Dr. Briar Ballantyne
Betty & Rafiki
Dr Briar's Pets
Betty is a 1 year old Labrador X Golden Retriever. She was bred to be an international service dog & would be flown overseas to work; however, due to COVID, flights were cancelled & Dr Briar was lucky enough to get her instead! Betty is a very sweet & gentle girl, who loves all humans and animals. She loves her morning walks and getting to visit the clinic most Wednesdays with her mum. She adores family time and spending it with her 3 human siblings.
Rafiki is a Domestic Short Hair that was orphaned as a kitten, he was then fostered by our clinics Royal Canin food representive. Dr Briar adopted him at 8 weeks of age and he became part of their growing family. He is a very independent boy, that likes his own space; however, he does love his 3 human siblings and spends a lot of his time getting carried around!
Nurse Karen's Pet
Maisie is a Cavoodle and has been with Karen since she was 7 weeks old. She is a very active dog with lots of energy. She gets a morning walk every day before Karen heads to work; she also loves to help her mum with the washing by running off with socks! She is also very lucky as she gets her teeth brushed every day. Karen and Maisie were also long term members of the local dog obedience club and were close to entering obedience trials when COVID hit and put and end to that plan.
Luna & Bullet
Nurse Courtney's Pets
Luna is a 5 year old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog X, she was adopted when she was a puppy from the RSPCA. Luna is a very anxious dog who is very timid around new people and new places. She adores her family and her little brother Bullet. Luna is an extremely smart girl who enjoys training, swimming and running. Nurse Courtney has done an abundance of training with Luna, including obedience classes, advanced obedience classes and scent training.
Bullet is a Miniature Dachshund cross Yorkie AKA a Dorkie! He is 2 years old and weighs a whopping 3.8kgs! He loves playing with and annoying his big sister Luna. He is ball obsessed and will do anything for a ball; if he can not find a ball, he will bring you anything and everything in hopes you will throw it for him!
Nurse Sarah's Pet
Lexy is a 13 year Domestic Medium Hair who owns Nurse Sarah! She loves sleeping all day and is a pretty chilled out and relaxed cat, which has earned her the nickname “Little Hippy”. Nurse Sarah has had Lexy since the day she was born.
Morty, Flick, Hamlet,
Cleocatra, Merry & Pippin
Groomer Ellie's Pets
Morty is a 6 year old Labrador, he came to live with Ellie after his previous owner went to live in aged care. Morty was a VERY fat boy & weighed close to 60kg! After some tough dieting & exercise he now weighs a healthy 30kg & is living his happiest life with all his animal pals!
Flick is an 8 year old Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler). She was rescued by the Animal Welfare League when she was 2 years old after living a very hard life. She spent a few months at the AWLQ before being adopted by Ellie. At first she was terrified of any loud noises or sudden movements; but after many years of love & patience she is now a beautiful & confident dog, who loves cuddles & will roll over for a belly rub at any chance! She also has a very unique birth defect causing her nose to be split in two!
Hamlet is a beautiful 7 year old red & black pig, he has lived with Ellie since he was 4 days old & weighed a tiny 400 grams. He was bottle fed & house trained until he grew too big to live indoors! He now weighs almost 200kg & spends his days leisurely lying in the sun or rolling in mud, as pigs do!
Cleocatra is a 6 year old, black, domestic shorthair; she lives a very chilled life wandering amongst the other animals & snoozing on her favourite chair!
Merry & Pippin
Merry & Pippin are twin Australian Miniature goats, they were born in August of 2020 & came to live with Ellie at 5 weeks old. They are bundles of fun & always getting into mischief! They're favourite activities are jumping up on anything, eating things they shouldn't & head-butting the dogs at dinner time! They are named after 2 Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings (one of Ellie's favourite movies!)