Fear free vet visits for cats? We have you covered!

Did you know we are a Cat Friendly Clinic?  Bringing a cat into the clinic can be a stressful event for both cat and owner. Getting the cat into the carrier, traveling in the car away from its home, being handled by new and strange people, and being in a building that is full of

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Important Coronavirus Update

** UPDATED FOR WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER ** We will remain open during these restrictions in order to continue to provide health care for your family’s pets. Our opening hours will remain as normal and we will be open for all routine and non-routine appointments and surgeries. Our Puppy Play and Puppy Pre-school classes will be

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The MacPhail Legacy

Once in a while we are fortunate enough to cross paths with someone who makes a lasting impact on our lives. I was fortunate to meet Dr Dave MacPhail while working together at a small animal hospital (Tea Tree Gully) in the mid-90s. Dave was committed, competent, fun, steady, and optimistic with a wonderful family

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All systems go – Post Covid!

Following what seems like a lifetime of disruption here at Gawler Animal Hospital, I’m delighted to announce that we’re finally returning to normal service! Our entire client base has been very understanding of the restrictions we’ve had to put in place to help minimise risk of disease transmission recently. However, I’m sure that you’ll be

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A Decade of Change

Way back in the dark ages (ten years ago, to be precise), Dr Dave MacPhail purchased what was then the Gawler South Small Animal Hospital.  Over the intervening years, the practice has had a change of name (now Gawler Animal Hospital) and a change of address.  It’s also grown hugely and undergone a massive transition,

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Snake Season has Started!!

Well, we’ve already had our first snake-bite of the season. Young ‘Piper’, a Bearded Collie pup, was brought in by her owner, Tammy McClelland. Tammy had found her out in the garden collapsed and feeling very unwell. Although Piper improved fairly quickly, Tammy (an experienced veterinary nurse) knew that this could be caused by snakebite

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Pet Dental Month (Every Month!)

Every year, the Australian Veterinary Association promotes August as Pet Dental Month. Don’t ask me why it should be in August, perhaps that’s just a quieter time of year for many veterinary practices and so there’s more time to dedicate to a problem that affects pets every day, week and month of ever year! Without

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Returning to (Somewhat) Normal Service!

Following what seems like a lifetime of disruption here at Gawler Animal Hospital, I’m delighted to announce that we’re finally returning to (somewhat) normal service! Our entire client base has been very understanding of the restrictions we’ve had to put in place to help minimise risk of disease transmission recently. However, I’m sure that you’ll

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The Reason you should Desex your Dog!

Late last week, we were given a great reminder of the reason you should desex your dog. ‘Indi’ is a little Staffy girl owned by Jessica Chaplain. Jessica and Indi came in to see us late on Tuesday and it was clear that Indi wasn’t at all well. She was off food and had a

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