RSPCA Victoria has announced its Mornington Peninsula vet clinic is operating at “full capacity” after expanding its Pearcedale site.
The clinic has a team of veterinarians, of which four out of five live on the peninsula, including Dr Victoria Collins, a vet for the past seven years.
Collins said she relished the variety in her work as an RSPCA veterinarian, and while she enjoyed working with all species, including “pocket pets” like rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and ferrets, she tried to avoid snakes as much as possible.
“I love seeing the positive impact we make on the lives of animals and people. Being a veterinarian means I have a wide variety of animals as patients with many different backgrounds. But I get to see them develop their unique personalities and go home as happy, loving companions. It’s a deeply rewarding experience,” she said.
“Working as an RSPCA vet allows me to work with a highly skilled team dedicated to caring for every animal that comes through the clinic doors. We share our veterinary knowledge, meaning we have a unique opportunity to make real differences in the lives of animals who have sometimes been overlooked, neglected, or once loved.”
Collins said it was a “true privilege” looking after pets and being part of a pet family’s life journey.
The RSPCA Peninsula Vet Clinic offers a range of services for domestic pets, including care for exotic pets and advice.
The RSPCA Peninsula Vet Clinic is at 1030 Robinsons Road, Pearcedale.
All profits from RSPCA Victoria’s private veterinary clinics go towards helping care for the animals in RSPCA shelters across Victoria.