Yankalilla Veterinary Clinic is a dedicated team of professionals always there for your pets

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🐾 🎉 WE are very excited to announe Puppy PreSchool is NOW available at Yankalilla...🎉 🐾

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Yankalilla Veterinary Clinic is a locally family owned veterinary practice of Dr Marcus Stafford and Dr Jodie Spence. They took over the practice towards the end of 2012. Between them they have over 30 years in the veterinary industry.

Yankalilla Veterinary Clinic provides modern, professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations. Our dedicated staff and leading veterinarians are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.

At Yankalilla Veterinary Clinic, you’ll be fully supported with sound advice first and foremost. We know that helping our clients starts with providing a good understanding of health care issues and treatment options. With good advice and professional recommendations, you will be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs. Take a moment to meet our team and our own pets. We look forward to seeing you and your pet again at the next scheduled visit.

'Treat every pet as though they are our own'.

Services we offer: Full Consultation, Medical & Surgical Facilities including: Chemotherapy, Dentistry, Desexing, Endoscopy (flexible & rigid), Hospitalisation, Laboratory work, Microchipping, Microscopy, Pharmacy (on-site), Radiology (X-rays), Surgery (general, soft tissue & orthopaedic), Ultrasonography, Vaccinations & Puppy PreSchool.

 July News:

- As we are now in July, the new Cat and Dog legilsation is now coming into effect. What does this mean for you and your pet? If you reside within the District Council of Yankalilla, not only your dog must be registered, but now also your Cat. This district is also now implementing Cats wandering at large by-laws, which states that cats roaming at large will now be treated as equivalent to dogs. For all dogs and cats state wide, microchipping is mandatory. For all dogs and cats born AFTER the 1st of July 2018, desexing is mandatory. Pet registration will now be handled directly through the Dog and Cat management board through an online state wide database. This online system (Dogs and Cats online) will also collate your cat/dogs microchipping and/or desexing status with their council registration. For further clarification, we recommend visiting their website which can be found at: http://www.dogandcatboard.com.au/

- Do you ever struggle or get frustrated with your dogs behaviour? Does your dog act aggressively on a lead to other dogs when out on a walk? Is your dog timid around new dogs, people or BOTH? Have your neighbours complained about your dog's barking? Does your dog seem worried when you leave the house? Our clinic is contemplating running a one-off dog behaviour information session, which will aim to help you understand the answers to many of these questions and more. The information night will be operating solely for dogs, focusing on anxiety, fear, lead aggression, barking and separation anxiety. If we have enough demand, we will consider running the event. Please contact the clinic if you would be interested in attending. 

- With Winter well and truly here (surely it wasn't this cold last year?!) you may notice signs of a variable degree of lameness in your pet, whether it be stiffness when getting off of their bed or just moving about slower then normal. Arthritis, as with humans, is unfortunately common in our pets, particulalrly our seniors and during the colder months. Putting it simply, Arthritis means iflammation of the joint and can be exhibited in many different ways pending the individual. If you are worried about your pet, feel free to phone our clinic and discuss with one of our experienced Nurses whether it may be worth investigating. 

- Our Puppy PreSchool classes have been continuing to operate as of June last year! We focus hevaily on behaviour (biting, jumping up, the JOYS of puppyhood!) and we use the most up to date positive reinforcement training methods. Bookings are essential. 

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Above: An anxious dog can show signs of fear in many ways, including yawning, lip licking, averting eye contact, "whale eye", panting, sweaty paws and dilated pupils such as in the photo above.