Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Veterinary Nursing Manager Position Vacant at Cairns Vet Clinic

Cairns Vet Clinic is seeking an exceptional nursing manager for their 3 clinic, 6 vet practice group.
The successful candidate should demonstrate:
  • Experience in undertaking all aspects of surgical and medical nursing tasks.
  • The ability to lead and manage the nursing team.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and well organised.
  • The skills to assist with the formation and management of clinic policies, procedures and WPH & S risk assessment and management.
  • Recruitment, performance reviews and training of the nursing team.
  • Rostering.

Please submit your resume and covering letter to For further information please call Jane, Practice Manager, on (07) 4032 9999.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bat bite puts Cairns boy's life in danger

Our thoughts go out to a Cairns boy fighting for his life after contracting lyssa virus from an infected bat.

Source: Cairns Post

Bats and flying foxes are pretty peaceful creatures who avoid human contact, but can occasionally carry the deadly lyssa virus. The virus (related to the rabies virus) can be transmitted from scratches or bites from infected flying foxes.
For this reason, you should never handle bats or flying foxes, unless you have been vaccinated for rabies and correctly trained
Cairns vet clinic doesn't examine or treat bats at all for this reason, even though we do a lot of Cairns wildlife veterinary treatment generally.
If you find a sick or injured bat, don't touch it!
Sick bats are more likely to be infected.
If you are bitten, wash the wound thoroughly and see your doctor immediately

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Cairns RSPCA overwhelmed with dumped pets after holidays

THE RSPCA is struggling to cope with a flood of discarded pets
Cairns RSPCA manager Yoni Rankin told the Cairns Post that many people say they are moving house and they can no longer take their pet.
Christmas is always challenging time for shelters like the RSPCA and YAPS, with many pets being given as unwanted gifts, or people wanting to get rid of pets because they are going on holidays or moving home.
Its a reminder that pet ownership is a big responsibility.
While charities like the RSPCA are great as a safety net for dumped pets, they shouldn't be thought of as just providing a community service. If too many pets are dumped, shelters are forced to turn away or euthanase pets.

Thinking about adopting a pet?

Pets from shelters often need extra care.  The right information can help you settle them in to a new life. Learn about adopting a pet.

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Senior pet care tips

If you've got on older pet, you know how special they are to you.
Looking after older pets takes more TLC when when they are young and healthy. They start getting lumps and bumps, feeling stiff in the morning, and sometimes losing their eyesight and hearing. Getting old is no fun!
Find out what you can do to look after your older pets with our Senior pet care tips.