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Gold Coast Vet Surgery is proud to announce that we are now an ASAVA accredited Hospital of Excellence. Gold Coast Vet Surgery is the only accredited veterinary hospital on the Gold Coast, and one of only two accredited veterinary hospitals in Queensland.

          ASAVA Accredited Hosp Logo        Accreditation Plaque

The Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ASAVA) Hospitals of Excellence scheme is a voluntary accreditation that provides for an independent assessment of the standards in veterinary clinics around Australia.  To pass accreditation vet clinics need to meet rigorous standards across all aspects of veterinary care, including the hospital facilities, patient care, customer service, record keeping, policies and procedures, health and safety, staff training and even down to cleaning procedures! Being accredited as a Hospital of Excellence gives pet owners the assurance that their pet is being looked after according to “Best Practice” standards in a clinic that has the necessary equipment and skills to provide gold standard patient care. Across Australia, only 38 vet clinics meet these high standards.

At Gold Coast vet Surgery we pride ourselves on the high standard of patient care and customer service that we provide day in and day out to the pets of the Gold Coast. Becoming a Hospital of Excellence has been a long term aspiration of Dr Kevin & Dr Fiona Cruickshank, husband and wife owners of Gold Coast Vet Surgery. 


  GCVS Team at ASAVA Gala Awards Dinner  Gala Dinner 2


The ASAVA Hospital of Excellence accreditation plaque was presented to Gold Coast Vet Surgery

at the Annual Gala Dinner of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association

on Thursday 13 August 2015.




In August 2010 we were again nominated in the

"Best  Vet Clinic" category in the 2010 Paws & Claws Awards

and were very proud to be announced as runners up.



....... in 2009 Gold Coast Vet Surgery was voted "Best Vets in SE QLD" !!!!

We are very proud to announce that we were voted

"Best Vet" in SE QLD in the 2009 Paws & Claws Awards. 

Thank you to all our wonderful clients, suppliers, friends & family who voted for us.

Your Support Is VERY Much Appreciated.

  We are very proud to have been twice voted BEST VET in the prestigious Paws & Claws Awards for Charity. Whilst awards aren’t our goal, it’s nice to be appreciated and acknowledged for the hard work that the team puts into patient care and customer service.


As a “people’s choice” award (it was voted for by pet owners from across the Gold Coast, rather than decided by a panel of judges) it is an endorsement to us that pet owners want, and appreciate, a personal, first class, value for money healthcare service for their pets. This is what we at Gold Coast Vet Surgery will always strive to deliver.


The Paws and Claws Awards are organised by the popular Paws and Claws magazine and all proceeds from the event are donated to charity.



Boxing Legend Aussie Joe Bugner congratulates Drs Kevin and Fiona Cruickshank at the Paws & Claws Awards Dinner.

 Trophy Kitten


2008 Paws & Claws Awards

Thank you to everyone who so enthusiastically voted for us - the 2008 Paws and Claws Awards were announced at a gala dinner awards ceremony at the Surfers Paradise Marriot Resort on Saturday 16th of August 2008. Gold Coast Vet Surgery was proudly represented with 3 nominations - Dr Kevin Cruickshank for "Best Vet" and nurses Jenny Garrett and Olivia Gerry both nominated as "Best Vet Nurse".

Thanks to the hundreds of votes we received from our happy family of clients we were very proud to have all 3 nominees announced as runners up finalists in the respective categories. Out of 44 vet practices nominated, and as a small independent clinic, we are very proud of this achievement that would not have been possible without the fantastic support of our fantastic clients. Congratulations to our colleague Dr Rowan Kilmartin, voted the winner of the "Best Vet" category.

We are also particularly proud of our nurses achievements - we were the only practice with two nurses in the Top 5 and in our eyes they are the best vet nurses.

Gold Coast Community Honours Awards

On Wednesday 24th of September 2008 Dr Kevin Cruickshank was very humbled to attend the Gold Coast Honours Awards organised by the Gold Coast Bulletin, where he had been nominated in the Business Category. Thank you to all for your support and encouragement after the article in the Gold Coast Bulletin in this regard. In the company of some very worthy and esteemed nominees, many of whom have provided a life time of service to the Gold Coast community, Kevin was very proud to be awarded a Gold Coast Honours Silver Pin for a "Work and business ethic that epitomises the spirit of Australia".


2007 Paws & Claws Awards

The inaugural Paws & Claws awards were presented in August 2007 at a Black Tie Gala Dinner in the Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Vet Surgery was very proud to be the first recipients of this prestigious award, only 9 months after new owners Drs Kevin and Fiona Cruickshank took over the reigns.

Click here to read some of our client's testimonials.

Paws & Claws 2008 Logo