Vet marks 35 years

Southern Telegraph - - BUSINESS UPDATE -

Cel­e­brat­ing 35 years of pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent vet­eri­nary care in the com­mu­nity, Bal­divis Vet will next month open its doors to the pub­lic for its third an­nual open day.

Help­ing thou­sands of pets and na­tive wildlife since it started, Bal­divis Vet is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bal­divis Vet head re­cep­tion­ist and mar­ket­ing co- co­or­di­na­tor Kylie Soanes said reach­ing 35 years was a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone and the open day would be a way to “cel­e­brate with the com­mu­nity”.

“This is a chance for peo­ple to see be­hind the scenes,” she said. The open day will have a range of ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer, in­clud­ing an an­i­mal farm where na­tive an­i­mals such as koalas, din­gos, bearded drag­ons and snakes will be on show. A far­rier dis­play will also be on again this year, prov­ing pop­u­lar at pre­vi­ous events.

Last year’s open day at­tracted more than 2000 peo­ple, ea­ger to check out the in­ner work­ings of the vet hos­pi­tal.

Also avail­able on the day will be pony rides ( dis­guised as uni­corns), face- paint­ing, a li­censed bar and live en­ter­tain­ment. Res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tions will also be present, in­clud­ing lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion Don’t Go Astray, which helps re­home stray and aban­doned an­i­mals.

“This is a chance for the com­mu­nity to come and also meet the vets who work here and there will be tours in­side the cen­tre,” Ms Soanes said.

Owner Dr Rob Davies said he es­tab­lished the prac­tice in 1984 to cre­ate a one- stop ser­vice where peo­ple did not have to leave town to ac­cess treat­ment for their pets.

The Bal­divis Vet Open Day will be held from 10am- 4pm on March 31.

Bal­divis Vet will be hold­ing its third an­nual open day next month.

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