Jenny Eising with Buddy, vet Dr Cathy Milgate, Carol and Terry James with Scruff, team members Sandy Morton and Debbie Davey with Roxy
I had planned to take a photo at the new vet surgery last month, little knowing that I was also bringing a customer!
We were worried about Roxy, who was definitely not her rowdy little self, and was relieved to receive an appointment.
The sparkling new veterinary practice was busy! A cat, two other dogs and their ‘parents’ also needed attention.
After Roxy was beautifully cared for by vet Cathy Milgate, I chatted to Terry and Carol James from Cooloola Cove, who were grateful for the expanded service.
“It is so much more convenient, instead of having to travel all the time. Normally, we had to go to Gympie – now they can do it here. It’s less trauma for Scruff as well,” Carol said. “They are always brilliant, also so helpful.”
Terry told me how the team go above and beyond. Pets become family members, and they had to put their dog Kelly to sleep recently. “It was heartbreaking. She was 15 years old and we’d had her since she was a puppy.”
The clinic followed up with a note of condolence, which the couple really appreciated.
Carol said the new location and hours are also welcome. “You speak to people and they’re saying how great it is to have the services here. It has been a long time coming.”
The surgery is set up to desex cats and dogs, and your pet benefits from the back up of the larger clinic in Gympie for emergencies, surgeries, hospitalisation and dentistry – they can do house calls and help with transport of small pets to-and-from Gympie if needed.
Roxy is on fine form again, thanks Tin Can Bay Vets! They’re open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with a vet visiting daily, on Tin Can Bay Road, near the newsagent – call 5486 4666 to book.