Dr. Ian celebrated his 30 years of service at Salisbury
Highway Veterinary Surgery, initially as an employee,
then partner and then sole proprietor. Over the
years he has seen many changes and still manages a smile
(and occasional grumble) despite the fact he is
surrounded by women!
Our year began with us farewelling Dr. Erina Imai.
After 3 years working with us, she has moved to sunny
Queensland. We wish her all the best in the
future. It was even more devastating to lose our
much loved surgery mascot, Sora, who travelled to
Brisbane with his mum.
Dr. Michelle has also reduced her hours considerably so
she can spend more time with her young family.
We have welcomed Dr. Freya Cole to the team recently who
comes to us as a graduate of Melbourne University and
has interests in feline medicine and canine behaviour.
We have had a number of veterinary students doing their
placement recently. This has enabled Dr. Ian to
impart his considerable knowledge on to the next
generation of vets.
Ellen McBryde (Dr. Ian's daughter) has also been helping
us while she is studying veterinary science at
Roseworthy. You may meet her in her role as
consult veterinary nurse some evenings. As well as
getting experience at our surgery, she has also been
lucky enough to have met Cheetahs when on placement at
Monarto Zoo. You may have seen the photo of Ellen
and the Cheetahs on our Facebook page.
Currently we are unable to open on Saturday mornings
because of staff shortages. We hope to be able to
reopen soon as we realise it is convenient for many
people. Please remember, we are open most evenings
until 7pm (by appointment only).
We apologise to anyone who may have been trying to
contact us via a google search recently. Unknown
to us, the phone number listed was incorrect.
Yellow Pages have now rectified the problem. Our current
phone number is 8258 7978.
We are currently in the process of revamping our website
- it will have a new look, contain more information and
be easier to navigate.
Pet insurance is becoming more available and more
important as veterinary medicine continues to advance.
These days, many pet owners demand the same degree of
care for their pets as they expect for the rest of their
family. Salisbury Highway Veterinary Surgery also
believes in offering the best in veterinary care.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the furry members
of your family but pet insurance is readily available
and, as more companies get on board, more affordable
than ever before. Phone us to discuss your pet
insurance needs should you require advice.
Alternatively, Choice Magazines have done an article
about pet insurance (www.choice.com.au).
Gift certificates are now available
at the surgery for any amount. A certificate is the
perfect gift to give those “hard to buy for” people who
have pets. A certificate can be either for an actual
value or for a particular service, for example a
vaccination or desexing surgery. Please phone the
surgery on 8258 7978 should you wish to know more about
Many families adopt puppies at this
time of year. Remember, our puppy schools run all year
and are conducted by a highly experienced, qualified and
accredited behavioural trainer. There are classes for
older puppies also (up to 7 months).
Our April newsletter is now available. Please make
sure you phone or email the surgery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you want to receive an electronic version of the
newsletter and we don't have your current email address.
You can also pick up a hard copy at the surgery or phone
us and we will mail one out to you. We hope you
enjoyed our March newsletter but if you haven't
received it let us know and we will email you a copy.
We are also on the hunt for stories for our newsletter
about our client's pets so if you think your pet has a
particularly interesting tale, please contact us.
Don't forget to join us on Facebook if you haven't already done
so. Here you will get the most up to date
information on the surgery news and you will get to see
great photos of cute pets! You can also read our
regular behaviour and animal health tips. Feel free to ask any
questions via the discussion page of Facebook or email
Alternatively, you can use the Online Enquiry on this
website. We would love to have more photos sent in
by our followers which we may place on our Facebook page