Contacts and Resources

Pets are a vitally important component of most people’s lives and that shouldn't cease once they enter an aged care setting. The joy that pets bring to residents is undeniable, it is the honesty of the interaction with pets that is most heart-warming.

—Marana Gardens, Southport QLD

Contact Us


Useful resources

In-home support for elderly pet owners

Adoption programmes

Programmes and training

  • Convenor - Australian Pets and People Network (APPN)
    An advocacy forum for staff and volunteers working with the elderly and disabled and their pets living at home
    realanimals@westnet.com.au
  • Open Colleges Animal Care Course
    This accredited vocational online training provider is based in Sydney where they are partnered with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute.
    opencolleges.edu.au/courses/animal-care

Mobile vets

New South Wales

  • Pet Doc (02) 9823 4556 (western Sydney)
  • Ashburner Veterinary Homecall Service, Manly M: 0417 216 820
  • Manly Road Veterinary Hospital, Manly West 07 3396 9733
  • Newcastle Mobile 02 4969 8200
  • Dr 4 Pets Mobile Veterinary Services – St Marys 0414 374 599
  • The Roaming Vet – Sydney 0402 343 484
  • Aussie Mobile Vet www.aussiemobilevet.com.au 1300 120 885

Queensland

  • Cairns - Jo Squires Phone: 0408 779 820 E-mail: josquirevet@gmail.com
  • Gympie - Family Pet Vet Care Mobile Service 0488 511 119

Victoria

Tasmania

Northern Territory

  • Darwin Mobile Vet Service (08) 8927 3657
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