The newest vet clinic on the Border hasn’t wasted time getting acquainted with local pets and their families, even organising a fundraising pet-photography session next month.
Townsend Veterinary Clinic has been established by ex-local, vet nurse Kim Hawley and veterinary surgeon Dr Shelley Wiltshire, whose husband also grew up in Albury.
The pair lead a small team that is determined to make a difference, not only in the treatment of clients’ much loved pets at their modern facility, but also in the overall welfare of animals.
“We are really aiming to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners and want to be involved in the community to really help the local animal rescue groups and charities,” Kim said.
The next fundraising effort is on Sunday 1 July, where the clinic will open up their doors for pet photography sessions to help raise money for charity.
“Owners will receive two digital photos of their pets for a $30 fee and 100% of the money will go towards Pets in the Park animal charity,” Kim said.
“Greybox Images have been so generous in donating their time to take photos for us so we can raise as much money as we can. We are working towards helping Pets in the Park animal charity help people and pets on the border struggling with homelessness.”
The owners and staff at the clinic also donate their time monthly to help Dunroamin Rescue Group and have attended fundraisers organised by Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue and Wodonga Dog Rescue.
The Directors of the clinic Dr Shelley and Kim bring extensive skills to the region, including additional qualifications in emergency and critical care.
“We both returned to the region not only because we loved the Albury lifestyle and what the region has to offer, but also saw the need for increasing amounts of veterinary treatment in the area with the rapidly growing population,” said Kim.
“We both knew we had the experience and drive to open our own clinic and make a real difference.”
For more on Townsend Veterinary Clinic: https://townsendvets.com.au/
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