?

        -Which flea prevention is the most effective?

        -Which is the safest?

Finding the right combination of products for full protection can be confusing.  We need to understand what we are trying to prevent before choosing the best product for the situation.

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One of the first faces you meet upon entering the Greensborough Veterinary Hospital is Tracey Collins, our receptionist.

Tracey joined our team in August 2010.  She came to us with a wealth of experience in office and reception management.  We put this ability to the test during our busy periods.  We find that Tracey has the skills to ensure our waiting area is running smoothly by ensuring consultations are on time, directing phone calls and keeping all staff up to date with client communications, all done politely with her quiet demeanour.  Through staff training Tracey has a sound knowledge on heartworm and flea prevention along with dietary/food advice. Tracey is responsible for the maintenance of our professional food range and keeping up to date with the availability of prescription diets. 

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