Our Mission Statement
At Riverbank Animal Hospital our animal companions are an integral part of our families and our work.
We do everything possible to assure the best opportunity for our patient’s health and a long life.
Based in The Clarence Valley, Northern New South Wales, we aim to provide for all of your pet care needs.
We are the only veterinary practice in the Grafton area that deals exclusively with dogs, cats and other small pets. We do not treat horses or livestock. We have chosen to do this so that we can strive to offer the best standards of care for your family pets by focusing exclusively on this area of veterinary practice.
Our modern progressive clinic offers a full range of companion animal veterinary services. This includes medical services, pathology, x-ray, dentistry, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. We also offer boarding for pets that have ongoing medical needs. We have a strong emphasis on preventive medicine through regular health checks, vaccination and client education.
We also have a wide range of pet accessories and stimulating toys for sale that are always being updated. We sell Advance pet foods, an Australian made quality life stage range of tasty diets to keep your dogs and cats in the best shape possible. We are also stockists for Iams and Eukanuba. "Making good dogs great".
Riverbank Animal Hospital also provides a complete dog grooming service, and to train your new puppy, a puppy pre-school! They also offer dog boarding where your dog will be spoiled by the wonderful vets and nurses during your absence. Comfortable air conditioned cat boarding for your favourite feline is provided in a soundproof area of the facility well away from any barking dogs! The little critters are not forgotten in the new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital with pet boarding provided for rabbits, guinea pigs, pet rats, mice and ferrets.
Practice owners since 2005 are Amanda and Chris Gough
Amanda is our practice manager and also is an experienced veterinary nurse with a special interest in surgical nursing. Amanda trained as a vet nurse in the UK and became fully qualified in 1997.
Chris, senior vet, enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. He particularly likes challenging orthopaedic surgery cases and has a special interest in canine reproduction and breeding. Chris graduated from Bristol University, UK in 1996 and has practiced in Australia since 2000.
15 March 2010 saw the fulfilment of a dream and years of hard work and planning for the adventurous and entrepreneurial couple with the opening of their new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in South Grafton.