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Aug 7 08 3:27 AM

http://www.davidvella.com.au/

David Vella was recommended by our local vet whos more a coughs colds warts and moles kind of vet.

North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre

64 Atchison St Crows Nest NSW 2065

02 94364884

He does also stock Oxbow products.

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Aug 7 08 3:32 AM

hi lolpigs,

thanks for all the constructive new posts. I noticed you havn't made a intro post in the welcome thread yet? Could we please ask that you make one so members know who they are replying to.
thanks in advance
jess

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Oct 29 08 3:29 AM

Adelaide vet for the list

Hi all, Just took my Dasha to the vet - she sprained her paw popcorning!!!
I tried my local vet - so I thought I would give a short review.
Prospect Road Veterinary Hospital - 318 Prospect Road. Accredited small animal hospital. Open 7 days. After hours service + mobile vet. Ad actually mentioned guinea pigs by name - not just rodents. All female staff. Mainly cat and dog clientele...although I saw a toy stuffed rat in reception given to them by a rat owner. I rang first thing and was offered several appointments straight away. Cost of general consult for guinea pigs was $33.20.
Dasha was prescribed oral metacam once a day ($12.50) for 5 days and is restricted to a small enclosure for a week to let her paw heal. The vet ( Hayley) was friendly, and said she loved the smell of guinea pigs as it reminded her of her childhood. She didn't try to push X-rays on me etc. So overall, a positive experience...
Hope this is helpful to someone...

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Oct 29 08 4:46 AM

Where is Prospect Road...which area are you in?
It's always good to walk away feeling as tho your vet has covered everything possible. I have also found a vet who doesnt really specialise in small animals however is willing to learn more and actually researched after my last vet visit to give me some more info for my next visit...

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Oct 29 08 5:09 AM

Hi Blackberry, the vet is about two blocks from the intersection of Prospect and Regency roads. The suburb is still Prospect - just. I live two streets away from the vet - which is Kilburn. I don't think there are any vets in SA that specialise in piggies unfortunately. One of my neighbours has rabbits, and she uses the same clinic - she is happy with the treatment she has had there. I contacted the SA branch of the Veterinarian Association a while ago, to ask if they knew of anyone who was an exotic animal specialist - they sent me a reply saying to go to any vet as they all deal with "pocket pets". Pocket Pets!!!!!! I wasn't that impressed....Anyway, Dasha isn't very happy about being confined , but it's for her own good...poor little thing. At least it's a health problem that is straight forward....

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Oct 29 08 5:25 AM

I just remembered that I should have mentioned the Adelaide Animal Hospital at Trinity Gardens - 301 Magill Road. They might be worth looking at, as the people at Oxbow told me that they supply them with Critical Care - which means that they deal with small herbivores. I would have gone there, but I didn't have transport - and taxi's cost a fortune. It worked out well go local anyway.

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Oct 29 08 7:34 AM

Hi Katya, I don't know - it would probably be best to go to a vet hospital . They usually have more specialised services. It's probably the same with all rodents - finding someone who sees them all the time, and has lots of experience. I'll keep my eyes and ears open, and let you know if I find out about any in Adelaide. By the way -is Katya -катя. My piggy Dasha is really даша.

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Jan 21 09 3:05 AM

Hi all,

We took our Peanut to the Avian, Reptile and Exotic pet hospital and they were fantastic! The pet hospital is part of Sydney uni and there are trainees with every vet helping out. When the vet explains to the trainee, we learn too!!

Great knowledge with pigs and give Peanut a thorough check before moving onto our issue (her lump) - will def go back again!

Name of vet surgery: Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital
Name of vet: Cindy
Address of surgery: 415 Werombi Road, Camden, New South Wales
Contact number: 02 9351 1798
Consultation cost: $55 (inc GST)
Any other relevant information: Stores oxbow products

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Jan 26 09 10:57 PM

I love my vet There seems to be a great choice of Queensland vets, but a bit short in other states!

I've been going to the same vet surgery since I was a child. So they've been caring for my pets for 4 decades now! I trust them implicitly. They're great, and very caring. Always striving to improve themselves and treat all creatures no matter their size with the same TLC, which is as it should be of course.

http://www.whitehorsevet.com.au/

WHITEHORSE VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Whitehorse Veterinary Hospital is located at
231 Whitehorse Road (cnr Linden Street)
Blackburn VIC 3130

Phone number: (03) 9878 3033

Fax number: (03) 9877 5129

Melway Ref 48 B9

****Shaun Wynne is a *Member of Unusual and Exotic Pets* Group of the AVA Emergency/Critical Care and Surgical Cases, but all of the vets are fabulous.

