For home euthanasia enquiries, please contact Dr Linda Tabley on 0439 490 720
Lucy’s Mum and Dad
Very Kind Regards
Michael and Bronwen Byrne
Coral, Adamstown Heights
Leanne, Pam & Tanner
Matthew & Lexie and of course Lily
Faye, Cessnock NSW
Dr Caroline is an absolute lifesaver. Our very loved 8 year old greyhound, Olly, was diagnosed with megaoesophagus and aspiration pneumonia after eating dog food later identified to be contaminated with a mycotoxin. Generally the prognosis for megaoesophagus is poor, and it is a lifelong and life shortening condition most dogs do not recover from. When she came home from the hospital, we consulted with Dr. Caroline to provide a holistic treatment plan to ensure we gave Olly the best chance of survival and recovery from her illness. Dr. Caroline's passion and knowledge of canine nutrition, in a time when the lack of regulation in the Australian pet food industry had let us down, was invaluable. We felt we couldn't trust commercially available food products after they had caused such serious illness in our dog, with no industry repercussion. We also didn't have enough understanding of canine nutrition, or the illness, to make the best choices for Olly ourselves. It was important to us that Olly's food was ethically sourced, and Dr Caroline helped us to find brands that meet that criteria. Dr Caroline provided us with a complete diet plan, supplements to support muscle function, physiotherapy exercises Olly could do to stimulate her oesophageal muscles, and acupressure treatment. In a few short months, Olly no longer displayed any signs of megaoesophagus, and had follow up x-rays confirming she no longer had the condition. As a testament to the treatment plan provided by Dr Caroline, Olly is happy, and now totally healthy. Sadly, other dogs affected by the same bad batch of dog food have lost their lives, or are still suffering from the megaoesophagus condition. It is our belief that the holistic approach to Olly's treatment is what saved her life and cured her condition. I highly recommend Dr Caroline and Newcastle Holistic Vets.
Thanks from Britt, Peter & Olly.in Helensburgh, NSW
My dog Kalle is almost 15 years old and was starting to fall and weaken in his back legs. At one stage I was afraid he was going to die. He kept falling over and could hardly get up. I was in tears at this fast deterioration. We went to our regular local vet who said that all we could do is give him some anti-inflammatories and told us he is just old. We contacted Dr Caroline for a second opinion. Dr Caroline has treated Kalle weekly with acupuncture, and recommended a few natural supplements. Now he is like a new dog. It is almost like a miracle! He has regained strength in his back legs, has improved energy and is now enjoying his twice daily walks again. He no longer falls over and has that ‘sparkle ‘ in his eyes. His appetite has also improved and he is sleeping through the night. Before we started treatment, he was getting up two to three times during the night to go to the toilet. I am so grateful that Dr Caroline has given me some more quality time with my dog. She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with their animal.
Thanks from Heidi, Gary and Kalle. Warners Bay, NSW
When we were given the news of our dear boy Crouton's diagnosis of Hemangiosarcoma we were completely shocked, saddened but determined to do all we could to help Crouton. We turned to Caroline as after knowing her for many years we knew her holistic kind caring advice would be exactly what we needed. We believe the diet, natural pain relief and advice she prescribed gave our boy a longer, better quality of life. Using her recommendations gave us a clear plan. Thank you Caroline for all you did for our boy.
Thanks from Verity, Aaron, Thunder Lee, and the much loved Crouton
I just wanted to take a moment to say sincerely thankyou for your recent assessment of my little pup. Your care and professionalism was very much appreciated and so too was your personal empathy when discussing your constructive feedback. A few people have asked some very specific questions regarding dog training for medical conditions I'm not familiar with and I've sent them in your direction. I know you don't train dogs however I said you were the only vet and person I could say with confidence may be able to point them in the right direction. I look forward to keeping in contact regarding the care for my little guy, will be following your recommendation regarding additional training and will definitely be in touch for his assessment in the future.
When my dog Poppy was diagnosed with joint issues that I honestly didn’t think she would be able to recover from or even get help for at only 14 months of age, I found Dr Kathy at Holistic Vets Newcastle for help with managing her conditions. I can not recommend and thank Dr Kathy enough. She is the only vet to listen to my concerns and what was wrong with Poppy and also to suggest further avenues other than surgery. Dr Kathy referred me to a local physio vet and also has been there for any help or questions along the way. She is absolutely fantastic with my 2 dogs, both who are anxious. Thank you once again for all that you have done and for the money you have saved me!
