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19 days ago

Level 3

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

We are now able to do more routine procedures in Level 3.
If your furry friend is in need of any veterinary care, please call the clinic to make an appointment. (07) 849 2963

31 days ago

Lockdown Level 4

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

We are OPEN and operational at LEVEL 4 but under the strictest protocols.

If you need your pet seen by one of our Vets please contact the clinic on 07 8492963. Our team are here to ensure your animals get the care and treatment that is needed.💕

🦠Changes in place at the clinic🦠

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We are OPEN and operational at LEVEL 4 but under the strictest protocols.

If you need your pet seen by one of our Vets please contact the clinic on 07 8492963. Our team are here to ensure your animals get the care and treatment that is needed.💕

🦠Changes in place at the clinic🦠

❤️Please phone ahead to make a booking or discuss your needs
❤️Please do not enter the clinic
❤️Please phone from your car on arrival and we will let you know the procedure to follow
❤️Please allow 24hrs notice for prescriptions, these can be collected from the clinic. Again please phone from your car on arrival and wait further instruction
❤️We are working extended hours to accommodate everyone.

Clinic Hours:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.30am - 6.30pm

❤️Further clinic updates will be posted on here.

Finally, thank you for your patience and understanding, Kia Kaha

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

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81 days ago

🎉GIVEAWAY🎉

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

For the month of July, book your Senior Pet in for a GERIATRIC CHECK UP or purchase any ROYAL CANIN SENIOR FOOD and go into the draw to win one of these fabulous PRIZE PACKS, kindly donated by Royal Canin.🐕‍🦺🐈

We have two Prize Packs to GIVEAWAY, one each for a senior puss and … View more
For the month of July, book your Senior Pet in for a GERIATRIC CHECK UP or purchase any ROYAL CANIN SENIOR FOOD and go into the draw to win one of these fabulous PRIZE PACKS, kindly donated by Royal Canin.🐕‍🦺🐈

We have two Prize Packs to GIVEAWAY, one each for a senior puss and pooch!🎉

So book your best friends Geriatric Check Up or top up on their Royal Canin Senior Diets during the month of July, mention you have seen this ad and we will pop you in the draw!🎉

Give the team a call on 07 8492963 or call into see us!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.royalcanin.co.nz...

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131 days ago

MEET THE VRS TEAM - Veterinary Referral Services❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Most of you may know that located within the Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre building is Veterinary Referral Services (VRS), which receives companion pet referral cases from their primary Veterinarians all over the Waikato. These patients require care that is complex, or requires skills and… View moreMost of you may know that located within the Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre building is Veterinary Referral Services (VRS), which receives companion pet referral cases from their primary Veterinarians all over the Waikato. These patients require care that is complex, or requires skills and equipment that is beyond the function of their primary vet.

The team comprises of;

🐕Veterinary Surgeon Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist.), Cert. SA Surgery, MMedVet SA Surgery (Dist.)Vet

🐈‍⬛Referral Nurse & Administrator Sarah Wilson DVN, RVN

🐩Vet Referral Administrator Linley Herbert CVN

🐈Vet Referral Nurse Leeann Ruddell DVN, RVN

Changes are on the horizon for the Vet Referral team with work beginning on a newly built clinic attached to the rear of our building. Not only will it mean changes for the VRS team but our Hamilton Small Animal Vets Centre will now expand into the space left behind, creating a more dynamic, up to date and spacious work area. We will keep you posted with pictures and updates, watch this space!!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.vetreferral.co.nz...

110 days ago

❄️WINTER WELLNESS❄️ - Winter is here!

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

❤️Do You Have A Pet Showing Signs Of Old Age?❤️

🐈‍⬛ Is your cat more than 11 years old?
🐕 Your small dog more than 10 years old?
🐩 Or your big dog more than 7 years old?

Then these loyal companions are considered SENIORS.

The older we and our pets get the more predisposed to… View more
❤️Do You Have A Pet Showing Signs Of Old Age?❤️

🐈‍⬛ Is your cat more than 11 years old?
🐕 Your small dog more than 10 years old?
🐩 Or your big dog more than 7 years old?

Then these loyal companions are considered SENIORS.

The older we and our pets get the more predisposed to disease we all are but old age is not a disease itself. Many of the issues that come with getting older are treatable.

We recommend younger animals see their vet a least once a year for a health check up, but senior pets we recommend every 6 months, as things can change faster when they are older.

