Alpacas & Llamas

By: The Vet Centre Richmond  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Animal Health, Vet, Nutritional Advice

Alpacas and Llamas offer a great variation to the type of work that we have historically been involved in at The Vet Centre.


They are a most interesting animal to be associated with and we are very fortunate to have some very passionate clients to work with.


The Vet Centre offers a range of services from nutritional advice, dental and surgical work, TB testing, reproductive advice and assistance and emergency services.


Dr John Mace has attended numerous courses and conferences on alpacas, and Dr Andrew Conway grazed several breeding Alpacas on his property for 2 years for an overseas client. This has given both vets a broad knowledge of the species and their unique demands and animal health issues.

Keywords: Animal Health, Nutritional Advice, Vet, Vet Centre

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