Canine Remedial Massage services at Halifax.
Halifax Veterinary Centre Blog
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1w ago
Jo’s Canine Remedial Massage clinics are live! It is so wonderful to be able to offer this service, which not only helps to alleviate pain and discomfort but can also improve overall quality of life for animals in pain, ultimately extending lifespan in some cases. Our first poster girl is Sachi, an extremely sweet Heading Dog cross who has been struggling with advancing arthritic changes and hind limb weakness. Sachi receives medication and treatment from our vets for her condition as well as acupuncture. Massage is the perfect complementary therapy as it assists her to relax and brings comfo ..read more
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Wellness at Halifax Vet
Halifax Vet Centre Blog
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2M ago
Introducing our Wellness Room.     Previously our boarding cattery, we have transformed what was an often under-utilised room into a haven for pets, clients and our team.     We are so proud of this space. The separate garden entrance is fantastic for pets who are nervous, noisy or fearful around others and also provides privacy for owners during difficult times. We’ve worked really hard to create a space that is relaxing and as non-clinical as possible. This works well for our massage and behaviour consults and can even help owners who have had bad experiences in a vet ..read more
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Nurse Consults at Halifax Vet.
Halifax Veterinary Centre Blog
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2M ago
Vet Nurse Jo welcomes Rosie to her Nurse Consult with a treat on the scales. Beautiful Labraspoodle Rosie came in recently for a Nurse Consult with our superstar Vet Nurse, Jo.   Rosie’s mum was concerned as Rosie had been licking at one of her paws. Rosie has a history of being a bit itchy and has also picked up a grass seed in the past which had to be removed surgically. So it makes perfect sense to bring her in for a thorough check if she shows ANY signs of concern.   Jo checked her all over to make sure there weren’t any grass seeds, including inside her ears and between her ..read more
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The Halifax Response to Masks
Halifax Veterinary Centre Blog
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2M ago
Who is that masked man….? Or woman….??  Likely someone who is concerned about their health risks if exposed to Covid. Even with the Omicron variants those risks are very real for some.  Mask wearing is now optional at Halifax but we respect the concerns of those who continue to wear masks. The staff will wear masks when in the smaller spaces of the consult rooms with a mask-wearing client.  The risks of airborne transmission of disease inside Halifax Veterinary Centre are very low.   One of the benefits of designing Halifax Veterinary Centre to meet the BESTPRACTICE Ho ..read more
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Dogzheimers and Catzheimers – Dementia in pets
Halifax Veterinary Centre Blog
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2M ago
Jeet suffered from dementia but loved daily beach walks Why does dementia happen in pets, what are the signs and what can be done to help? I knew my dog Jeet had Dogzheimers or doggy dementia when he would wake me five times a night to go out to pee. Then he would forget what he had gone out for. It was immensely frustrating and made me research what could be done. It turns out there was a lot I could do to help.     Why does dementia occur? We are all rusting away! Rusting is an oxidative reaction. All of our life systems are powered by oxidative reactions. It is the reason we bre ..read more
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MRI and CT Scanners for Pets
Halifax Veterinary Centre Blog
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2M ago
Dr Dom oversees a CT scan of a dog. ​Many of you will have seen the TV1 News item last night about an MRI scanner that Pacific Radiology in Christchurch have set up just for use in pets. This is good news for Christchurch pets but don’t worry. Here in Nelson your pets aren’t missing out. Ever since Tim Barraud founded the Halifax veterinary practice (originally at 46 Halifax St) in 1978 we have enjoyed tremendous support from local radiologists. When we moved to 205 Bridge St 25 years ago we were almost next door to Nelson Radiology at the JC Dore X-Ray Centre and the relationship grew clos ..read more
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Halifax Veterinary Centre celebrates a quarter century at 205 Bridge St. 
Halifax Vet Centre
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2M ago
How the time flies! And the years have been full of life in its full range of laughter and tears. That is what happens when we work with pets and their families.   When we sat down with architect Ellen Brinkman to design the new Halifax Veterinary Centre we focussed on just a few key ideas.   We wanted to retain the warm friendly feel of the old Halifax clinic  We wanted sunlight in all our key work areas so we knew we were in Nelson  We wanted a sense of openness so that clients could see through to our work areas as well as visit with their pets  We wanted ..read more
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Celebrating 21 years of being an accredited Best Practice veterinary hospital.
Halifax Vet Centre
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2M ago
21st Birthday Party! Hans, Tedi and Duncan, original practice partners.   March marks our 21st birthday as a BESTPRACTICE accredited hospital. Back in 2000 that was like reaching Everest. No veterinary practice in New Zealand had done that before and it would be 15 years till the next one achieved it. There are currently just 2 other veterinary practices out of the nearly 500 in New Zealand that have achieved the top-level Hospital Standards BESTPRACTICE accreditation. Why is this important for your pet? Because this gives you the assurance that your pet is being cared for by well ..read more
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Daffodil Day reminds us about cancer and its impacts on our friends and family.
Halifax Vet Centre
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2M ago
It should also remind us to think about the furry members of our family. Tumours on a dog Yes, our pets get cancer too and because they have a shorter lifespan cancer can appear much more quickly than you expect in your dog or cat. Please take 4 minutes to remind yourself of 10 key signs of cancer in your pet. If your dog or cat is showing any of these signs book a visit with us and we will check it out. With cancer early detection gives your pet the best chance for a successful outcome. Grandma was right when she said “A stitch in time saves nine!” Cancer can take many forms and dogs i ..read more
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Covid Level 4 at Halifax Vet Centre
Halifax Vet Centre
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2M ago
Dear clients, We are now in Level 4 at Halifax Veterinary Centre. Veterinary practice is classified an essential service, but we must restrict our activity to what really is essential – treating the ill and the injured. Sadly, there will be no face-to-face interaction with clients in the building. If your pet is unwell and needs veterinary attention, please call the clinic so a nurse can book either a telephone consult or a drop off appointment with a vet. PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE CLINIC. If you or anyone in your bubble is unwell or in self-isolation you MUST advise us over the phone ..read more
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