Engaged in our local community, enriching lives.
Greater Springfield Veterinary is an active and proud member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (GSCC). GSV has previously attained the ‘members choice’ award and runners up for both the ‘Best Customer Service’ and ‘Business of the Year’ awards. In 2023, GSV was the winner of the GSCC Environment Award.
Our founder, Dr. Jeannet Kessels, has previously been a speaker regarding Vets for Climate Change.
For GSCC members, Greater Springfield Veterinary offers a 25% discount on consultations by simply presenting their GSCC membership. It’s important to note that this discount is applicable exclusively during regular consulting hours.
GSVets is an advid supporter of our local scouts and have organised several engaging activities throughout their ‘pet week’.
These activities included hospital staff sharing their medical knowledge, offering insights into procedures like taking thermometers, demonstrating the process of checking x-rays, and providing tours of critical areas such as the Intensive Care Unit and surgical theatre.
This event is a highlight of our commitment to the next generation of veterinary professionals and we continue to support our local scouts with the presentation of scout badges.
Cat Adoption Program
Our Cat Adoption Program is an initiative that aims to provide loving homes for in need kittens and adult cats.
We are dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats, offering them a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life while keeping them off the streets.
At the end of 2022, GSV has rescued and rehomed 17 cats and kittens.
Nearly a Vet Convention
Our commitment to animal welfare extends to educating the future generation of veterinarians. We believe in nurturing a love for animals and fostering a deep understanding of the veterinary profession. By organising the ‘Nearly a Vet Convention,’ we aim to inspire young minds and instill a passion for animal care.
The ‘Nearly a Vet Convention’ is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for primary school children aged 5-12 to step into the shoes of a veterinarian. Inspired by the works of renowned children’s author Rebecca Johnson, known for her books like Juliet nearly a Vet and Vet Cadets, this event offers participants an immersive experience.
Attendees will engage in hands-on vetting activities, explore the inner workings of Springfield Hospital, receive guidance on story writing and character development, and take home a comprehensive ‘Nearly a Vet’ kit.
Springfield Street Library
Our Springfield Street Library is a a unique initiative designed to foster community spirit and promote literacy among our clients and neighbors. Our Street Library is a small, weather-resistant book exchange located at our clinic entrance. The concept is simple: take a book, share a book.
Anyone can borrow a book and return it when finished, or contribute by adding their favorite reads to the collection. We believe in the power of knowledge and the joy of reading, and the Street Library is our way of promoting these values while strengthening the bonds within our community.
Mental Health First Aid
The well-being of our team is a top priority, which is why we have vital initiatives to support mental health – one of which is the presence of dedicated workplace mental health first aiders.
These trained individuals play a crucial role in fostering a positive and supportive environment for all staff members. Just as we prioritise physical health, we believe that mental well-being is equally important. Our mental health first aiders are a compassionate and empathetic resource, available to listen, offer guidance, and connect colleagues with appropriate resources when needed.
By having this resource readily available, we strive to create an atmosphere where open conversations about mental health are encouraged, reducing stigma and ensuring that everyone feels valued and supported throughout their journey at Greater Springfield Veterinary.