🥶Winter time and cooler temperatures can bring out the aches and pains, so why not have a Winter Wellness Check for your senior fur family members.

Arthritis is particularly common in our senior pets and is just a part of the aging process. Arthritis can be managed, so if you have noticed your pet is stiff in the mornings, jumping and playing less or your cats fur is matted particularly around their back end, give the team a call on 07 8492963 and book them in for a Winter Wellness Check!💕

🐾❤️Your Pet Will Thank you For It❤️🐾

This handsome gentleman is ‘Scamp’ who will be eleven this year and has been a wonderful client of ours for many years!🥰

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

115 days ago

Identifying when your furry friend is in pain🐕‍🦺🐈

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your pet is in pain, dogs and cats feel pain much like we do but tend to show it in different ways. 🐕🐩💕

Cats in particular tend to hide their pain, this is a natural survival mechanism. So it’s important to look out for signs that they’re unwell or in … View more
Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your pet is in pain, dogs and cats feel pain much like we do but tend to show it in different ways. 🐕🐩💕

Cats in particular tend to hide their pain, this is a natural survival mechanism. So it’s important to look out for signs that they’re unwell or in discomfort. The sooner you can determine there is an issue, the sooner you can seek help, thus keeping minor problems from turning into major ones.❤️

Take a look at the chart below and use as a guideline only to determine how your companion pet is feeling.

If you have any concerns and just require some advice or you need to make an appointment to see one of our vet team, then give us a call on 07 8492963.☎️☺️

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

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121 days ago

🐾Cats Paws 🐾

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

🐾Have You Ever Looked At Your Cats Paws?🐾
They are quite amazing!🐈💕

🐈Have you noticed the pads on your cats paws are colour coordinated with either their fur or nose colour. Check it out.👀

🐈‍⬛Their claws retract into the paw pads to protect them from catching in things. … View more
🐾Have You Ever Looked At Your Cats Paws?🐾
They are quite amazing!🐈💕

🐈Have you noticed the pads on your cats paws are colour coordinated with either their fur or nose colour. Check it out.👀

🐈‍⬛Their claws retract into the paw pads to protect them from catching in things. The only member of the cat family unable to retract their claws is a Cheetah.

🐈The front paws have more toes than the back paws. The extra toes are called dewclaws which are like thumbs and are found a bit higher up. Cats use them when hunting.

🐈‍⬛Some cats can have extra toes and are called polydactyl. Does your cat have extra toes?🐾

🐈The paw pad acts as a sponge and works in conjunction with their tongue for cleaning and washing themselves.

🐈‍⬛The grooves on cats paws hold scent glands, when they scratch items or knead you, they leave their scent markers behind. This is a warning to other cats that this is their territory. This scent is unique to each cat.

🐈They get sweaty paws like we get sweaty palms when nervous.

🐈‍⬛They act as shock absorbers when landing from a jump.

🐈Kneading with their paws means they are in a moment of true happiness.

🐈‍⬛Cats walk on their toes like dinosaurs did, this make them quieter when sneaking up on prey and faster to run from predators.

❤️We recommend you do regular checks on you cats paws, even if there are no signs of lameness. Check for cuts, cracks, foreign bodies, redness and swelling. Paws do amazing things.❤️

Happy Friday everyone, have a wonderful weekend with your Pawsome Fur Friends!💕

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

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132 days ago

❤️🐕INFLATABLE RECOVERY COLLARS – Now Available For Your Dogs!🐕‍🦺❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

A couple of weeks ago we brought you 'CoolCollars' which are an the alternative to the awkward plastic head cones. Your pets would go home in one after surgery to prevent them pulling out stitches or licking wounds. CoolCollars are suitable for cats, miniature dogs and some small dogs.

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A couple of weeks ago we brought you 'CoolCollars' which are an the alternative to the awkward plastic head cones. Your pets would go home in one after surgery to prevent them pulling out stitches or licking wounds. CoolCollars are suitable for cats, miniature dogs and some small dogs.

🎉We can now offer you 'Inflatable Recovery Collars' available for dogs of various sizes from small to extra-large. They come in two finishes, a pvc or a plush finish for added comfort!🎉

The benefits to these collars include:

🐕Wipeable, washable and reusable.
🐕‍🦺Far more comfortable, so your pets can eat, drink and sleep in comfort.
🦮Less stressful and bruising to your legs!!

