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💙💙IT'S A BOY💙💙
Our amazing vet nurse Cassie and her partner welcomed their first child into the world at 9.49am yesterday.
Archibald arrived over a week late weighing in at 3860g (8lb 4oz).
Mum and bub are both doing well.
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💙💙ITS A BOY💙💙
Our amazing vet nurse Cassie and her partner welcomed their first child into the world at 9.49am yesterday.
Archibald arrived over a week late weighing in at 3860g (8lb 4oz).
Mum and bub are both doing well.

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Congratulations Cassie. A beautiful baby boy. What a blessing.💖💖💖

Congratulations Cassie! 💕 the things you miss in lock down 😢 can't wait to meet him!

Congrats you 2 . A beautiful bundle of joy 🤩

Congratulations Cassie! Welcome to little Archie 😊

Woohoo..knew it was a boy. Please pass on my congratulations to Cassie. Welcome not so 'little' one! A real cutie

Congratulations Cassie!

Congratulations Cassie

Congratulations Cassie

Congratulations!!

Fantastic news...congrats to you both 💛💚

Congrats Cass and Adam xx

XXX our big congratulations. He's gorgeous <3 <3

Yay! Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations

What a cutie.

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PSA We'd just like to say we appreciate the diligence of our local community in retrieving wildlife and dropping them into us for attention. 😊👍

HOWEVER, even healthy birds can harbour disease and there are cases of psittacosis in the area, so we urge people to take extra care when picking up and delivering our avian friends to us. 🐥🐥🐦🐦

Use gloves, towels and an appropriate container (eg cardboard box) to bring them into the clinic.

The last thing anyone needs in the current COVID climate, is to contract psittacosis while trying to be a good samaritan. ❤️

www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/psittacosis-o...
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PSA Wed just like to say we appreciate the diligence of our local community in retrieving wildlife and dropping them into us for attention. 😊👍

HOWEVER, even healthy birds can harbour disease and there are cases of psittacosis in the area, so we urge people to take extra care when picking up and delivering our avian friends to us. 🐥🐥🐦🐦

Use gloves, towels and an appropriate container (eg cardboard box) to bring them into the clinic. 

The last thing anyone needs in the current COVID climate, is to contract psittacosis while trying to be a good samaritan. ❤️

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/psittacosis-ornithosis-parrot-fever

☠☠WARNING☠☠
We have received notification of 1080 fox baiting taking place at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek over the 2020/2021 summer period.
Please see attached maps for locations.
Do not take your dog into these areas and keep them on a leash at all times.
1080 is deadly and has no antidote. Symptoms of poisiong include:
Restless behaviour for no apparent reason
Vomiting, urinating and defecating uncontrollably
Seizures
Difficulty breathing
If you suspect your dog has ingested 1080 take them immediately to the closest veterinarian.
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☠☠WARNING☠☠
We have received notification of 1080 fox baiting taking place at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek over the 2020/2021 summer period.
Please see attached maps for locations.
Do not take your dog into these areas and keep them on a leash at all times.
1080 is deadly and has no antidote. Symptoms of poisiong include:
Restless behaviour for no apparent reason
Vomiting, urinating and defecating uncontrollably
Seizures
Difficulty breathing
If you suspect your dog has ingested 1080 take them immediately to the closest veterinarian.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook 167558579933687_3650519271637583

I’d like to feed one to the scumbags laying them!

Caroline Epskamp

Tory Caple

Josh Crosby

Beck Connell

Baxter Maiwald

Marc Mcconnachie

Jessie Jibsta

Sharon Peel

Melinda Talbot

Levi Gutnick 😬

Dan Gough

Brandon Joel Milky Moore

Tory Caple

Ashlee Dan

A dead alpine dingo found this year in Wonnangatta National Park with no obvious wounds. The way it is wrapped around a tree is indicative of 1080 poisoning.

Poor birds ... eagles, kookaburras, maggies, etc.

1080 should be banned or feed to the humans that think it should be used!

Why don’t they just let hunters in for certain periods to help eradicate foxes? Birds pick up the bait and drop it off in surrounding areas, including residential backyards. In days gone, they used to effectively control fox populations by having a bounty on fox pelts. This needs to be brought back in effect

Thank you for sharing team

Ourselves and NZ are the only remaining developed countries to still use 1080 it's been banned and better alternative s have been taken up elsewhere

I'm aware this is about killing foxes but kangaroos and other wildlife may ingest this terrible poison.

