Services we Offer
Vaccinations are important for the long-term health and well-being of your pet. Every pet is different, and our team works hard to ensure that each pet gets individualized recommendations for your pet. We recommend the following vaccinations for your pets:
Our clinic recommends a regime of 3 vaccinations as puppies and then annual vaccinations as adults.
- C3 vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age
- C5 vaccine at 12 weeks of age
- C5 vaccine at 16 weeks of age
- Give C5 vaccinations annually thereafter
They then require a C5 vaccination every year for life. The C5 vaccination protects from canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, canine hepatitis, and kennel cough (Bordetella Bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza). These viruses can cause a range of clinical signs, including vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, depression, coughing, and seizures, to name a few. Therefore, it is important to keep your dog up to date with their vaccinations to protect not only your dog but other dogs as well.
Our clinic recommends a regime of 3 vaccinations as kittens and then annual vaccinations as adults.
- Give F3 vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age
- Give F3 vaccine at 12 weeks of age
- Give F3 vaccine at 16 weeks of age
- Give F3 vaccinations annually thereafter
They then require an F3 vaccination every year for life. The F3 vaccination protects from feline panleukopenia, feline calicivirus, and feline rhinotracheitis (herpes virus). These viruses can cause stomach upsets with diarrhea and vomiting, lethargy, and depression. They also cause “cat flu,” i.e., sneezing, discharge from the eyes and nose, and mouth ulcers. Therefore, it is important to keep your cat up to date with their vaccinations to protect not only your cat but other cats as well.
Bad breath is something that many dog owners are all too familiar with, and it is often just seen as the norm. However, there may be something more sinister at work!
A staggering 80% of pets over 3 years of age have some form of dental disease! This is not only gross, but the huge amounts of bacteria can also lead to other issues such as tooth root abscesses, pain and swelling in the mouth, reduced ability to eat, increased susceptibility to infection, and heart conditions.
Unfortunately, there are not many options when it comes to treating dental disease. Dental disease often has to be treated by anesthetizing the animal and performing a full mouth scale and polish of the teeth- similar to our recommended 6 monthly clean at the dentist. However, prevention of dental disease is much easier, and there is a range of products available to assist with this. Daily brushing with a special pet toothpaste is the gold standard in dental care; however dental foods and chews, mouth rinses, and water additives can also assist in the prevention of dental disease.
Our clinic offers free dental health checks with our qualified nurses.
There are both medical and behavioral reasons to have your dog or cat desexed. Desexed pets are less apt to roam, decreasing risks of fights or traumas such as being hit by a vehicle. Cats that are desexed are less prone to urine-marking behaviour.
Spaying a female dog or cat decreases breast cancer risk, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Other health benefits of spaying include avoiding uterine cancer and preventing the life-threatening uterine infection known as pyometra.
Castrating male dogs has the benefits of eliminating testicular cancer, reducing prostatic disease, decreasing aggression, and decreasing behaviour problems such as urine marking and roaming.
Desexed pets live a healthier and longer life!
Please note: we do not charge an in-season surcharge for this operation. We are here to help when your pet is ready.
Feline Renal Failure
Renal failure is one of the biggest killers of our feline friends. There are two types of renal failure, both with different causes:
Acute Renal Failure
Acute renal failure is more common in younger cats and develops very quickly- over a matter of weeks or even days. Acute renal failure can be caused by:
- Poisons – This is the most common cause of acute renal failure.
- Products such as antifreeze, pesticides, household cleaning agents, plants such as lilies, and some types of human medication are all highly toxic to cats, and even small amounts are enough to cause damage to the kidneys.
- Trauma – Ruptured bladder or broken pelvis
- Blockages – either of blood supply to the kidneys or of the urethra preventing urine from leaving the body
- Shock – Blood loss or rapid dehydration i.e., heat stress
- Infection of the kidneys
If caught and treated in time, acute renal damage can often be treated successfully, and the damage reversed.
Chronic Renal Failure
Chronic renal failure is much harder to identify in a timely manner as it develops slowly over many months to even years. The causes of chronic renal failure are not as clear-cut as acute, and sometimes the exact cause is unknown. Causes can include:
- Poisons, Infections, or Blockages that don’t trigger an acute failure but cause reduction of kidney function – this can go undetected for years
- Advanced dental disease
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid problems
Renal failure, chronic or acute, can be identified by the following common symptoms:
- Excessive drinking
- Producing excessive or no amounts of urine (depending on the type of damage)
Obesity is a major issue facing many of our pets today. Just like humans, obesity in our pets is on the rise, and that brings with it many health risks.
