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VETERINARIAN 114 The Strand, Parnell 09 377 6667 | www.thestrandvet.co.nz
Inside a historic railway shed conversion on The Strand in Parnell, a modern black chandelier dangles over Parisian-boudoir-chic furniture and grand-cru wine boxes packed with gourmet goodies...
... Outside, on the manicured grass of the little inner city park, clients lounge and chat, sipping champagne and nibbling canapés while in the background a jazz band plays. It’s not exactly your average trip to the vet. But at The Strand Vets, they like to do things a little differently. Dr Megan Alderson doesn’t treat her clients to bubbly every day, but her annual ‘Christmas In The Bark’ is a must-see event. Last year, over a hundred people and eighty dogs gathered to be entertained not just by the band, but games, prizes and celebrity MCs Mark Vette and his driving dog, Porter – and the canapés weren’t just for the humans. When Megan set up The Strand Vets three years ago, “I needed to break out of the mould of the traditional vet clinic environment,” she explains. “You know, smelly, a bit depressing, with a sterile hospital feel. I wanted to create a warm, healing, nourishing clinical environment for our animal companions.”
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