About the Practice
The Dorrigo Plateau is 760m above sea level, in the North Coast hinterland of NSW, an hours drive west of Coff's Harbour. The main areas of agriculture are dairy, beef and potatoes. Dorrigo has a strong sense of community with people always willing to give a smile or a wave.
The Practice is located in the centre of town, opposite the bakery and SPAR supermarket.
Chris purchased the practice in December 1994 from Dr. Mark Crane, after having worked for Mark since moving to Dorrigo in 1988.
At Dorrigo Vet Clinic our team is dedicated to treating our patients to the highest possible standards. With over 20 years of experience on board, we have learnt the hard way, that it is important to take the time to examine and treat every case thoroughly, and not to cut corners..
The practice covers a wide variety of animals, with cattle accounting for about half the case load. This makes us one of the few remaining large animal focused practices on the North Coast of NSW.
For this reason, we run on a "by appointment only" basis.
Chris has invested heavily in equipment since purchasing the practice and is able to provide excellent radiology, large animal ultrasound and anaesthetic monitoring. We also have "in house" pathology to allow pre-anaesthetic screening and emergency diagnostics.
Because our patients can't tell the time, we offer a 24hr on call emergency service for our clients, for both small animals and large animal patients.
Cattle and horses that need hospitalisation can be accommodated at Chris's home farm, just on the edge of town.