Why are blood tests important?
  • 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)
  • Increased thirst or appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Sudden illness
  • Heartworm testing
  • FIV (Feline Aids testing)
  • Genetic testing. Understanding of your dogs lineage can mean knowing 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 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.

What are the behavioral benefits of desexing your pet?
  • Decreased urge to wander, roam or escape
  • Calming influence on behaviour and a reduction in some aggressive behaviours
What are the medical benefits of 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 you desex your pet?

Desexing can be done safely from 6 to 8 weeks of age onwards, depending on gender, size, health issues, and other factors. Young pups and kittens are generally desexed at approximately 4-5 months of age.

Soft Tissue

Our surgical staff are well experienced in performing a range of soft tissue procedures.

What soft tissue procedures do we perform?

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

  • Removal of lumps
  • Biopsies
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Exploratory surgery of the abdomen
  • Removal of bladder stones

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

When is orthopaedic surgery required?
  • fractures of the bones
  • removal of tumours
  • as a treatment for cruciate disease
  • as a treatment for hip dysplasia

What happens prior to a pet’s surgery?

Prior to surgery our vets will:
  • Answer any questions about what will go on during the procedure
  • Recommend options, such as appropriate Pre-anaesthetic blood tests and intravenous fluid Therapy to increase safety and speed recovery time
  • Provide appropriate pain relief to your pet
  • Explain the ways to ensure a safe recovery following the surgery
  • Conduct a pre general anaesthetic check free of charge, to identify any health issues prior to surgery
  • Ensure vaccination, flea and worm treatment is up-to-date to prevent cross infection
  • Phone you at the completion of surgery
After Surgery Care
What will happen after surgery?
  • Post surgery, our team will advise you of what has occurred during surgery and give you as much time as you need to answer questions.
  • We will then talk you through your pet’s post-surgery care regime. You will also receive an information sheet, advising how to care for your pet after their surgery.
What affects pet behaviour?
  • Genetics can affect your pets behaviour. Dogs, for example, have an inborn desire to dig. Cats have an instinct to sharpen their claws on vertical surfaces. Rabbits naturally go back to the same place to go to the toilet.
  • Learnings from past experiences.
  • The environment. For example, a dog with no shade in the backyard will be more likely to dig a hole to keep cool. A cat with a litter tray that is only cleaned once a month will use the pot plants as a toilet.
Problem behaviour or behavioural problem?

A problem behaviour is a natural, normal behaviour your pet is showing which is being expressed in an inappropriate way.

Some common problem behaviours in pets include: jumping up on people, digging, barking and chewing objects. Training is a great way to tackle these problem behaviours.

True behavioural problems are abnormal behaviours that are damaging to your dog’s health, and may be akin to psychological problems in people.

Some behavioural problems include:

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