"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
"We should have contacted you years earlier, would’ve saved heaps on vet bills and medications that didn’t work. Within a week of your treatment the sores dried up, she has a sparkle in her eye, heaps more energy, and her condition is great."
- I & A Marcus
"It has been over two years since our Lady passed on. She was 13 years old when she was diagnosed by Dr Edward with a failing heart. She was very sick but continued to eat & was happy even though she could not leave the house. For the next 6 months Dr Edward showed his support supplying the medication & being on hand for her. When the day came for us to call him to make the final trip to our home he was on holidays but arrived at our home the next day. Our Lady passed on under her favourite tree. I was able to hold her & support her in her final moments. We will always have thoughts of respect & gratitude for your dedication & preparedness to go that step further with our Lady & the rest of our animals."
- Kay Richardson
"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
My husband and I arrived back in Townsville in September 2012 after being away for 10 years and we bought our two old Springer spaniels with us. They have lived all over Queensland and have had all sorts of problems and have seen many vets over these years. When we arrived in Townsville we were recommended to use the home visit vet as we live 25 km out of town. Dr Ed was a breath of fresh air, such a caring, calm man and our dogs instantly loved him.We loved that he had a holistic approach and gave us many options other than drugs and these have worked a treat. Dr Ed also came to our house and helped send our very old girl to Pet Heaven and he did this with such love and empathy that we were able to say goodbye in such a caring environment. We are very sad to see him leave after just finding him but we wish him well and know that whatever community he ends up in will be all the better for having him! Lucky Uki!! Thank you Dr Ed!"
- Jan Davenport
"I would just like to highly recommend Doctor Edward Bassingthwaighte (the Home Visit Vet) for looking after my team of dogs. He has been there for me no matter what the occasion or time. He has gone above and beyond a normal vets call of duty in regards to caring for my dogs. There have been many occasions when I have had to call on Dr Edward’s services, and he has always been there to offer his assistance, no matter how small the issue. I can sadly say I am going to miss his services, up in the North, as I am sure, many will. I would like to whole heartedly say I wish him all the very best in his new endeavours."
- Cheryl Jones (Maccarot Rottweilers)
"Nothing beats a home visit when you have multiple pets. You always listened and you were open to new things all the time."
- Eileen Fletcher
"Thank Goodness for Dr Edward, the Home Visit Vet. Convenient, affordable, professional, and most importantly my pets are seen in a stress free environment. Thanks so much, from all of us."
- Sandi Wickman
"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."
- Bernie Lonewolf
"I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing vets (Dr Edward included) that always gave my dogs the best care I could ask for in the clinic. That said, nothing beats a home visit to ensure a positive, stress-free experience for both pet and owner."
- Laura Camilleri
"With three dogs and three cats we needed a good vet. Visits to a traditional vet were a nightmare and quite often we had to take the pets separately and incur the subsequent one on one costs. The Home Visit Vet negates this issue. He attends at a time to suit us and in the pet’s environment, removing the stress of the disinfected waiting room. The service is excellent, the care holistic and the advice honest with our pet’s best interests in mind. Dr Edward has been there for the good times and the worst times and he has supported us far more than we would have ever expected."
- Caroline & Steve Savage
"We have been blessed to not only have a home visit vet for our beloved pets, but also one who shows his love for animals as well as having a more holistic approach to their health and well being. Dr Edward gave us some fantastic advice using massage to calm our excited boy down. We will miss Dr Edward and he will be hard to replace."
- Skye Ruahe
"Bottle-O loves you so much (haha, hissing and swiping at you = love) and we are sad to hear you are moving away from here, but you have to go where you have to go, and know that if you ever change your circumstances and move back here again, we wouldn’t bat an eyelid at getting you back out to our reforming “feral” boy. We loved having you over for your valuable service to our son. All the best in your new endeavours, and we are sure that if you ever need good references, that the clients you have helped in this region will give you nothing but glowing reports."
- Rod Clarke
"It’s been wonderful having your Home Visit Vet Service. Having someone that sees Molly regularly at home is so much better – You know her history and she is very comfortable with you. She gets very stressed and agitated going to a vet surgery – senses something as soon as we pull up! I used a home visit service in Cairns also and hope you find someone to take over the practice so we can continue having the great service you have given us."
- Kerrin Gregory
"I love the natural therapies that you have given us for Chakka and to calm our puppies before their vaccinations."
- Alma Brack
"What we like best about Dr Edward is his unhurried, kind, patient and understanding manner. It’s just like having our own Dr Harry!"