New Townsville Residents

Welcome To Townsville from Western Suburbs Vet Clinic! View from Castle Hill in Townsville—Brian Giesen (Flickr.com) If you have just moved to the area and are looking for a local ...

Cyclone Preparation in Queensland

Giant Cyclone Yasi Cyclones are a fact of life in North Queensland! Every year between November and April coastal regions like Townsville risk being hit by one. We can't get ...

Surviving Summer

Surviving Summer As the days get warmer and summer creeps nearer it’s time to start thinking about ways to help our pets make it safely and comfortably through the hotter ...

Heartworm – Dogs

Heartworm Disease Is A Real Risk In the last few months, we’ve seen an increase in pets without heartworm protection. This can be for many reasons such as owners that ...

Heat Stress

Heat Stress Background Normal heat dissipating mechanisms can not compensate for excessive heat load. Excessive heat load can be caused by a whole range of things. When body temperature rises ...

Snake Bites

Snake Bites While I don’t pretend to be an expert herpetologist, I do have a lot of experience in snake bite treatment of pet animals over these past 30 years ...

Dog Ticks

Dog Ticks The tick we are discussing here is the Brown Dog Tick (Ripicephalus sanguineus). Brown dog ticks are very common in coastal Queensland anywhere north of Rockhampton. Brown Dog ...

Cane Toads

Background to Cane Toads in Australia Cane Toads were introduced into Australia in 1935 in an attempt to eliminate various cane pests. The main idea was that the old Bufo would ...