Meet Our Pets
Many clients ask us about our own pets. We love our pets very much and are pleased to be able to share some photos and a little insight into the life they share with us.
Please scroll through the gallery below to meet the beloved fur babies of the Cannington Veterinary Hospital team!
Like Tahnee’s other 2 dogs, Gabe had a medical problem as a puppy that meant he needed a special home. Since then he has grown into a bit of a giant, weighing in over 60kg. He loves his cuddles from Tahnee and loves his brother Jonah and sister Sarai.
Jonah is very handsome. He needed a home as a young puppy due to a medical condition and Tahnee came to the rescue. He’s a very friendly but occasionally naughty boy. A great friend to Tahnee and great mate to Gabe and Sarai.
Bo the ferret may look tiny but she is full of personality. Bo has no fear and is often getting into places she shouldn’t be and causing a ruckus. Bo loves her dog sister Myf. They are always up to mischief together and love to play.
To say that Dylan is enthusiastic about food is an understatement. He really REALLY loves food. Dylan is always happy and is always carrying toys or treats around in his mouth, especially when he is greeting people.
Valerie has 3 young grand kids who Dylan adores. He is very patient and gentle towards them and brings a lot of joy to their lives.
Many of you will recognize this photo from our consulting room and website. Storm and Luna were extremely happy after a very enjoyable walk to the beach through the forest and fortunately posed long enough on the table to get this great shot.
Teddy is Luna’s ‘little brother’. He’s a very gentle but active Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Teddy also has competed in agility when he was younger but now more enjoys his long naps on the sofa.
Little Mojo came into Kate’s life as a tiny baby along with her 2 siblings. Kate cared and raised the 3 kittens until they were ready to be rehomed. Mojo was never rehomed – she stayed and lives a wonderful life with Kate.
Mojo is really good at roly-polies and talks to Kate all the time with her little meows.
Mojo lives with Kate’s other cat named Baytril and Kate’s 2 dogs Max and Chester.
Chibi sure is a rascal. He came to Cannington Veterinary Hospital as a lost little puppy. After no luck finding his old home and after completion of his “pound time”, little Chibi became a part of vet Kacey’s home.
Chibi shares his home with his brother’s Teddie the dog and Shido the one eyed cat.
Elizabeth is one of our two Veterinary Students who live at Cannington Veterinary Hospital. Her home is in Singapore where her very loved dog Buddy lives with her family, while she is here in Australia studying Veterinary Science. Buddy is the highlight for Elizabeth when she regularly gets back home on school breaks.
Buddy is a typical Miniature Schnauzer – he really loves food, and when he has eaten all his food he will go and eat all the rabbits food. Buddy also likes to eat slippers….
Buddy is now a senior dog but he still acts like a puppy, just not as agile as a puppy these days. Buddy enjoys his daily walks and cuddles.
Dr. Cooper's cat "April"
April is one of Dr. Cooper’s 2 remaining cats. She is very pretty and has a gentle nature. Not uncommon for older cats, April has recently been diagnosed with an over active thyroid gland. She is now responding well to her daily medication which she accepts very cooperatively.
Sarai is Tahnee’s most recent rescue. She was born with a deformed leg and needed to find a loving home.
Tahnee again came to the rescue and Sarai immediately settled in with her big brothers, Jonah and Gabe. Her mild disability hasn’t slowed her down at all. Despite her comparatively small size she bosses her brothers around and is not afraid of anything, even a casual swing in the park.
Little Myf is such a delight. She is a maltese cross with a little bit of everything. Myf is a calm and clever girl who loves her cuddles and pats. Her personality is so chilled that she is like an old dog in a young dog’s body.
Myf’s best friend is a ferret named Bo. They are often caught running amuck around the house.
Pitch came to Cannington Veterinary Hospital as an injured stray kitten. Shu offered to foster Pitch and care for him until he was fully recovered and ready to be re-homed. Like many foster pets, Pitch never ended up leaving his foster home and now is Shu’s very loved companion.
Shu has taught Pitch many tricks. He can sit, high five, drop and ‘play dead’, just to name a few.
Dr. Kelly has had Milky since she was a kitten. She’s now over 12 years old. Milky injured both her knee joints after slipping off a wet roof but has recovered well after surgery and is now on Hill’s Joint Diet to help prevent arthritis. She’s back climbing again but a little more cautiously!
Dr. Cooper with his dog “Storm”
Dr. Cooper’s dog Storm unfortunately passed away earlier this year (2018). He was originally brought in to Cannington Veterinary Hospital by a client who had rescued him after being found during a storm about 13 years ago. Over the years Dr. Cooper enjoyed many active times running and bush walking with Storm. A favorite location was Denmark where this photos was taken one morning after a cool early morning outing. Storm is dearly missed and has left us with many fond memories of his friendship and the times we shared together.
Luna is an Australian Shepherd who belongs to Sarah and Mike who do grooming for us on Saturdays and Sarah also is a puppy class instructor. Luna was born in Tasmania, has competed in agility when he was younger and enjoys his time on holiday in Denmark where this photo was taken.
Meet Social Butterfly Merlin.
Merlin is a very handsome ragdoll who shares his home with Dylan the labrador.
Merlin is always the first to greet Valerie when she arrives home looking for attention, especially pats and cuddles.
Sleep, eat and repeat. The life of Ron the rat.
How beautiful is chicken Harriet. Harriet is a Austrolorp chicken that Roslyn and her family had since an egg.
Harriet enjoys life with her 4 chicken sisters – Ignatius, Seed, Gwen and Cuddly. Harriet’s favourite things include destroying the garden and sneaking into the house when no one is looking…
Dr. Cooper's cat "Ashley"
Ashley is Dr. Cooper’s other cat. Ashley is very friendly but also very demanding. She always wants to be the centre of attention and often will manoeuvre her way into the most inconvenient places. However, we still love her and she’s popular with guests because she’s so confident and friendly.
For appointments and enquiries please phone us to speak to our friendly staff!
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