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Clinic Updates

North Canterbury Vets will be managing all companion animal emergencies and health issues from our Culverden and Amberley clinics. These clinics will be staffed every day from 8.30 to 5.30 by a small team of staff. We have several small teams that will rotate through the clinic and will be isolated from each other to try to ensure should the infection enter our staff we can sti ...

Currently there is limited evidence that companion animals can be infected with, or spread this virus. We also do not know if they could get sick from coronavirus. Additionally, there is currently NO evidence that companion animals could be a source of infection to people. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. As a precau ...

Currently there is limited evidence that companion animals can be infected with, or spread this virus. We also do not know if they could get sick from coronavirus. Additionally, there is currently NO evidence that companion animals could be a source of infection to people. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. As a precau ...

Advice from the Australian Veterinary Association to pet owners Client information sheet COVID-19 and companion animals What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that infect birds and mammals, including humans. They are often associated with the common cold, bronchitis and pneumonia, and can also affect the gut. The virus that causes COVID-19 is also a corona ...

Corn on the cob is delicious for humans but very dangerous for dogs. Here is a story about one of our patients, Charlie, he ate a corn cob and became very sick.

Click on the link to open up the newsletter for the December edition of 'What's Up in the District'.

North Canterbury Vets Productivity Analysis If you are one of the 80 clients that have completed an Animal Health Plan with North Canterbury Vets over the last 18 months you will have experienced first-hand the value that a focussed plan can deliver.  Our vet team have enjoyed the level of discussion being held with clients during this process. It has highlighted the huge pote ...

In the last couple of weeks, two rural properties in our area have recorded cases of Canine Parvovirus (Parvo).

Parvo is a particularly nasty virus that affects the gut and bone marrow of affected dogs and can be fatal. It lasts a long time in the environment – months, and only certain disinfectants kill it when cleaning out kennels (we use Sterigene, Vircon or bleach).

 

We have recently seen an increased number of GDV cases so thought it was timely that we should let you know that we can help with this devastating condition by performing a preventative gastropexy on at risk dogs (i.e. those with a first degree relative that has had a GDV and large breed, deep chested dogs). Contact your nearest NCVC clinic for further information. Several yea ...

It is with much sadness that we announce the resignation of Zena Chart after 35 years’ service with NCVETS. Zena joined NCVETS from high school and began vet nursing / reception duties at the Waikari clinic.  She has worked with many of the veterinarians and staff over her time with the business and they have provided numerous happy and lasting memories. Travelling the Sth Isl ...

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North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics operates four clinics throughout the Hurunui region.