Russell Vale Animal Clinic

17 Bellambi Lane
Bellambi, NS 2518



Welcome to our 2014 Awards page.  This page was updated August 2014


This is my fantastic team (from L to R) Haiden, Dr Liz (me), Dirk and Tegan. Not pictured are my younger two kids (Sean and Paige), as they only work on Saturdays during school term. 

 To summarise our 2013 achievements -  Winners

- 2013 WOMO Excellence in Service Award

- 2013 Winner Outstanding Pet Services - Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards

- 2013 Bartercard - Legends in Business Awards (recognising long term excellence in service) 

Finalists - Illawarra Women In Business (Best Business), Small Business Champion Awards, Momentum Energy Illawarra & Business Chamber (Finalist for Excellence in Retail and Personal Services) 

Semi Finalist - NSW Regional Achievement and Community Awards (Business)


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Award Winner Outstanding Pet Care Russell Vale Animal Clinic

We have to thank our pet loving animalclinic family members for continuing to support us, and thanks to all of you, we are again Finalist in the Local Business Awards. 

 Last year, was our second year of entry, and we won Best Pet Care Services. 

We know how hard each business owner and their team work within their own businesses, and we are honoured to be part of the Finalists in our section. Congratulations to all fellow finalists.

Updated 7th of August 2014 - Last night was the award night, Pet care was the fourth category of the  night - and GUESS WHAT - Russell Vale Animal Clinic won for Outstanding Pet Care. 

A humbling experience to be amongst like minded passionate business owners and their staff (I was there with my staff aka family too ). 

 Thanks to all of you, my animalclinic family for all of your support of our little veterinary hospital. 


 Wollongong vet Russell Vale Animal Clinic Illawarra Women in Business Awards 2014

Highly Commended Illawarra Women in Business Awards 2014 vet Wollongong

 On Friday, the 2nd of May, Dirk, Tegan and I attended the Illawarra Women in Business Awards for 2014.  This is the second year of our entry, and the second year we have been Finalist in our category.

But this year was extra special - we were Highly Commended in the Best Business Category, thanks to the beautiful testimonials given by loving pet owners who have been part of Russell Vale Animal Clinic. 

We have to thank the sponsors and judges, Suncorp for their professionalism during the interview, and obviously, their awesome taste in vets.  They were obviously animal lovers, as that shone through the interview process.  We all love to talk about animals don't we. 

Illawarra Women in Business Russell Vale Animal Clinic award best vet

 Wollongong Vet

Wow - Second year in a row that Russell Vale Animal Clinic has been part of the Small Business Champion Awards, and the second time that we are Finalist in the Pet Services section. 

This is the most prestigious business awards in Australia as we are competing against pet care businesses from all over Australia. 

However, I don't look at it as competing, rather, we are in the presence of like minded people who strive for excellence in their area and their chosen field. Being in the presence of excellence is always inspirational. 

Update:  the night was inspirational, as expected.  At our table were three businesses, and two were winners (not us though).  We rejoiced in the successes of each of the businesses in that room, as we all know that being self employed is hard!  

Russell Vale Animal clinic Award winning vet Wollongong

Each year, exceptional practices are given the opportunity to enter the AVAPM and Hill's Practices of Excellence Awards.

In 2014, we were lucky to be given this opportunity via a nomination, and we successfully completed the application (which was gruelling, to say the least). This is the first year that we have been involved, and we appreciate the experience.

In February 2014, we were notified that we were "Highly Commended", which is amazing (in other words, a semi finalist).

We wish all of those practices who go on to the Finalist stage all the best.  We look forward to hearing all about them at the AVA Conference in May 2014. 


AVA Practice of Excellence in Customer Service in 2014 - Russell Vale Animal Clinic is "Highly Commended".