Consultation & Wellness

CONSULTATIONS

Consultations are made by appointment only.

In emergencies and unforeseen circumstances where you are unable to make an appointment, we will accommodate you by admitting your pet. A nurse will assess your pet and a vet will examine them as soon as possible (or immediately in life-threatening situations).

Our consulting hours are:

  • Monday             8.00am – 12.00pm      2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday            8.00am – 10.00am      2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday       8.00am – 12.00pm      2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Thursday           8.00am – 12.00pm      2.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Friday                8.00am – 12.00pm      2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Saturday           10.00am-Noon

In the interest of safety, all dogs are to be on leads and all cats are to be in cat boxes or cages. We can provide cat cages for loan if you do not have one.

There is always a veterinarian available for emergencies outside of usual working hours.
Please contact the clinic on 07 888 8197.

Payment is to be made at the time of the consultation, unless prior arrangement has been made. Please note that in an emergency, we will provide first aid treatment for your pet.

 

ANNUAL PET HEALTH CHECKS

These appointments include a review of previous history, a thorough physical examination, an update on preventative programs including vaccination, parasite control, feeding, dental care and general healthcare advice.

 

VACCINATION PROTOCOLS

To provide the best advice about vaccinating your pets we use the World Small Animal Veterinary Association vaccination guidelines to assess the needs for each and every pet we see. These guidelines assess the risk of each animal and the duration of effect of the vaccination to tailor a vaccination plan. http:///www.wsava.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines

 

GERIATRIC HEALTH CHECKS

As pets age, their need for regular check ups increase. We recommend check ups every 6 months for pets aged 8 years and older. This service is free for pets enrolled in our annual health check program.

 

OUTPATIENT TREATMENT & MONITORING

We provide ongoing treatment and monitoring for a range of injuries and illnesses including skin conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, heart and kidney failure. We also provide services for cancer patients and those with endocrine diseases including hypo/hyperthyroidism.

 

HOSPITALISATION/IN-PATIENT TREATMENT

Some illnesses and injuries require your pet to be hospitalised for appropriate treatment and diagnostic testing. We have a separate cat and dog ward with roomy, comfortable cages and underfloor heating.

There is a dedicated hospital nurse to oversee your pet’s needs and treatments.

We have three fluid pumps, a fluid-line heater, oxygen cases and heated bedding should the need arise.

We have a separate isolation unit for any pets with infectious illnesses.

 

EXPORT OF PETS

We are a certified clinic to export your pets to Australia and world-wide. Please contact us to find out the requirements well before you need to export your pet, as the process has many steps.

 

MICROCHIPPING

All our vets are able to microchip animals and have access to NZ and Australian Companion Animal databases.

Microchipping is a quick and easy procedure that can be done in an outpatient consult.

 

NAIL TRIMS

Our nurses can be booked for pet nail trims at designated times during the day.

 

DISEASE SCREENING

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia screening include PennHIP, NZVA elbow screening and Australian hip and elbow scoring
  • DNA testing, parentage testing and genetic testing for specific traits are available through outsourced laboratories
  • Lumbosacral screening radiography to include service to the NZ Police Dogs
  • Hemivertebral radiography and submission for assessment