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Why is Daffodil Day important for your pet?

Because pets get cancer too, and it is not just the old ones. I remember my 10 year old son Thomas coming to me one morning saying “Dad, Bartok has got a big lump on his neck”. Bartok was our 9 month old Viszla puppy. Viszlas have very short coats and I was handling...

Canine Remedial Massage – Betty’s Journey

Betty is an amazing girl with a very sweet temperament approaching her fourteenth year.   She has always led an active lifestyle but over the last few years her doting family noticed she was starting to slow down a little. Her movements were becoming stiffer. She...

Coffee and Cake at Halifax to celebrate!

Coffee and Cake at Halifax to celebrate! Once again we are celebrating a successful BESTPRACTICE Hospital Standards audit. Drop in for coffee and something sweet. A treat for your pet too. We like to reward them for getting their weight checked! This was our 12th...

Snow on Mt Arthur Tells us Winter is Here

As winter starts to bite so do the pains of arthritis! If your pet has arthritis they will have sore joints. When we have sore joints we grumble and moan. We are a wimpy species. However, pets rarely cry out when they have chronic pain. They tell us they are sore...

Canine Remedial Massage Services at Halifax.

Jo's Canine Remedial Massage clinics are live! It is so wonderful to be able to offer this service, which not only helps to alleviate pain and discomfort but can also improve overall quality of life for animals in pain, ultimately extending lifespan in some cases. Our...

Nurse Consults at Halifax Vet.

Beautiful Labraspoodle Rosie came in recently for a Nurse Consult with our superstar Vet Nurse, Jo.   Rosie's mum was concerned as Rosie had been licking at one of her paws. Rosie has a history of being a bit itchy and has also picked up a grass seed in the past which...

Wellness at Halifax Vet

Introducing our Wellness Room.     Previously our boarding cattery, we have transformed what was an often under-utilised room into a haven for pets, clients and our team.     We are so proud of this space. The separate garden entrance is fantastic for pets who are...

The Halifax Response to Masks

Who is that masked man….? Or woman….??  Likely someone who is concerned about their health risks if exposed to Covid. Even with the Omicron variants those risks are very real for some.  Mask wearing is now optional at Halifax but we respect the concerns of those who...

MRI and CT Scanners for Pets

​Many of you will have seen the TV1 News item last night about an MRI scanner that Pacific Radiology in Christchurch have set up just for use in pets. This is good news for Christchurch pets but don’t worry. Here in Nelson your pets aren’t missing out. Ever since Tim...