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

We recommend annual physical examinations to ensure your pet’s overall health, wellbeing, behaviour and diet are all in order.

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Joint problems mainly occur in dogs, but some large breads of cats may also suffer. This article explores the causes, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia and medial luxating patella in pets.

Laparoscopic Desexing

Laparoscopic desexing offers an alternative method of desexing female dogs and cats from the traditional ovariohysterectomy. It is increasing in popularity amongst both veterinarians and pet owners as it can offer a number of significant benefits.

Laparoscopic Assisted Gastropexy in Dogs

What is GDV? GDV (gastric dilatation and volvulus) is a very sudden and serious condition seen in dogs where, due to range of factors, the stomach first dilates (bloats), and subsequently rotates (twists) on itself. This leads to the entrapment of fluid and gas in the bloated stomach. As the stomach becomes increasingly distended, pressure builds in the abdomen, choking blood vessels and leading...

Ear Infections

What is Otitis Externa and structure of the ear Otitis externa is inflammation of the external ear canal. The ear is divided into the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear includes the region from the ear flap (pinna) to the eardrum. The middle ear contains a number of bones required for transmitting sound waves, and the inner ear contains the organs required for hearing (cochlea) and...

Summer Dangers

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 strenuous exercise.

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,...

Neurological Disorders

Here you will find information about some of the neurological disorders that can occur in both dogs and cats. Read more about wobbler syndrome and seizures.

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, discuss your concerns, and work with you to put together a plan to help improve and manage the problems you are seeing.

Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations prevent dogs from very serious and fatal diseases. We highly recommended that your dog be vaccinated as recommended by your veterinarian.

Urinary problems in Dogs

Urinary incontinence in dogs can be very confronting and frustrating for dog owners. There are many causes ranging from physical problems resulting from injuries or illness to neurological problems, birth defects or old age.

 "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, Quentin, David 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 Quentin, David 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 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"

Thank you 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!