Obesity is a disease defined by excess body fat and is most commonly caused by excessive calorie intake combined with a lack of exercise. Obesity has many serious side effects that affect many areas of the body. For example, the function of the cardiac and respiratory systems can be compromised as well as the digestive organs and bones and joints.
Obesity is common in both cats and dogs. However, it is most common in neutered, middle-aged pets that live indoors. Different breeds and different activity levels will affect how your pet gains or loses weight. Some breeds are highly susceptible to becoming obese and should, therefore, be fed a diet appropriate for this, such as a low-calorie weight control diet. Bringing your pet into your local veterinary clinic is also a great way to keep track of your pet’s weight.
Our clinic offers free weigh-ins and assessments by our qualified veterinary nurses to assess the body condition of your pet.
Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and cannot correctly produce these enzymes.
The pancreas is a small organ that forms part of the gastrointestinal tract and is responsible for secreting digestive enzymes that assist with the digestion and breakdown of foods.
Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and cannot correctly produce these enzymes. These enzymes can also leak from the inflamed pancreas and damage surrounding tissues.
In many cases, the cause of pancreatitis is unknown however there are things that can increase the risk of pancreatitis developing. These include:
- Eating foods with a high-fat content
- Liver disease
- Prolonged use of steroidal medication
- Post abdominal trauma or surgery
- Middle-aged to older animals
- Previous history of pancreatitis
Identifying symptoms early and beginning treatment as soon as possible will give your pet the best chance of recovery.
- Painful abdomen
Remember: If your pet has had pancreatitis in the past they are at a much higher risk of developing it again so stay vigilant!
Nurse Jodie runs our puppy preschool on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Our program includes four one-hour classes and covers:
- Problem Solving (naughty behaviour)
- Playtime & Social development
- Nutrition & Health
- Reprimands – when, why & how
- Obedience Commands
- Activities for mind stimulation
- Council Rules & regulations
- Responsibilities of owning a dog
- Dog First Aid
- Advice regarding any behavioural problems you may have
Enjoy your puppy’s graduation with:
- Course Notes & handouts (trick training, crate training, toilet training)
- Samples (hills puppy food)
- Certificate (has a photo on it that was taken on first night)
- Graduation Photo ( with graduation hat)
- Toy and/or treat and/or lead (depending on what I have purchased)
- Lots of fun & laughs guaranteed!
We work hard to be able to offer quality and affordable veterinary care.
Find pricing for many of our services below. Need a quote on something else? Feel free to give us a call.
$64 (up to 15 minutes)
$97 (up to 25 minutes)
+ Travel per km (one way) – $5
Microchip only – $55
Microchip w/surgery – $30
F3: Cat Vaccination (8, 12, & 16 weeks) – $81
Vaccination During Surgery – $65
C3: Puppy 1st Vaccination (6-8 weeks) – $84
C5: Puppy & Adult Dog Vaccination (12 & 16 weeks, annual) – $95
Vaccination During Surgery – $65
0-10 kg – $99
10-20 kg – $112
20-30 kg – $129
30-40 kg – $147
40-50 kg – $162
50-60 kg – $179
60-70 kg – $198
70-80 kg – $219
80-90 kg – $325
90-100 kg – $365
SR12 Injection Cover Duration
Under 3 months: covers 3 months
3-6 months: covers 6 months
6-9 months: covers 9 months
9+ months: covers 12 months
Spey & Castrate
0-10 kg – $210
10-25 kg – $250
25 kg – $300
0-10 kg – $239
10-25 kg – $299
25 kg – $350
We do not spey pigs, sheep, or goats
Gentle Dental Scale & Polish – $350
+ Simple Extractions – $30
+ Difficult Extractions – $80
Birds, Rodents – $94
Sheep + Goats – $129
Dog + Cat 0-20kg – $164
Dog + Cat 20-40kg – $184
Dog + Cat 40kg+ – $214
Pre GA Bloods – $109
Pre-GA Bloods + I/V fluids – $119
GHP Bloods – $198
GHP Bloods & I/V fluids – $208
X-Ray (One View) – $140
+ Additional View – $80
Pregnancy X-Ray – $140
Pregnancy Ultrasound – $70
Anal Gland Expression
(Nurse Visit) – $25
Wing Clip/Beak Trim
Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 pm (includes four 1-hour classes) – $90