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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 - 5.00pm
Sun/Pub Hols: Closed

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For Out of Hours Emergencies please phone the Animal Emergency Center on 6280 6344.

Consultations by appointment

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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

News on our Staff front. Since the last newsletter, Sarah Lauricella, who has been studying towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing has since graduated. Good work and congratulations! You'll have noticed some missing faces from our staff. Shelley has moved back down to Melbourne with her husband Tom. Yi Juin and Rachael are both still off on maternity leave. Hopefully for us their two beautiful little babies, Emma and Max, wont prevent them coming back later in the year.  Also, hopefully for them, their new babies are proving easier to manage then some of the furry patients they have seen. Also, we have some new faces in the hospital, both Vets and Nurses. Welcome to Stephanie who is working on her nursing certificate, as well as Adam and Stephen, our two new vets. Adam is filling in for the maternity leave position but we hope to have Stephen for awhile. We have some big milestone birthdays coming up, and without mentioning names, getting older is not as bad as you might think!!!

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).