The New Building…FINALLY!!!

It’s been an agonising pregnancy, but after two and a half years our baby has finally arrived. The beginning of May saw us resident in our bright, sparkling, new hospital. It was with almost unseemly haste and enthusiasm that we moved our goods and chattels over to the new premises, and before you could swing [...]

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that is used as a sugar substitute sweetener. It is being used more frequently in food products such as chewing gum, sugar free candy and other foods. It is also available in a granulated form for baking, and is now being included in some toothpastes and mouth rinses due [...]

Saga of Smokie

To all who are feeling stressed this is a letter from Smokie, the grey male cat, writing to cheer you up and to let you know cats have their problems as well.   I am a very large grey cat with thick short fur - I have a long tail which expresses my pleasure or [...]

The Mysterious Case of the Shrinking Patients

Many of you may not have noticed but some of our GVH patients have been shrinking! The shrinking patient syndrome has been caused by a group of dedicated owners who have made the commitment to enable their pets to lose weight and ultimately live a healthier life.  The Fit Pet program has been running now at GVH [...]


What is the pancreas? The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen which produces both insulin (needed for control of blood sugar levels) and also digestive enzymes which are needed for the normal digestive processes of the animal. The pancreas is one of the most underrated organs of the body. It is just as necessary [...]


GVH Author Dr Mark Hocking PUBLISHED !!! June 2010 sees the appearance in print of an article in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain entitled "Trigger Points and Central Modulation- A New Hypothesis", by GVH's very own Dr Mark Hocking. As many of our clients will know, Mark has over several years developed an interest [...]

Charity Support

GVH is supporting the Sony Foundation together with CanTeen (Youth Cancer) in their ‘You Can’ campaign to raise $15million over the next three years to establish youth cancer centres of excellence across Australia.   Helping is easy, simply donate your old mobile phones in the You Can collection box in our reception.   The phones [...]

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