WITH more than 20 years of combined experience in international veterinary practice, Dr Daniel Pettet and wife Emma are extremely excited to be opening a family-run practice in the heart of Claremont.
Daniel took his first-ever job as a vet in Tasmania 12 years ago and since then, he and Emma have worked together in country New South Wales and Brisbane, as well as spending six years gaining experience in a variety of practices in the United Kingdom and Guernsey in the English Channel.
The couple’s two young children were born while they were travelling, but when it was time to settle down, Emma said the obvious choice was Tasmania.
“There aren’t many places in the world like Tasmania,” she said.
“Hobart is a beautiful city with everything you could need, but with a lovely laidback pace of life that makes it an ideal environment for raising a young family and running a community-orientated business.”
Daniel said he hoped that providing a family-focused practice backed by a wealth of experience would deliver an excellent level of care to the pets of Claremont and surrounds.
“Having worked for some great practices here in Tasmania, interstate and overseas, we have always dreamt of opening our own practice and providing the kind of care we believe our clients and their animals are looking for and deserve,” he said.
“Services will include all standard consulting and surgeries, x-rays, ultrasounds, laboratory and other diagnostics, house calls and prescription medication.”
Daniel said he and Emma understood that pets do not always choose the most convenient times to get sick, so they would provide out-of-hours services to their patients.
“However, the demands of a young family mean we may occasionally need to direct animals needing overnight intensive care to a dedicated emergency hospital in North Hobart,” he said.
“Specialist surgeries and diagnostics can be arranged either at the clinic by visiting specialists, or by referral.”
Emma said to help provide the best possible care, the business had engaged the services of two highly experienced nurses.
“Kerrie Brennan has worked in private veterinary practice at the Dog’s Home of Tasmania and Kathryn Mitchell has worked in several practices and has experience in setting up new community practices,” she said.
“Together they hope to provide high-quality, personalised veterinary care for the families and animals of Claremont for many years to come.”
Claremont Veterinary Surgery is located at 55 Main Road Claremont and can be contacted on phone 6289 5262
Caption: Dr Daniel and Emma Pettet with daughters Sophie, left, and Phoebe, and pups Charlie Moses and Bryn.