Surgery & Dentistry
Surgery & Anaesthesia
Our state-of-the-art, boutique veterinary hospital is fitted with full professional surgical facilities and capabilities for anaesthesia for a wide range of procedures. Our team is very experienced in caring for animals under anaesthesia; we have well-trained staff and high quality, advanced monitoring equipment to optimize the safety for our patients. We can perform a wide range of surgical procedures within our hospital.
Desexing is something very important to consider for your pet, and it has a range of health and behavioural benefits. We can guide you through all of the information and help you make the most appropriate decisions for your pet's ongoing health. Usually desexing is performed at around 5-6 months of age, but some specific patients may be recommended to wait a little later. If your pet is already adult age the surgery can still be performed and is usually still strongly recommended. In males desexing is called castration, and it involves surgery to remove the testicles. This not only prevents breeding, but also nasty testicular cancers, some prostatic diseases and undesirable behaviours. In females desexing is called a Spey or Ovariohysterecromy. It involves the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus from the abdomen to eliminate the chance of pregnancy. Most importantly, it virtually eliminates the risk of ovarian cancer, uterine cancers and uterine infections, and also significantly reduces the risk of mammary cancers too. And just like in the males, there are behavioural advantages also.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery is any surgical procedure performed on the skin, subcutaneous tissue, internal organs or muscle. This includes things like lump removals, desexing, stitch ups and wound surgeries, biopsies and cancer surgeries, abscess treatments, abdominal surgery, foreign body removals, intestinal surgery, bladder surgery, splenectomy, etc. We perform a wide range of soft tissue surgeries regularly and most can be performed at our hospital.
Orthopaedic (bone) surgery is something that is needed to treat bone fractures, knee injuries (such as Cruciate Ligament disease and Luxating Patellas), limb deformities and degenerative disease (such as elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia). Many of these procedures can be performed in our surgery, but there are some surgeries (such as spinal surgery) which are performed in a specialist hospital.
Specialist Surgeon Visits & Referrals
There are times when it is valuable or necessary to seek specialist advice & we are very lucky to have the ability to refer you to some of the best specialists in Australia. We have regular specialists who can visit our clinic to see your pet, or we can refer you to a specialist at a specialist centre if required. Because of our wonderful facilities we can offer quite extensive specialist services on site at our hospital for your convenience.
Dental disease affects our pets just as much as it does us, and it is equally as important that we prevent and treat dental disease for our pets too. There are proven 'knock-on' effects of poor dental health on organ function (including heart and liver), not to mention the damage it does in the mouth and jaw bones. Our hospital has a dental machine with the capacity for performing quality prophylactic dental scale and polishes, simple extractions, complex extractions and major dentals. We can also treat other conditions such as tooth root abscesses, gum trauma, etc. Remember dental disease is an incredibly common condition, with 80% of dogs and 70% of cats having at least some level of periodontal disease by the age of 3 years. Regular dental checks are essential to detect dental disease early to help prevent extractions where possible.
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We offer rehabilitation services for patients post operatively and to manage chronic injuries and disease, particularly orthopaedic and muscular injuries. These techniques are also commonly used to help manage osteoarthritis. Proper rehabilitation aids in improved recoveries and outcomes for many patients. All therapies are tailored to the individual patient and may include techniques such as acupuncture.
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