2018 What a Year!

THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™ to our amazing local community once again for all of your love and support this year. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to care for you and your pets and to help build a healthier, happier and stronger community ๐Ÿค


Pet Wellness | Human Wellnesss | Community Wellness is our mission and Itโ€™s been an incredible year of fulfilling that mission for the Pet Wellness Centre Team so hereโ€™s a little snapshot of 2018 from us. We really are โ€œmore than just a vetโ€! Wishing you and your furry families all the most wonderfully fun filled and prosperous 2019! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆœโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜ƒ We added Dr Che, Nurse Laura, Trainee Nurses Hannah and Mady and Animal Physiotherapist Sandy Sharpe to our Team this year.


๐Ÿค“ We hosted the lovely Ariann, a work experience student from Marymount College


๐ŸŒฑ We went green in April, adding solar panels to our roof to reduce our carbon footprint


๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Dr G fulfilled an Aussie dream by completing his Bronze Certificate and volunteering as a surf life saver on Burleigh Beach!


๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿถ We sponsored two Story Dogs, the absolute legend Amy Tobin and various other local causes close to all our hearts


๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ We started Saturday morning yoga classes to really live the โ€œHuman Wellnessโ€ part of our mission!


๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ 116 puppies attended our Puppy Classes!


๐Ÿ‘ Alison Lambert, keynote speaker at the Australian Veterinary Association 2018 Conference, featured Pet Wellness Centre in her presentations as an example of โ€œraising the barโ€


๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒณ We were Silver Sponsors at Paws at the Park in August


๐Ÿ† Dr Gustav was voted into the Top 10 Vets on the Gold Coast in a local newspaper poll


๐ŸŽ‰ We turned 2 in October ๐ŸŽ‚


๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™ Our amazing volunteers Hayley, Felicity and Sophie learned heaps about animal care (and cleaned a lot of cages!)


๐ŸŽ We gave away SIX free Pet Wellness Plans in our Winter Promotion


๐Ÿ˜ผ We desexed more than 120 cats under the Animal Welfare League voucher program


โœŠ We completed more than $10,000 worth of free services for local animal charities


๐ŸŽ“ We hosted a group of International Students from Japan, learning about animal care and nursing


๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ We held our Nearly a Vet Convention with 26 aspiring young vets completing a workshop with Rebecca Johnson and a behind the scenes tour of the Pet Wellness Centre


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Our Pawsome Pet Christmas Party was bigger than ever and we raised $1,008 which we donated to Animal Welfare League


๐Ÿฅฐ And judging by these photos, we all spent a lot of time on the floor with the animals!!!

Bye Bye Brainy Boy

Itโ€™s with heavy hearts that today (18th October, 2017) we say goodbye to our CEO, our Boss, the one and only Brain.

Brain was the inspiration for the Pet Wellness Centre. He was the best Boss, the best friend and undoubtedly a very, very good boy. Weโ€™re not sure how weโ€™re going to keep the upstairs window quite as clean now that Brain wonโ€™t be licking it enthusiastically as he supervises our customer service down below.

Rest assured, the Pet Wellness Centre team will continue to strive to make our Centre the most wonderfully warm, welcoming and pet friendly Centre there is. A Centre Brain can be proud of.

Thank you Brain. Whilst we couldn’t save you my little buddy, countless other precious pet lives will be saved, extended and enhanced in your name.

Youโ€™re forever a good boy. We love you. ๐Ÿพโค

 

 

 

We’re having a Pawsome Pet Christmas Party!!

Come and join us on Sunday 3rd December for our Pawsome Pet Christmas Party!!!

Get your invitation here.

We’re taking over the complex at 87 West Burleigh Road to put on a fun community event for all of the family, furry members included! We’ll have:-

  • Pet Photos with Santa!
  • Jumping Castle for the kids
  • Ballpit fun for the dogs
  • Offlead Play Area
  • Sausage sizzle to raise money for RSPCA/AWL
  • Hugo’s Ice Creamery doggie icecream
  • Guided Tours of Pet Wellness Centre
  • Pawsome Pet Goodies such as organic food and treats
  • Pet Christmas Presents
  • Pet Acupuncture Demonstrations
  • Heaps of fun and prizes!

We’ll also have all of the Team on hand so you can have a chat to our Canine Physical Rehabilitation Technician, our Animal Behaviourist or our Holistic Pet Therapist to see if there’s something more we can do to help you ensure the wellness of your pet.

Even more exciting, we’ll be drawing the winner of our FREE CARE FOR LIFE promotion on the day!!! Sign up for a Pet Wellness Plan for your last chance to enter!

