Brudine Veterinary Hospital first opened in 1976 by Bruce & Geraldine Fuller, hence creating the name: Brudine. They kept the hospital in operation at the original facilities on the corner of Kingsford Smith & Alfred Hill Drive for nearly 30 years. In 2003, Dr Deb Williams moved across Canberra to become the principle vet, and in 2005 she purchased the business from Bruce and officially made it her own. The Brudine ethos is personal, friendly care. Our clients are more than pet owners, they are our friends.
From 2005, Deb worked at building a rapport with the community and Dr Karen Viggers became the Friday vet to give Deb a day off. After many years of hard work, Deb began to seek a new vet to help manage the high number of clients her reputation had awarded her. It was destiny that Dr Fiona Starr was looking for a job near her new home in Melba, after moving to Canberra for love. Dr Fiona joined Brudine Vet in 2013 and assisted in managing the huge workload as the business continued to grow.
In May 2014, Brudine Vet relocated from the small, home business in Melba to a purpose-built clinic in Charnwood. A few years later Dr Gwen Shirlow started working at Brudine as a casual locum, but she enjoyed working with the staff and clients so much that she decided to stay on permanently. In 2019 Gwen joined Deb and Fi as part of the management team. In 2022 Dr Deb commenced her well-earned retirement.
Since setting up in Charnwood we have developed from a 3 vet practice, to a 9 vet practice. Through this growth and change, we now have the ability to offer our clients much more in the way of surgery, imaging, diagnostics and of course, general veterinary care while still striving to maintain personal attention for each and every client.
Our move to Charnwood has been a great decision for staff and clients, both our long-term clients and those still to come.
At Brudine, we endeavour to give you and your pets a personal approach to veterinary care, because we know that your pets are much more than just pets, they're part of your family.
And we can't wait to meet your family!