RSPCA welcomes new community clinic

ACCESS to veterinary care is now a little bit easier for Eastern Shore residents thanks to the addition of a community vet clinic at the RSPCA’S Tasmania Hobart Animal Care Centre in Mornington.

Open five-days-a-week, the clinic offers check-ups, dental, vaccinations, speying and general medical and surgical services.

With help from a generous donation from the Mary Kibble Trust, the clinic has also been able to purchase a digital X-Ray machine, adding X-Ray imaging services to its repertoire.

RSPCA Tasmania chief executive officer Peter West said not only would people’s pets receive expert care from new veterinarian Dr Annie Knox, they would also support the important work RSPCA Tasmania does for animals in need.

“This is a definite push for RSPCA Tasmania to create a sustainable social enterprise,” he said.

“Every time you bring your animals to our clinic for expert care and advice, you are not just helping your pet, but helping all the animals in need that come to RSPCA Tasmania each year.”

Moving to Tasmania from New South Wales, Dr Knox has many years of experience working in private practice and with other RSPCAs across Australia.

She is passionate about the human animal connection and making quality veterinary care available to Tasmanians.

“Each Thursday we offer a pensioner discount for cat desexing – we try to keep costs down so that quality vet care can be available to all,” Dr Knox said.

“Animals play such an important role in the community, whether they be children’s first pets or an elderly persons companion.

“We’ve already treated a range of animals since opening, from rabbits and guinea pigs, birds, cats and dogs.

“I look forward to meeting more locals and their pets down at the clinic in the coming months.”

The RSPCA Tasmania Community Vet Clinic is open for bookings Monday to Friday from 9am–4.30pm.

For more information or to make a booking, phone 6135 5150.

As a special offer for Eastern Shore Sun readers, book you pet in for a check-up or treatment at the RSPCA Tasmania Community Vet Clinic – and mention this story – before 1 December 2017 and you will receive a special RSPCA Tasmania/Hills Pet Nutrition gift bag (limited to the first 100 bookings).

Caption: RSPCA Tasmania’s new community clinic veterinarian Dr Annie Knox with patient Micha.