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Gwen Shirlow vet?

By Watson - 31 August 2013 10

I just read that Gwen Shirlow, who took over the vet practice in Braddon from Peter Burgess, has left there.

Does anyone know where she moved to?

I urgently need a reliable vet for a complex medical problem my cat is suffering from.

What’s Your opinion?


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Gwen Shirlow vet?
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RandomPoster 10:45 am
31 Aug 13
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If you can’t locate her, go see the vets at Weston Creek Vet Hospital. They are very good.

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jesse 9:01 am
01 Sep 13
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RandomPoster said :

If you can’t locate her, go see the vets at Weston Creek Vet Hospital. They are very good.

I can agree with this recommendation.Have been going to Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital for 15 years.Excellent caring service.

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cleo 2:23 am
02 Sep 13
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Is the Vet practice in Braddon still operating? Does Peter Burgess still own the practice, I know he’s just doing the kennels.

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Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:35 pm
02 Sep 13
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Gwen left a month-or-so ago, so Peter has returned to full-time work for now. I’m sure Nattie will be pleased to see Peter when I take her up there next…she usually tries to bite Peter. I don’t think my younger one, Pebbles, met Peter before he retired; maybe she did once but it would probably be too long ago for her to remember.

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Masquara 8:05 pm
02 Sep 13
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Samuel Gordon-Stewart said :

Gwen left a month-or-so ago, so Peter has returned to full-time work for now. I’m sure Nattie will be pleased to see Peter when I take her up there next…she usually tries to bite Peter. I don’t think my younger one, Pebbles, met Peter before he retired; maybe she did once but it would probably be too long ago for her to remember.

Burgess is back? Yay! Best ever vet.

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Watson 3:08 pm
03 Sep 13
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Samuel Gordon-Stewart said :

Gwen left a month-or-so ago, so Peter has returned to full-time work for now. I’m sure Nattie will be pleased to see Peter when I take her up there next…she usually tries to bite Peter. I don’t think my younger one, Pebbles, met Peter before he retired; maybe she did once but it would probably be too long ago for her to remember.

I didn’t know that. I’d heard nothing but good things about him, but when I finally went there last year, he had just retired and we saw Gwen.

But after I posted here whilst feeling quite desparate, I made an appointment at the Gungahlin vet practice. I’d never been there before and saw Georgia Knudsen and I’m so very glad I did. She specialises in cats and clearly had a passion for them. She followed a very methodical, empirical strategy to come to a diagnosis and treatment/management plan. The bill was steep (was there for about an hour, 3 injections, 100 pills to take away and a skin scrape done) but for once I barely spent a thought on it because it was worth every cent. I had seen 5 different vets about this issue before (not deliberately, but I moved around a bit in the past year and often needed last minute appointments) and she was the first one who made me feel confident that we will be able to resolve the cat’s issues eventually.

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Watson 3:11 pm
03 Sep 13
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Watson said :

Samuel Gordon-Stewart said :

Gwen left a month-or-so ago, so Peter has returned to full-time work for now. I’m sure Nattie will be pleased to see Peter when I take her up there next…she usually tries to bite Peter. I don’t think my younger one, Pebbles, met Peter before he retired; maybe she did once but it would probably be too long ago for her to remember.

I didn’t know that. I’d heard nothing but good things about him, but when I finally went there last year, he had just retired and we saw Gwen.

But after I posted here whilst feeling quite desparate, I made an appointment at the Gungahlin vet practice. I’d never been there before and saw Georgia Knudsen and I’m so very glad I did. She specialises in cats and clearly had a passion for them. She followed a very methodical, empirical strategy to come to a diagnosis and treatment/management plan. The bill was steep (was there for about an hour, 3 injections, 100 pills to take away and a skin scrape done) but for once I barely spent a thought on it because it was worth every cent. I had seen 5 different vets about this issue before (not deliberately, but I moved around a bit in the past year and often needed last minute appointments) and she was the first one who made me feel confident that we will be able to resolve the cat’s issues eventually.

PS: She also didn’t recommend their ridiculously expensive prescription cat food but instead advised me to feed raw meat, which made my respect for her rise several levels. (Now if anyone knows where to source whole rabbits…)

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joh8754 4:26 pm
03 Sep 13
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You can get whole rabbits from the butcher place at Belconne Markets.
Plus other ‘specialty’ meats – I used to get my cat’s food there … emu proscuitto even!

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Watson 9:56 am
04 Sep 13
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joh8754 said :

You can get whole rabbits from the butcher place at Belconne Markets.
Plus other ‘specialty’ meats – I used to get my cat’s food there … emu proscuitto even!

Yep, I just called them. They have some fresh ones in now, so I’ll go get some today. But by ‘whole’ rabbits, the vet meant with organs and all. Which is going to be bloody hard to find unless I go hunting myself!

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ToastFliesRED 11:31 am
04 Sep 13
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