☎️ Give the team a call on 07 8492963 for prices and to make sure the size you require is in stock if you know your puppers will need one sometime soon!☎️

❤️Happy Pet Happy Vet❤️

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.kruuse.com...

139 days ago

🦷🐕‍🦺ZIGGY’S DENTAL 🐕‍🦺🦷

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Last week the gorgeous Ziggy came in for a dental. Ziggy is 3 years old and was booked in for a scale and polish. During a recent check up, it was noticed his teeth were stained and his breath wasn't the freshest!

Xray's were taken as with all dentals, to see if there were any underlying… View more
Last week the gorgeous Ziggy came in for a dental. Ziggy is 3 years old and was booked in for a scale and polish. During a recent check up, it was noticed his teeth were stained and his breath wasn't the freshest!

Xray's were taken as with all dentals, to see if there were any underlying issues that we are unable to see during a pre dental and a cavity check was completed. He was given an all clear in these area’s so his scale and polish was done.🙂

Ziggy recovered well and his Mum reports his breath is a lot fresher! Ziggy's Mum purchased a Virbac Dental Kit to take home, this kit includes a doggy toothbrush and poultry flavoured toothpaste! 😋

Getting your canine or feline used to having their 'canine's' brushed takes a bit of time, but doing them three times a week as part of his/her routine can have so many benefits.

Brushing your pets teeth can help prevent the following :

🦷Bad Breath
Stinky breath can be a symptom of dental, lung or gastrointestinal issues. Regular mouth and breath check-ups should be part of taking care of your pets overall health. Gum disease also known as Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums. It is one of the most common diseases pets suffer from today and can lead onto gingivitis. The best way to prevent this is by regularly brushing your pets teeth.

🦷Tooth Decay
Get your dog or cat used to having their mouth checked and teeth brushed regularly by you. With weekly at home checks you can spot irregularities in your their mouth, from bleeding, lumps, chipped teeth. If you do find something, it's important to get it checked out by one of our vets.

🦷Painful Infections
Your pet can stop eating and drinking if infections occur in their mouth. There may be redness or swelling on the gums and they will have a disinterest in playing, lethargic, drooling and have bad breath to name a few. These symptoms can be a sign of other issue's so it is always important to get your pet checked by a vet.

🦷Tartar Build Up
Tartar doesn’t take long to form and it can cause immediate damage to your pets teeth and gumline. Its starts off as plaque and combines with the salts in your their saliva, hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar can lead to tooth root decay and tooth loss.

❤️The moral of the story....... weekly home checking of your pets mouth, teeth brushing, dental chews, a good quality diet, regular dental checks with your veterinarian and then dentals procedures when necessary, will lead to a happy & healthy pets mouth!

❤️As you can see, Ziggy is learning how to brush his teeth, watch out for follow up posts to see how he is getting on!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... Virbac

143 days ago

😢STRESS & ANXIETY IN YOUR COMPANION PETS🐕‍🦺🐈

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Did you know 77% of companion pets suffer from stress and anxiety.
Left untreated it can have a big impact on your pet's health and wellbeing and create a negative effect on the bond between you and your pet.

Have a look at the photo's below that explain some of the signs that indicate … View more
Did you know 77% of companion pets suffer from stress and anxiety.
Left untreated it can have a big impact on your pet's health and wellbeing and create a negative effect on the bond between you and your pet.

Have a look at the photo's below that explain some of the signs that indicate they may be feeling anxious or stressed.

❤️Idea's To Help Manage Your Cats Stress/Anxiety:

🐈If using a litter tray, it should be cleaned out regularly. Make sure it is placed in a quiet area.

🐈‍⬛Keep their food and water away from their litter trays. Also some cats don't like their food and water bowls beside each other, so try keeping them apart.

🐈If introducing new pets, this should be done slowly and with as little change to your cats routine as possible.

🐈‍⬛Make sure your cat has hiding places or escape routes when guests are visiting.

🐈Know whether your cats likes to be held, stroked and for how long. Don't restrain your pet just because you want to stroke them.

🐈‍⬛Have your kitten/cat get used to their pet carrier and coming to the vets. Make the cat carrier familiar and a nice place to be. Pop a toy or a treat inside to encourage them to go in.

❤️Idea's To Help Manage Your Dogs Stress/Anxiety:

🐕‍🦺Exercise is a great way to relieve stress, it helps to get rid of excess energy that can make stress worse. A bored and frustrated dog is much more likely to suffer from behavioural problems.

