Clinic News & Health Information

Ageing Pets – How can we help?

Ageing Pets – How can we help?

Looking after an elderly pet can sometimes be a challenge. Just like humans, their needs are higher, they become less active, sometimes forgetful and the likelihood of health issues increases. So, what can we do to best support your elderly pet, and slow down the...

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Leptospirosis Update – August 2022

Leptospirosis Update – August 2022

Another confirmed positive case of Leptospirosis We saw our first confirmed positive case of Leptospirosis this week, in a dog that resided in New Lambton Heights. It is with great sadness that we report the effects of the disease proved fatal. This case brings the...

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Wallsend Village Open Day!

Wallsend Village Open Day!

Have you heard the news? We're opening a new branch at Wallsend! Building work and installations are coming along well, to have the Fletcher Vet experience that you know and love at the new premises. We've been working 'round the clock to have it spic-and-span, and...

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We’re Now on TikTok!

We’re Now on TikTok!

Head on over to our newest platform, TikTok, to see our behind-the-scenes chaos! This fun new social media platform allows us to share all the nitty-gritty of our fun (and sometimes crazy) days here at the vet. We'll share short little videos on our vet work, the...

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AVA Employer of Choice Accredited

AVA Employer of Choice Accredited

Fletcher Vet is now officially AVA Employer of Choice accredited! The Australian Veterinary Association has awarded our clinic with recognition of being a leading employer within the veterinary profession by meeting the national employment quality standards for...

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Updating your pet’s microchip & registration details

Updating your pet’s microchip & registration details

Updating your pet's microchip and/or registration details is much easier now that it can be done online. This is done all through the NSW Pet Registry  - a state wide database that stores your cat and dog's microchip and registration details. All cats and dogs must be...

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Leptospirosis Alert

Leptospirosis Alert

Sadly, there have been recent cases of the bacterial infection Leptospirosis around Sydney and Hunter regions. Read on to get the facts about Leptospirosis and how you can protect your dog. How is Leptospirosis spread? It can be spread by rats and is often associated...

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Northern Rivers Donation Appeal

Northern Rivers Donation Appeal

We had such an amazing response to our donation appeal to help the victims of the Northern Rivers floods. Watch our video here to see all the goods we received as well as the final amount donated to these organisations: - North Coast Equine Vet Services - North Coast...

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We’re Expanding!

We’re Expanding!

You heard right, we're expanding! Fletcher Vet is opening another branch, located in the nearby suburb of Wallsend in the Wallsend Village shopping complex. This exciting development comes in response to our growing number of clientele and patients that we get to see...

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Donation appeal for animals of Lismore floods

Donation appeal for animals of Lismore floods

Lismore and the Northern Rivers Region has been decimated by unprecedented flooding. Many pets and livestock have been stranded. We set up a donation appeal for animal-related goods and funds to go directly to the flood victims and their pets! The response has been...

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Flood Plan for Pet Safety

Flood Plan for Pet Safety

2nd March 2022 Eastern NSW is in for an absolute drenching over the next 7 days. Up to one third of all properties in Newcastle are in a flood zone, and it is important for all residents to be aware of their risk. To see what your flood risk is, check out this...

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How contagious is canine parvovirus, and is it serious?

How contagious is canine parvovirus, and is it serious?

It's a virus that was non-existent prior to the 1980s. Now, for most dog owners in Australia, parvovirus is a disease that is part of their pet's regular vaccination regime. Since its emergence, parvovirus remains a leading cause of enteritis (small intestine...

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The health benefits of pet ownership

The health benefits of pet ownership

Did you know that pet ownership can help with our physical and mental health? With COVID becoming more prevalent in our local community, the impacts on our well-being and mental health are becoming all too common. Here we share how our animal-friends can help us stay...

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Holiday Health Checks

Holiday Health Checks

The holiday period is a busy time of year, and sometimes stressful! Luckily, we’ve got your pet covered with our HOLIDAY HEALTH CHECKS! These checks are designed for you to take the guess work out of your pet’s holiday checklist. They are $49 consultations* and...

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Pooey! Is your pet’s gut in a rut? 💩

Pooey! Is your pet’s gut in a rut? 💩

Has this happened to you? You’re sitting on the lounge, cuddled up with your family watching a show, and then out of nowhere...       BAM!What is that smell?? Did our pooch get into the garbage? Uh Oh. We might have a case of a bad microbiota 😬 Read on!...

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Medicating your pet at home

Medicating your pet at home

Medicating your pet isn't always as easy as it sounds. Some dogs are very fussy with tablets, and some cats take-off at just the mere sound of the blister pack! Here we detail the ins and outs of medication use at home, and why it is so important to stick to the...

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Storm anxiety – here’s how to help

Storm anxiety – here’s how to help

Storms have been rolling-in around Newcastle lately. We treat many pets for storm anxiety, or related noise phobias. Typical storm noises, such as cracks of lightning and booms of thunder can trigger a response, but so can even the subtlest signs of a storm, such as...

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It’s Tick Season – What do you need to know?

It’s Tick Season – What do you need to know?

Tick season is well and truly here. We have seen a BIG rise in tick cases over the past week. Many vet clinics, including our own, have been inundated with very sick pets due to paralysis tick poisoning. We cannot stress the importance of tick preventative medication....

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Welcome back to Fletcher Vet

Welcome back to Fletcher Vet

Our COVID policy has changed now that NSW restrictions have eased. From 21st February 2022, we are now welcoming clients back into our newly renovated clinic.

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COVID-19 Current Policy

COVID-19 Current Policy

As of Thursday 5th August 2021, 5:00pm, Newcastle and the Hunter region will be in lockdown. Veterinary clinics are considered an essential service, so we will remain open for when you need us. Please read the following changes to our policy for when visiting our...

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Senior Pet Month

Senior Pet Month

Take special care of your senior pet this month. If they’re eight years or older, you’ll want to read this blog. We have everything you need to know about an ageing pet.

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Watch out. Heartworm’s about!

Watch out. Heartworm’s about!

There’s been a recent rise in heartworm cases across the Hunter Valley. Here’s everything you need to know about preventing your pet from becoming infected.

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A guide to vaccinating your pets

A guide to vaccinating your pets

Staying current with your pet’s vaccinations schedule is a critical part of responsible pet ownership. Here’s your go-to resource for all your vaccination queries.

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Puppy Preschool Essentials

Puppy Preschool Essentials

Fletcher Vet’s Puppy Preschool gives you and your puppy the essential training tools so your pup is a well-mannered, obedient and friendly companion.

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Christmas Closedown Dates

Christmas Closedown Dates

Merry Christmas to you and your pets from Fletcher Vet. Please take note of our Christmas closedown dates and the last day for surgery.

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

Read our Spring newsletter for all your need-to-know information about the latest at Fletcher Vet.

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Have a new puppy?

Puppy Preschool is the best way for your new addition to learn how to socialise and be part of the family. We run Puppy Preschool throughout the year, and bookings fill fast. 
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