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What areas do you travel to?
I look after pets in the Northern Rivers- particularly Murwillumbah, Uki, Nimbin, Mullumbimby and surrounding regions. If you live further away (both near and far), I can always do a consultation via skype, and post you whatever holistic medicines your pet may need.
Remember, I am always at the end of the phone, and more than happy to answer any questions you have about keeping your pet well.
What kind of animals do you treat?
I am a small animal vet. Dogs and cats are the bulk of my practice, though I do see some small fluffies; rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and so on are all pets I can help you with. Snakes too, as long as they are non-venomous.
I grew up mustering and competing on horses, and I do offer a limited equine service- only Whole Energy Body Balance Sessions, help mistreated/emotionally wounded horses and offer behavioural/training sessions. I do NOT do attend sick horses, do stitch ups, castrations, anaesthetics, or administer antibiotics or any pharmacy medicines to horses.
Do you offer after hours/emergency services?
I offer a limited after hours service. Please call me – I will call back when I can. Mobile coverage can be a bit spotty where I live, and during the day I may be out of range and on the road. Sometimes I don’t get messages until the next morning. If you have a severe emergency (eg snake bite, tick paralysis, broken bones etc) contact a local veterinary hospital, or the emergency center on the gold coast immediately. If the problem is less urgent, ring me, and if I don’t get back to you in a timely fashion, please seek help elsewhere . If I attend your pet out of working hours, there will be an after hours fee in addition to my normal rates. If you have an emergency during my working hours, I will cancel and reschedule my routine calls to make sure your pet gets the attention needed ASAP.
Do you carry medicines in your van?
I carry all the holistic and pharmacy medicines I need in my van, and can dispense them for your pet at the visit.
How much does a visit cost?
Many clients from my previous home visit practice in Townsville have told me that my rates are very reasonable. I keep my prices as affordable as I can, and I have a sliding scale of fees, with a discount for pensioners, single parents and anyone who may be in genuine financial difficulty. Please call me, tell me what the problem with your pet is, and then I can give you an estimate of what the cost may be, and see what I can do to help. I am more interested in looking after pets that need help, than in money.
Do you desex pets?
The only pets I can safely desex in your home are male cats. All the rest will need to go to a veterinary hospital to be desexed.
"On behalf of our dog Nikki who had a couple of massages from Dr Edward. I would recommend these treatments. Nikki was so relaxed & definitely pain free. Dr Edward has the golden touch."
- Sally Richardson
"It was an evening just after Cyclone Yasi…we were in a blackout, phones were down and I couldn’t get through to the many emergency vet numbers I tried. Our Kerry 4-month-old pup had been bitten by something and her face was swollen. You answered your phone, though out of town, you calmly told me how to treat her. I was a mess; you helped us beyond words that night and we are forever grateful. Thank you so much Dr Edward."
- Christine Douglas
"Thank you Dr Edward! What a difference a day makes. On Saturday after seeing my beautiful 15 year old Lab suffering I thought for sure that your visit to see him on Sunday would be to maybe give us the bad news to say that it was best he heads to doggy heaven. I could not believe the difference – after your visit and massage session he was back to his old self again. Even though we know that he mightn’t have long in this world but it is nice to have him around for a little bit longer, thanks to you."
- Jocelyn Noy
"A very big thank you Dr. Edward for your great service and genuine care and compassion for our furry friends. Your personality and attitude has been crucial to the success of the Home Visit Vet service. It is such a stress free experience for our furry baby to have you come here instead of going to a clinic. She thinks you’re another friend visiting, and you truly are."