Dr Matthew Almond
BVSc MACVSc (Small Animal Medicine)
Consultations by Appointment
02 6262 2233
9 Carstairs Circuit Amaroo ACT 2914
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm Sat 8:30am-1pm

Welcome to Small Friends Veterinary Hospital

Since the introduction of the NBN system there have been intermittent issues with our phones. 
If you are unable to get through on our main phone line please try again on our second line 6262 4409. 
We are working with Telstra to try and rectify this ongoing matter. 
My apologies for any inconvenience caused. 
-Dr Matt Almond


As pet owners, we understand just how important our pets
are in our families.
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Our commitment to continuity of care means that you will only ever be seen by one of
three vets. More »


If your small friend needs to stay in hospital ... we call you at least twice daily with updates. More »

After Hours Emergencies

What to do when Small Friends Veterinary Hospital is closed and you need a vet? There are two options. Call Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) on 6225 7257. CVES is located at 21 Crinigan Circle in Gungahlin. Alternatively, you can call the Animal Emergency Centre Canberra (AECC) on 6280 6344. You will find the AECC at 15/2 Yallourn Street Fyshwick. Both CVES and the AECC will care for your small friend whilst we are closed and refer your small friend back to Small Friends Veterinary Hospital when we open in the morning. Should your small friend require further treatment or overnight care, this can be provided by Small Friends Veterinary Hospital. 

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What Our Clients Say
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"Around 5 years ago I was looking for a new vet practice. I adopted a number of special needs animals and was seeking a practice that could assist me in providing them with the particular care they required. The incredible Small Friends team has now taken care of 16 of my adopted & fostered small friends and there will be many more in the future.  I certainly couldn't do what I do for old & sick rescue animals without such a supportive veterinary team... "
Michelle Coffill, Amaroo

"We have two dogs, Toby and Tilly who, in their earlier years, were treated by other vets, but since changing to Small Friends we have found the care and service they provide second to none. Our much loved Toby became sick with a disease called Protein Losing Enteropathy two and a half years ago and we credit Dr Matt and the team at Small Friends with saving his life."
Mark and Ros McLennan, Amaroo

"Over the years, the team at Small Friends have given generously of their time and knowledge to my many companion cats and I. When confronted by unusual and puzzling situations, I receive calm and helpful information from the first phone call. I then have the benefit of up to date treatments from Dr's Matt, Melissa and Zoe. There is genuine empathy at this clinic and I'm very grateful for all they have done for my feline family and I. "
Marie Liptai Casey

"Thank you for all your help with Chloe. We are ever grateful for the 'round the clock' attention that she received from you. Although we lost her in the end, we know that we all gave it our very best. Having a team that had genuine concern for her well being made it easier. We can't really express how much better we felt having you all by us as we went through Chloe's last days. We think you are the best. "
Carolyn May, Amaroo

"With 3 small dogs, we have had vast experience with vets over the years. However since Small Friends opened we feel the quality and continuity of care for our dogs has improved immensely. In particular we appreciate the continuing personalized service that Matt and his staff provide at all times and we highly recommend Small Friends to everybody with a small friend in their family. "
Kathie and Garry Butt, Amaroo

"My two furbabies Gypsy and Brodie go to Small Friends. They love the pats and cuddles and attention they get every time they are there. We wouldn’t take them anywhere else and tell anyone looking for a caring and professional vet service to go to Small Friends. "
Kym Pollock Charnwood

".....Drs Matt, Melissa and Zoe and the Small Friends team always have a smile, a kind word (and most importantly) a scratch for our small friends when they visit. Our dog suffers from a serious illness and their skill, attention and care has helped him immeasurably. We very much appreciate the professionalism and compassion they have always shown us. You can trust them with your small friends!"
Lyn and Sam Mannette, Gungahlin

"... Over the past 20 or so years we've had a variety of experiences with vet hospitals. In some instances we felt the focus of the services provided was all about maximising the $$$, rather than our four-legged feline family members. We've never had the feeling with Small Friends. Toby and Tina remain calm and relaxed when being examined by Dr Matt, no matter where he has stuck the thermometer!!! "
Paul and Alison Mornement, Amaroo

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