Dr Greg McIntyre Veterinary Surgeon Blog

From time to time we will publish information to help you look after your pets and stock or to update you on developments at the clinic. If you have a topic you would like to hear about please contact us on servgmc@bigpond.net.au and we'll try to add your topic. Let us know what you think of our articles.


How can we help you best in these unusual times?

To our dear clients & patients, We have been very busy and appointments have been hard to get, and we have been doing our best to get to see you as promptly as possible. Please help us by booking rou...
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Change of Policy related to Cancellations

In these extraordinary times, we find our appointments are in very short supply. We are finding that a number of patients are not arriving for scheduled appointments or we are being notified of cancel...
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COVID exposures limit our services

We have been struck by staff shortages and COVID exposures. Because we only have very limited vets this week we are being forced to cancel non-urgent appointments and can only see very urgent cases a...
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Christmas / New Year Services 2021-2022

Because Christmas & New Year fall on Saturdays we will have a prolonged interruption to regular services this year. Our committed staff have agreed to a roster to be available for EMERGENCIES ONLY ove...
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Facebook Page Up and running again

NEWS! - our Facebook page has been hacked. We have made strenuous efforts to recover it, but now we have set up a new page. Please ignore our old page as it is completely out of our control.. Our new...
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Exciting Times - staff changes

We are pleased (and sad) to advise that our Dr Emma Simpson will be taking maternity leave from after Christmas. We wish her and her family all the best for the remainder of her pregnancy and the birt...
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We Are Open Again from Wednesday 22 September

We have received clearance from the Public Health Unit to reopen our clinic, and we will be open again from 8:30am Wednesday 22 September. After we had an infected person in the clinic for a short tim...
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Tier 2 Exposure Site at our clinic Friday 17/9/21 1215-1235h.

We have just found out we had a COVID case in the clinic on Friday 17 September 12:15-12:35PM. Any clients who attended during those times and all staff who were in attendance then are required to ha...
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Liver disease affecting dogs eating raw meat products from Gippsland.

For your information we pass on the following: Primesafe and Agriculture Victoria have issued the following statement for the attention of veterinary practitioners registered and practising in Victor...
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Fee adjustments

As discussed in our previous blog and newsletter, we are keen to continue to provide a quality emergency triage service, to be there for you and your pet either at the end of the phone or in person, i...
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Client Satisfaction Survey

Like to get a $50 voucher for 5 minutes to help us? We are keen to know how to serve you better and what you like about what we do. Please participate in our survey. Click on the link:  Click here to...
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Updates COVID-19 Response Plan 28/5/2021

Clinic Rules for the Duration of the 28 May Circuit Breaker Lock down In order to comply with government regulations during the current COvid-19 situation we are implementing the following rules: - ...
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CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF VETS FOR RURAL PRACTICE

SHORTAGE of COUNTRY VETS VETERINARY AFTER HOURS / EMERGENCY SERVICES AT RISK We wish to acquaint our clients with issues related to provision of after hours, weekend and public holiday emergency vet...
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April COVID Response Update

Well, hopefully we are all feeling a bit better about living more normally with COVID-19 now that many restrictions are reducing and masks are in our pockets most of the time rather than on our faces....
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Staff Education

We are actively involved in keeping staff up to date on best practice care of our patients. We hold regular staff meetings to learn together as well as to improve our service to you and our patients. ...
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Update on COVID-19 Response

We have all been a bit up and down in regard to Covid-19 restrictions and responses, so we thought it might be timely to advise our current arrangements for your information. Currently, we require cl...
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New Opening Hours from January 2021

From January 2021 our closing time will be 6pm every weeknight and 12 noon Saturdays (except Public Holidays). Please try to call early in the day to book appointments as all appointment slots book ...
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Corona Virus Update 3 August 2020

The State Government has increased restrictions in our area. We aim to be able to continue to provide essential services for the welfare of animals in our care. In order to do this we need to make su...
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Practice Update 4 May 2020

We are updating you on how things are going in the practice. We are still here and attending to all urgent and emergency cases Our after-hours service continues as usual. Please remember our on...
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Corona Virus Update 31 March 2020

COVID-19 We are continuing with normal services for all urgent cases, but we need your help. PLEASE ring us before attending at the clinic Please advise us if you are in quarantine, self-isolatio...
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Practice Update 27 March 2020 - COVID-19

We are still here! We are wanting to update you on where we are in maintaining animal care services. We have had confirmation from the Commonwealth Government that veterinary services are to be cons...
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Corona Virus Update 25 March 2020

We hope you are all OK and coping in these difficult times. We are focussed on providing ongoing care for our patients, our clients and our staff. We hope you will understand and help us as we vary no...
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How is Corona Virus (COVID-19) affecting our practice?

At this stage we are trying to operate as normal. - If you are required to self-isolate or have at risk symptoms please phone rather than coming in to the clinic so we can work out how to help you. -...
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How does COVID-19 or Coronavirus affect you, your animals and our veterinary services

As you are aware there is considerable concern in the community and around the world about a new type of Coronavirus that originated in China. This article does not try to cover all the history or med...
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We made a mistake

We made a mistake SORRY - while generating a report send out our newsletter, our system sent an email to the clients selected. We have NOT had a security breach. We apologise for any inconvenience or ...
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Free Bushfire Safety Training for Workers (and everyone) in the Bush

Take a look at this online training on bushfire safety for people working in rural areas. Click here to access Bushfire Safety Training
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Christmas & New Year Services

Just a short note to let you know we will be open all days except the official Public Holidays. On the weekends. after regular hours and on Public Holidays we have one of our vets on call 24 hours a...
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Making things better for you on our website

We are checking through our website to make it easier to use and to find the information you want. You may see things changing a bit, but not too much - mostly the layout and menu arrangements. Please...
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Christmas Promotion - Support our Wildlife, Strays and pro bono work.

We are currently holding a Christmas Promotion! Grab yourself a ticket for a gold coin donation, help us help our Probono and Wildlife cases. Every year we treat many wildlife and stray animals and...
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New sheep owners get a hand

We had the chance to help a couple of new sheep owners through their first lambing recently. Here’s their comment - it’s nice to be able to help. “Hello, we’d just like to tha...
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Dr Nic is changing his career path and Dr James McClure is coming to join us.

We will miss Dr Nic as he has chosen a new pathway in his career. He has decided to commence work with the Commonwealth Department of Primary Industry to help himself to fulfill his passion for improv...
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Your Dog Can Be a Superhero

IS YOUR DOG: OVER 12 MONTHS AND UNDER 8 YEARS OVER 25KG NOT ON ANY CURRENT MEDICATION HEARTWORM TESTED UP TO DATE WITH VACCINATIONS? YOU CAN HELP! We are looking for superheros to be on our...
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How do I care for my pets in a fire?

For information about preparing for fires and the care of your pets please refer to Emergency Vic, Agriculture Victoria and CFA websites for an extensive range of material to help you prepare for, cop...
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SUMMER is COMING!

Spring has sprung and summer is not far away. It's a good time to think about preparations for the hotter weather. Here are a few hints we've preared for you. GRASS SEEDS When the grass st...
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