Hunter Valley based animal hospital, Pet Medical is expanding its horizons to Milsons Point, Sydney. The grand opening of the practice was the 5th February 2018. Offering small animal Veterinary Services as well as dog grooming, boarding and preparing pets for overseas travel. The business is accredited as a ‘low stress handling clinic’ AND Silver level accredited Cat Friendly Clinic. Morgan + English loves seeing honest, hardworking country businesses aim for high levels of success!
About the Directors
Dr Peta Gay Railton has been passionate about animals from a young age and cherishes the trust that comes with taking the time and effort to make friends with her patients. Her aim is to ensure all her patients and their owners enjoy the experience of coming to the vet.
Dr Cate Plummer believes strongly that we gain so much benefit from a close bond with our animal partners, and caring veterinary support is an integral part of this. She is excited to be a part of Pet Medical Milsons Point.
A Word from Peta Gay Railton
Peta Gay says ‘We have been wanting to test our business model in a different location for some time. Dr Cate Plummer saw that there was an opportunity in Kirribilli where she has been living for the past few years.’ Peta Gay grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, so was a city kid but has lived rurally since coming to Australia almost 20 years ago. She will be spending every second week in the Hunter, ‘I love working in the Hunter and will continue to work there as well as in Sydney.’
The expansion was no quick idea, it took about 18 months from deciding they would like to expand to Milsons Point to making it a reality. Pet Medical shares its directors with the Scone Equine Hospital Group so they had access to the expertise of their staff and systems which greatly facilitated the process. Peta Gay says ‘Cate and I have different skill sets which makes for a good partnership. Starting with a blank slate enabled us to create the clinic we have always wanted; Cate and I are mature enough to know what that is.’
Peta Gay is a first-class horse woman. She has played polo with Scone Polo Club since arriving in Scone 13 years ago and has represented Jamaica and Australia in international women’s polo. The hot tip for a great coffee near the Milsons Point Practice is “Rickys” and “The Flying Bear” in Kirribilli. However, Peta Gay says, ‘no-one can make coffee like my husband and its Uber delivered!’
We are sure the love and care Peta Gay, Cate and the Pet Medical staff have for small animals will have a great impact on the lower North Shore. Morgan + English wish Pet Medical the best of luck on their exciting new chapter, we are sure it will be a great success.