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02 6291 7711
02 6291 7951

Address: Shopping Centre,
Hanlon Crescent,
Fadden, ACT 2904
Mon - Fri:
8.00am - 7.00pm
8.00am - 3.00pm
Sun/Pub Hols: Closed

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For Out of Hours Emergencies please phone the Animal Referral Hospital Emergency on 6280 6344 or Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service on 6225 7257.

Consultations by appointment

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We are sorry to inconvenience you but we will be closed on the following days:


Monday 13th March (Canberra Day)


Friday 14th April (Good Friday)

Saturday 15th April (Easter Saturday)

Sunday 16th April (Easter Sunday)

Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)


Tuesday 25th April (ANZAC Day)



If you have a veterinary emergency, please contact:

Animal Referral Hospital Emergency

Unit 15, 2 Yallourn Street

Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

Phone: 6280 6344

Canberra Emergency Veterinary Service

21 Crinigan Circuit

Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Phone: 6225 7257

Welcome to Tuggeranong Veterinary Hospital

Tuggeranong Veterinary Hospital was started by Malcolm McKnown, and had its small beginnings as a branch practice at Canberra South Veterinary Hospital. After operating the practice at its original location in Whiteman St Wanniassa for about one year, Malcolm made the decision to buy the branch practice and relocate it to his new home in Fadden in 1983.

At this location the practice operated out of three rooms attached to his house. In 1987 two additional rooms were added but as time went on it had become increasingly obvious that the practice had outgrown the location. In 1996 it moved to a purpose built Veterinary Hospital at its current location in the Fadden shops.

From the original staff of one vet, Malcolm McKnown, one nurse, Vicki Douglas, and Malcolms wife, Kym, dealing with the management side and reception, the practice has grown to its current size with a staff of approximately thirty. In 2007 Karen Van Roy and Benjamin Black became partners in the practice. In 2012, Malcolm retired as a partner in the practice but continues to work part-time.

We like to think that the practice has grown as a result of the level of care we provide to pets and their owners. We have always regarded it an honor that owners choose us to look after their pets and we hope to always live up to the expectations of our clients.

Compulsory dog and cat microchipping laws

As of the 1st of May, 2011, compulsory microchipping laws come into place for any dog or cat over the age of 12 weeks. For further information about microchipping go to or by calling Canberra Connect on 132281

Staff News

Staff news update

Malcolm is now a proud grandpa of two! He is enjoying retirement and spending some quality time with the family. Rachael has returned part time from maternity leave. 

Late last year Janna took a step down from head nurse. Erin agreed to take on the role and is our new head nurse, she is supported by 2IC's Sammi and Elena. Congratulations girls!

Please also join us in welcoming some new staff, recent graduates Jessica, Jerrold and Lui.

Clinic Updates

While no new newsletter is out yet, there have been some updates to individual articles in our newsletter section. New featured articles include information on chocolate toxicity and tips for good dental care, while the old favourites are those on the summer nasties such as tick paralysis, snake bite and grass seeds (and yes, they are a nasty).