In Store Services
The Pet Shop Boyz would like to welcome to our store three fantastic Holistic Vets - Dr Kathy Cornack. Dr Linda Tabley and Dr Caroline Hoetzer. Their assessments and treatments can assist with the following - Skin irritations and coat health, Gut and digestion health, Diet and specialised food, Pain management, Mobility assistance, Anxiety and mental wellbeing, Health plans and Titre testing.
Dr Kathy, Dr Linda and Dr Caroline are available for consultations from their room in our store, they also offer a phone consultation service. Contact the Vets directly on the numbers below to make an appointment from Monday to Saturday.
Meet Dr Kathy Cornack
Kathy is passionate about pet health and wellbeing, having completed multiple degrees in BVSc (hons), MAgr Sc (nutrition), IVAS cert Vet acupuncture, MANZCVS (veterinary behaviour) and Committee member IVA (Integrative Vets Australia). As an animal lover all her life, Kathy graduated as a vet from University in Qld in 1985, and has spent the past 34 years working in various aspects of the veterinary profession, as well as travelling and raising a family.
Since graduation Kathy has completed further study in the fields of nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and behavioural medicine. Originally from Brisbane, she and her family settled in Newcastle in 2012. She is passionate about the environment and healthy, clean, sustainable living. Kathy is one of the few Holistic Vets Newcastle, contact her on 0421 501 977 to make an appointment.
“I am a passionate advocate for raw and natural feeding for our animal companions. It is my pleasure to be part of the team at The Pet Shop Boyz to help and support people who are choosing the natural way of caring for their four legged family members. I have a strong interest in all facets of natural health and supporting the body as naturally as possible. I also have a particular interest in mental health and behaviour issues, as well as quality care options for senior animals, and fostering mutual understanding and respect between humans and animals throughout the entire lifespan.”
Meet Dr Linda Tabley
Linda fulfilled a long held dream to become a Vet when she completed her Veterinary Degree at Sydney University in 1984. She has worked as a Vet for the past 35 years in Australia and overseas. Linda moved from Sydney to Newcastle 16 years ago with her husband and 4 children, after having fallen in love with the area while working here as a new veterinary graduate.
Linda has had an interest in natural health and natural diets for animals and people for many years, however after experiencing some serious health issues 20 years ago and receiving relief with the guidance of an excellent Naturopath she became very passionate about the world of holistic medicine. Linda is particularly interested in traditional Western Herbal Medicine and is in her 3rd year of completing a graduate diploma in this field.
She believes strongly in healthy unprocessed diets being the cornerstone for the maximal health of animals, and is excited to have the opportunity to work at The Petshop Boyz where they are following a similar path with regards to natural nutrition. Linda has a strong desire to help animals live their best possible quality of life and to work with their families to achieve this. To make an appointment, contact Linda on 0439 490 720.
Meet Dr Caroline Hoetzer
With a real love of dogs, Caroline has been involved in dog rescue for almost 20 years, particularly greyhound rescue. Caroline fulfilled a lifelong dream to become a veterinarian, graduating from the University of Sydney. As a holistic veterinarian, Caroline is passionate about promoting the health and wellbeing of our animal companions through raw and natural feeding and a healthy lifestyle. A natural feeder all her life, she is committed to educating people about how to provide a species-appropriate diet for their companion animals in a sustainable, affordable way.
Caroline is excited to connect with and support the raw and natural feeding community through Pet Shop Boyz, providing veterinary advice that aligns with a holistic approach to medicine. Caroline has a strong desire to help animals live their best possible quality of life and to work with their families to achieve this. To make an appointment, contact Caroline on 0483 874 701.