Story: Veterinary services

After-hours urgency

After-hours urgency

Vet Andrew Maloney and nurse Colleen Gibbons operate on a Doberman dog for a twisted stomach, in a Wellington after-hours clinic in 1999. Maloney commented that some pet owners suddenly decide late at night to find out why their dog has been limping or the budgie not eating for the last week. Other cases of course are more urgent.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/0282/9
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Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, 'Veterinary services - Urban vets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, published 24 Nov 2008