Nowra Wildlife Rescue

We encourage you to contact NSW South Coast Wildlife rescue by calling 0418 427 214 or contact us if you have found a native animal injured or unwell. Many injured wild animals are left on the side of the road after being hit by a car. It is very common for possums, kangaroos, wallabies, gliders, wombats, potoroos and echidnas to be carrying their newborn babies in their pouches and if left their young are left alone for too long they will die of starvation.

We encourage you to stop and check any injured wildlife, being mindful of the following:

  • If you find a wild animal that is injured or unwell please call South Coast Wildlife Rescue immediately on 0418 427 214.
  • Always ensure your own safety. Injured animals are not tame and may bite or scratch you out of fear for their own protection.
  • Never touch injured bats or snakes. Some snakes are highly venomous and bats have the potential to carry fatal viruses.
  • If you have found a female, please check their pouch and surrounding areas for their babies. It is common for babies to be thrown from their mother’s pouches when hit by a car.
  • Any babies that you do find wrap them securely into a towel, blanket or t-shirt and call Wildlife Rescue South Coast on 0418 427 214 immediately.
  • Do not handle or expose the baby to too much human contact.

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Regular Care

Annual physical examinations ensure your pet's health, wellbeing, behaviour and diet are all in order. Microchipping, vaccinations, fleas, ticks and worming treatments and dentistry are all part of this.

Paralysis Ticks

Our pets love the summer just as much as we do! It’s a great time of year to be outside enjoying the warmth and sunshine but also important that you recognise the dangers of the Paralysis Tick to our pets during the warmer months. What are Paralysis Ticks and how do they spread? Paralysis ticks are found ramped up and down the East coast of Australia. They thrive in warm and humid habitats,...

Rehabilitation with Dr Montana Mays

New Rehabilitation Program at North Nowra Vets We are pleased to introduce our new rehabilitation service at North Nowra Veterinary Hospital. Dr Montana Mays has joined the team to provide her expertise in rehabilitation programs that assist dogs and cats during the recovery process from injuries, surgery and musculoskeletal conditions. A little bit about Montana Montana wanted to be a...

Neurological Disorders

Jump to content Wobbler Syndrome Seizures in cats Wobbler Syndrome What is Wobbler Syndrome? The term "wobbler" originated from a spinal disease of horses that causes lack of co-ordination while walking. The canine version is more appropriately known as Cervical Spondylomyelopathy. It results in a wobbly gait when walking or running due to pressure on the spinal cord in the lower part of the...

Arthritis Supplements

As our companion animals become older, you may start to notice the negative effects of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a common condition causing inflammation, swelling, pain and discomfort in joints. There are many treatment options available to help control arthritis in our pets. If you think your pet may have osteoarthritis, please speak to your veterinarian. They can examine your animal,...

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs and what we can do to help Certain breeds of dogs are prone to difficult, obstructive breathing because of the shape of their head, muzzle and throat. The most common dogs affected are the “brachycephalic” or “short faced” breeds. Common examples of brachycephalic dog breeds include the English bulldog, French bulldog, Pug, Pekingese, and Boston...

Summer Dangers

Jump to content Heatstroke Hot Spots Sunscreen Heat stroke With summer approaching, we decided it was a good time to alert our pet owners to the risk of heat stroke. Unlike people, most animals can't sweat and have to lose excess heat through evaporation by panting. This makes it difficult for them to cool down and puts them at greater risk of heat stress on hot days and when doing...

Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations prevent dogs from very serious and fatal diseases. We highly recommended that your dog be vaccinated as recommended by your veterinarian.   When does my dog need to be vaccinated? Puppies should receive their first vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age. Followed by another vaccination at 10 weeks. 10 days after their 10 weeks vaccination they are safe to embark on walks in...

Urinary problems in Dogs

Urinary Incontinence What is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passing (leakage) of urine and can be commonly seen in dogs middle aged and older. The leaking of urine can be very confronting for dog owners and also quite frustrating. There are many reasons why dogs suffer from urinary incontinence. These range from physical problems from injuries or...

Stomach & Bowel Problems in Dogs

Jump to Content Pancreatitis Bloat Foreign Body - My pet has eat something they should not have Hair Balls Why does my dog eat grass? Food Allergies Pancreatitis What is it? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ located near the stomach that is responsible for producing digestive enzymes that are released into the small intestine to help digest...

