Tatura Veterinary Clinic had a successful open day at its Ross St location on Saturday, October 19, with a good crowd in attendance.
Clinic spokeswoman Jessica Doxey said it was a beautiful day weather wise, and there was lots of family fun with a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting and the main attraction being the camel rides.
She said the camels from Mark’s Mobile Menagerie were a bit exhausted at the end of the day after giving children and adults rides.
‘‘Even the bosses, Dr Phil Stammers and Dr Ian Gill had a ride,’’ she said.
Ms Doxey said the chookery nook and petting farm was there with lots of cute and cuddly animals.
‘‘Some of the staff members took on the role of face painters for the day and did a great job keeping the kids entertained,’’ she said.
‘‘Steve Holmes and Mick Storan put on some great displays with their six working dogs. We had some yards set up and they put the dogs to work rounding up the sheep and yarding them for all to see.
‘‘We had a massive turn out for the pet parade with all sorts of pets, from lady birds to chooks, to the winner of the largest pet category, a pet Jersey heifer.’’
Ms Doxey said the clinic was open for tours, with Dr Jill Clapperton giving lots of hands-on fun for the children with microscopes and listening to their heart beats with a stethoscope.
Dr Stammers was also impressed with how the day went.
‘‘The sausage sizzle was a real hit, running out of bread and sausages at least twice over the course of the day,’’ he said.
And according to the Martin family, ‘‘the girls and ourselves had a ball, as well as being able to learn a little more about all the wonderful things they can do for our animals’’.
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