Southern Cross Vet in the news

Southern Cross Vet in the news

Vet providing free treatment for homeless pets hopes to expand offering Australia-wide

Project Hope provides free of charge care for animals at the Southern Cross veterinary clinic in Sydney’s inner west. In many ways, it’s a typical vet clinic – except it offers some of its services for free. Since it opened in 2013, the clinic, on a busy road in St Peters, has become the first port of call for homeless …read more


Calls to ban foreign students from owning pets after dog was dumped in a Sydney street

Appealing to the Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic’s followers in the hopes of finding the unnamed pup a forever home, Dr Kovac described him as “a really lovely Lab”, adding that he was “nowhere near as big as he looks in the video”. After the video was viewed more than 10,000 times, a new home was …read more

Face to Face: A vision of hope

Aug 31, 2017 – With support from Uniting Care, Mission Australia, Jewish House and the City of Sydney, the service is financed by donations made to the Southern Cross Compassionate Fund. Operating out of Kovac’s practice, Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, in the inner-western suburb of St Peters, Project HoPe has …read more

How pet ambulance service Howl-tzolah came to care for animals’ owners

Oct 22, 2017 – Since 2013, Sam Kovac has devoted time and money to helping animals who live on the streets. In an initiative called Project HoPe, the young vet offers check-ups, vaccinations and complex surgery at his two Sydney clinics, free of charge for those in need…read more

Vet providing free treatment for homeless pets hopes to expand offering Australia-wide

It’s a busy morning at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic in Sydney’s inner west. A dog is on the operating table, the floors are being mopped, and four dogs are in the recovery room, including one being comforted by a blanket and a heater…read more

The vet giving people hope: An interview with Sam Kovac

Nov 23, 2016 – Meet animal vet Sam Kovac, founder of Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic and passionate force driving Project HoPe to see pets of the homeless receive adequate care despite their owners’ financial disadvantage…read more

Vets help the homeless and their pets

Dec 13, 2017 – Supporting Information. Guests: Dr Emily Williams, Southern Cross veterinary clinic/Project Hope. Steven Welsh. Dr Sam Kovac, founder, Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic/Project Hope. Dr Leah Skelsky, Pets in the Park. Garry Gibbons…read more

From fake testicles to nose jobs and even hypnotherapy for anxiety — have we gone barking mad?

TAKE a walk in most suburbs around the country, and chances are you’ll cross paths with at least one four-legged friend attached to a doting owner. Scroll through Instagram — same deal. A flood of images featuring perfectly dressed pugs…read more

Project Hope launched to vaccinate and care for Sydney’s homeless pets

Aug 5, 2013 – The pets of the homeless are the target of Project HoPe (Homeless Pets), an initiative that draws on resources from veterinarian Sam Kovac, Jewish House, Missionbeat, local councils and a number of corporate sponsors to vaccinate and provide medical care to the cats, dogs and other pets living rough on…read more

The golden age: mature workers in the veterinary profession

Oct 31, 2017 – Dr Sam Kovac is the owner of Sydney’s Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, and says of his staff of 35, four are over 45 years of age. He says that hiring for personality, skills and the fit into the culture of a practice needs to be the far more important determining factor than the age of a candidate. “There really …read more

Pugs more at risk of heatstroke

Jan 25, 2018 – Heatstroke is a serious issue facing dogs of all sizes, however flat-faced breeds, such as pugs, bulldogs, and boxers are more at risk. Dr Sam Kovac, a vet at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, joined The Weekender to discuss how to keep our dogs safe and healthy over the hot summer months…read more

Project provides HoPe for pets

Oct 7, 2016 – Dr Sam Kovac from Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic in St Peter’s is helping the pets of people struggling with difficult circumstances through the ProtectHope program. He joined Joanne and David on Talking Pets. For more information about Project HoPe and how you can show your support, contact the …read more