Our Veterinary Services
One of the major and most important service we provide to our clients, is a 24 hour a day, seven day week, emergency phone line. The number is 98415422 (also our office hours number), where after hours a recorded message will direct you to our on-call vet. Should you get a message bank recording on our mobile phone, please leave a message - this usually means we are with another client or physically unable to answer the phone (eg arm inside a cow!)
We offer consultation by appointment. Our consultation periods are usually 9am - 12noon, and 2pm - 6pm on weekdays. (Saturday 9am - 12pm). Also, appointments can be made outside of these hours as required.
On Wednesday afternoons we offer our home visit consultation service This is for small animals only, and attracts a small surcharge of $5. Clients no longer driving, or those with multiple animals or young families especially find them very convenient. Bookings are required for this service.
Small Animal Behaviour Consultations
In 2008, Dr Jim Darmody undertook further studies in the field of animal behaviour. We are now offering small animal behaviour consultations - please contact the clinic for more information.
Large Animal Consultations
If a large animal requires emergency treatment, particulary livestock, we will travel to you. It is important however that the cow is in the yards to avoid taking up too much of the vet's time away from the practice. We can also see smaller livestock at the clinic.
We are able to offer all routine surgical procedures (eg de-sexing operations, lump removals, abscess treatment), using the very best in anaesthetic and pain relief medications.
We offer state of the art high speed pneumatic instruments to be able to do almost everything your dog or cat will ever need in the way of dentistry. In 2019 we have added a specialised IM3 Dental x-ray generator and processor which allows us to take and assess dental x-rays. It means we only extract teeth that show evidence of disease, and it means we don't miss any tooth decay or disease processes by not being able to see the tooth roots.
In 2012 we upgraded to a brand-new digital x-ray machine This new piece of equipment will improve the quality of our x-rays, enable much easier transfer of images to veterinary specialists, and will even let us print off a CD with the images on for you to take home.
The clinic also owns an ultrasound machine, which is excellent for pregnancy review, but also helps to diagnose other internal problems. These items of equipment enable us to have more diagnostic tools at our fingertips, and to be better able to serve you and your pet.
In 2019 we have added a specialised IM3 Dental x-ray generator and processor which allows us to take and assess dental x-rays. It makes our decision making so much easier when we can accurately assess the health of the tooth roots and surrounding jaw bones. It means we only extract teeth that show evidence of disease, and it means we don't miss any tooth decay or disease processes by not being able to see the tooth roots.
We are able to perform routine haematology and biochemistry on site in 15 minutes, enabling us to avoid long delays involved with sending blood to Perth. This is particularly useful after hours and on weekends, and enables treatment to commence immediately. In 2016 we upgraded our equipment to offer a more comprehensive range of analysis including:
- Full Blood Count analysis using Idexx Procyte, the latest model in cell counter analysers.
- Full biochemical testing including kidney, liver, pancreas function.
- Full electrolyte analysis. Important for emergency cases, hospital monitoring of fluid therapy and management of chronic renal disease.
- Pre-anaesthetic blood screening.
- Wellness screening.
- Disease monitoring (kidney disease, thyroid disease).
- Full microscopic cytology analysis.
- Canine specific Pancreatic Lipase testing.
- Feline Leukaemia virus and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) testing.
- Canine Parvovirus testing
- Endocrine and Hormonal testing including thyroid and glucose levels.
We currently do not have a groomer at the clinic. We can clip the knotted hair off those very fractious animals under sedation, but please note that this is not a professional groom. Please contact the clinic for more information.
We offer on a regular basis seminars to small groups. Previous topics have included 'Calving For Beginners', 'Itchy Skin', 'Why Is My Dog Barking?' and 'Pet First Aid'. If you are particularly interested in a seminar for your special interest group, please contact us.
We offer puppy training classes on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Veterinary nurse Andrea White runs these fun training courses over 4 weeks, with a focus on socialisation for your new puppy, and learning about diet, handling, toilet training and enrichment. Cost is $100 for 4 lessons. Bookings essential at reception.
We are very receptive to having school groups in, even to observe live surgery. Teachers please feel free to discuss a convenient time.
We offer a discount to all Senior Card and Health Care Card holders. Please make us aware of this if you are eligible.