The event runs from 8am to 12pm and we just can’t wait to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

Pet Wellness | Human Wellness | Community Wellness

Brain’s Pet Friendly Cafe Discovery Mission – Lakeview Cafe Burleigh Waters

So this place is a well kept secret (not really) of the Burleigh Waters locals. Me and Mama checked it out this morning. Mama says the food and coffee wereย  ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ but most importantly they had a water bowl out for me, I got some scratches from strangers and it was nice and comfy under Mama’s table waiting for scraps to fall ๐Ÿคž This place is #BrainApproved ๐Ÿพโคย ย  xBrain

Lakeview Cafe & Espresso, Burleigh Street, Burleigh Waters

https://www.facebook.com/lakeviewespresso/

 

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas! We’re open 8am-6pm 28th, 29th and 30th December and then we reopen on the 3rd January.

If you’re looking for something to do to ring in the New Year, the City of Gold Coast website lists some of the family friendly NYE options here http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/new-years-eve-events-6851.html . There will also be fireworks at Coolangatta at 9pm if you want to get an early celebration in with the kids.

Don’t forget your furry mates on New Years Eve! Some pets are very frightened by fireworks so please take the appropriate precautions for your pet. If you have a new pup or perhaps a new rescue pet, please don’t leave them alone during the fireworks if you’re not sure how they’ll react. Best thing is to try to help make it a really positive experience for them if you can. Treats, toys and music can help ๐Ÿ™‚

Many pets get so distressed that they run away. If you find or lose a pet,ย Gold Coast Lost and Found Pets Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastlostandfoundpets/?fref=tsย  is a wonderful, helpful community andย please also contact the pound onย 07 5581 7600. If you need them, the amazing team at the Animal Emergency Service are open throughout the break, phone 5559 1599.

2016 has been a mixed year for the world, but it was and always will be the year that Pet Wellness Centre began – so we think it’s been a pretty good one! Here’s to an even better 2017! CHEERS ๐Ÿ™‚

Brain’s Pet Friendly Cafe Discovery Mission – Parlour, West Burleigh

Parlour is definitely one of my faves. Mama says the coffee is outstanding (a very important requirement) and she really loves the healthy brekkie bowl of goodness. I’m licking my lips here in anticipation of some sweet potato falling out of the bowl ….. Lots of love from friendly staff. Super pet friendly. All sizes welcome! We love Parlour xx BRAIN

WHAT’S ON – Pawsome Pet Wellness Party!

Sunday 6th November, 10am – 2pm at Pet Wellness Centre, 87 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads

We’re having a party and you’re all invited! The Pawsome Pet Wellness Party is a community event and has something for everyone. You don’t need to have a pet to have fun with us this Sunday. Here’s what’s happening:-

  • FREE workshops in Warehouse NO.5
    • What Cats Need to be well-behaved and happy – by Animal Behaviourist Dr Karen Higginbottom – 10:15am and 12:15pm
    • What Dogs Need to be well-behaved and happy – by Animal Behaviourist Dr Karen Higginbottom – 10:45am and 12:45pm
    • Complementary Therapies and how they can assist your fur babies – by Karen Shield, Holistic Pet Therapist – 11:15am and 1:15pm
    • Pet Safety Tips for Kids – by Bella and Cass (pWc nurses) – 11:45am and 1.45pm
  • Guided tours of the Pet Wellness Centre
  • We’re giving away one annual Pet Wellness Plan to one lucky pet on the day! (read more about the Pet Wellness Plan B here)
  • Jumping castle for the kids
  • Ball Pit for the pooches
  • Snow cone stand
  • Barbecue (raising money for RSPCA and AWL) thanks to West Burleigh Meats
  • Dog Wash! (raising money for RSPCA Gold Coast)
  • Pawsome pet and pet owner goodies from local businesses like Oodle & Co, Tailored by Marshall &ย Paws Up Dogramps.
  • Frontier Pets will be launching their AMAZING ethically produced, organic dog food.
  • Freebies and giveaways galore thanks to our generous supporters Royal Canin, Paw by Blackmores, Hills Nutrition and First Aid App.
  • The Paw Patrol Characters will be circulating for photos with the kids!

See you there!

Brain’s Pet Friendly Cafe Discovery Mission – Warehouse No. 5

Now this is definitely one of my favourite places on the Gold Coast. Mama says the coffee is outstanding but I like the belly rubs and pats most. I do get special privileges at Warehouse No.5 because we’re neighbours and because I’m so well behaved (important not to disturb all the hard working people!). There’s a water bowl and lots of love from the staff to be had here and it’s right out the back of the Pet Wellness Centre!! Most enthusiastically #BrainApproved !

Warehouse No.5

WHAT’S ON – Swell Sculpture Festival

Currumbin Beach, 9 – 18th September

It’s not every day you get to enjoy an art gallery with the sand between your toes and the sun on your nose and it’s even rarer to find one where your furry family members are welcome to come and sniff the exhibits!

Swell is a wonderful family day out with some awesome local Gold Coast artists providing the chilled tunes, food trucks, bean bags on the grass – what more could you and your pooch want?!

#BrainApproved