Murwillumbah Veterinary Clinic
8-10 Queen St
- 02 66721919
- 02 66721918
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic is continually striving for veterinary excellence and fantastic customer service. We regularly send all of our nurses and vets to external education courses covering a wide variety of fields. We also take part in online training and invite experts into the clinic for in house training. We currently close at 3 pm on Wednesday for these important training sessions and also use this time for meetings designed to optimise the smooth running of the practice.
Dr Steph, Dr Joan and Dr Lauren recently attended a conference in Brisbane on cytology. With their laboratory skills being constantly kept up to date, we are even better placed to keep your pets healthy and diagnose problems.
Dr Steph and Dr Joan recently visited Eltham Vet Clinic in Victoria. They won the Australian Veterinary associations “Practice of Excellence” last year. This is something that we at Murwillumbah Vet Clinic are striving to achieve.
They both picked up some great tips and we are all excited about improving our standards even more and helping our wonderful patients and clients by meeting expectations.
While in Melbourne, Steph and Joan also attended a wound management and reconstruction seminar.
In April this year the Vet Nurses annual conference was held on the Gold Coast. Five nurses from the Murwillumbah Vet Clinic were lucky enough to go and they had a great learning and bonding experience. The cost of the conference and the wonderful accommodation at the Marriot hotel at Surfers Paradise was paid for by Steph and Joan; the owners of the clinic.
There were many lectures on over 3 days and also some display stands from our suppliers. The nurses picked up lots of product information and went to some very informative lectures. Some great reference material was brought back for all the staff to benefit from.
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic encourages ongoing staff training and this keeps the staff motivated and informed and is of great benefit to our clinic, staff and most importantly our patients.
Our staff have been attending lots of continuing education recently. We are dedicated to excellent customer service so all three vets and nurses Helen, Bec and Kate attended a customer service training weekend in the Gold Coast, enjoying a lovely italian meal.
Did you know that vets MUST undertake at least 20hrs of continuing education time per year and our vets at MVC do much more!! Dr Stephanie attended the Australian Vet Association Conference in Adelaide in late May. It was an exhausting week as she took daughter Gabriella with her as well as attending lectures from 8am til 6pm. Topics covered by Dr Steph include canine and feline behaviour issues, cancer and chemotherapy, hip and stifle surgery in dogs, practice management, veterinary legal issues and feline cystitis. So she"s back at work armed with lots of exciting up to the minute knowledge.
We have a new volunteer at the clinic. Malena has just started with us as a trainee and will be working with us on Tuesdays. She is currently studying Certificate II in animal studies and is hoping to soon undertake the Veterinary Nurse Course.
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic is one of the few vet clinics in the area who support the training of vet nurses through the TAFE system. This means that you may see a few new faces when you visit us. Currently we have Sasha and Tammy who have completed their Veterinary Nursing qualifications, and Jorja and Malena working one day a week each while they complete their TAFE certificates.
Please help us support these trainees with your patience and understanding as they gain in confidence.
Practical veterinary student training is vital for 4th and final year vet students. Murwillumbah Vet Clinic hosts many vet students throughout the year and in return for the wealth of our experience these students give us the cutting edge techniques and information they are being taught at the University of Queensland.
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic is committed to helping others and contributing to our community in the following ways:
Did you know that Murwillumbah Vet Clinic has two World Vision sponsored children?
On the left we have Nataly Cayavilca Condori , she is 10 years old and from Peru.
She speaks Quechua and her parents work as farm labourers.
We enjoy getting updates on her progress at school and it is fantastic to know we are helping to keep her healthy and happy in such a poor area of the world.
We also sponsor two year old Hermes Bravo. He is from Central Equador.
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic are the proud sponsors of Taronga Zoo’s Tasmanian Devil project. These wonderful creatures may be in serious trouble in the future and need all the help they can get. Taronga Zoo is researching the devastating facial tumour disease which has crippled the population. We hope for the research to stop this amazing animals from becoming extinct.
We support the tiger program. We think that WWF is a worthy cause and like to help by showing our support. In particular, we support WWF in their battle to stop poaching of these miraculous creatures and want to help them prevent theit extinction by contributing what we can. Every bit of support helps.
Murwillumbah Vet Clinic is also a member of the United Veterinary Group which is like an IGA for vets. Last year this organisation helped to fund the building of a brand new home for a family in Kenya. Our membership fees for UVG will contribute towards a different charity project every year.
Did you know that MVC visits the Tweed Shire Council pound every fortnight to health check and vaccinate our homeless dogs and cats. We also perform subsidised desexing for these pets. We support Friends of the Pound by performing desexings, other health procedures and examinations at cost price.
We have also sponsored many clubs and organisations including;
The Working Dog Trials
The Murwillumbah Show
The Murwillumbah Dog Show
Uki Sporting Horse Association
Uki Soccer Club
Murwillumbah Rugby League Football Club
Murwillumbah High and Primary School and
Uki Primary School
We support many of the local community groups, schools and annual animal shows and at various times some of the staff are volunteers at the Pound.
We can't support everyone but we try to put time and energy back into our community wherever possible, in fact we have estimated that we give about 5% of our practice income to charity which we feel is a huge effort for a small clinic!