Many pet owners love their furry, four-legged friends as if they were family. And like any member of the family, we want the very best service and expertise when it comes to medical treatments.
Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and everything in between can experience health issues and complications. From standard vaccinations to more serious conditions, you want the best in the business to care for your precious pet.
Finding a reliable and well-priced vet in Canberra can be a challenge. To help with this, we have read through our user’s comments and feedback, and come up with this list of the top three vets in Canberra.
Remember, if you have a favourite that isn’t listed here, please share in the comments section below.
What Makes a Top-Quality Vet?
Here are the traits we believe all the best vets share:
- A true love of animals. A vet with a true passion for caring for animals is much more likely to deliver compassionate service.
- All relevant qualifications. Becoming a vet is no easy task, and requires years of tertiary study and on-the-job experience. Ensure the vet you work with holds all relevant qualifications.
- Reliable. You should know that when you book an appointment, the vet will be ready on time, every time.
- Conveniently located. Ideally, the vet you chose should be located relatively close to your home or workplace.
Canberra’s Best Vets
The following businesses are not rated in any particular order, but have been included based on our readers feedback.
Small Friends Veterinary Hospital in Amaroo was a firm favourite among our readers. Headed by Dr Matt, this clinic is team-orientated, friendly, and home to a passionate group of fully-qualified animal lovers. Offering a comprehensive range of treatments, your furry friend is in secure hands at Small Friends.
Here’s what one of our commenters, indigoid, had to say: “I would (and have) drive(n) right across Canberra to take the Burmese there. His service has been nothing short of excellent.”
Another commenter, Inappropriate, shared the same enthusiasm, adding, “Matt doesn’t push the hard sell and supports any decision you want to make with your pets.”
With a commitment to superior service and care, it’s no wonder the Belconnen Animal Hospital was another top pick among local commenters.
The team at Belconnen Animal Hospital hold the philosophy that prevention is better than a cure. As such, they endeavour to guide you as you care for your pets, so your furry friends live long, happy, comfortable lives.
“As well as great staff, they keep meticulous computerised records on the medical history of your pets that they pull up and reference at each visit,” wrote commenter DeadlySchnauzer. “We moved away from Belconnen a few years ago, but still make the long trek out to see them because we are yet to find a better vet.”
Commenter preacher agreed. “These guys are great. Rob, Wendy, Tamara and Katie are all very helpful, patient, and empathic to your needs.”
For more than a decade, the devoted team at the Northside Veterinary Centre have worked together to provide high-quality and personal service to Canberra’s pets and pet-owners.
Commenter Madame_Workalot drives over half an hour to take her pets to the Northside Veterinary Centre. “I have taken my dogs there for various ailments over the years, and have never been unhappy with the treatment,” she wrote. “They always take extra-special care and are polite, caring and compassionate. Well worth the 40 min drive.”
Your Experience with Vets in Canberra
Where do you take your pets? Share your experience in the comments below.