At the Templestowe Vet we believe in the importance of preventative healthcare measures, and think it is vital that pet owners are aware of their pet’s health requirements. Vaccinations are a vital aspect of your pet’s healthcare in order to prevent disease and allow your pet to live a healthy long life.
We offer consultations performed by our experienced vet team where we can cover all of your pet care needs. During this consultation we can answer specific questions you may have regarding your pet’s health. Common topics we cover in consultation can include preventative care, surgery, behaviour, nutrition and other matters depending on your individual pet’s needs.
Blood tests play an integral role in diagnosing and monitoring many health conditions. They assist with detecting diseases early on while they are still treatable.
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 are just some of the ways you can help to keep your pet safe and well.
Vaccination4Life is a lifetime vaccination plan that saves you up to 75% off the cost of your pet’s vaccinations over time. Vaccinations are vital to keeping your pet healthy and happy, which is why we came up with our Vacc4Life program! A one-off payment provides your pet with annual boosters and health checks for the rest of their life.
Download our Vaccination4Life brochure here.
Your pet will be in the capable hands of our experienced staff and we are focused on making the surgery process as smooth and safe as possible.Your pet’s safety is our highest priority and we aim to ensure it is a stress free experience for you and your beloved pet. To ensure surgery runs smoothly the below is followed:
- Dogs and cats are housed in separate areas, to ensure they don’t disturb or frustrate each other
- We have separate surgical procedure rooms and operating theatres
- We 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
- Please note: Late and early pick-up and drop off of your pet is offered, for added convenience.
Our Vets perform desexing, soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures.
We all want a pet who is happy and well behaved. Understanding your pet’s individual behaviour better allows you to train them to become a polite and positive fur member of your family.
During a nurse consult our team of nurses work closely alongside our vets to discuss your pet care needs. They can help answer any questions you have about your pet’s health. Topics regarding pet health care that we can cover include preventative care, surgery, behaviour and nutrition. Nurses are able to perform nail clippings, dental checks and more!
We believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to your furry friend’s dental health. Pets require oral health care just as we do as humans.
Tooth and gum problems in pets
Tooth, gum pain and dental disease can be as severe in pets as it is in humans, but often goes unnoticed. Infection caused by dental disease can further develop into serious health concerns such as kidney and heart disease.
Bad breath is one of the most common signs of dental disease, however most pets will continue eating regardless of severe infection and pain. This is why it’s so important to bring your pet into the clinic for regular check-ups. Nurse dental checks are complementary because we’re always here to help!
Teeth cleaning services
Our expert vets recommend a professional dental scale and polish treatment every 6-12 months for pets, even with great home care. A general anesthetic is required for this treatment.
Dental diets are specially formulated dry food which is designed to remove plaque as your pet eats. Some also contain toothpaste-like ingredients to fight plaque.
Our dental facilities
We have state of the art equipment and everything we need to help keep your pets pearly whites nice and healthy! Our clinic has a dedicated dental area with ultrasonic cleaner and polisher along with specialised animal dental equipment, including a drill.
We believe preventative care is essential to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Maintaining a high level of general health through preventative measures will allow your pet to live a good healthy life.
Fleas & Intestinal Worms
Intestinal worms and fleas are unwelcome pet parasites, which can cause both animal and human disease. Keeping your pet’s parasite control up-to-date is the best way to protect them and your family.
While fleas may prefer to bite our pets, they are often happy to multiply in houses and bite us too! In fact, the flea will spend only a small part of its life-cycle on your pet and more in your home. This is why it is best to treat your home, as well as your pet, when an infestation occurs.
Worms can not only affect the health of your pet, but can also transmit to people, especially young children. Worms can cause serious and permanent illness in humans. It is vital to commence a worm control program from the moment you take home your new pet in order to keep your family safe.
Heartworm is a worm that lives within the dog’s heart and is spread by mosquitoes. It is now found in all parts of Australia. Heartworm is potentially fatal and can be difficult to treat. A heartworm prevention program should be initiated from the time of your pet’s first vaccination.
A microchip allows pets to be identified, which is extremely helpful should your pet go missing.. We can microchip your new pet at any age and can also help you with council registration forms. Pets taken to a shelter will be routinely scanned for a microchip. The shelter will then call you directly, to ensure your pet is back with you as soon as possible.
We offer the latest in diagnostic imaging technologies for your pet, including X-ray and Ultrasound.
In order for your pets to receive the best care we utilise the benefits of Ultrasound scanning. This is a pain free procedure that produces images of the body to allow our vets to have a closer look into the health of your pets.
X-rays for pets are invaluable for examining bones, evaluating the chest and assessing the abdomen.