A: We use our observational skills in the clinical exam and add lab testing, imaging (xrays, ultrasound etc) and other diagnotic tools to gather information if required.

Q: What are the costs for a consultation for my pet?

A: A consultation with one of our clinicians costs $42.50.  Please be aware that diagnostic and/or treatment procedures and medications will be additional to this fee.  We will always offer the best course of treatment first, but we will also offer choices where applicable.

Q: What if I need afterhours emergency care? And what are the costs?

A: We have an after hours emergency service.  Our telephonist will make contact with a duty vet to ensure our pet is seen to or you are advised as to what to do to make your animal comfortable.  Our afterhours fee is an additional $57.50, or from midnight to 6am an additional $90.00

Q: Do you accept payment plans?

A: We accept payment at the time of consultation and accept payment by EFTPOS, credit card, cash and personal cheque.  We also offer a payment plan whereby you can make small  regular payments to enable you to have an emergency fund thus being prepared for unexpected veterinary expenses  when they arise.

Feeding

Fleas

Cats

General Medicine

Surgical

Health Checks

Dentistry

 

Kittens

Vaccinating, feeding, de-sexing, worming etc are all things that need to be done in the early months to ensure your kitten grows into a a healthy, happy cat.  

Older Cats

These are the years when we need to keep an eye on things.  Regular health checks ensure you know that your cat is happy and healthy. 

Vaccinations

A brief summery

9 weeks old Health Check & Felocell 3
12 weeks old Health Check & Felocell 3
1 year Health Check & Felocell 3
2 years Health Check
3 years Health Check
4 years Health Check & Felocell 3

  • Kittens should not be allowed out of the house until the completion of the kitten vaccination course at 12 weeks old.
  • We do not recommend vaccination against Feline Chlamydiosis or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).
  • Both vaccines are associated with a significant risk of adverse reaction, which outweighs the potential benefit of vaccination.

De-Sexing your Pet

Unless you plan to breed from your kitten we encourage you to have your pet speyed or neutered early in life in.
The benefits of de-sexing your kitten/cat are:

  • No unwanted kittins to find homes for
  • Helps to prevent roaming in male cats if done early. (This will greatly reduce the chance of your cat being hit by a car, or lost).
  • Helps to reduce aggressive and boisterous behaviour
  • Greatly reduces the risk of mammary tumours in female dogs as they get older.

The operation is usually a day surgery, we do speys and neuters

Worming

Many kittens are born with intestinal parasites or become infected with them shortly after birth. Parasitic worms such as roundworms or hookworms can occasionally cause severe illness in kittens. It is important to de-worm your kitten on a regular basis during the first 6 months.

  • Your kitten should be de-wormed at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks of age, then monthly until they are 6 months old.
  • After 6 months of age, you can worm your kitten every 3-4 months

Fleas

Fleas are the most common parasite affecting cats and dogs. Fleas bite and feed on the blood of the animal causing itching and irritation. This can lead to medical problems such as:

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  • Skin Infection
  • Anaemia
  • Tapeworms

There are spot-on flea treatments available from your Vet Clinic. Some products kill fleas and worms. They are applied monthly, and not only kill the fleas on your animal, but will kill adult fleas in the environment and flea larvae as well. This effectively breaks the flea cycle, and if used monthly will also help to prevent tapeworms as fleas carry tapeworm eggs.

  • Fleas can be picked up on walks or while visiting other animals, and will be passed on to people and other pets in the household.
  • Always de-flea all cats and dogs in the household at the same time as dogs and cats share fleas.