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Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

PennHIP Radiography

Our clinic is certified in PennHip Radiography, the most accurate canine hip screening method available. This screening assesses hip laxity and is highly valuable in diagnosing and grading Canine Hip Dysplasia. 

 

If you are a dog breeder, own a companion animal or service animal, and are concerned your dog may have Hip Dysplasia simply call and speak with our friendly staff. 

Surgical Services

Our surgical facilities provide for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures, both soft tissue and orthopaedic. Our practice owner Dr Scott Chapman has more than 25 years of surgical experience, so there are very few surgical problems we have not encountered before. For the most demanding cases or where specialised equipment is required, we can refer clients to specialist centres.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Scott Chapman is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. 

 

Scott has extensive experience in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery including but not limited to management of Cruciate Ligament Disease, Patellar Luxations, Fracture fixation (bone plating and external fixation devices) and Corrective Orthopaedics. 

Diagnostic Imaging  Services

Our on-site, X-ray, Arthroscopy and Ultrasound equipment provides high quality imaging to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.

Pathology

Our rapid in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Pharmacy

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

Individualized Flea Control Programs

We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Behavioral Counselling

We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Permanent Identification

We offer microchip identification and implantation.

Anaesthesia

We utilize the safest available anaesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Each patient's vital signs are monitored during all anaesthetic procedures. We are especially careful to provide excellent analgesia to provide better recoveries.

 

Dentistry

Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions, restorations and oral surgery.

 

Dietary Counselling

We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.

Boarding Facilities

We provide cat boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Cats may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours 7 days per week (except on public holidays).

Emergency Care

Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

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