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COVID-19 - Lockdown 4.0 - Victoria. My Best Friend Veterinary Home Euthanasia Services remains OPEN and AVAILABLE.We will continue providing our compassionate and caring, in home euthanasia service, as your pet’s welfare is of great importance both to you and to us. Call 0422 953 441 for all inquiries. Stay safe, stay home (Victorians) and take care. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sadie & Evie all prepared with their Flynn’s walk bandannas! See you on Sunday! Flynn’s Walk ... See MoreSee Less
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#WorldVeterinaryDayPlease take the time to ready this really great, different, but importantly positive perspective on what is an amazing profession: “There is joy to be found in our work, if we look for it, every single day.And there is a new generation out there; a generation whose parents might consider buying a vet play set, or getting a first pet, or taking their kids to a city farm, for a riding lesson, or to the zoo. Children with dreams to spark, and a passion to grow. Children that we can all encourage to follow a curiosity, educate themselves with experience and as they learn about the wider veterinary profession and all its roles, to kindle an enthusiasm with their determination to join it.So... everyone in the wider vet profession - vets, vet nurses, reception staff, students - as a kid, when was the moment you thought 'Yes - this job is for me'?”#WorldVeterinaryDayHere at the Spleen we mainly spend our days in fun and jokery, taking the stumbles and grumbles of our chosen career and all who dwell in it, helping with humour to highlight folly and ride through adversity. Today, World Veterinary Day, we could drop a post about it being an extra 4hours long, with a dozen lukewarm coffees, no toilet break and a persistent odour of anal glands finally traced to the back of your sleeve, whilst eating your healthy evening doughnut (with sprinkles...hang on, are those actually sprinkles?). However... we're going to share this instead. We are all fortunate enough to work in a profession that kids dress up and play 'lets pretend' as. If we go to a primary school and do a talk, their eyes light up with respect and admiration. Yes we have challenges, we have pitfalls, we have adversity, and we don't pretend that doesn't exist - in fact, we often highlight and address them on here, hopefully with a wry smile too. But we also have opportunities to help people, work with animals, achieve recoveries, alleviate pain, reassure and bring hope to the distressed. There is joy to be found in our work, if we look for it, every single day.And there is a new generation out there; a generation whose parents might consider buying a vet play set, or getting a first pet, or taking their kids to a city farm, for a riding lesson, or to the zoo. Children with dreams to spark, and a passion to grow. Children that we can all encourage to follow a curiosity, educate themselves with experience and as they learn about the wider veterinary profession and all its roles, to kindle an enthusiasm with their determination to join it.So... everyone in the wider vet profession - vets, vet nurses, reception staff, students - as a kid, when was the moment you thought 'Yes - this job is for me'? ... See MoreSee Less
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WORLD VETERINARY DAY APRIL 24 | Veterinary Day was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the globe. Each year this helps pet owners (all animal lovers, rescuers, carers, volunteers etc) to remember the importance of various aspects of animal care, and how vets can help across the entire lifespan of our animals. All done with enormous love, care and skill. We acknowledge that behind all good veterinarians, is also a fantastic team of vet nurses* and practice managers. * Vet Nurses also have their special day 8th October. Sorry vet Practice Managers no day for you (sad emoji!)It would be good to give your Vet a hug but most probably, given their personality trait, would prefer you don’t invade their personal space. Just thank them and tell them you appreciate their work. Happy Veterinarian Day to all you wonderful Vets! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Veterinary Day! A day to celebrate their talent, a day to highlight their worth and a day to show the love.Veterinarians are sadly exposed to many high risk factors in their line of work, yes being bitten by dogs is one of them... and putting animals to sleep sucks, but these aren't the problem. Many vets experience unwarranted client pressure, financial stress and compassion fatigue, all while working long hours and in busy clinics.Some things about veterinarians you may not know:👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 They study for 5 years at University - that's commitment💲 A first year vet earns around $55k and their debt is enormous - they're not in it for the money💉 Vets are generalists and specialists all in one - they're a GP, dentist, radiologist, pathologist, physio, oncologist... the list goes on!👌 They're perfectionists and problem solvers, so they're pretty hard on themselves when they don't get something right👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Like pets, they come in many shapes and sizes - some vets work in clinics, others on farms, some in animal shelters. 🐶 🐱 They DO care about your Fluffy and Mittens, all of them, a lot - often to their own detrimentSo, be kind, say thanks and show the love to your vet. You never know, it might change their day. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are committed supporters of / with the team Flynn’s Walk Please if you can - sign up and get out and walk in support for your (and all) Vet, Vet Nurses and the Veterinary Team that cares for your family. If your unaware of the crisis that is facing the veterinarian profession please visit Love Your Pet Love Your Vet and Dr Vanessa Rohlf to read up on the pressure and stresses these beautiful and wonderfully skilled people face each day. Stay safe and love one another.There is a devastatingly high rate of burnout and stress in the veterinary field. In the worst cases, it is a matter of life and death - this is why we walk and talk.We have come to learn about a range of factors that contribute to this - one of which is negative client interactions and behaviours.For us crazy animal lovers and passionate fur-parents, it is so distressing to see our animals unwell or in pain. We’re often at the vet because our pet has taken a turn, or been involved in an accident - and it sucks.We all have a role that we can play in looking after the well-being of our amazing vets and support staff.We share this perspective based on what we have learnt when speaking to vets, nurses, practice managers and receptionists.Here’s just 3 things you can keep in mind as a client:1. Be kind, understanding and compassionate 💛Kindness, understanding and compassion all have one thing in common - they’re free to use.2. Treat your vet, nurse, receptionist - anyone - as a human being 🧑‍⚕️👩‍⚕️We’re all human - we all deserve respect. When emotions are running high, it is easy to ‘let go’ of your filter or be short on patience. Remember, the person on the other end of the phone, or the other side of the consult table or reception desk is exactly that; a person. They ride the bumps with you, they love animals too, they know it sucks that your pet is sick.3. Work in partnership with your vet 🐶🐱🐰Vets are trained to focus on the solutions and want the best possible outcome for your pet. In many cases, they can suggest a number of different treatment options. They can adjust a treatment plan to suit your budget - but you need to have that open conversation with them. Vets want to help you and help your pet, but they can’t do all of the heavy lifting by themselves. Vets know the science, you know your pet better than anyone - what a great partnership.Thanks for reading 💛 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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Hopefully everyone is having a well deserved break! ... See MoreSee Less
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Buff Laced Polish ChickensJust in case you were needing something to make you smile. Enjoy your weekend all. ... See MoreSee Less
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At My Best Friend, we love all animals, big, small, furry, fabric, four legged, bushy tailed and wooden poled......It looks like fun and I’m sure the participants and their ‘pets’ enjoyed every minute of the competition. PS - No animals were hurt or injured during the filming of this clip. ... See MoreSee Less
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