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May 26 09 2:14 PM

Moorooka Veterinary Clinic
Address : 111 Beaudesert Road Moorooka QLD 4105
Phone : 07 3892 1322
Fax : 07 3892 1552

I took Boris and Steve to see this vet recently to have their toes done.
Super nice and was so gentle that my little men did not even cry.
So also did not charge us

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Nov 30 10 5:08 AM

Animal Welfare League Boarding Review

Sorry this is not a vet review- but I thought it fitted here. This is a thumbs down. I boarded my 3 piggies at the AWL centre at Wingfield for 5 days - and I am not very happy. Despite assurances that their bedding ( which I provided to cover the 5 days)- towels and fleece would be changed every day - it was not changed in the entire time - plus the fleece layers on top had been removed and were in the pens of other animals boarding there. The blanket that I provided to cover their beds - and give them a hiding space was removed and used elsewhere as well. So my piggies slept on soiled bedding for 5 days with nowhere to hide. I am not impressed at all. Also, because they were housed in the cat section - I booked a pen right at the very back - so they were away from as many cats as possible - guess what they were moved to another pen for some unknown reason - even though I had booked that specific position 8 weeks ago. Unfortunately, they were the only boarding place in Adelaide that accepted guinea pigs. I am sick of the lack of regard accorded to piggies, even amongst so- called "professionals" who should know better.

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Dec 1 10 1:58 AM

Re: Animal Welfare League Boarding Review

kitty wrote:
Sorry this is not a vet review- but I thought it fitted here. This is a thumbs down. I boarded my 3 piggies at the AWL centre at Wingfield for 5 days - and I am not very happy. Despite assurances that their bedding ( which I provided to cover the 5 days)- towels and fleece would be changed every day - it was not changed in the entire time - plus the fleece layers on top had been removed and were in the pens of other animals boarding there. The blanket that I provided to cover their beds - and give them a hiding space was removed and used elsewhere as well. So my piggies slept on soiled bedding for 5 days with nowhere to hide. I am not impressed at all. Also, because they were housed in the cat section - I booked a pen right at the very back - so they were away from as many cats as possible - guess what they were moved to another pen for some unknown reason - even though I had booked that specific position 8 weeks ago. Unfortunately, they were the only boarding place in Adelaide that accepted guinea pigs. I am sick of the lack of regard accorded to piggies, even amongst so- called "professionals" who should know better.


Kitty,
You should send them an email and let them know.

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Dec 22 10 8:36 AM

not sure if anyone has seen this site but i can see alot of recommended vets that acs shelters and members use.

There are some i havent heard of so they would need to be checked out as to whether they really are good piggy vets or not,but i figured its nice easy access if they all turn out to be good, here it is (Jess if you could check this out it would be great)

http://guineapigsaustralia.com/recommended%20vets.htm#New:32South:32Wales:32Correct

Bonnie, mum to
~many beautiful rescued piggies,dogs,cats and ratties~

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Dec 22 10 1:48 PM

Ok this shouldn't be taken the wrong way but the lady who made this site actually came accross ours before making it lol so ye this may be why she has alot of our contacts their but of course some of her own to. Lovely lady and she's a great supporter of animal rescue and all that comes with it. We've been in touch via email a few times. She offered to pop adoptables from ACS on her site which was lovely of her. The lady herself has done lots of ongoing studies on piggies and their care and I've always been very impressed by her website. Just love it the way it's presented and so easy to read and yeah wonderful source of info.

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Aug 13 11 8:49 AM

How much is the UQ Vet clinic consult? Im a bit hesitant going there since Georgia went there and died but yeah.

I found out today that Fluffy has a bit of a wheeze/gruffly sound. She's still eating like normal but yeah just worried as i usually do. If she's not better by Monday ill ring up that UQ vet.

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Aug 14 11 10:54 AM

Hi Liz

It might be worth checking whether UQ still have an exotics specialist on staff. Dr Bob Donnelly used to work there on Tuesdays (in addition to running his vet business in Toowoomba), but he's now sold the business and only works at the Gatton campus. He's by far the best in Queensland, so I would be hesitant to go to St Lucia unless they have another specialist to fill his spot.

Which area are you in? We might be able to recommend another option for you.

Kylie

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www.myflyingducks.blogspot.com

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Aug 14 11 12:17 PM

im in the western suburbs of brisbane. Jess told me to get some Senega and Ammonia and give her .3ml 2-3times a day so yeah got that today. She seems a bit better today.

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