About us

"Where someone you know is taking care of your furry family"

Little Critters was born out of the desire to provide highly personalised continuity of care to our patients and clients.

We are a small, locally owned and run small business servicing Ipswich and the surrounding area.

Our clinic is located in Bundamba and has been open since early January 2014. Here we are able to provide a full range of veterinary services such as consultations, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, radiology and hospitalisation.

If you are looking for personalised, affordable veterinary care for your furkids, give us a call today.

Are you a qualified Vet?

Melanie graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours.

You can check her qualifications on Veterinary Surgeons Register at the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland website.

What are your hours of operation?

Monday to Friday - 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Appointments outside of normal business hours can be arranged for your convenience.

Simply telephone us on - 07 3816 0210

Do you treat animals other than dogs and cats?

To ensure that we provide the best care possible we have chosen to focus on cats and dogs in our practice.

Melanie is accredited to administer the Hendra vaccine and can provide treatment for uncomplicated equine health concerns.

Do you provide after hours emergency care?

We provide emergency services during our clinic hours.

For emergencies outside of these hours, we recommend that you immediately contact one of the 24 hour emergency hospitals listed below. It may be critical to your pet’s health.

Animal Referral Hospital at Sinnamon Park
532 Seventeen Miles Rocks Road
Ph: 07 3172 0593


UQ Veterinary Medical Centre Gatton
Main Drive, Building 8156, UQ Gatton Campus
Phone: 07 5460 1788

Some situations that require immediate veterinary attention

  • Symptoms of tick paralysis – vomiting, gagging, retching, unable to walk properly, difficulty breathing
  • Symptoms of Parvovirus – vomiting, lethargy, diarrhoea and a history of either no vaccinations or an incomplete vaccination schedule
  • Trauma from being hit by a vehicle
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unable to urinate
  • Swollen abdomen that is tight or hard
  • It has been more than 2 hours between delivering puppies or kittens or there has been unproductive straining (bearing down without delivery) for more than 20 minutes
  • Trauma to eyes

What will happen during a house visit?

A house visit by Little Critters will be like going to a regular clinic in most ways.

The first time you will need to complete a new client form. We will then discuss your pet’s health history and current issues and we will examine your pet.

A treatment plan, any medications or special diet that may be needed can usually be supplied at the time of the visit, or picked up from the clinic.

Will I have to wait around for you to come?

We pride ourselves on being on time for any appointments.

If there are any problems and we are delayed we will ring you and let you know when to expect us or make another appointment time if this is inconvenient to you.

How do I pay?

Payment is required at the time of service.

Any medications, pathology or other testing and other procedures are additional to your consultation fee.

We accept cash and EFTPOS for your convenience.

Please have reasonable change for us if you want to pay with cash.

Do you need help paying for the treatment?

We offer Zip Pay, Zip Money and VetPay. For more information and application, please visit the appropriate website.