News

The latest news from At The Vets, sneak peeks behind the scenes and many furry animals.
  • RWAF Rabbit Friendly Award

    We are very proud to let you know that At The Vets has been awarded SILVER rabbit friendly status by the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund!
    We are the first clinic outside the UK to achieve this and are delighted to be recognised for our dedication to providing the best veterinary care for our bunny patients.
    The award is given out following stringent auditing of our procedures, training, equipment and care of rabbits within our clinic – we are super excited to have this!

     

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  • Spring 2019 Newsletter

    Taking your pets away on holiday? We have some helpful advice to make the trip as stress-free as possible
    We give you tips on how to keep your pets comfortable around Guy Fawkes
    We are now a rabbit friendly clinic woohoo!
    Check out our how-to guide on how to give your cat a tablet
    Case study: Foreign body

    CLICK to read our Spring 2019 newsletter.

     

     

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  • New Cardiology Referral Service in Christchurch

    We are excited to now have Jacqui Huxley joining us, offering referral cardiology services in Christchurch.  She travels from Palmerston North, providing her service through our clinic.

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the service, and to contact Jacqui about an appointment/referral.

    Services offered include:

    Colour Doppler Echocardiography

    Electrocardiography

    Holter monitoring

    Blood pressure measurement

    Thoracic radiography

    Thoracic ultrasonography

    Pericardiocentesis

    Pleural fluid drainage

    FNA accessible thoracic masses


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  • Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic

     

    At the Vets is a Gold Standard Cat Friendly clinic.   We are currently the only veterinary clinic in Christchurch to have achieved the International Cat Care standard and be accredited.

    Read about what it means for your cat by clicking here.

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  • Zoe – our head nurse wins Petplan’s Vet Nurse of the Year.

    Our fantastic Head Nurse Zoe is one of 5 finalists for Petplan’s Vet Nurse of the Year and was voted as the overall winner!
    Here’s what Zoe has to say about being a Vet Nurse:

    “Everyday I wake up I am excited to go to work, and absolutely adore our patients and clients that I have come to know and love so well.
    My particular areas of interest are animal nutrition and mental health / compassion fatigue in our Vets and Nurses, which I have made a huge focus in our clinic.
    My team is made up of amazing, passionate Vets and Nurses who constantly work together supporting one another, and make patient care our top priority. It’s a pleasure to be part of this team and this industry.”

    Read more about why Zoe’s a Winner to us already:
    1) She has won our Boss a trip to Paris TWICE!!
    2) She runs one of the most successful Pet Fat Fighter’s club in NZ!
    3) She has a special interest in Nutrition and has participated in many courses to learn more about nutrition in various stages of dog/cat life, as well as in disease states.
    4) She makes sure the clinic runs smoothly every day and is meticulous and compassionate in patient care.
    5) She gives exceptional customer service and expects the same from all staff.
    6) She looks after the staff’s mental health and helps them to set personal and professional goals by doing compassion fatigue/stress surveys and 3-monthly meetings with each individual.
    7) She encourages all the nurses to participate in nurses’ education evenings, where we can further our knowledge and skills.

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Drop Off Service

We offer a drop off service where you can drop your pet off at the clinic while you are at work

we can then either treat your pet while you are at work, or wait until you can have a consultation with a vet after work.

To speed up admission you can download a form by clicking on the button below.

DOWNLOAD FORM

Fill out as much detail as possible, supply daytime (work) and mobile numbers if possible, sign at the bottom, and bring it in with your pet.

Please note, a small charge for the hospitalization will apply.