GVH’s “New Hospital” Celebrations OPEN DAY

Some of our clients have been wondering out loud when we might be having a Grand Open Day to celebrate the completion (finally!!!!) of our new facilities. While we moved in to the new building some time ago, we wanted to wait until the weather became a little more cheery and Spring-like before having our [...]

A Very Sad Farewell

By the time September 9th 2010 has drawn to a close, we will also have closed a big chapter in the history of GVH. We don’t have too many staff members who have been with us longer than Nurse Jackie. Jackie has been working with us full-time, with a brief period off for maternity leave [...]

GVH Resident Artist

Jade Williams, GVH’s newest receptionist has a passion for drawing. Her talent has seen her recently join 7 other local artists in a combined exhibition at The Watch House Gallery, in Balmain. It was Jade’s first exhibition and we pleased to say a huge success, with over 350 people attending on the opening night. Jade [...]

Canine Cushing’s Disease

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) is a reasonably common disease of middle-aged to elderly dogs. It affects both male and female dogs equally but tends to occur more commonly in smaller breeds. Cushing’s disease results in an ongoing overproduction of cortisol (a natural hormone that is normally produced in times of stress) from the adrenal glands which [...]

Teaching, Teaching, Teaching

GVH staff are busily continuing the tradition of sharing knowledge and expertise with their colleagues. At the end of May our Dr Mark conducted a half-day workshop on the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial trigger points at the Australian Veterinary Association’s annual conference in Brisbane.   His presentation was extremely well received, and such was [...]

Reunited After Almost a Decade

“Spike” was brought to Gladesville Veterinary Hospital by a good Samaritan. His microchip details were followed up by our receptionists, but unfortunately, most of the details had not been updated. A phone call to the work contact revealed that his owner had moved out of the area many years back, and we had almost lost [...]

We’ve Gone Digital

It’s been great to move into our newly renovated building, and we are all now enjoying working with loads of space. What you may not know it that we have taken another step into the 21st century with a move to digital radiology. What this means is that we no longer have Xray films to [...]

Dr Sandra: Back in Town

Many of our clients will have happy memories of Dr Sandra Barnard, a GVH family member who came to us as a fresh-faced new graduate from Sydney University six years ago. While she was with the practice Sandra showed a very active interest in oncology, and put some real stimulus into our chemotherapy programmes- a [...]

Fun Stuff

A man was driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back seat. The police stop him and say that he can't drive around with the penguins in the car and should take them to the zoo. The man agrees and drives off.   The next day the same man is driving down the [...]

NSW Rural Fire Service

GVH is very proud of our animal attendant David Coates, who has been honoured by the NSW Rural Fire Service with a medal in recognition of 15 years voluntary service.   David is one of our “hidden” staff members who spends his days ‘out the back’ tending the animals in our care. As an animal [...]

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