**CHANGES TO OUR AFTER-HOURS SERVICES AS OF FEBRUARY 2021
As valued clients, we need to inform you of the changes that are being made to our after-hours service.
Over the past few years, a number of local veterinary practices have made the decision not to offer their clients an after-hours service. This has resulted in a substantial increase in demand for our vets after close of business.
As many of you may have seen in recent ABC and Win News, there is a national veterinary shortage of which we are not immune to. Staff at our veterinary clinic are working hard to service clients, however this increase in demand placed on us by other clinics and the shortage of vets is leading to increased pressure, both physically and emotionally.
As a result of these pressures on our staff, we have had to make some changes to the way we do things and especially with our after-hours service. These decisions have been made in the best interest of our vets, whilst still providing an after-hours service to our clients.
Our veterinary clinics will continue to provide an after-hours service to clients registered to Eastwood Veterinary Clinic between the hours of 6.30pm - midnight on weekdays and 8am - midnight on weekends.
After midnight, we have made arrangements with an emergency clinic in Melbourne (Advanced Vetcare 03 9092 0400) that can take calls and help if you have an emergency with your pet.
We hope you understand these changes are necessary so we can continue to provide you and your pets the compassionate personalised veterinary care you are used to now and into the future.
To contact the afterhours vet with an emergency, please ring the clinic on 5331 1918
**CHANGES TO OUR OPENING HOURS
As of 20th February, Eastwood Vets will be closing at 1pm on Saturdays. Appointments will still be available between 9am and 1pm - please contact reception on 5331 1918 to make an appointment (bookings are essential)
**Currently we are experiencing a higher than normal demand for appointments. This means that we are currently at capacity and are unfortunately unable to take on new clients. We value the ongoing support of our existing clientele so this measure was put into place to be able to provide the best care possible in these difficult times