Branch News

From Mark Reynolds of the Goulburn Valley Branch:

At our April meeting we had guest speaker Dr. Madeleine, B.Sc D.V.M from the Shepparton Veterinary Clinic, Maddi was supported by Katrina Kim-Worley who is the Practise Manager.

Growing up in Adelaide, Maddi moved to Melbourne when she was still quite young. She has a love and fascination of all animals including exotic birds, rabbits, rats, reptiles and ferrets.   Dr Maddi has also treated wombats.

She enjoys kayaking and bushwalking and especially wildlife watching! Madeleine has two friendly budgies and a cute little Westie Cross dog.

Dr Maddi spoke about her background in Veterinary science and growing up with a love of animals. She also spoke of the services available at Shepp Vet Clinic and the contacts she has within Australia and abroad which she finds comes in handy when she needs some assistance. It is fantastic for the area to have an Avian Vet locally that we can call on when required.

I was pleased to see that Dr Maddi and Kat were the last to leave as they stayed around for supper and were quizzed by members in attendance.

If you have any questions or need some advice please consider giving the Shepparton Veterinary Clinic a call on 0358213188, you may even see David Jacotine’s son working his magic. 

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From the left: practice manager Kat, Mr President and Maddi

60th Anniversary of the Formation of the Ballarat Branch
Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th

Saturday – 4:00 pm at the Miner’s Tavern, Lydiard Street Nth, Ballarat.

  • Afternoon tea
  • Speaker – Paul Sperber
  • Evening meal – Chicken or Lamb main plus a dessert; drinks at bar prices
  • Speakers – Barry Blanch and Mike Cannon
  • Raffle for very nice main prize

Sunday – Time to be confirmed, meet at Master’s Carpark for coach pickup

  • Aviary visits
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Raffle for many useful and attractive prizes

Please register your attendance and pay the $25.00 registration fee to John Clow or Alex Lannan by June 1st. Please also indicate if:

  • You have any special dietary requirements that we should cater for
  • You intend to go on the aviary visits on the Sunday

Further details in next month’s Ballarat Branch newsletter, on the ASA website, or contact John Clow.

Contact Details:

John Clow (Sec.)
Tel: 5368 9288
PO Box 15, Gordon 3345
jbw.clow@internode.on.net

Alex Lannan (Treas.)
Mob: 0439 915 516
1429 Glenelg Hwy, Smythesdale 3351
lannanl@bigpond.com


Swan Hill Branches Annual Bird Expo
By Keith Ward, Swan Hill, Vic.

Our 31st Bird Expo proved another flying success last Sunday, largely due to very wide buyer and seller support.
The usual hard-working local “Avicultural Society branch” members, were also well pleased with the continuing success of their sale.
They wish to thank breeders for their continuing support, especially those needing to travel long distances to make it.

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Some Photos from the Ballarat Aviary Visit (Phil Bourke).


Some Photos from the Ballarat Aviary Visit (Mark Hill).

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