What can blood tests be useful for?
  • To check the effects of long-term medication use
  • Prior to anaesthesia, to reduce any risks, particularly for older pets
  • Senior pets (yearly blood tests can diagnose old age disease while they can still be managed)
  • Diagnosing increased appetite or thirst
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Diagnosing sudden illness
  • Heartworm testing
  • FIV (Feline Aids testing)
  • Genetic testing. Understanding your dog’s lineage can allow you to know their predisposition to specific conditions
Our blood testing equipment

We have our very own biochemistry and haematology blood machines. This means the results will come back quickly and save lives, in the case of emergencies. If required, our vets can also refer your pet to a pathology lab for specific tests.

Is FIV included?

For an extra $50 you can have them included for the rest of your pet’s life.

What is the age limit?

7 years or younger.

Are rabbits included?

Yes, this works out very cost effective as we vaccinate rabbits every 6 months.

Your furry friends’ wellbeing is our top priority! We aim for the surgery process to be as smooth and safe as can be.

We take steps to ensure our surgeries run smoothly and safely for your pet by ensuring the below:

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

Our experienced vets perform desexing, soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures.

Desexing
What are the behavioral benefits of desexing?
  • Decreased urge to wander, roam or escape
  • Calming influence on behaviour and a reduction in aggressive behaviours
Are there medical benefits to desexing your pet?
  • No ovarian, uterine or testicular cancer
  • Desexing prevents pyometra-a life-threatening disease in dogs
  • Desexing reduces mammary cancer and prostatic disease
  • Desexing prevents bi-yearly problems associated with on heat females, such as blood staining, male dogs visiting or cats calling
  • Decrease spraying in male cats
  • Decrease cat aggression and associated fighting, abscesses, and FIV
At what age should pets be desexed?

Desexing can be done safely at almost any age, depending on gender, size, health issues, and other factors.    

Young pups and kittens are generally desexed at approximately 4-5 months of age.

For maximum benefit in decreasing mammary tumours, females should be spayed before their first season, which will occur from 5 to 6 months of age.

Soft Tissue

We perform a range of soft tissue procedures at our clinic hospital.

What soft tissue procedures do we perform?

We provide a wide range of soft tissue procedures for animals, including the following:

  • Lump Removals
  • Biopsies
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Exploratory surgery of the abdomen
  • Removal of bladder stones
Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic surgery is surgery for bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and other skeletal structures.

When is orthopaedic surgery required?
  • fractures of the bones
  • removal of tumours
  • as the treatment for cruciate disease
  • as the treatment for hip dysplasia
Pre-Surgery
What will happen prior to surgery?

Prior to surgery our expert vet team will answer all the questions that you have about your pet’s upcoming surgery. Our team will recommend the appropriate pre-anaesthetic blood tests and fluid therapy which will help your pet have a fast recovery time. 

After Surgery Care
What will happen after surgery?

After your pet’s surgery our vet, or another member of the surgery team, will discuss with you how the surgery went and run over important post-surgery care. We will explain how to give your pet the medication it requires and how to best care for your pet in the following days.

Can my pet’s behaviour be affected by certain factors?

Yes! Genetics, past experiences and the environment your pet is in can all have an impact on their behavioural patterns.

What are signs of problem behaviour in pets?

Be aware of the below behaviours that indicate your pet has behavioural issues:

  • Noise phobias including thunderstorms
  • Separation anxiety or a fear of being left all alone
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviours such as tail chasing or pacing
  • Aggression towards other dogs or people