Toxins, Poisons & Venoms

Jump to content Chocolate toxicity Paralysis ticks Other insect bites Rat bait poisoning Snake bites Poisonous plants   Chocolate Toxicity All year round there is likely to be more chocolate around the household, which means our pets sometimes getting a hold of it. Chocolate contains theobromine that is highly toxic to our pets. The levels of theobromine do vary depending on the...

 "They all love animals"

Understanding that some couples who have kids and grandkids, treat their animals like people. Having well trained staff, who get to know us quickly, and who are always so nice, helpful and efficient. They do great follow up calls to monitor their patients, and if they say they will call back, they actually do call back. They love animals and are very involved with their work.

"You guys are simply the best"

Thank you for providing a cattery where our 2 cats have stayed several times, and get outstanding care. They come home each time so relaxed - none of this tail and nose in the air for 48 hours story. The result is we go away and have no worries about our cats.

"Always the best care for our fur babies"

I have always been a client of North Nowra Vets. Their care and compassion is so heartfelt. They care for my cats as if they were their own. Always available for emergency after hours calls. I also use the cattery when we go away and have never had a cat ignore me afterwards. We will remain a loyal customer at North Nowra Vets because they care.

"My best respect to all who are part of this team"

These vets, Cathy and Quentin and their team, I cannot speak more highly of their knowledge and care, it is wonderful and you never leave you pet for surgery wondering. They all have a true love of animals. My best respect to all who are part of this team. Well done.

"Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough"

We have always found Kathy, Quentin and staff very pleasant and helpful. Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough. The options for treatment are clearly explained so the best choice can be made. Our dog has the intelligence and strong will that his breed is known for but he is always very happy even excited to go to the North Nowra Veterinary Hospital and that surely is a strong a recommendation as any.

"Everyone is so welcoming and friendly!"

From a  client's perspective, or 'owner of your patient', you have many years brought the "whole package" together in relation to you practice. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly which is great for both human and animal. I have for many years been referring friends, neighbours, acquaintances and clients from our own business to you knowing that they will receive professional care and excellent diagnosis.

"It's all about the little things you get right!"

It's not easy to say specifically which one thing makes for your customer service, as it's all about the little things you get right, such as keeping staff for long periods of time, so we see familiar faces and hear familiar voices on the phone. The fact that a number of people want to stay sends a powerful message that it's a good place to work.

"I pass 3 other clinics to get to you"

A lot of people ask me why I go out of my way to go to your clinic. It's because you have always given the best possible care, the centre is always fresh looking and a smile always available. At first I felt a bit apprehensive seeing someone other than Cathy or Quentin. But each and every time my distress has been eased with the knowledge and support given by all the team. I have always received 110%.

"Thanks for providing a hassle free service and a happy place"

I am pretty impresses when whoever is on the counter manages to call up Xena's details as I'm walking through the door so that by the time I reach the counter it's all up on the screen waiting for whatever has to be done. It's great and really efficient!! Thanks for the hassle free service and a happy place to walk into!

"I couldn't be happier with the service and care for my dog!"

Upon arrival I was very nervous as this was my first time taking my dog to Jervis Bay Vets. I had recently moved away from a hospital I was unhappy with. I could not recommend the Veterinary Clinic enough, the team are like a family and the veterinarian spent quality time with pet addressing the concerns I had. I am very happy.

"The vets took every precaution"

Thankyou to the vets and staff that saved my beautiful dobermann bitch "Sophie", I am a dog breeder and was very impressed with the communication between the vets, they were thorough, caring and professional, with a complicated medical condition (VWD). The vets took every precaution. I would recommend their services, your dog is in great hands here.

"Acupuncture Works!"

Our Great Dane has anxiety issues, for which she is being medicated. These medicines worked quite well for a time, but her anxiety started to increase, so we gave acupuncture a go. The difference was noticeable after the first treatment, and she continued to improve. After a few treatments she plateaued, and has been without treatment for a few months now, and still going well – she is much happier and calmer. I highly recommend giving it a go in Kristy's very talented hands.

"Our girl Freyja has a better doctor than us!"

Every time we visit the vets they always go above and beyond for us. I always feel like they put in so much time for us. They also know how to handle one big wriggly great dane!

"I have never been to such a good vet!"

I am so glad I finally found a vet that really understands my anxious dog! All the nurses and vets are always gentle with my dog! Thank you!