Mitcham Pet Hospital

Phone: 03 9874 6151

Address: 599 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham VIC 3132 Map

Your Other Family Doctor!

Puppy at the beach

Sleeping Puppy

PetPEP - Pets and People Education Program

PetPEPMitcham Pet Hospital has a long tradition of giving to the community. We started going out to schools and community groups 24 years ago, to talk about animals and animal care, and responsible pet ownership. We are proud to be a part of the AVA sponsored PetPEP program, and we are proud to be such an active part of our community.

PetPEPPetPEP is an initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association to promote responsible pet ownership amongst preschool and primary school children. It can be incorporated into the school curriculum at any level. Teachers and veterinary staff liaise to present a program that suits the needs of the school.

In 2004, Mitcham Pet Hospital worked with Rangeview Primary School on a program presented to 450 children over 2 afternoons. Rangeview Primary School have incorporated a menagerie of animals into their daily school routines. PetPEP complemented and emphasized what they were already doing. In the following years, the program was modified to meet the needs of the school. We also provided a short article for the Rangeview Primary School newsletter each week on some aspect of Pet Care.

School Tours

These take time and preparation. We enjoy doing them and children get a lot out of them. Numbers are limited to a maximum of approximately 30 students at a time. The students are divided into 3 smaller groups. Staff members take these groups through the facilities where various displays & activities have been organised. Tours will usually include the following:

  • Tour of the facilities and see where it all happens, the hospital, laboratory, pharmacy, treatment room, theatre and radiology.
  • Guess what the x-rays show
  • See the specimens and hear the story behind each case
  • Weigh yourself
  • Listen to your heartbeat and breathing sounds
  • Check for microchips
  • Feel the weight of protective radiation gear - gloves and gowns
  • Take home a surprise

PetPEP School Tours

Copyright 2017 Mitcham Pet Hospital | Designed by Provet IT | Login