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

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🐾 🎉 WE are very excited to announce 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.

November News 

***SNAKE BITE SEASON HAS ARRIVED***
- Below is a photo of our very special patient “Harry” undergoing anti-venom and supportive treatment after being bitten by a snake earlier this week. Harry is one of the lucky ones, his super star Dad got him to the clinic just in time, and he has since been discharged from hospital and is back home.
A snake bite is a true EMERGENCY and requires prompt veterinary treatment.
Pets can react in different ways after being bitten by a snake, they may show signs including but not limited too:
- Vomiting
- Panting
- Collapse straight after being bitten and then act normal for a period of time
- Dullness
- Hind leg paralysis
If you even SUSPECT that your pet has been bitten, make your way directly to the clinic and phone us on your way! Do not allow your pet to walk, carry them and keep them as immobile as possible
 
- 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 essential. We are currently booked out for our next Puppy PreSchool session however we have complied a waiting list for our next round of classes!
 
- A BIG WARM welcome to the newest member of the Yankalilla Veterinary Clinic team - "Cloud!" 
We cannot WAIT to see Cloud grow into her paws. Congratulations Dr. Marcus and Dr. Jodie on your gorgeous addition! 
 
- Now is the time of year when grass seeds can become problematic to our fur babies; grass seeds getting caught in pets ears, eyes, paws, coat, even occasionally other peculiar places!! Grass seeds possess a special shape which cause them to stick to our pets skin and penetrate; this is due to the grass seed's tiny barbs which can cause forward migration. We have already had many patient's unfortunately having run in's with grass seed's so PLEASE be careful!I t's not ONLY grass seeds that can pose a threat to our pets - grass itself along with other odd "foreign bodies" can as well! See photo below of one of our brave patients "Gismo" who actually got a piece of grass stuck up in his nasopharynx.
Our tips include:
- Try to prevent your pets going through long grass which has gone to seed
- Clip long haired pets
- Examine your pets coat often, in particular between the toes, around the armpits and groin areas.
Pets may show signs of discomfort by shaking their head, rubbing their eyes and chewing at their feet.

 

From left: - Poor Gismo had grass lodged up his nasopharynx! 

Harry receiving anti-venom and supportive treatment post being bitten by a snake. 

The newest member of the Yankalilla Vet Clinic team - adorable little Labrador puppy "Cloud!"