About

Welcome to Bird & Smith myVet
We are a small animal veterinary practice passionate about your pets.

Why choose myVET?

Dr Craig Bird & Ceci (German Short Haired Pointer)
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    Experience

    Our experienced and caring staff are here to help. In addition to the facilities of a modern veterinary hospital we offer experience, broad-based diagnostic, treatment and surgical options.

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    Skills

    Our professional philosophy is to continually improve skills so as to expand diagnostic and treatment options.

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    Facilities

    Our aim is to provide a diagnostic and surgical unit that would adequately service a rural community medical practice for humans. We believe your pet deserves no less and that our facilities meet many of the criteria.

Our Commitment to the Care of your pets

We are sensitive to the bond that exists between pets and their owners. Our veterinarians work as a team caring for all of our patients and offer a unique continuity of care for our clients.

Our staff will give you daily reports on your pets during their stay and complete instructions for home care when they are released. For many cases we provide literature which gives you a more thorough understanding of the illness, its treatment and prognosis.

Our experienced nursing staff are here to help. If you have pet related problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please feel free to inspect our facilities at any time. In fact, bring your pet in as well for a look, a sniff and a good experience. We want both of you to feel comfortable when you have to visit for an examination, advice or treatment.

 

When your pets are admitted for surgery or diagnostics you will discover that Bird & Smith MyVet Veterinary Clinics have access to the following equipment:

  • X-ray machines versatile enough to penetrate the largest of dogs and the slightest of cats
  • Ultrasound for soft tissue diagnosis
  • ECG for monitoring heart function
  • Ultra sonic tooth scaler for dental hygiene
  • Sigmoidoscope used to examine the rectum and oesophagus for lesions or obstructions
  • Autoclave to sterilise surgical packs (all surgery cases are treated with newly autoclaved instruments)
  • Cryosurgery unit used to remove skin cancers
  • Synthes (which we think is the top of the range) orthopaedic surgery equipment for repair of fractured bones
  • Operating microscope makes eye and eyelid surgery that much easier to perform, and the standard microscope is essential for the laboratory tests that we perform on site
  • Medicines are dispensed in tamper proof bottles or packs to your family. Return old drugs and we will arrange for destruction

Meet our Vets

Dr Craig Bird BSc. BVMS Dip. Acup (IVAS)

Craig graduated from Murdoch University, Perth WA in 1983. On completion of his studies Craig returned to South Australia and has been a partner in the practice for nearly the past 30 years.  Craig has a wealth of experience, and his calm and caring demeanour has been appreciated by many dogs,...

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Dr Hilton Smith BVSc

Hilton graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1996. He began his career as a mixed practice veterinarian near Rotorua, NZ, dealing predominantly with large dairy cow herds.  At the end of 1998 Hilton worked for 3 months in Naracoorte and Penola before embarking on a 2 year stint to the United Kingdom....

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Dr Andrew Hay BSc, BVSc

Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 and spent 3 years as a mixed practitioner in the Adelaide Hills, treating pocket pets, wildlife and large and small animals. He spent some time in small animal practice before undertaking an 18 month training period in emergency medicine. He is in...

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