- Spring Holiday
4th October 2021
Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital will be closed on Monday for the Spring holiday. But help is still available for your pet in an emergency situation. Established clients of the Hospital can phone the “emergencies only” number which you have been given in your new clients folder or on your fridge magnet. You will then be directed how to get help.
- Welcome back inside!
24th September 2021
Covid restrictions have eased so Sylvester is delighted to welcome pets, and their humans, back inside the Hospital. We have to keep an eye on the number of people inside the building, so please ring from your car when you arrive, to let us know that you are here, and we will call you back when its time to come inside. Please continue to wear your masks and check in to the building. Thank you
- Lockdown? New Covid procedures
So Covid has arrived in Orange. Although the front door is now closed, we are still here to care for your pets! When you come to the Hospital, please park in the rear car park (entry off March Street). Ring to let us know you are here and one of the team will come out to collect your pet. We will discuss the case with you in the car park either person or on the phone. Please wear a mask at all times and do not come for your pet’s appointment if you have been in one of the areas of close contact or are supposed to be in quarantine – phone to reschedule or for advice.
If your pet need repeat medication, food or pet supplies please give us as much notice as possible – you can order and pay for your items over the phone and we will have them ready for you to collect.
Thank you for your understanding at this tricky time – we are working hard to keep you and the team safe, and to give your pets the best possible care!
- Orange Lockdown
21st July 2021
Vets are an essential service, so even during the Orange lockdown we are still here to care for your pets! Our front door will have to stay closed during business hours – please ring 6360 3071 on arrival to let us know you are here and we will call you into the Hospital at the right time. Please – only ONE person to attend the appointment and do not come if you are unwell or a close contact of someone with Covid. If you are, then phone us to reschedule. Use the QR code to sign in to the hospital, sanitise your hands and wear a mask throughout your pet’s appointment.
If you need food or medicaton for your pet, please ring us with as much notice as possible. We can take payment over the phone and then bring your goods out to your car!
Thank you for your patience and support as we get through the next week together – we are working hard to make sure that everyone stays safe, and that we can remain open to give your pets the best care during these uncertain times.
- Your pet could save a life!
10th July 2021
Seeking blood donors – an appeal from Dr Judith.
Hello everyone, I’m writing to ask for your help. I’m sure you are aware of the mouse plague that has swept across the Central West. One result of this is the increased use of Ratbait in houses and on farms. Baits contain anticoagulents – chemicals which stop the blood clotting, and they can have a devastating effect on our pets.
Dogs can sniff out even the best hidden baits and are often poisoned directly. Cats tend to hunt sick or dying rodents, so the poison builds up more slowly inside their bodies. Vets across the region are seeing many dangerously ill pets with bleeding from the gums, or internally into lungs or the abdominal cavity. To save the life of a poisoned pet, our vets must administer drugs to clot the blood but also fresh blood in the form of a transfusion. This is where you come in – with your pet! We need pets to sign up to be blood donors!
Dogs can receive a blood transfusion without “cross matching” (that’s when we test for blood type). To be on the donor list, your dog needs to be a calm temperament, in good health, fully vaccinated, over 18 months but less than 7yrs old, and over 25kgs in weight. When your dog goes on the blood donor list, he or she will receive a FREE health check up and FREE Heartworm test if necessary. If your dog is used for a blood donation, he or she will receive their next vaccination for FREE.
Cats are more complex in that they need blood cross matching before a transfusion. To be a good donor, a cat needs to be over 18 months but less than 7 yrs old, in good health, weigh more than 4kg and vaccinated. Before going on the donor list, your cat will receive a FREE health check up and FIV test. If used for a transfusion, your cat will receive his or her next Vaccination, including FIV, for FREE.
Your cat or dog could save a life!
My own dog Bailey saved many lives. He loved his donation visits to Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital where he got lots of treats and attention, and he was always bouncy and fighting fit the next day.
If you and your pets could help us out by going on the blood donors list, then please ring us on 6360 3071 for more information or to make an appointment. Thank you!