Dr Kathy, we want to thank you for your support over the last year or so. Our experience working with you and Genelle has been exceptional and we can’t thank you enough. Your knowledge, care and insight have been invaluable. We are very grateful for how you always made time for us, always listened carefully to all of our concerns and always tried to find workable solutions for the three of us. Your care, compassion and understanding made a world of difference during difficult times.
E and B
Dr Cornack has been an invaluable resource for our highly-anxious Staffy, Bella. When we contacted Dr Cornack, we were one step from considering if we needed to adopt either Bella or her sibling, Bowser, out of the family due to their increasingly aggressive fights. This was breaking our hearts as both dogs were like our children and had been with us for 5 or more years. Bella had always been an anxious dog but, since the birth of our son, her anxiety had begun manifesting in violence towards Bowser. Dr Cornack worked with us to implement immediate strategies to treat Bella’s anxiety and keep Bowser feeling safe in his own home. We also began to medically treat Bella and, through consistent check-ins and monitoring, we found the right dose of medication and the right strategies that have resulted in both dogs being able to stay with us and be comfortable and safe. We haven’t had a fight between the two in many months and can easily identify and deescalate tension thanks to Dr Cornack.
Emily Daddo from Cameron Park, NSW
Ruby and Melanie are our much loved Cavoodle girls, full sisters, a litter apart.
From day one, Melanie has been a very happy and funny but anxious girl, especially when in the car and during thunderstorms. Ruby, by herself would be the cool, calm and collected one who enjoys time to herself. Around 5 years ago Melanie's anxiety started to escalate after a particularly bad hail storm.... from then on, the girls had several fights caused by different situations, sometimes with the bad feelings between them lasting a week or more. We were on the verge of having to rehome one of them, which would have been like giving away a child, it was extremely stressful.
The girls are now on medication, which is easy to give and it has really helped our situation, there have been no altercations since. We are still very aware of triggers between the girls and we have removed some things around our home which could cause issues.
With careful management and medication, there is hope for a good outcome thanks to the expertise of Dr Kathy😊
S & P Dorse
Absolutely the best vet you can go to! I have been seeing Kathy for over 2 years now and the difference in my dogs has been dramatic. Instead of being terrified they are so excited to arrive to see her. She also made our end of life experiences so warm and caring, which I will forever be grateful for.
Our 12 year old Bundy has never looked better with her help, his arthritis seems completely gone and he’s living his best life. Thank you ❤️
I’m glad I finally made the decision to book a holistic vet. The work they are doing is beyond amazing. You will be surprised how deeply they go to find out the root cause of the problems and find solutions. First, we had a consultation that lasted over an hour. And my dog wasn’t stressed at all, the environment is cosy.
After I received multiple informative emails as a summary about our consultation. I have gone through that many times, there is more information than I could ever imagined and it really helps to keep everything on track.
Our vet is Dr Linda Tabley, she is so gentle and caring person and I am so thankful for the job she has done.
She is doing everything extra to take care of your pet.
Thank You! 🐶
Linda was very gentle and empathetic explaining with care and patience the process of the euthanasia process . I thought I would be crying all through the process however both (Jersey) dog and myself were very calm and accepting, I believe this was due to Linda's lovely spirit and experience, truly a great vet.
It was such a blessing to have her with us that day and made the world of a difference
Linda was really helpful in talking through the decision to euthanaise my dog. She explained the whole process before hand and during the procedure. She had a caring approach to her work. I was very thankful to not have to take my dog to the vet where she would be very stressed out. She died very peacefully at home and I was very appreciative of this.
Kathy has always been my go to when I have a pet with a complex presentation. Unlike many other vets, Kathy listens, observes, and responds from her own perspective, while not throwing inaccurate diagnosis or basic vet language out to rush the consult from start to finish. Kathy will reflect from multiple angles within her experienced veterinary knowledge, and will bring together the most suitable options available to provide relief for both you and your pet. Kathy has stood by me through the loss of two very close pet family members and has done so honestly and empathetically. She has also provided great support during the most difficult times and is worth her weight in gold. I couldn’t recommend a vet any higher than Kathy, I have never been let down by her or her service.
I thought I'd give you some feedback on Cooper, the little foxie-cross with the failing kidneys, as I've implemented all the things you advised. His appetite has completely returned to normal and he is hungry and eating well. Cooper is right back to his pre illness self. It's been gradual and his appetite didn't come back overnight but his weight is back to where it was before he became ill. He has regained all his strength and is running up and down the back stairs, where before he just couldn't manage it and I had to carry him. He is absolutely full of life and really happy. So thank you for all your advice as I'm sure that's what has made the difference to him. I know it may not last but so far it's nothing short of a miracle.