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Our Pets

Just like you, our team members love animals. Big or small – we love them all! As you can imagine, over the years we have all adopted a myriad of pets, each with its own special story and unique personality. We hope you enjoy reading about our precious pets on this page and can rest assured all of our staff have first-hand experience in caring for furry and/or feathered family members.

“Bumble” & “Ruby”

These 2 little guinea pigs live with Nurse Sarah in their very own piggy mansion. Bumble is a 6-year old black and orange Rex breed and Ruby is a 5-year old brown Abyssinian breed. Both girls were adopted by Sarah a few years ago and live an extremely relaxed life – eating, sleeping, and more eating!

“Henri” & “Henrietta”

We have 2 blue and white budgerigars who live here at our clinic. You may have met these chatty little birdies in our waiting room, or heard them over the phone when you speak to one of our receptionists.

They came to us separately as stray birds and have lived with us for many years after remaining unclaimed. Chewing up the natural leaves, gum nuts, pine cones, and branches we add to their cage is their favourite hobby, and they are quite happy to say hello to clients and pets who come to visit too. Despite dogs jumping up, sniffing and barking at them, and cats sometimes staring at them as if they were ‘dinner’, Henri and Henrietta remain unfazed!

“Lexy” Smith

Say hello to Lexy, the nearly 10 year old domestic short hair owned by Nurse Sarah. Lexy is a very photogenic grey and white hippy-like fluff ball, who enjoys nothing more than lounging around the house and garden, sleeping, relaxing, eating, and occasionally exploring when she feels like it.

Lexy is the older and wiser big sister to Mr Toulouse (pictured below), and lets him know it when he is pestering her too much (like when he jumps on her during nap time!). Nurse Sarah has had Lexy since she was only 1 day old and loves her just as much today as she did back then.

“Maisie” Modra

Nurse Karen is the proud owner of this crazy little critter. Maisie is 1 year old now and after attending Puppy Preschool here at our clinic she is well on her way to becoming a polite, calm pooch….although she currently loves to jump up on everybody, lick, chew, and play as much as she can get away with!

She is a very happy Cavoodle who loves to do tricks and training with Mum Karen and regularly attends dog obedience and enrichment classes. This youngster enjoys walks, food-stuffed Kongs, meeting other dogs, and hanging out at our clinic where (as you can imagine) she gets lots of attention from us all!

“Annie” Tolhurst

Dr Julie acquired Annie as a young pup. She weighed 800gms and could fit in the palm of your hand. She’s a miniature Dachshund cross, weighing four kilograms, almost fourteen years old now and getting very grey.

Annie still loves her ball and big soft teddy bear, as well as going for walks around the neighbourhood and holidays at the beach. She has a love/hate relationship with Dr Julie’s cat Kobe. Occasionally you may see Annie at the clinic trying to sneak into Julie’s consult room.

“Ziggy” Modra

Ziggy was adopted by Nurse Karen as a small kitten from a friend’s litter. Back then Ziggy was affectionately known as ET, due to his unique appearance compared to his litter mates. He has since grown into a very handsome, incredibly lazy, 11 year old boy who enjoys his daily routine of sleeping for 23 hours and eating whenever he can. It sure is a tough life being a cat…..

“Toulouse” Smith

Toulouse is a 3 year old domestic medium hair who holds a special place in all of our hearts as he was born and raised right here at Capalaba Vet Clinic. His mother kitty was brought to our clinic as a heavily pregnant stray and of course Nurse Sarah fell in love with this beautiful boy as soon as she saw him! Toulouse has a big personality and greets Sarah when she returns home from work by crying hysterically at the front door. Toulouse also lets her know when he’s not impressed by turning the cold shoulder and is capable of holding a grudge for a long while….until food time! Toulouse is a very clever cat as he can ‘sit’ on command. He loves exploring the garden and jumping on Sarah’s other cat Lexy when she is sleeping.