Dogs and cats require at least one comprehensive veterinary health exam every year. Preventative health allows us to establish a baseline for your pet and to spot possible issues before they become detrimental. If we do find any potential health problems, it is much easier (and more cost effective) to treat them as early as possible. This goes a long way in making sure your pet stays happy, healthy and by your side for years to come!
Keeping your pet vaccinated is a crucial component of preventative health care. With vaccines, we have an easy way of immunising your pet against dangerous health afflictions. Dogs and cats each have core vaccinations (which are always strongly recommended) and non-core vaccinations (which are recommended due to certain lifestyles and environmental risks). We will be able to advise you on which vaccinations your pet should have, and will help you to schedule their regimen. Core vaccinations for dogs are rabies, adenovirus, parvovirus, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and distemper. Non-core vaccinations for dogs are canine influenza, bordatella and lyme disease.
Our hospital maintains an in-house diagnostics laboratory. This is valuable because it means you don’t have to wait for your veterinary team to outsource testing and lose (possibly critical) time in the process. If the test your pet needs performed is fairly unique, we do maintain access to an out-of-house diagnostics lab.
Our hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures. We very commonly perform spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. We also perform soft tissue surgeries such as tumour removal, wound reconstruction, splenectomies, bladder stone removal, and biopsies.
Your pet’s oral health care has a very large impact on their overall health. Not only can oral diseases cause serious pain and soreness for your pet, they can actually spread harmful bacteria to your pet’s heart, liver and kidneys. We provide dogs and cats with complete oral examinations. Based on these, our veterinarians will design a dental treatment plan that will include teeth cleaning, scaling and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgeries. We offer a wide range of dental products including specialised dental diets, dental chews and pet toothpaste and toothbrushes. We are a one-stop shop for all your pet’s dental needs!
Our on-site digital X-ray suite aids us in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. X-rays allow us a clear window into the health of your pet’s internal organs, bones and joints. This is important, as the best way to treat an illness is to have a very accurate understanding of the particulars of the affliction, and to treat it as early as possible. Because our X-rays are modern and digital, the results can easily be emailed to you.
Our modern and high-tech ultrasonography equipment allow our veterinary team to do non-invasive imaging of your pet’s internal organs and other body structures. Apart from the amazing diagnostic capabilities this modality brings, it is also used in therapeutic applications like for instance cystocentesis (extraction of urine via needle and syringe) guided by ultrasound, making the procedure a lot more accurate, and safer. Echocardiography, the study of the heart and blood flow through the heart and blood vessels, via ultrasound, has become an important diagnostic tool in establishing the degree of heart disease and in some cases the prognosis for heart and blood vessel conditions. We have a specialist veterinary radiologist who visit our practice on a regular basis to do advanced ultrasonographic and radiographic workups improving the level of services we can provide to you our clients, and your pets.
Millions of dogs and cats get lost every year. Pets who are microchipped are returned home at a much greater frequency than pets who aren’t microchipped. The procedure itself is very simple: we inject the microchip (which is about the size of a grain of rice) into the loose folds between your pet’s shoulder blades. On this microchip is your contact information. Virtually every veterinary clinic and animal shelter has a microchip scanner, so if your pet is ever picked up and scanned, they will know exactly how to contact you. Unlike collars, which are often lost when pets go gallivanting, a microchip is a permanent way to store your contact information in case your pet gets lost.
Access to modern veterinary pharmaceuticals is critical for every pet. We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, supplements, shampoos and oral care products. We also carry products for parasite prevention and flea and tick control.
It can be very stressful for pets (and pet owners!) when you have to be away from home for a night or possibly much longer. We believe you need someone you can trust to look after your pet in a safe, professional and compassionate way. This is why we offer our boarding service. Our clinic offers a very comfortable boarding experience for your pet.
The decision to euthanise is difficult even to imagine. But sometimes it is the noblest act of compassion that we can do for our beloved pets. Please know that this decision is always yours, and we will be there to educate you about your pet’s quality of life and prognosis of their condition. If you decide that euthanasia is the right decision for your pet, please know that we will make sure it is a private, compassionate and gentle goodbye for your companion.