🐕If left at home alone for periods of time, for example while you are at work, provide toys that need solving or effort for example slow release treat toys.

🐕‍🦺For dogs with noise phobias and/or excessive barking, try safely, comfortably and happily confining the dog so it is happy and content. A safe place like your laundry, garage, or bedroom can be a suitable den.

🐕Simple things like calming music may work for a dog left alone who is suffering from separation anxiety (a simple online search will give you access to specially created “soothing dog music” collections).

If none of the above suggestions help, please give the clinic a call on 07 8492963 as there are products available that can make a difference. Talk them through with our reception team or make an appointment to see one of our vets.

🐈Your Pets Will Thank You For It.🐕‍🦺

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.cevanz.co.nz...

145 days ago

📸🦜🐇🐕🐍Robert Ashton Pet Photography🐁🐈‍⬛🐓🦎

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

If you have been thinking about it, call now!
Only a few spaces left.

We are delighted to offer you and your much loved pets a photo session with Robert Ashton Pet Photography here at Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre on Saturday June 12th.

Please call Robert direct to book your space on… View more
If you have been thinking about it, call now!
Only a few spaces left.

We are delighted to offer you and your much loved pets a photo session with Robert Ashton Pet Photography here at Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre on Saturday June 12th.

Please call Robert direct to book your space on 021 2299 007 or give our team a call for further information on 07 8492963

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.robertashtonphotography.co.nz...

149 days ago

🐈World Vet Day - Saturday the 24th April 2021 🐕‍🦺

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Tomorrow is World Vet Day 2021 and we are celebrating our incredible Vet Team and all vets worldwide. World Veterinary Day is an annual event that was created by the World Veterinary Association to promote and highlight the work performed by veterinarians around the world.

It is a day to remind … View more
Tomorrow is World Vet Day 2021 and we are celebrating our incredible Vet Team and all vets worldwide. World Veterinary Day is an annual event that was created by the World Veterinary Association to promote and highlight the work performed by veterinarians around the world.

It is a day to remind ourselves of their remarkable dedication to animal health, care and welfare, so a Big Thank You to Dr Henri, Dr Nicole, Dr Stephen, Dr Simon, Dr Larry and our VRS Referral Surgeon Dr Ian Millward who between them bring you over 120 years of veterinary experience and knowledge.

Although difficult to accurately say, it is estimated that there are approximately 1.8 Million registered vets worldwide. So here are some pictures of our wonderful six in action!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.nzva.org.nz...

150 days ago

School Holidays are here! Taking a break away? ❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

Combine your Cattery stay with 🎉$10 OFF🎉Revolution Flea & Worm Treatment!

We still have some spaces available in our Boarding Cattery for your precious kitties to be pampered by our wonderful cattery nurse Danika over the school holidays.

While you're here grab a 3 pack of … View more
Combine your Cattery stay with 🎉$10 OFF🎉Revolution Flea & Worm Treatment!

We still have some spaces available in our Boarding Cattery for your precious kitties to be pampered by our wonderful cattery nurse Danika over the school holidays.

While you're here grab a 3 pack of Revolution Dual Action Flea control for cats with $10 OFF for the month of April. Kind on cats, tough on fleas.

Danika can apply it for you while your furry feline is here!

So give the team a call on 07 8492963 and book them in for their break away and flea treatment. 💕

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz... www.zoetis.co.nz... www.revolutionplus.co.nz...

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151 days ago

❤️Happy Administrative Professionals Day❤️

Michelle from Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre

When you phone, email or come into our clinic your first port of call are our amazing reception team, who go above and beyond any requests you have, to make yours and your companion pets experience with us the best.

This incredible team are led by Michelle who has worked for Hamilton Small Animal … View more
When you phone, email or come into our clinic your first port of call are our amazing reception team, who go above and beyond any requests you have, to make yours and your companion pets experience with us the best.

This incredible team are led by Michelle who has worked for Hamilton Small Animal Vet Centre for over 14 years. From liaising between vets and clients to keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently, we can't thank you all enough!

There is also a lot of administration that goes on behind the scenes, from accounts, social media, practice manger to the VRS admin team.

Today is a day to officially thank you, for all you do, your hard work and dedication to Hamilton Small Animal Vets and our wonderful clients!

❤️Happy Administrative Professionals Day 2021❤️
Morning Tea on The House!!

www.hamiltonvets.co.nz...

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