About Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic
"Honesty, Integrity, Care."
In late 2015, Dr Ernie Young, along with his partner Annette, had a vision for a community based Veterinary Service in Battery Hill and surrounding suburbs and opened Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic. They very quickly became known for their honest and caring attitude towards their patients and clients. In early 2019 Dr Young decided it was time to retire. He hoped that he would see the honest, caring legacy continue on to the new owners. Thats where Ernie met Warren and Judi and realized that his practice, legacy and clients were in good hands.
Dr Warren Doidge and Dr Judi Doidge are now the proud owners of Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic. Their aim is to continue to provide service and care to the animals of the Battery Hill and surrounding communities with the same level of honesty and integrity that the practice was renown for before. They hope to bring in some new services and technologies but maintain the same core values that the practice was founded upon.
The practice remains privately owned which means no corporate KPI's or strict sales targets. We are able to assess and see to the needs of individual patients. There is no "add on" or "up selling". We are pet owners and understand the pressures that face families when it comes to the expense of Veterinary Care. We strive to ensure that our service and customer care is excellent, our communication is clear and our pricing is fair.
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Services We Provide
"Honesty, Integrity, Care"
Meet the team of Vets and Nurses
Dr Warren Doidge BVSc
Warren is the Practice owner and Manager at Battery Hill Veterinary Clinic. He is a family man, passionate sports supporter and loves everything outdoors. In the practice he is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the practice and supporting the other vets as well as consulting on more complex surgical and medical cases.
Dr Karen Smith BVSc
Dr Karen is an experienced vet that has come from NSW originally. She has experience and strong interests in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Geriatric Medicine. She is a down to earth and very likable member of the team that takes time and care with her patients and is a confident individual that communicates well with her clients.
Dr Mark McGinley (BVSc)
Mark is an experienced vet that hails from New Zealand. He will be joining our team in late November 2019!
Kara is one of our nurses.
Rhiannan is one of our vet nurses
Lisa is one of our vet nurses
We hope to see you soon!
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5:30pm
Sat: 8am - 1pm
Public Holidays: Closed
28th May 2020 update
We are slowly seeing things return back to normal at Battery Hill Vet Clinic. We are still monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and adhering to social distancing as well as regularly cleaning and disinfecting the premises. We are now however able to offer our more routine services again. As there is a back log of these services please be patient as appointments will be somewhat limited. These services include vaccinations, desexings, nail trimming etc.
Recently (7 April 2020) the Veterinary Surgeons Board has released new regulations for operation during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Veterinarians are now no longer able to offer non-essential services. These services include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Nail trimming
3. Vaccinations (excluding 3 puppy or kitten vaccinations and first annual vaccination).
4. Routine Desexing
5. Routine dental treatment (including dental free dental checks)
6. Routine monitoring through blood tests, urine tests etc
There are exceptions to the above so if you feel your pet is unwell, in pain or distressed as a result of anything that falls into the above categories please give us a call.
In order to remain available to our clients we need to ensure that our members of staff remain well and are able to work. In order to achieve this we ask that clients adhere to the following clinic policies:
1. If you have travelled in the past 14 days, have been exposed to coronavirus or are currently unwell PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. Call us and discuss your needs and we can see how we can best help you.
2. Practice good hygiene. We will be disinfecting the clinic on a regular basis through the day. Staff will also disinfect commonly used items after every use.
3. Limit the number of visitors to a consultation to 1. Please arrange for other family members or friends to stay at home or in the car during your visit to the clinic.
4. Payment – please no cash. Use the tap and go function on the eftpos machine or make credit card payment over the phone.
5. If you are an at risk member of the public please call us to discuss how we can limit your exposure at the clinic.
6. Please call ahead to order food or repeat medications so that we can limit your time within the practice as well as to ensure the items you require are available.
Please be patient with us as we navigate through this situation together. There will be disruptions at times if staff become unavailable, if orders are delayed or if suppliers run out of medications. We will be distributing food and medications evenly amongst clientele as far as possible.
This is an ever evolving situation and we will be available to our clients as long as we possibly can. Should the severity of the situation change we will release more information as to how we propose to continue to deliver services to the local community.