Not to mention quolls etc. Shame the dingo has suffered instead of the crossbred wild dogs.

We should stop this...whos is responsible? Vic Patks? Alpine Shire Council?

Has such an impact on many other species too.

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About Alpine Animal Doctors

Alpine Animal Doctors is located at 7047 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia. We are on the front road between Porepunkah and Bright, just after the roundabout.

We welcome patients from throughout the region at the hospital, and do house calls and farm visits in the area stretching from Myrtleford, Beechworth and Yackandandah down to Mt Beauty. Within this area we cover every town and settlement as well as outlying farm properties.

All consultations are by appointment only.

News and Announcements

Our Facebook Page is the primary means we use to keep our clients informed of what's happening in the hospital and in the veterinary world. A Facebook feed also appears on this page (left). Major news items of broader interest are also published here on the site.

Community and Events

From time to time the hospital organises open days and events. Most are designed to be fun days out for pets and people, to help increase public awareness of animal health and welfare issues, and sometimes to raise money for local animal welfare initiatives.

Upcoming Events

  • Carnival at the Vets (Porepunkah)
    Carnival at the Vets (Porepunkah)
    Come join us for a fun filled day on Sunday the 20th of October. There are free gift bags, prizes and non stop action for people and pets. Jumping castle, face painting, fairy floss and...

Past Events

  • Families and their pets at the 2014 Blessing of the Animals
    Make a note…
    Our next community event will be the annual Blessing of the Animals for 2016. This family day is generally held around October. Check back for details nearer the time....
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When we hold one of our community public events a photographer will usually be there to record the fun. Occasionally we will publish a full web gallery of all the images taken. You can find the most recent galleries here...

Fact Sheets and Articles

Our website contains a wide range of helpful and informative articles to assist animal owners. We are constantly adding to the library so please check back frequently for new content.

Talk With The Animals

Although our Talk With The Animals print newsletter is no longer being produced you can still enjoy all of our previous issues online. Click here for all issues, or go direct to a specific issue using the links below...

And all the rest...

Alpine Animal Doctors carries an extensive range of animal and pet products for sale at competitive prices. We also regularly have special offers, which are always featured on our Facebook Page, and sometimes here on the website as well. You can find any current offers here.
Careers with Alpine Animal Doctors. We are always interested in hearing from qualified veterinary professionals seeking a more fulfilling career role. Even if we are not currently listing any current vacancies we encourage skilled and dedicated professionals to contact us to discuss future career possibilities.
Testimonials. See what our clients are saying about us.
Being the owner of several pets, I must say that the very best vet I have ever encountered is Dr. Bek and her staff. Keep up the good work. Barbara Clapperton

THE ALPINE ANIMAL DOCTORS' PROMISE

Our full service Veterinary Hospital provides quality care for all animals.

Since 2009, when Dr. Rebekah Day, BVSc (Dr. Bek) first opened a small clinic in Porepunkah, Alpine Animal Doctors has grown to become the ‘most trusted’ veterinary practice in the region. Our clients and patients come from across the Alpine region — from Myrtleford, Yackandandah and Beechworth to Bright, Harrietville and Mt Beauty.

With an A-Z of almost 350 veterinary services available our team is equipped to provide the optimum level of care for all conditions, and for all animal species, great or small, including farm livestock.

Our hospital is fully equipped with the most up to date and technologically advanced equipment available, with state-of-the-art facilities the equal of any capital city-based specialist veterinary facility. We are constantly re-evaluating and upgrading our equipment and facilities to ensure that our patients receive only the very best treatment outcomes — the same level of care that we would want for our own animal family.

Dr. Bek’s nursing team — Mary, Tegan and Lizzie — are all locals, all professionally qualified, and dedicated to ensuring your animals are treated with compassion and kindness. Our practice is ably managed by Mark, Dr. Bek’s partner.

Most importantly, everyone at Alpine Animal Doctors loves animals just as much as you do. It’s why we do what we do. Our high tech equipment and advanced facilities are important, but, more than anything else, what makes us different is our people and our dedication.

Our promise is that we will never stop striving to achieve excellence in the delivery of animal healthcare. And we will never stop caring.

 

TALK WITH THE ANIMALS

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