Preventative Care

Preventing illness and disease is essential to your pet's health.

Preventative care can help achieve and maintain the highest levels of general health and well-being in your pet.

Did you know that some common worms can also affect us too? Another reason worming your pet is essential!

Vaccinations and parasite control and protect against serious and life-threatening diseases.

Pet dentistry, as with humans, is an important part of preventing diseases and pain.

Blood tests can help to reveal underlying conditions and can also help to identify the genetic factors your pet may be pre-disposed to.

We are always happy to discuss any aspect of your pet's healthcare plan with you. Please contact us with any questions.

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Surgery can be a stressful time for both you and your pet. We think it’s a good idea to keep you well informed about the procedures and processes that are required before, during and after surgery.

Our expert team is dedicated to providing your pet with the best possible outcomes. Our Vets perform desexing, soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures.

Your pet will be in the capable hands of our experienced staff and we are focused on making this processes as smooth and safe as possible.

We aim to ensure any surgery day is as stress free for you and your pet as possible. 
Your pet's safety is our highest priority.

  • Dogs and cats are housed in separate areas, to ensure they don't disturb or frustrate each other
  • Our clinic has separate surgical procedure rooms and operating theatres
  • Our clinic use modern anaesthetic machines, and the safest anaesthetic drugs and gases available
  • Your pet’s vital signs are monitored both electronically and by the surgical team, who will be with your pet until he or she has completely recovered from the anaesthetic

Please note: Late and early pick-up and drop off of your pet is offered, for added convenience.

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Fleas & Intestinal Worms

Heartworm Treatment

Dental Care

Blood Tests

After Surgery Care


Pre-Surgery Care

Soft Tissue



We offer the latest in diagnostic imaging technologies for your pet.


Why is my vet suggesting diagnostic imaging?

A complete physical exam is only part of the picture. Sometimes further tests are required to obtain an accurate diagnosis and select the right treatment for your pet.

When is diagnostic imaging used?

Some common situations where forms of diagnostic imaging may be recommended include the following:

  • Lameness - X-rays are required to rule out broken bones, evaluate arthritis and examine the joints.
  • Heart murmurs - X-rays can determine whether heart function is compromised, while ultrasound can determine the cause of a murmur.
  • Breathing problems - X-rays evaluate lung function.
  • Vomiting - X-rays check for foreign objects within the intestines or stomach.
  • Abnormal blood test results - Ultrasound is useful for evaluating liver, kidney and other problems, when abnormalities are found on blood tests.
  • Pregnancy assessment - X-rays can assess the number of babies your pet may be carrying, while ultrasound can be used in early pregnancy diagnosis and determining dates.

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Puppy Pre-School


Join our fun and informative Puppy Pre-School. Help your puppy grow into a well behaved, happy and confident dog! 

The Benefits of Puppy Pre-School 

  • Expert adivce and guidance from our friendly trainer 
  • Socialisation with other animals and people 
  • Exposure to new experiences in a safe environment 
  • Learn basic puppy obedience and some cute doggy tricks

Puppy Pre-School is run once a week (for 5 weeks). The cost is $150 for the 5 week course.

Enrol Now!

Call us to enrol your pup today. Alternatively, fill out an enquiry form here and our friendly team will be in contact with you.

Your Partner in Petcare

For more information, please contact us at Dr Paws Altona North Veterinary Clinic.

Serving the pet community of the Hobsons Bay City Council. The purrfect location for pet parents living in Altona North, Altona, Kingsville, Williamstown, Laverton and surrounding areas!


Wellness program

Healthcare Programs

Your pet's health is our priority and we want to make looking after your pet a smooth and easy process! Participating in healthcare programs, such as microchipping and our free puppy health check, are just some of the ways you can help to keep your pet safe and well.

Healthcare programs are designed to make looking after your pet, a smooth and easy process. We’re here to help! Find below the healthcare programs we offer for your pet.

Free puppy care pack

We also provide a free puppy care pack containing:

  • new puppy information sheet
  • heart worm injection information
  • puppy pre-school information
  • pet insurance brochure
  • puppy care brochures
  • council registration information
  • microchipping information


Microchipping is one of the surest ways of identifying your pet, particularly when they are lost or stolen. We can microchip your new pet at any stage and we can also help you with council registration forms. 

If pets are ever taken to a shelter they will be routinely scanned for a microchip. The shelter will then call you directly, to ensure you pet is back with you as soon as possible.

More Information

Call us today for more information! Alternatively, fill out a form here and we will be in contact with you.

Serving the pet community of the Hobsons Bay City Council. The purrfect location for pet parents living in Altona North, Altona, Kingsville, Williamstown, Laverton and surrounding areas!

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Wellness Program